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Romance
Love & Basketball
rating:3.7

Love & Basketball

2000Runtime:0 minutes
It's about winning, losing and playing the game. Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) grow up next door to each other playing basketball, fighting and falling in love. When simultaneous turns in the big leagues throw their off-court relationship off-kilter, the pair discovers that very little is fair in Love & Basketball. Spike Lee produced this warm, witty film.

Directed by:

  • Gina Prince
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Safety of Objects
    rating:3.2

    The Safety of Objects

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Four intersecting tales shed light on the difficult lives of suburbanites. Esther (Glenn Close) nurses her comatose son (Joshua Jackson) while ignoring the rest of the family, and workaholic attorney Jim (Dermot Mulroney) overlooks his wife (Moira Kelly), losing control when he doesn't get an expected promotion. Meanwhile, Annette (Patricia Clarkson) and her family struggle to survive her divorce, and Helen (Mary Kay Place) seeks excitement.

    Directed by:

  • Rose Troche
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Black and White
    rating:3.2

    Black and White

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Cristina Comencini's follow-up to her Oscar-nominated foreign language film Don't Tell (2005) is an interracial love story about an Italian computer programmer (Fabio Volo) who falls for a Senegalese embassy worker (Aïssa Maïga), much to the dismay of their spouses (Ambra Angiolini and Eriq Ebouaney). When their illicit affair is revealed, their mutual passion -- and their racial differences -- wreak havoc on both of their lives.

    Directed by:

  • Cristina Comencini
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Comfort and Joy
    rating:3.6

    Comfort and Joy

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Single woman Jane Berry is focused on advancing her career and spending a fortune on shoes. But after a car accident, Jane awakens to discover that she's a married, stay-at-home mom with two kids and a penchant for charity work. Is she dreaming?

    Directed by:

  • Maggie Greenwald
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election
    rating:3.6

    Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmakers Joan Sekler and Richard Ray Perez rehash the dramatic events of the 2000 presidential election, exposing a chain of incidents they claim led up to the battle for the presidency in Florida and the undermining of democracy in America. Narrated by Peter Coyote, this revealing documentary examines an allegedly suspicious pattern of irregularities, injustices and voter purges -- all in a state governed by the winning candidate's brother.

    Directed by:

  • Richard Ray Perez
  • Joan Sekler
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Fall of Fujimori
    rating:3.7

    The Fall of Fujimori

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Ellen Perry's true-life political thriller documents the reign of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, a man who ran on a ticket to fight poverty but whose rule was ultimately marked by violence, corruption and controversy. With promises to restore stability and crush terrorist insurgents, Fujimori won popular support -- and the 1990 election -- but his administration eventually dissolved under the weight of political abuses and scandal.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Perry
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Empires: Peter and Paul and the Christian Revolution
    rating:3.2

    Empires: Peter and Paul and the Christian Revolution

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This SBS-TV production examines the life of Peter and Paul and how they weathered persecution as they led the rise of Christianity, born thousands of years ago when Jesus preached his good word and was nailed to the cross for it. His believers kept his teachings alive in spite of the oppressive Roman Empire, which worked to kill the commitment of the faithful. Instead, the Empire failed and Christianity lives on.

    Directed by:

  • Margaret Koval
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    All in This Tea
    rating:3.7

    All in This Tea

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Few people know the fascinating history of tea growing and making. This intriguing documentary aims to change that by following renowned tea importer David Lee Hoffman as he scours the far-flung corners of China to find the richest teas on earth. Tea making is an art and tradition that goes back generations in the East, and Hoffman makes it his goal to bring to the rest of the world the exquisite teas produced by struggling small farmers.

    Directed by:

  • Les Blank
  • Gina Leibrecht
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Foreign
    Don't Tell
    rating:3.1

    Don't Tell

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    As her due date approaches, pregnant Sabina (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) is suddenly plagued by disturbing memories of childhood abuse. Ashamed, she keeps her past a secret from her boyfriend, traveling to America to seek answers from her brother, Daniele (Luigi Lo Cascio). But instead of reassurance, she finds her sibling also scarred by the trauma inflicted by their father. Cristina Comencini directs this Oscar-nominated drama.

    Directed by:

  • Cristina Comencini
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Hop
    rating:3.4

    Hop

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    All young Justin and his father want to do is sit down and enjoy watching a soccer game together. When this simple act sparks a chain of events leading to Justin running from the law, the boy must now embark on a thrilling adventure to reunite with his father. In order to fight the system, however, he must enlist the help of a former anarchist, and together they'll need to apply the secret of the Hop.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Standaert
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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    Bcuz of U
    rating:3.1

    Bcuz of U

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    A runaway bride returns, a woman falls for her worst nightmare and two opposites come together in this trio of romantic tales. In the first story, Ria (Kristine Hermosa) tries to win back the man (Diether Ocampo) she left at the altar. In tale two, solitary Cara (Heart Evangelista) meets Mr. Wrong (Geoff Eigenmann) -- or is he? And in the final yarn, a tour guide (Hero Angeles) meets a girl (Sandara Park) who pretends to be a famous actress.

    Directed by:

  • Mae Czarina Cruz
  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • John D. Lazatin
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Gay & Lesbian
    Loving Annabelle
    rating:3.4

    Loving Annabelle

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    An esteemed young poetry teacher at a Catholic boarding school (Diane Gaidry) risks everything when she engages in a feverish affair with a female student (Erin Kelly) in this controversial story of forbidden love. Directed by Katherine Brooks and co-starring Ilene Graff, this passionate yet sensitive romance explores the complexity of an unconventional relationship in the face of rigid traditionalism.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Brooks
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    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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    Paris Is Burning
    rating:3.8

    Paris Is Burning

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    Penetrating the tight-knit community of minority drag queens living in New York City, Jennie Livingston's acclaimed documentary offers an early glimpse at the art of "voguing," the underground dance style later popularized by Madonna in her hit song. The film also explores issues such as racism, homophobia and AIDS, while offering a detailed examination of the intricate Ball culture, in which queens are judged for their style and expression.

    Directed by:

  • Jennie Livingston
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet: Live in Atlanta
    rating:3.4

    Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet: Live in Atlanta

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmed live in Atlanta, Leslie Jordan's one-man show features the Emmy-winning actor, writer and comedian's amusing offbeat riffs on life, celebrity encounters with everyone from Boy George to George Clooney, and being a gay Southern man. Using material culled from his book by the same name, Jordan offers up a hilarious -- and occasionally poignant -- account of Hollywood and his own fascinating life experiences.

    Directed by:

  • Amanda Bearse
  • 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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