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Music & Musicals
Sarah McLachlan: Mirrorball
rating:3.1

Sarah McLachlan: Mirrorball

1999Runtime:0 minutes
Filmed during Sarah McLachlan's 1998 tour, this concert features 23 songs, including "Building a Mystery," "I Will Remember You," "Adia," "Angel" and "Possession," as well as an interview with the award-winning singer-songwriter. McLachlan moves the audience with her delicate yet powerful vocals and passionate performance. Other highlights include "Ice Cream," "Sweet Surrender," "Into the Fire" and "Fumbling Toward Ecstasy."

Directed by:

  • Sophie Muller
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    George Bizet: Carmen
    rating:3.1

    George Bizet: Carmen

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After falling for beautiful but temperamental gypsy Carmen (Anna Caterina Antonacci), inexperienced soldier Don José (Jonas Kaufmann) disobeys his superiors, turns to a life of crime and becomes completely consumed by jealousy in George Bizet's compelling opera. Full of passion and erotic intensity, this performance recorded in London features conductor Antonio Pappano leading the Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House.

    Directed by:

  • Francesca Zambello
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Bride and Prejudice
    rating:3.3

    Bride and Prejudice

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson and Anupam Kher star in this joyous musical about the Bakhsi family, who's celebrating the arrival of a British-born man, Mr. Balraj, who may be perfect husband material for one the Bakhsis' four unmarried daughters. Maya, Lucky, Jaya and, most especially, their eldest, Lalita (Rai) are his for the taking. But Lalita refuses to marry someone handpicked for her, choosing to believe in true love instead.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Awake, My Soul
    rating:3.1

    Awake, My Soul

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Journey to the Deep South and take in the haunting sound of Sacred Harp singing -- an unusual form of a cappella that embraces "shape-note" singing -- in this absorbing documentary, which also traces the fascinating history of the genre. Seen nationwide on public television, the program represents the culmination of seven years of painstaking work by directors Matt and Erica Hinton. Country singer Jim Lauderdale narrates.

    Directed by:

  • Matt Hinton
  • Erica Hinton
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Independent
    3:52
    rating:3.2

    3:52

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    A young woman tries to overcome her addiction to alcohol by looking inward and facing her darkest issues in Shawna Baca's 35mm short film. Haunted by her demons, alcoholic Kate (America Ferrara) embarks on a spiritual journey, a difficult but necessary personal odyssey that she hopes will lead to her recovery. Holly Karrol Clark, Billy Daydodge, Robert Greygrass, Leah Stanko Mangum and Tripp Pickell co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Shawna Baca
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Party Girl
    rating:3.4

    Party Girl

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Mary (Parker Posey), a flighty, unemployed, 24-year-old Manhattanite, is trying to get her life in order. But instead of bothering herself with a real job, she throws a series of parties at her apartment to pay the rent. When she gets thrown in jail after one of her soirees is raided, she has to take a library job to repay her godmother, who bailed her out of the clink. Daisy Von Scherler Mayer directs this definitive "Generation X" comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Daisy Von Scherler Mayer
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Quiet
    rating:3.1

    The Quiet

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After losing her father, deaf and mute teen Dot (Camilla Belle) goes to live with her dysfunctional godparents (Edie Falco and Martin Donovan) and their rebellious daughter, Nina (Elisha Cuthbert). Before long, each is entrusting the silent Dot with disturbing, shameful secrets they assume will be kept private. Little do they suspect that Dot harbors a big secret of her own in this visceral drama directed by Jamie Babbit.

    Directed by:

  • Jamie Babbit
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    But I'm a Cheerleader
    rating:3.4

    But I'm a Cheerleader

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    In this hilarious satire, Megan Bloomfield (Natasha Lyonne) lives a "normal" teen life as a cheerleader dating the captain of the football team. But her parents and friends suspect Megan is gay because of "clues," such as her distaste for kissing her boyfriend. Shipped off to True Directions -- a camp designed to shove her back in the closet -- Bloomfield meets tomboy Graham Eaton (Clea DuVall), who helps her recognize her sexual orientation.

