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Janice Beard: 45 WPM
rating:2.9

Janice Beard: 45 WPM

2003Runtime:0 minutes
When Janice Beard is born, her father dies of a heart attack at that exact instant, causing her mother to fall into depression that lasts two decades. After graduating school, Janice (Eileen Walsh) joins the workforce, determined to earn enough money for her mother's treatment. But when she takes a job as a secretary for a London automobile company, she becomes the office clown and the target of some absurd office politics.

Directed by:

  • Clare Kilner
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    September 11
    rating:2.9

    September 11

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    An unorthodox look at the repercussions of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, is presented in this collection of short films about how people from all walks of life were ultimately changed that day. Included are stories from a World Trade Center tour guide with relationship problems just before the attacks and a lonely man who lives minutes from the Twin Towers. Also included is a segment tackling the viewpoint of a suicide bomber.

    Directed by:

  • Claude Lelouch
  • Sean Penn
  • Youssef Chahine
  • Amos Gitai
  • Danis Tanovic
  • Idrissa Ouedraogo
  • Mira Nair
  • Shohei Imamura
  • Ken Loach
  • Samira Makhmalbaf
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Easy
    rating:2.9

    Easy

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Quirky Jamie Harris (Marguerite Moreau) has a big problem: She's a magnet for less-than-kind men as she hops beds. But things start to look up when she becomes the object of affection of two seemingly normal guys, Mick (Brian O'Byrne) and John (Naveen Andrews). Unfortunately, there's the immense problem of her self-imposed 90-day moratorium on sex. Emily Deschanel co-stars as Jamie's sister, Laura.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Weinstock
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Painful Secrets
    rating:2.9

    Painful Secrets

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Seemingly typical teenager Dawn Cottrell (Kimberlee Peterson) deals with her anxieties about school, friends and her dysfunctional family in a very dangerous way: Instead of crying whenever she's upset, Dawn cuts her arms until they bleed. Sean Young stars as Dawn's self-involved mother, and Rhea Perlman offers a stirring performance as the caring therapist who attempts to guide Dawn down the road to recovery.

    Directed by:

  • Norma Bailey
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Hellcab
    rating:2.9

    Hellcab

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    In this slice-of-life indie, a cab driver (Paul Dillon) is about to encounter what may be the toughest -- and oddest -- day of his life. With every fare he picks up, including a rape victim and a combustible couple, he experiences an incremental personality shift. Each small change helps shape him into a profoundly changed man by the end of the day. Cameos include Julianne Moore, John Cusack and Gillian Anderson.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Cybulski
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    C't'a Ton Tour, Laura Cadieux
    rating:2.9

    C't'a Ton Tour, Laura Cadieux

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Denise Filatrault's charming comedy, inspired by Michel Tremblay's novel, stars Ginette Reno as Laura Cadieux, a woman desperate to shed some excess weight. Her solution? To go to a famous doctor for a weekly injection that she hopes will melt away the fat. But she gains more than she loses when she's introduced to a community she so desperately needs, a group of other female patients who understand the roller-coaster she's on.

    Directed by:

  • Denise Filiatrault
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Waiting for the Moon
    rating:2.9

    Waiting for the Moon

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, this erudite biopic provides a fictionalized portrait of one of history's great literary couples: Gertrude Stein (Linda Bassett) and Alice B. Toklas (Linda Hunt). During the summer in which the film takes place, Alice attends to an ailing Gertrude; they visit Fernande Olivier (Bernadette Lafont), Guillaume Apollinaire (Jacque Boudet) and others; and Hemingway (Bruce McGill) pays a call.

    Directed by:

  • Jill Godmilow
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    The Night of the White Pants
    rating:2.9

    The Night of the White Pants

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Thrown out of his mansion by his soon-to-be ex-trophy wife, Barbara (Janine Turner), Dallas businessman Max Hagan (Tom Wilkinson) forges an unlikely connection with punk rocker Raff (Nick Stahl), the boyfriend of his workaholic daughter, Beth (Selma Blair). Joining Raff for a wild night on the town, Max abandons his thoroughly dysfunctional life and gets in touch with his inner punk in this rollicking comedy from writer-director Amy Talkington.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Talkington
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
    rating:2.9

