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Documentary
American Outrage
rating:3.4

American Outrage

2007Runtime:0 minutes
This documentary follows the story of elderly Native American sisters Mary Dann and Carrie Dann as they fight the U.S. government's attempts to seize their horses, which graze on land granted to the Western Shoshone Nation in an 1863 treaty. Filmmakers Beth Gage and George Gage chronicle the spirit and fire of these grandmothers, who confront bureaucrats, gold mining companies and others as they push their case all the way to the Supreme Court.

Directed by:

  • Beth Gage
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Payback
    rating:3.1

    Payback

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    Drawing from Margaret Atwood's book, documentarian Jennifer Baichwal examines the role of debt throughout human history. The film holds religion, politics, literature and sociology up to the light, finding every aspect of culture touched by debt.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Baichwal
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Army of One
    rating:3.1

    Army of One

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a well-to-do stockbroker, a high school dropout and an aspiring modern dancer enlist in the Army with varying degrees of success in this riveting, heartbreaking documentary. Filmmaker Sarah Goodman's award-winning feature debut follows the three young recruits -- Thaddeus Ressler, Nelson Reyes and Sara Miller -- through basic training and deployment over the course of two years.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Goodman
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Second City: The First Family of Comedy
    rating:3.4

    The Second City: The First Family of Comedy

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    An uproarious behind-the-scenes look at Chicago's famed Second City comedy club and troupe, this retrospective spans from the group's early days to the hit "SCTV" series and beyond as it tickles with reminiscences from Dan Aykroyd, Tina Fey, Martin Short, Alan Arkin and Mike Meyers. Footage of Jim Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Eugene Levy and other alumni affirms Second City's place in comedy history.

    Directed by:

  • Sharon Bartlett
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Gay & Lesbian
    Better Than Chocolate
    rating:3.4

    Better Than Chocolate

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Scant hours before her uptight mother (Wendy Crewson) and brother move in with her, Maggie (Karyn Dwyer) meets the woman of her dreams (Christina Cox). Though Mom is oblivious to her daughter's sexual orientation, it's a tough thing to hide in close quarters. Meanwhile, Maggie's transgender friend (Peter Outerbridge) falls in love with the owner of the lesbian bookstore where Maggie works. Anne Wheeler directed this sexy romp about love and lust.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Wheeler
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Unveiled
    rating:3.4

    Unveiled

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After the Iranian authorities threaten to prosecute her for loving a woman, Fariba (Jasmin Tabatabai) assumes a dead man's identity in order to survive. Denied asylum in Germany, Fariba is locked in a detainment center, where her male cellmate commits suicide -- and she spies a window of opportunity. Assuming his identity, she takes a job in a small country village, where she struggles to keep her secret from a well-meaning female friend.

    Directed by:

  • Angelina Maccarone
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    One Nation Under God
    rating:3.4

    One Nation Under God

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary explores the humorous techniques -- including theory from psychiatry and religion -- proposed to "cure" homosexuals. Through interviews and footage from the annals, the argument is made that homosexuality is nothing short of an affliction that can be treated. "Former" lesbian women are featured getting beauty tips, while "former" gay men take to the football fields to prove their masculinity.

    Directed by:

  • Teodoro Maniaci
  • Francine Rzeznik
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Bedrooms and Hallways
    rating:3.1

    Bedrooms and Hallways

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    At the suggestion of a friend, gay Leo (Kevin McKidd) enters therapy after many failed relationships make him fear for his social life. In a group session (led by Simon Callow), Leo comes clean about his feelings for a straight member of the group (James Purefoy), which leads to an affair between the two. The situation becomes further complicated by the appearance of Leo's high school sweetheart (Jennifer Ehle), who still has feelings for him.

    Directed by:

  • Rose Troche
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    The Baby Sitters Club
    rating:3.3

    The Baby Sitters Club

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    A new summer is on the horizon, and the girls of The Baby-Sitters Club can't wait to turn 13. While counting the days until their birthdays, they think of ways to make lots of money while having fun and meeting boys along the way. But most important is making sure their friendships are intact when all is said and done. Based on the series of children's books by Ann M. Martin, The Baby-Sitters Club stars Rachael Leigh Cook and Schuyler Fisk.

    Directed by:

  • Melanie Mayron
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Nearly No Christmas
    rating:3.4

    Nearly No Christmas

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Everyone at the North Pole is frantically preparing for Christmas until the cranky boiler Rumbletum breaks down, shutting down the toy factories and forcing Santa to visit the city to find the parts he needs to fix the aging machine. While Santa is away, Mrs. Claus and the elves struggle to keep turning out toys in time for the big day in this charming family film starring Michael Haigh and Mildred Woods

    Directed by:

  • Yvonne Mackay
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    You're Invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley's Favorite Parties
    rating:3.2

    You're Invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley's Favorite Parties

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Tween twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen picked their three favorite party videos -- "Fashion Party," "Costume Party" and "Campout Party" -- for this collection, which includes plenty of singing, dancing and fun for the whole family. The girls dress up for a real-life runway show, travel back in time to groove to the music of different eras, and go on an outdoor adventure full of hiking, fishing and more.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Daoust
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie
    rating:3.3

    Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Strawberry Shortcake and pals Orange Blossom, Ginger Snap, Angel Cake and Pupcake travel to the Land of Dreams. Their juicy mission is to stop the greedy Peculiar Purple Pieman from stealing all the dreams in Strawberryland. Join the colorful friends as they learn how working together can be a sweet dream. Sarah Heinke provides the voice of Strawberry Shortcake, the animated heroine popular with children and parents since 1980.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Horror
    The Mummy's Hand
    rating:3.3

    The Mummy's Hand

    1940Runtime:0 minutes
    Archaeologists Steve Banning (Dick Foran) and Babe Jenson (Wallace Ford) are determined to find the tomb of Princess Ananka. But equally resolved to stop them is museum curator professor Andoheb (George Zucco), secretly a high priest of Karnak sent to protect the sacred tomb. As the scientists exhume the site, Andoheb brews the mystic tana leaves that revive the mummy Kharis (Tom Tyler) and consequently dooms all those within the mummy's reach.

    Directed by:

  • Christy Cabanne
  • 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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    Blood & Chocolate
    rating:3.3

    Blood & Chocolate

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After moving from America to Bucharest, Romania, a teenage werewolf finds herself torn between loyalty and love when she falls for a human and incurs the ire of the pack leader -- who's planning to make her his mate.

    Directed by:

  • Katja von Garnier
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Ravenous
    rating:3.4

    Ravenous

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    In 19th-century California, a band of misfit soldiers at an army outpost led by Capt. John Boyd (Guy Pearce) receives the badly injured Colqhoun (Robert Carlyle), who tells them horrific tales of resorting to cannibalism to stay alive when his group became stranded. Already teetering on the brink of madness from isolation in the Sierra Nevada wilderness, the men are sent over the edge when they attempt to investigate Colqhoun's claims.

    Directed by:

  • Antonia Bird
  • 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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