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Horror
Spellbinder
rating:3.1

Spellbinder

1988Runtime:0 minutes
When he saves young, homeless Miranda (Kelly Preston) from her abusive boyfriend, ruthless attorney Jeff Reed (Tim Daly) learns that until recently, the gorgeous girl was part of a coven of witches -- but he takes her under his wing (and into his bed) anyway. But soon, Jeff discovers that the coven has plans to make Miranda their next human sacrifice, and they don't intend to let a lawyer stand in their way.

Directed by:

  • Janet Greek
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Red Riding Hood
    rating:3.3

    Red Riding Hood

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    In this horror-fantasy reimagining of the classic tale, young Valerie juggles a difficult romantic decision with feelings of fear and grief as her town is terrorized by a legendary werewolf, which has killed her sister and hungers to feast again.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
    rating:3.3

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs (Lisa Zane), tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. Their quest for answers leads to a certain house on Elm Street -- where the nightmares become reality. Johnny Depp and rocker Alice Cooper appear in cameos.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Talalay
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Mummy's Hand / The Mummy's Tomb
    rating:3.2

    The Mummy's Hand / The Mummy's Tomb

    1940Runtime:0 minutes
    In The Mummy's Hand, an expedition of archaeologists travels to Egypt in search of the undiscovered tomb of the princess Ananka -- a trip that turns to horror when they find the tomb guarded by a living mummy. In The Mummy's Tomb, a high priest travels with the living mummy Kharis to murder those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka.

    Directed by:

  • Christy Cabanne
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Music & Musicals
    The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
    rating:3.4

    The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Trace the fascinating lives of New Zealand's provocative music and comedy duo Jools and Linda Topp through this enjoyable documentary, which details the lesbian twins' rural upbringing, political activism and immense popularity at home and abroad. Featuring hilarious interviews with several of the sisters' most outrageous alter egos, this joyous celebration also includes brilliant insights into New Zealand's history.

    Directed by:

  • Leanne Pooley
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Carter Family: Will the Circle be Unbroken: American Experience
    rating:3.4

    The Carter Family: Will the Circle be Unbroken: American Experience

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Decades ago, The Carter Family changed the face of folk music and lifted the spirit of the nation by singing tunes that gave voice to the struggles of everyday Americans during the soul-weary Depression years. Discover their roots and learn how this influential group managed to capture the imaginations of music lovers throughout the nation. This documentary features interviews with such artists as Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.

    Directed by:

  • Kathy Conkwright
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love
    rating:3.4

    Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary from filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi chronicles the controversy surrounding renowned Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour, who recorded his stirring album "Egypt" as a celebration of his Islamic faith. Considered too irreverent by religious conservatives in Senegal, and initially met with suspicion by audiences in a post-9/11 America, N'Dour nevertheless persists and meets both challenges with grace.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    As I Lay Dying: This is Who We Are
    rating:3.8

    As I Lay Dying: This is Who We Are

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Jam-packed with a feature-length documentary, live performance footage and music videos, this comprehensive compilation gives fans a backstage pass to the history and music of Grammy-nominated metal band As I Lay Dying. Formed in San Diego in 2000, the group has garnered an extensive fan following. The documentary includes a series of fascinating interviews with the band members and their friends, families and colleagues.

    Directed by:

  • Denise Korycki
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Foreign
    Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen
    rating:3.5

    Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Directed by longtime star of independent German cinema Margarethe von Trotta, this reverent biopic chronicles the fascinating story of 12th-century Christian mystic and scientist Hildegard von Bingen (Barbara Sukowa). Despite living in an era when women are proscribed from preaching and interpreting scripture, Hildegard believes that the visions she experiences are a gift from God that she must reveal -- even at the risk of condemnation.

    Directed by:

  • Margarethe von Trotta
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Italian for Beginners
    rating:3.1

    Italian for Beginners

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Lone Scherfig's playful and endearing story follows seven strangers from a small, rainy suburb who come together once a week to learn Italian. Andres (Anders W. Berthelsen), Jorgen (Peter Gantzler) and the others are all looking to fill a void in their lives. And as they embark on a journey of discovery, friendship and the limitless possibilities of love, they soon find that the class offers them much more than just a new language.

    Directed by:

  • Lone Scherfig
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Le Bonheur
    rating:3.4

    Le Bonheur

    1965Runtime:0 minutes
    When François (Jean-Claude Drouot) falls for a beautiful young telephone operator (Marie-France Boyer) despite remaining deeply in love with his wife, Therese (Claire Drouot), he attempts to buck convention by openly committing to both women. Directed by cinematic pioneer Agnès Varda, this thought-provoking film challenges the nature of monogamy and examines the limits of love and commitment.

    Directed by:

  • Agnès Varda
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Blame It on Fidel
    rating:3.6

    Blame It on Fidel

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Nina Kervel-Bey stars as 9-year-old Anna, a privileged young Parisian girl whose orderly, structured life is thrown into turmoil when her parents are drawn into Paris's turbulent and radical 1970s political scene. Julie Gavras (daughter of famed French filmmaker Costa-Gavras) directs this 2007 Sundance Film Festival competition entry.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Gavras
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    Independent's Day
    rating:3.6

    Independent's Day

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    At once enlightening, humorous and brutally honest, Marina Zenovich's documentary, which was originally broadcast on the Sundance Channel, explores the world of independent filmmaking by taking us behind the scenes at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. The film compiles interviews with the likes of Steven Soderbergh, Kevin Smith and festival head Robert Redford as it probes the many obstacles indie filmmakers faced in the mid-1990s.

    Directed by:

  • Marina Zenovich
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    My Neighbor, My Killer
    rating:3.3

    My Neighbor, My Killer

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide try to make peace with the perpetrators of the violence in this compelling documentary from filmmaker Anne Aghion, who takes viewers to a village where government trials attempt to foster reconciliation. The powerful footage follows the court proceedings, where women whose family members were killed are asked to forgive the responsible parties so they can move back into their communities.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Aghion
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    American Experience: The Kennedys
    rating:3.4

    American Experience: The Kennedys

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    The cult of Camelot is demystified in this fascinating PBS documentary featuring interviews with Kennedy family members and friends, archival footage, never-before-seen photographs and other documents. What comes across is a detailed portrait of a political dynasty that figured prominently in American history and continues to do so in the new millennium. The documentary ncludes an interview with historian Robert Dallek.

    Directed by:

  • Marilyn H. Mellowes
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    On the Ropes
    rating:3.3

    On the Ropes

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmakers Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen's bracing documentary goes behind the scenes to chronicle a year in the lives and careers of three upstart pugilists determined to fight their way out of the ghetto against almost insurmountable odds. Their stories are recounted through the perspective of trainer Harry Keitt, an aging former boxer who, despite constant setbacks, relentlessly guides his charges toward the Golden Gloves championships.

    Directed by:

  • Nanette Burstein
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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