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Horror
The Moth Diaries
rating:3.2

The Moth Diaries

2011Runtime:0 minutes
College senior Rebecca's world is upended when her best friend Lucy befriends new girl Ernessa, who Rebecca suspects is a vampire. Is she haunted by the school's gothic past, in shock from her father's suicide, or just jealous? Or could she be right?

Directed by:

  • Mary Harron
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Near Dark
    rating:3.3

    Near Dark

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    In the dusty heart of the American southwest, innocent country boy Caleb (Adrian Pasdar) is handily seduced by a beautiful girl (Jenny Wright) into joining a pack of vicious drifters, which turns out to be no ordinary band of outlaws. Soon, Caleb is trapped in a nightmarish world of soulless evil and hellish mayhem that thrives on blood and absolute horror. This original vampire tale, co-starring Lance Henriksen, shocks with a ferocious bite.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • 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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    American Psycho
    rating:3.6

    American Psycho

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    With a chiseled chin and an iron physique, Patrick Bateman's looks make him the ideal yuppie -- and the ideal serial killer. That's the joke behind American Psycho, which follows a killer at large during the 1980s junk-bond boom. Bateman (Christian Bale) takes pathological pride in everything from his business card to his Huey Lewis CD collection, all the while plotting his next victim's vivisection.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Harron
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Gay & Lesbian
    Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
    rating:3.8

    Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    This Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee chronicles the life of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who, among many contributions to the cause, is best known for organizing the 1963 March on Washington, D.C., involving hundreds of thousands of people. But Rustin's skin color wasn't the only thing that reinforced the feeling that he was an outsider in America. He was also openly gay at a time when most gay men -- particularly black men -- remained in the closet.

    Directed by:

  • Bennett Singer
  • Nancy D. Kates
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Desert Hearts
    rating:3.4

    Desert Hearts

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    Uptight literature professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) heads to Reno, Nev., in 1959 for a quickie divorce. While staying with Frances Parker (Audra Lindley) at her ranch to establish residency, Bell meets Parker's adopted daughter (Patricia Charbonneau), a casino worker 10 years her junior. Bell finds herself increasingly drawn to the open and self-assured lesbian, and their developing intimacy releases buried emotions Bell has never explored.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Deitch
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Kids Are All Right
    rating:3.4

    The Kids Are All Right

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), the children of same-sex parents Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore), become curious about the identity of their sperm-donor dad (Mark Ruffalo) and set out to make him part of their family unit, often with hilarious results. But his arrival complicates the household dynamics, and nobody is sure how he fits in -- if at all -- in this Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Cholodenko
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Monster
    rating:3.5

    Monster

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Charlize Theron took home the Best Actress Oscar for her electrifying performance as Aileen Wuornos, an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer. The film, based on a true story, centers more on the surrounding circumstances than on the murders. Christina Ricci co-stars as Aileen's self-centered lesbian lover, Selby Wall.

    Directed by:

  • Patty Jenkins
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    Wee Sing: Grandpa's Magical Toys
    rating:3.2

    Wee Sing: Grandpa's Magical Toys

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Join Grandpa and his magical toys for this colorful, Wee Sing musical treat. Peter and his friends spend an adventurous day at Grandpa's, where Peter finds himself reduced to the size of a toy! Filled with upbeat music and cheerful images, the Wee Sing programs are sure to brighten up a dreary day. The program features live action and special effects, and invites children and adults to sing along with more than 20 well-known tunes.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Shadburne
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Big Green
    rating:3.4

    The Big Green

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna (Olivia d'Abo) attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant (Steve Guttenberg) whip them into shape. As they work overtime, the pair help kids build their self-esteem and also get involved in solving family squabbles. Holly Goldberg Sloan directs this underdog sports story.

    Directed by:

  • Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Blue Butterfly
    rating:3.6

    The Blue Butterfly

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    The fact that entomologist Alan Osborne (William Hurt) is at the height of his career doesn't stop precocious 10-year-old Pete Carlton (Marc Donato) from asking him to grant his life's wish: the opportunity to catch a rare Blue Morpho butterfly. After all, with a terminal illness, the boy has no time to spare. Based on a true story, this stirring adventure includes breathtaking natural footage shot on location in the rain forests of Costa Rica.

    Directed by:

  • Lea Pool
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Secret Garden
    rating:3.9

    The Secret Garden

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    This evocative adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved children's novel recounts the tale of Mary (Kate Maberly), a strong-willed English girl who's orphaned during an earthquake in India and must move into her unfeeling uncle's oppressive mansion. But the somber girl's mood lightens when she finds the key to a neglected garden that brings the entire house to life in this moving film from Polish director Agnieszka Holland.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Faith & Spirituality
    The Preacher's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Preacher's Wife

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    When God overhears a church preacher (Courtney B. Vance) despairing the potential loss of a youth center, he dispatches an angel (Denzel Washington) to help him out. Trouble is, the preacher isn't easily convinced that his guardian angel is the real thing. An inspired reworking of the uplifting 1940s movie The Bishop's Wife, The Preacher's Wife stars Washington and Whitney Houston at their dazzling best.

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Michael
    rating:3.5

    Michael

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Two struggling tabloid reporters and an "angel expert" are sent by their boss to check out an old kook who claims to have an angel living with her. Sure enough, the guy's got wings, but he's also into smoking, drinking and womanizing. Unconvinced that Michael (John Travolta) is not an Earthly being, the reporters take him to Chicago, when Michael's unconventional methods begin to work heavenly magic. Director Nora Ephron also wrote the script.

    Directed by:

  • Nora Ephron
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Jews: A People's History
    rating:3.1

    The Jews: A People's History

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Exploring 4,000 years in the history of the Jews -- from their ancient roots in the Middle East all the way to modern-day Judaism -- this exhaustivedocumentary weaves stories from the past and present to reveal a rich tapestry of Jewish identity. Seeking to represent the diversity of the Jewish people, director Nina Koshofer's ambitious film spotlights Jews both rich and poor, famed and obscure.

    Directed by:

  • Nina Koshofer
  • Sabine Klauser
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Third Miracle
    rating:3.2

    The Third Miracle

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Deeply devout Helen O'Regan (Barbara Sukowa) is nominated for sainthood when her death causes a statue of the Virgin Mary to weep blood and cure a terminally ill girl. A skeptical priest (Ed Harris) is sent to investigate the miracles and prove that Helen was only human. But as he seeks a logical explanation in a realm supported by faith, he discovers his true purpose in life. Anne Heche co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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