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Foreign
Rosalinda
rating:3.1

Rosalinda

1999Runtime:0 minutes
Mexican songstress Thalia takes the title role in this popular telenovela, playing a flower shop girl who dreams of becoming a singer. When she meets the handsome Franciso Jose (Fernando Carrillo) on a routine delivery, she finally has someone to love -- and, as luck would have it, someone to write and play songs for her. But soon after they wed, Rosalinda uncovers some long-buried secrets about her family, jeopardizing the couple's relationship.

Directed by:

  • Beatriz Sheridan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Hipsters
    rating:4.3

    Hipsters

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In this hit Russian musical, a group of friends flaunts Soviet authority in 1950s Moscow by embracing jazz. When Communist Mels (Anton Shagin) falls for Polly (Oksana Akinshina), a free-spirited jazz fan, he risks losing his party membership by associating with her rebellious crew. Equally smitten, Polly introduces her new beau to jazz and other forbidden Western delights. Writer-director Valery Todorovsky helms this colorful take on the Cold War.

    Directed by:

  • Valery Todorovsky
  • rating:4.3 4.3 Average Rating

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    Snow
    rating:3.6

    Snow

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Struggling to make ends meet in Yugoslavia shortly after the brutal civil war that raged there in the 1990s, a community of women faces economic ruin even as they mourn the deaths of their husbands and fathers who were killed during the conflict. Their fortunes change when a hotel developer offers to buy their land, but if they sell, will they be surrendering their memories and souls as well? Aida Begic directs this provocative drama.

    Directed by:

  • Aida Begic
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    My Only U
    rating:3.1

    My Only U

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Knowing that his longtime crush, Winona (Toni Gonzaga), tested positive for a fatal disease finally gave Bong (Vhong Navarro) the courage to get closer to her. But when certain truths come to light about Winona's illness, it threatens to destroy their fledgling romance. Now, Bong isn't sure that he wants to love anyone. But can a determined Winona convince him that what they have between them is worth it?

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Television
    How the Earth Changed History
    rating:4.2

    How the Earth Changed History

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Iain Stewart hosts this fascinating exploration of Earth's long history. But instead of highlighting humankind's influence on the planet, the program looks at the planet itself and how changes in climate and geology have affected humankind. With the aid of stunning HD camerawork, the series paints a vibrant picture of our world -- and the often-unseen role it can play in determining our activities.

    Directed by:

  • Matthew Gyves
  • Annabel Gillings
  • rating:4.2 4.2 Average Rating

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    The Closer: Season 4
    rating:3.1

    The Closer: Season 4

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    L.A.'s top high-priority homicide detective, Brenda Johnson (Emmy nominee Kyra Sedgwick), returns to tackle more intriguing cases, such as the reappearance of a wanted psychopath, while trying to maintain her relationship with her fiancé, Fritz (Jon Tenney). This exciting and powerful fourth season blazes onto the screen as a murdered body is discovered in fire-ravaged Griffith Park.

    Directed by:

  • Arvin Brown
  • Rick Wallace
  • Elodie Keene
  • Scott Ellis
  • Michael M. Robin
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Life Begins: Series 1
    rating:3.3

    Life Begins: Series 1

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Life is good for Maggie Mee (Caroline Quentin) -- until her husband abruptly dumps her for a younger woman, leaving her with no job, no money and two kids. Suddenly, she's thrust back into the workforce and the dating scene in this British comedy series. And though she struggles to get back on her feet, Maggie soon finds that she's having more fun starting her life over than she ever had as a dull, married woman.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Morshead
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Jane Eyre
    rating:4.0

    Jane Eyre

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Ruth Wilson stars in the Charlotte Brontë classic about the titular governess who, resist as she may, falls in love with her employer, Edward Rochester. The moody and mysterious Rochester feels the same way, but fate tears them apart.

    Directed by:

  • Susanna White
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story
    rating:3.1

    An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmaker Susan Morgan takes a provocative look at the wide-ranging career of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Eddie Adams, best known for his photo of the summary execution of a Vietcong guerilla fighter in the streets of Saigon in 1968. Cooper reveals the many sides of Adams's work, including his 1977 visual essay of Vietnamese "boat people" refugees, his later commercial gigs snapping glamour shots of celebrities and more.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Morgan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    American Waitress, New Mexico
    rating:3.2

    American Waitress, New Mexico

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Vanessa Vassar's humorous and humbling documentary puts a name to the face of four New Mexico food servers, who dispense their thoughts about social structures, sexual politics and spirituality with hard-won grace and wit. Their views about the vocation range from realistic to romantic to existential, but the mystery of how these waitresses spend their time off -- motorcycling, welding, mountain climbing -- may be the greater revelation.

    Directed by:

  • Vanessa Vassar
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The 11th Hour
    rating:3.5

    The 11th Hour

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Actor Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary on the global environmental crisis paints a portrait of a planet at risk while also offering some exciting and radical solutions for making life on earth sustainable. Tapping the brains of leading scientists and thinkers -- including Stephen Hawking and Mikhail Gorbachev -- the film ultimately delivers a hopeful message: Our planet may be in crisis, but that doesn't mean it's too late change.

    Directed by:

  • Nadia Conners
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Somewhere Between
    rating:4.0

    Somewhere Between

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Questions of race, identity and heritage are explored through the lives of young American women growing up as adoptees from China. These four distinct individuals reflect on their experiences as members of transracial families.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Goldstein Knowlton
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Faith & Spirituality
    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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    Hidden Heroes
    rating:3.1

    Hidden Heroes

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Through narratives, period film and still photographs, this compelling documentary chronicles the harrowing stories of Dutch Jews who were persecuted and methodically isolated at the hands of the Nazis. The subjects -- all children during World War II -- recount their resonating tales of terror and subsequent deliverance thanks to the brave Dutch souls of the resistance, who saw the fallacy in Adolf Hitler's extermination plan.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Pascal
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Yentl
    rating:3.5

    Yentl

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's story, this Oscar-winning musical stars Barbra Streisand as Yentl, the bookish daughter of a Talmud teacher who instructs her even though it's forbidden to teach the sacred text to girls. Determined to continue her schooling after her father dies, Yentl disguises herself as a boy to gain entry to a yeshiva. There, she meets the brilliant Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin), who only has eyes for Hadass (Amy Irving).

    Directed by:

  • Barbra Streisand
  • 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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    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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