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200 Cigarettes
rating:3.1

200 Cigarettes

1999Runtime:0 minutes
Set on the last day of 1981, 200 Cigarettes is a manic romantic comedy that follows a group of loquacious, chain-smoking twentysomethings seeking love and happiness as they converge for a blowout party in New York City's East Village. A cab driver (Dave Chappelle) provides the link between the disparate groups who seek to overcome personal drama to avoid being alone when the clock strikes midnight.

Directed by:

  • Risa Bramon Garcia
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Lovely & Amazing
    rating:3.1

    Lovely & Amazing

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Four spirited women tackle everything from relationships to careers in this captivating indie drama, starring Brenda Blethyn as an insecure mother who passed along bits of her neuroses to each of her three very different daughters. The eldest, Michelle (Catherine Keener), is an ex-homecoming queen in a loveless marriage; Elizabeth (Emily Mortimer) is an apprehensive actress; and the adopted Annie (Raven Goodwin) is a precocious 8-year-old.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Holofcener
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Love & Sex
    rating:3.1

    Love & Sex

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Love is war, and sex is the battleground in this wry, funny look at contemporary mating and relating. Kate (Famke Janssen) is a magazine writer who discards boyfriends the way some people change shoes. Adam (Jon Favreau) is a serious-minded serial monogamist. When they meet, it's love at first sight -- but staying together may take more than just love and a liberal dose of sex. Noah Emmerich and Cheri Oteri co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Valerie Breiman
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Itty Bitty Titty Committee
    rating:3.1

    Itty Bitty Titty Committee

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Set in Los Angeles, this sardonic indie comedy helmed by Jamie Babbit follows the exploits of Anna (Melonie Diaz), a lesbian and plastic surgeon's receptionist who embarks on a wild ride when she joins a cadre of ultraradical feminists. But things get complicated when she falls in love with the group's leader (Nicole Vicius), who's already involved with someone (Melanie Mayron). Carly Pope and Lauren Mollica also star.

    Directed by:

  • Jamie Babbit
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Incendiary
    rating:3.1

    Incendiary

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Sharon Maguire's powerful drama stars Michelle Williams as an adulterous young housewife struggling to come to terms with the deaths of her husband and infant son after they're killed in a terrorist bombing at a London soccer game. Crippled by grief, the widow seeks comfort through affairs with two men (Ewan McGregor and Matthew Macfadyen), inadvertently putting herself in the midst of a dangerous love triangle.

    Directed by:

  • Sharon Maguire
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Somersault
    rating:3.1

    Somersault

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    After trying to seduce her mother's live-in boyfriend, guilt-ridden teen Heidi (Abbie Cornish) runs away from home and heads for a small ski resort, where her sexual awakening and amorphous yearning for love collide. Rudderless and broke, Heidi exchanges her sexual favors for a place to sleep till she lands a job. But just as she starts to settle in, her irresponsible behavior jeopardizes her fragile equilibrium in this absorbing Aussie import.

    Directed by:

  • Cate Shortland
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Blessed
    rating:3.1

    Blessed

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Seven children in difficult situations go on journeys through the streets of Melbourne, Australia, in this gritty drama. After showing viewers the course of a day and a night for the kids, the film reveals what their mothers have been experiencing. Director Ana Kokkinos's poignant reflection on the fragility of the relationships between mothers and children stars Frances O'Connor, Miranda Otto, Deborra-Lee Furness and Victoria Haralabidou.

    Directed by:

  • Ana Kokkinos
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Loveless
    rating:3.0

    The Loveless

    1982Runtime:0 minutes
    A group of leather-clad bikers (led by Willem Dafoe in his feature-film debut) en route to some blistering racing action in Daytona, Fla., makes a pit stop in a backwater Georgia town. While waiting for one of their hogs to get fixed, the gang decides to raise hell. But they get more than they bargained for when the townsfolk battle back in this moody homage to Marlon Brando's classic biker movie, The Wild One.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    No Turning Back
    rating:3.0

    No Turning Back

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    After losing his pregnant wife and home during a catastrophic hurricane, Pablo (Jesus Nebot), a hard-working English professor from Honduras, immigrates with his 5-year-old daughter to California, where he begins working in the fields. But sometimes trouble follows a man, and after another tragic accident, Pablo hits the road again with daughter in tow -- this time to Mexico, and with a documentary filmmaker as their driver.

    Directed by:

  • Jesus Nebot
  • Julia Montejo
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Guncrazy
    rating:3.0

    Guncrazy

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    When a school assignment forces Anita (Drew Barrymore), a sexually abused teen, to get a pen pal, a genuine friendship develops between she and her correspondent, a prisoner named Howard (James LeGros). Howard wins Anita's heart with his tenderness, and the two move in together when he's released. Howard, however, is unable to shake his criminal ways, and it's only a matter of time before the lovers are on the run.

    Directed by:

  • Tamra Davis
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Chromophobia
    rating:3.0

    Chromophobia

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Encouraged by his editor to seek "sexy stories that sell," a reporter preys upon the private life of an erstwhile friend -- with disastrous results -- in this darkly comic tale that contemplates a modern British society overrun by American values.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Fiennes
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Wanda
    rating:3.0

    Wanda

    1971Runtime:0 minutes
    In her first and only film as director, Barbara Loden (who was married to legendary producer-director Elia Kazan) stars as a wandering divorcée who has given up custody of her children, trading in domesticity for an aimless life on the road. She eventually teams up with a small-time crook (Michael Higgins) and sets off on an adventurous crime spree. Loden's startlingly honest portrait stands among the classics of independent cinema.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Loden
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Greasewood Flat
    rating:3.0

    Greasewood Flat

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Struggling blues musician Johnny (Chip Adams) faces the music in this sensitive tale of self-discovery and familial bonds. His music career on the skids and his passion gone, Johnny heads back to the country town he once left to seek greener pastures. Defeated, Johnny now must face his estranged family, including the three generations of women he deserted years ago. Mark Boone Junior, Allison Marley, Irene Bedard and Kieran Mulroney also star.

    Directed by:

  • Susan K. Brigham
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Life in Flight
    rating:3.0

    Life in Flight

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    With a beautiful wife (Amy Smart), an adoring son (Kevin Rosseljong) and an accomplished career, New York-based architect Will (Patrick Wilson) thinks he has it all -- until a new friendship with dynamic young designer Kate (Lynn Collins) reveals the cracks in his too-perfect life. With long-repressed doubts now in the open, Will must reconsider the direction of his life from the bottom up. Tracey Hecht directs this existential drama.

    Directed by:

  • Tracey Hecht
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
    rating:3.0

    The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Raised by caretakers other than his family, the young Jeremiah (played alternately by Jimmy Bennett and twin brothers Dylan and Cole Sprouse) is taken from a foster home and delivered to his mother (director Asia Argento), a troubled teenager. But a nomadic life on the road with his own flesh and blood proves almost as traumatic as living without it. Peter Fonda co-stars in this independent drama based on the novel by J.T. Leroy.

    Directed by:

  • Asia Argento
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Particles of Truth
    rating:3.0

    Particles of Truth

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Struggling New York City artist Lilli (Jennifer Elster) should rejoice at her upcoming show, but she can't get past the insecurity of her troubled childhood. To makes things worse, her father (Alan Samulski) is dying, and her mom (Susan Floyd) has gone over the edge. Things begin to change for Lilli when she meets Morrison (Gale Harold), a poet with his own serious problems. But the two must face their issues if they're to make it as a couple.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Elster
  • rating:3.0 3.0 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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