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Faith & Spirituality
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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    Household Saints
    rating:3.4

    Household Saints

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    In post-World War II New York, Joseph (Vincent D'Onofrio) wins Catherine (Tracey Ullman) in a pinochle game. They marry and have a daughter, Teresa (Lili Taylor), who becomes a religious zealot as she seeks purity through prayer -- much to the consternation of Teresa's boyfriend (Michael Imperioli) and parents. Director Nancy Savoca's third film is based on Francine Prose's novel of the same name.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Savoca
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs
    rating:3.6

    50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Including interviews with top statesmen from both sides, this comprehensive PBS documentary traces the course of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, from the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 to the 1993 Oslo Accords and beyond. Leaders such as Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat; generals and soldiers from both camps; and even Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Bill Clinton all share their perspective on this contentious conflict.

    Directed by:

  • Norma Pery
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Sunday School Musical
    rating:3.2

    Sunday School Musical

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When financial woes threaten their church's future, a group of teens, led by one talented performer, enters a song and dance competition in hopes of winning a heavenly cash prize. Starring Candise Lakota as Savannah, this heartwarming and energetic Christian spin on the tremendously popular High School Musical franchise features 21 songs, including seven originals by composer Don Raymond. Rachel Goldenberg directs.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Horror
    Pet Sematary 2
    rating:3.1

    Pet Sematary 2

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Having moved to a different town to start a new life, 13-year-old Jeff and his new friend Drew discover a strange Indian burial ground. After burying Drew's dog in the cemetery, they realize they've unleashed a deadly evil that can't be stopped.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Lambert
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    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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    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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    Special Interest
    The Heartbreak Kid
    rating:3.1

    The Heartbreak Kid

    1972Runtime:0 minutes
    While honeymooning with his new wife in Florida, Lenny Cantrow (Charles Grodin) begins to rue his nuptials. When his irksome spouse gets stuck in their hotel room with a nasty sunburn, footloose Lenny meets gorgeous blond coed Kelly (Cybill Shepherd). She soon provides all the incentive he needs to ditch his new bride. But Lenny isn't home free with Kelly -- his hot pursuit of her quickly hits a brick wall of resistance: her loathing father.

    Directed by:

  • Elaine May
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Chop Cut Rebuild: Mustang Mystique
    rating:3.2

    Chop Cut Rebuild: Mustang Mystique

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Witness the modern-day assembly of a 1967 Mustang using brand new parts, and learn the remarkable history behind this iconic roadster, including its closely guarded development process, groundbreaking debut and gradual evolution over the years. Full of interesting facts and entertaining stories, this automotive program also includes rare Mustang commercials and archival footage that dates back to the 1960s.

    Directed by:

  • Megan Waters
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Trouble with Angels
    rating:3.8

    The Trouble with Angels

    1966Runtime:0 minutes
    Two teens turn a staid convent upside down with their youthful glee and zany antics. Although the pair gets in trouble for transgressions like invading the nuns' quarters and substituting soap for sugar in the kitchen, their charm wins everyone over.

    Directed by:

  • Ida Lupino
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Orgasmic Birth
    rating:3.6

    Orgasmic Birth

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Challenging conventional Western ideas about childbirth, this documentary explores a more natural approach to birth with the belief that, for most women, the experience can be an ecstatic one containing both pain and pleasure. Filmmaker Debra Pascali-Bonaro follows 11 couples employing this innovative approach as they go through the process of birth. Numerous birth experts, including Dr. Christiane Northrup, provide enlightening insights.

    Directed by:

  • Debra Pascali-Bonaro
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Television
    Bob the Builder: Snowed Under / The Bobblesberg Winter Games
    rating:3.1

    Bob the Builder: Snowed Under / The Bobblesberg Winter Games

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    In this family-friendly feature, it's up to Bob and his friends to get everything ready for the Bogglesberg version of the Winter Olympics. Bob and the crew race to finish the ski jump, the log cabin and the ice rink before the opening ceremonies.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Ball
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Powder and the Glory
    rating:3.1

    The Powder and the Glory

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary celebrates the courageous stories of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, immigrant women who founded competing cosmetics empires in an age when business was dominated by men and makeup was considered vulgar. Though intense rivals, together Arden and Rubinstein literally changed the face of America -- and amassed impressive personal wealth and power along the way. Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman direct.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Carol Grossman
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Horseland: Friends First: Win or Lose
    rating:3.4

    Horseland: Friends First: Win or Lose

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Take a trip to Horseland, a giant ranch where horse lovers join together for fun and adventure in this animated television series. When Sarah arrives with her horse, Scarlet, the other kids make assumptions about her because they know she's wealthy in "You Can't Judge a Girl by her Limo." Then, in "The Competition," everyone becomes ultracompetitive when Horseland needs to pick one rider to participate in an important junior national contest.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Taggart: Death Without Dishonour Set
    rating:3.1

    Taggart: Death Without Dishonour Set

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    This long-running British crime series stars Mark McManus as hardboiled gumshoe Jim Taggart, a detective at Scotland's Maryhill Police Department whose audacious methods sometimes skirt procedure and land him in hot water. In this collection of three episodes, Taggart attempts to decipher a victim's mysterious final words, gets embroiled in a war between two cab companies and is forced to report to a new supervisor.

    Directed by:

  • Alan Macmillan
  • Richard Holthouse
  • Sarah Hellings
  • 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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