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Gay & Lesbian
Total Eclipse
rating:3.1

Total Eclipse

1995Runtime:0 minutes
Leonardo DiCaprio plays the prodigious 19th-century French poet Arthur Rimbaud in this captivating historical drama. Paul Verlaine (David Thewlis), an older and more traditional writer, finds himself infatuated with the young Rimbaud. That make him unable to keep the peace with his wife (Romane Bohringer). A love/hate relationship develops between the two men as they forge the rough waters of creative expression.

Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Trevor
    rating:3.6

    Trevor

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Knowing for certain that he's gay doesn't make it any easier for Trevor (Brett Barsky) to accept it. So when his classmates find out that he has a crush on another boy, it pushes Trevor to the end of his rope in this Academy Award-winning live-action short. Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres introduces this pensive film from director Peggy Rajski and writer James Lecesne, which examines the harsh realties of teen sexuality.

    Directed by:

  • Peggy Rajski
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    American Experience: Stonewall Uprising
    rating:3.7

    American Experience: Stonewall Uprising

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Through eyewitness interviews and archival footage, documentary filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner recapture a pivotal moment in time that mobilized a generation of gay activists and marked the dawn of the modern Gay Rights Movement. Much like Rosa Parks's symbolic refusal to move to the back of the bus, gay bar patrons' refusal to comply with a police raid at Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn in 1969 would change the course of history.

    Directed by:

  • Kate Davis
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Foxfire
    rating:3.3

    Foxfire

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    In this adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates's controversial novel, four high school girls' have their lives changed forever when a defiant, charismatic drifter (Angelina Jolie) unites them and inspires them to exact revenge on their sexually abusive biology teacher. The quintet then spirals toward anarchy as they abduct and blackmail the father of one of the girls -- an act they come to rue when they find themselves on the lam and battling for survival.

    Directed by:

  • Annette Haywood Carter
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Comedy
    She Gets What She Wants
    rating:3.2

    She Gets What She Wants

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Melanie Mayron ("Thirtysomething") directs this irreverent teen movie in which a new girl arrives in a small-town Texas high school and throws off everybody's understanding of who's who in the popular crowd. Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly) stars as Genevieve, the French foreign-exchange student who threatens to usurp the position of the school's most popular girl, cheerleader Starla Grady (Jane McGregor).

    Directed by:

  • Melanie Mayron
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Toothless
    rating:3.4

    Toothless

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    After her untimely death in an accident, self-absorbed dentist Katherine Lewis (Kirstie Alley) strikes a bargain to redeem herself and work her way out of afterlife limbo by taking on the job of the fabled Tooth Fairy. Lacking compassion at first, she begins to change when she befriends a troubled child (Ross Malinger) in this genial fantasy, which aired as part of the TV anthology series "The Wonderful World of Disney."

    Directed by:

  • Melanie Mayron
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Open Season
    rating:3.7

    Open Season

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    After saving a mule deer from a hunter's clutches, a domesticated grizzly finds himself relocated to the wild -- and unprepared for the real world. Can the furry pals make it to safety before open season starts, or will they end up mounted on a wall? Ashton Kutcher, Gary Sinise, Martin Lawrence, Billy Connolly, Debra Messing and Jon Favreau lend their voices to this animated adventure that's perfect for the whole family.

    Directed by:

  • Roger Allers
  • Jill Culton
  • Anthony Stacchi
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Little Rascals
    rating:3.7

    The Little Rascals

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Delightfully hilarious fun for the whole family. This movie is inspired by Hal Roach's very popular "Our Gang" TV series. Both longtime fans and newcomers will enjoy the shenanigans of the funniest little mischief makers of all time. They're all here! Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Darla, Stymie, Porky, Petey the dog and all of the rascals star in this hilarious motion picture hit. The Little Rascals, directed by Penelope Spheeris, brings a whole new generation of rascals to today's audiences.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Spheeris
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    Held Hostage in Colombia
    rating:3.2

    Held Hostage in Colombia

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    When Marxist soldiers captured U.S. government contractors Thomas Howes, Marc Gonsalves and Keith Stansell in February 2003 after their plane went down in the Colombian jungle, only reporter Jorge Enrique Botero was allowed to interview them. In this documentary by Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce, viewers accompany Botero on his visit to the camp where the Americans were being held captive.

    Directed by:

  • Jorge Enrique Botero
  • Victoria Bruce
  • Karin Hayes
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    What Are Dreams?: Nova
    rating:3.6

    What Are Dreams?: Nova

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    The stuff of dreams -- not just the content, but the circuitry and neurological coding, too -- is the subject of this penetrating "Nova" inquiry into the most mystifying of human activities. Researchers are taking a variety of investigative tacks, from "eavesdropping" on sleeping rats to methodical studies of thousands of dreams, in an effort to fill in the blanks of understanding. Their findings give tantalizing glimpses of the mind at rest.

    Directed by:

  • Charles Colville
  • Sarah Holt
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Betrayal
    rating:3.3

    The Betrayal

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    During the Vietnam War, the United States performed secret operations in Laos, which led to much destruction in that country. After the war, the fallout of U.S. foreign policy remained, forcing Thavisouk Phrasavath and his family to flee the country. This documentary -- more than 20 years in the making -- follows Phrasavath's journey from war-torn Laos to his painful reunion with his family in Brooklyn years later, and netted an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Kuras
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Vampire Secrets
    rating:3.3

    Vampire Secrets

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Learn the terrifying truth about vampires in this historical study that explains the cultural impact of Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, traces the origin of common superstitions and reveals the connection between several ancient vampire myths.

    Directed by:

  • Diana Zaslaw
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Drama
    The Lost Valentine
    rating:4.3

    The Lost Valentine

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Jennifer Love Hewitt stars as a jaded TV reporter who receives a sentimental Valentine's Day news assignment: the story of Caroline Thomas (Betty White), who's waited 60 years for her pilot husband -- declared missing in action during WWII -- to return to her. After first scoffing at the assignment, the journalist finds she has much to learn from both the story and Caroline's unique demonstration of love, faith and remembrance.

    Directed by:

  • Darnell Martin
  • rating:4.3 4.3 Average Rating

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    A Little Piece of Heaven
    rating:3.3

    A Little Piece of Heaven

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Living on a farm is too lonely for the orphaned Will Loomis (Kirk Cameron) and his mentally disabled sister, Violet (Jenny Robertson), so he develops a plan for the two of them to "make" their own family just in time for Christmas. After kidnapping two abused children, Will tells them that they've died and gone to heaven, a paradise of Will and Violet's own creation. Cloris Leachman co-stars in this touching holiday drama.

    Directed by:

  • Mimi Leder
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    One More Chance
    rating:3.4

    One More Chance

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Longtime couple Basha (Bea Alonzo) and Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) are practically inseparable, so when they split up, it's not surprising how heartbroken each feels. But Basha, stifled by the relationship, wants to spread her wings, and Popoy loves her too much to stand in her way. Struggling to build their lives anew, the onetime lovers face daily reminders of their happier times together even as they try to chart their own paths.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Girlfight
    rating:3.4

    Girlfight

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    First-time director Karyn Kusama's powerful film tells the story of Diana (Michelle Rodriguez), a Brooklyn high-schooler who gets little support from her dismissive single father and takes her frustrations out on her classmates. But when she wanders into a local boxing gym, she's instantly drawn to the action. And though it's a male-dominated world, boxing provides her a newfound discipline and sense of purpose, as well as a positive male role model.

    Directed by:

  • Karyn Kusama
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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