    I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Loony but lovable klutz Polly (Sheila McCarthy) lands a job in an upscale art gallery. In a major gaffe, she hangs a piece of art she mistakenly credits to her boss, Gabrielle (Paule Baillargeon), but which really was created by Gabrielle's lover, Mary (Ann-Marie MacDonald). And when she develops an inconvenient crush on Gabrielle, Polly's troubles begin to multiple faster than dabs of paint on a Jackson Pollock canvas.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Rozema
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    2 Days in Paris
    rating:2.9

    2 Days in Paris

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    On their way home from an ill-fated Venice vacation, Marion (Julie Delpy, who also directs) and Jack (Adam Goldberg) stop in Paris to visit Marion's parents. But their sojourn in the City of Lights turns out to be just as disastrous as their "romantic" trip to Italy. Culture shock, run-ins with Marion's myriad ex-lovers and uncomfortable encounters with her belligerent parents conspire to make Jack feel even more estranged from his worldly paramour.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Delpy
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Cavedweller
    rating:2.9

    Cavedweller

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Kyra Sedgwick produced and stars in this drama, based on Dorothy Allison's novel, about a woman who leaves her abusive husband (Aidan Quinn) and two daughters to start life anew in Los Angeles. Years later, after losing her new love and discovering that her ex-husband is ill, Delia (Sedgwick) returns to her hometown in hopes of reuniting with her daughters. But she's in for an uphill battle as she tries to become part of their lives again.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Cholodenko
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Dirt
    rating:2.9

    Dirt

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Two Texans (Tracy Fraim and Michael Covert) grieving their mother's death decide they miss the feminine presence at home and get a hooker (Jennifer Tilly) to keep them company. But they soon realize they need one more companion, so they kidnap DeDe (Tara Chocol), a store clerk. Interestingly, she's glad for the diversion; after all, she's sick of her abusive husband. But he's not sick of his wife, and he goes after all of them.

    Directed by:

  • Michael Covert
  • Tracy Fraim
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Cinema 16: European Short Films
    rating:2.9

    Cinema 16: European Short Films

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Cinephiles will savor this delightful anthology of 16 diverse short films helmed by some of Europe's best directors, including Toby MacDonald ("Je T'aime John Wayne") and Anders Thomas Jensen ("Election Night"). Among the other gems in the collection are "Boy and Bicycle" by Ridley Scott, "Jabberwocky" by Jan Svankmajer, "Fierrot le Pou" by Mathieu Kassovitz, "Gasman" by Lynne Ramsay and "The Man Without a Head" by Juan Diego Solanas.

    Directed by:

  • Ridley Scott
  • Jan Svankmajer
  • Balint Kenyeres
  • Run Wrake
  • Nanni Moretti
  • Andrea Arnold
  • Christopher Nolan
  • Lars von Trier
  • Mathieu Kassovitz
  • Anders Thomas Jensen
  • Roy Andersson
  • Virgil Widrich
  • Martin McDonagh
  • Juan Diego Solanas
  • Toby MacDonald
  • Lynne Ramsay
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Beautiful Kate
    rating:2.9

    Beautiful Kate

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Invited back home to make peace with his dying father, an Aussie writer must finally face the truth about his twin sister's death decades earlier. But as father and son struggle to reconcile, long-hidden secrets threaten to engulf the whole family.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Ward
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron
    rating:2.9

    The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Once he starts working for the Enron Corporation, young trader Brian Cruver (Christian Kane) is quickly caught up in the company's obsession with greed and partying. When Enron suddenly files for bankruptcy, Cruver is swept up in the disastrous collapse. Brian Dennehy and Shannon Elizabeth also star in this drama based on real-life events and on the book Anatomy of Greed by former Enron employee Brian Cruver.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Spheeris
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    LolliLove
    rating:2.9

    LolliLove

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    A pretentious, well-heeled couple (played by James Gunn and Jenna Fischer, who also directed) is bound and determined to make a difference in the lives of the homeless, but not by giving them scads of money or by treating them to a hot meal. Instead, the twosome hands out lollipops with an uplifting slogan on the wrappers. Oh yeah, that'll do the trick. Linda Cardellini co-stars in this hilarious mockumentary.

    Directed by:

  • Jenna Fischer
  • rating:2.9 2.9 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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