    Directed by:

  • Jamie Babbit
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Foreign
    Salt of This Sea
    rating:3.3

    Salt of This Sea

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Born in Brooklyn to Palestinian refugee parents, Soraya (Suheir Hammad) decides to journey to the country of her ancestry when she discovers that her grandfather's savings have been frozen in a Jaffa bank account since his 1948 exile. She soon finds, however, that her simple plan is a complicated undertaking -- and one that takes her farther from her comfort zone (both geographically and emotionally) than she'd imagined in this romantic drama.

    Directed by:

  • Annemarie Jacir
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Olympia
    rating:3.4

    Olympia

    1938Runtime:0 minutes
    On the heels of her propaganda film, Triumph of the Will, German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl chronicled the 1936 Olympics with this stellar, poetic sports documentary which captures the games in Berlin, including Jesse Owens's history-making victory. The thrill of the games, the beauty and power of the athletes, Riefenstahl's groundbreaking camera techniques and an evocative soundtrack make this one of the best sports documentaries ever made.

    Directed by:

  • Leni Riefenstahl
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Mostly Martha
    rating:3.7

    Mostly Martha

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This tragicomic tale follows an uptight professional chef named Martha, who finds her world turned upside down when she takes in her newly orphaned niece, Lina, and tries her hand at parenting.

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Nettelbeck
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Seduction of Mimi
    rating:3.2

    The Seduction of Mimi

    1972Runtime:0 minutes
    Voting against the Mafia in what he thinks is a secret ballot costs Sicilian laborer Mimi (Giancarlo Giannini) his livelihood in Lina Wertmuller's dark comedy. He leaves his wife, flees to Turin and romances a Communist organizer (Mariangela Melato) -- but he just can't shake the Mafia. When they lure Mimi back to Sicily with a better job, he must keep his lover -- and love child -- under wraps. That's when his wife announces she's pregnant.

    Directed by:

  • Lina Wertmuller
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    Hideaways
    rating:3.7

    Hideaways

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    James is a troubled young man whose family possesses supernatural talents. After discovering the lethal nature of his own abilities, James isolates himself in the woods until he meets fearless Mae, a cancer patient who has escaped from a hospital.

    Directed by:

  • Agnès Merlet
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Skellig: The Owl Man
    rating:3.4

    Skellig: The Owl Man

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When new kid on the block Michael (Bill Milner) befriends a mesmerizing man named Skellig (Tim Roth) who lives alone in a shed, their blossoming connection helps take Michael's mind off school bullies -- and his baby sister's increasingly troubling illness. Kelly Macdonald and Skye Bennett co-star in this family-friendly, made-for-television adaptation of David Almond's award-winning novel of the same name.

    Directed by:

  • Annabel Jankel
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Tank Girl
    rating:3.2

    Tank Girl

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    In the year 2033, a comet has turned Earth into a rainless wasteland, and a mega-corporation controls all of the remaining water. In an attempt to end the evil reign of the company's CEO (Malcolm McDowell), Rebecca (Lori Petty) and her shy friend (Naomi Watts) hijack a stolen tank and jet -- at once becoming Tank Girl and Jet Girl. But if they want to save the world, the super-heroines will need help from a mutant race of kangaroo-humans.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Talalay
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Halloweentown / Halloweentown 2: Double Feature
    rating:3.3

    Halloweentown / Halloweentown 2: Double Feature

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    There's more adventure than you can shake a broomstick at in this Disney Channel double feature. Young Marnie's (Kimberly J. Brown) learning to deal with the magical powers she's inherited from her grandmother, Aggie (Debbie Reynolds), who happens to be a witch. In Halloweentown, Marnie discovers a secret portal and to an enchanted place where ghosts live apart from the human world. In Halloweentown II, Marnie has to stop the evil warlock Kalabar.

    Directed by:

  • Duwayne Dunham
  • Mary Lambert
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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