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Documentary
Richard Serra: Thinking on Your Feet
rating:3.1

Richard Serra: Thinking on Your Feet

2005Runtime:0 minutes
Maria Anna Tappeiner's documentary reveals the creative process and philosophies of American artist Richard Serra, who, in interviews, discusses his major influences, his approach to sculpture, the controversies surrounding his works and more. His signature large-scale minimalist sculptures can be found in New York City's Federal Building, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain and London's Liverpool Street Station.

Directed by:

  • Maria Anna Tappeiner
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    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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    Absolute Wilson
    rating:3.4

    Absolute Wilson

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    This provocative documentary from Katharina Otto pays homage to famed stage designer Robert Wilson, who overcame childhood learning disabilities growing up in Waco, Texas, and rose to become one of the most respected avant-garde artists in late 1960s New York. As much a tale of social injustice as a portrait of an artist, this mix of interviews and live performance is testimony to how Wilson's early challenges influenced his creative expression.

    Directed by:

  • Katharina Otto
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
    rating:3.7

    The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    While actors and directors certainly are instrumental in making a movie memorable and weaving story lines together, it's the film editor who strings the scenes into a seamless, artistic whole. This fascinating movie, narrated by Academy Award winner Kathy Bates, unmasks the mystery of film editing with the help of such fine examples of the art form as Birth of a Nation, The Battleship Potemkin and Bullitt.

    Directed by:

  • Wendy Apple
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Foreign
    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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    Luck by Chance
    rating:3.4

    Luck by Chance

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When struggling actor Vikram (Farhan Akhtar) gets tapped to play the male lead in a big-budget Bollywood film, he can't believe his luck. But fame and fortune have a way of ruining his relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Sona (Konkona Sen Sharma), a fellow actor. Of course, the problem could be his beautiful co-star, Niki (Isha Sharvani), who's almost as popular as her once-famous movie star mother (Dimple Kapadia).

    Directed by:

  • Zoya Akhtar
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Caramel
    rating:3.4

    Caramel

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    A Lebanese beauty salon is the setting for this romantic comedy about five women and the various troubles they face, with director Nadine Labaki leading the cast as the shop's owner, Layale, who's heartbroken from a foundering affair.

    Directed by:

  • Nadine Labaki
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    You Are the One
    rating:3.5

    You Are the One

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    While applying for a visa to visit her family in America, Sally Malasmas (Toni Gonzaga) meets vice-consul Will Derby (Sam Milby) and romantic sparks fly -- then die after he denies her permit. But Sally senses an opportunity to get her visa when fate brings them together again as Will begins a search for his biological parents. Their growing attraction soon blossoms into love -- which is tested when personal issues separate Sally and Will.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.5 3.5 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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    Sherlock Holmes
    rating:3.1

    Sherlock Holmes

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Not to be confused with the Robert Downey Jr. blockbuster, as a mob of monsters invades London, Dr. Watson believes that the creatures exist but Holmes suspects that Spring-Heeled Jack is responsible in this low-budget take on the classic character.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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    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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    Romance
    Vital Signs
    rating:3.1

    Vital Signs

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    A group of medical students experience life's ups and downs while struggling to complete their residencies in this drama. Guided by head surgeon Dr. David Redding (Jimmy Smits), the group includes married student Kenny (Jack Gwaltney) and doctor's son Michael (Adrian Pasdar), both of whom compete for the attention of their beautiful colleague Gena (Diane Lane). Meanwhile, students Bobby and Suzanne become more than merely study buddies.

    Directed by:

  • Marisa Silver
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Me and You and Everyone We Know
    rating:3.3

    Me and You and Everyone We Know

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Miranda July writes, directs and stars in this poignant drama about both the unique and oftentimes humorous nature of people's idiosyncrasies. At the center is eccentric Christine Jesperson (July), who seeks emotional connections in the modern world. Meanwhile, shoe salesman Richard (John Hawkes) copes with his recent separation while his teen son (Miles Thompson) experiences a sexual awakening. Carlie Westerman and Brad William Henke co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Miranda July
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Hysteria
    rating:3.5

    Hysteria

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1880s London, forward-thinking young doctor Mortimer Granville has a difficult time keeping a job until he and an inventor friend concoct an electrifying solution to the rampant "hysteria" affecting England's sexually and socially repressed women.

    Directed by:

  • Tanya Wexler
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Down to the Bone
    rating:3.1

    Down to the Bone

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Irene (Vera Farmiga), a drug-addled, working-class mother of two, decides to check herself into a rehab center in upstate New York, where she meets and falls in love with a fellow addict (Hugh Dillon) who's working hard to mend his ways. But when one of them relapses into addiction, can their commitment to each other prevail over the lure of narcotics? Debra Granik won the Director's Award and Farmiga won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance.

    Directed by:

  • Debra Granik
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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