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In the Land of Blood and Honey
rating:3.4

In the Land of Blood and Honey

2011Runtime:0 minutes
Danijel, a Bosnian Serb soldier serving under his father's command, reunites with Ajla, a Bosnian Muslim woman he was involved with before the war, when she is captured by his camp and forced to work as a sex slave.

Directed by:

  • Angelina Jolie
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Sensei
    rating:3.4

    The Sensei

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After punks at school hand him a savage beating, gay teen McClain Evans (Michael O'Laskey II) secretly begins martial arts training with Karen O'Neil (director Diana Lee Inosanto), a woman who has her own axe to grind with the narrow-minded rural community. But as Evans learns to stand up to prejudice and hate, the boy and his sensei unleash a firestorm of controversy in their small Colorado town. Louis Mandylor co-stars in this drama.

    Directed by:

  • Diana Lee Inosanto
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Love and Mary
    rating:3.4

    Love and Mary

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After a bad review imperils her upscale bake shop, Mary plans to take her fiancé, Brent, back to Texas, with the hope of scoring some cash from the engagement party. But an outbreak of hives forces Mary to take Brent's jailbird twin, Jake, instead.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Harrison
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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 Kids Are All Right
    rating:3.4

    The Kids Are All Right

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), the children of same-sex parents Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore), become curious about the identity of their sperm-donor dad (Mark Ruffalo) and set out to make him part of their family unit, often with hilarious results. But his arrival complicates the household dynamics, and nobody is sure how he fits in -- if at all -- in this Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Cholodenko
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Fish Tank
    rating:3.4

    Fish Tank

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    The life of hot-tempered teen outcast Mia (Katie Jarvis) takes an unexpected turn when her mother, Joanne (Kierston Wareing), brings home a handsome and mysterious boyfriend named Connor (Michael Fassbender), who pledges to bring sweeping positive changes to the household. British writer-director Andrea Arnold's sophomore feature won Best British Film at the 2010 BAFTAs.

    Directed by:

  • Andrea Arnold
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
    rating:3.4

    Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    A total outcast at her private school, Esther (Danielle Catanzariti) suffocates under her mother's (Essie Davis) constant pressure at home. But after forming an unlikely friendship with well-liked Sunni (Keisha Castle-Hughes), Esther starts taking daring risks and suddenly becomes popular. A smart, good-natured comedy about learning to be yourself, this Australian coming-of-age story also features Toni Collette.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Randall
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Desert Hearts
    rating:3.4

    Desert Hearts

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    Uptight literature professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) heads to Reno, Nev., in 1959 for a quickie divorce. While staying with Frances Parker (Audra Lindley) at her ranch to establish residency, Bell meets Parker's adopted daughter (Patricia Charbonneau), a casino worker 10 years her junior. Bell finds herself increasingly drawn to the open and self-assured lesbian, and their developing intimacy releases buried emotions Bell has never explored.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Deitch
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Jesus' Son
    rating:3.4

    Jesus' Son

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, director Alison Maclean's reflective drama follows FH (Billy Crudup), a well-meaning drug addict who stumbles backward into redemption. When his longtime love (Samantha Morton) leaves, FH follows her but meets and falls for the older Mira (Holly Hunter). Amid his life's wreckage, a near-fatal car crash and a chance to save a child's life force FH to examine his existence and its meaning.

    Directed by:

  • Alison MacLean
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Hounddog
    rating:3.4

    Hounddog

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Doe-eyed Dakota Fanning steps away from family fare with this controversial but powerful drama set in rural Alabama, playing a precocious but abused 12-year-old who finds comfort in the music of rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley. While she suppresses her painful memories, will her seemingly indestructible spirit shatter when she suffers a shocking tragedy? David Morse, Piper Laurie and Robin Wright Penn co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Deborah Kampmeier
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Stone Angel
    rating:3.4

    The Stone Angel

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Rather than succumbing to life in a nursing home, feisty Hagar Shipley (Ellen Burstyn) goes on the run. As she struggles to keep her mind clear, Hagar relives passionate moments from early in her life and reflects on the many difficult experiences she's faced. Featuring Christine Horne as the younger Hagar, director Kari Skogland's adaptation of Margaret Laurence's popular novel co-stars Ellen Page, Dylan Baker and Cole Hauser.

    Directed by:

  • Kari Skogland
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Bhaji on the Beach
    rating:3.4

    Bhaji on the Beach

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    A group of Indian women in England head to the resort of Blackpool and end up on a life-changing journey. Passionate feminist Simi (Shaheen Khan) organizes the seaside outing for the women's center, whose members range from traditional matrons to flirty teenagers. Despite their differences in age and ideology, the ladies form a lasting bond when one of their own is threatened. Director Gurinder Chadha helms this heartwarming comedy-drama.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Handsome Harry
    rating:3.4

    Handsome Harry

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    For many years, small-town resident Harry Sweeney (Jamey Sheridan) has avoided confronting painful memories from his past. But when his best friend becomes seriously ill, Harry builds up enough courage to explore long-hidden secrets and uncover his true identity. Bette Gordon directs this character-driven drama that boasts a strong ensemble cast featuring Steve Buscemi, Aidan Quinn, John Savage and Campbell Scott.

    Directed by:

  • Bette Gordon
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Thirteen
    rating:3.4

    Thirteen

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Thirteen-year-old Tracy (Evan Rachel Wood) is a good girl. She's smart, gets along with her mom (Holly Hunter) and is never in trouble. But then she befriends Evie (Nikki Reed), a gorgeous and popular classmate who introduces her to the beguiling world of sex, alcohol, drugs and self-mutilation. This puts Tracy at odds with her friends, relatives and, most of all, her mother. Catherine Hardwicke directs a script co-written with Reed.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    B-Girl
    rating:3.4

    B-Girl

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    The first time filmmakers Emily (director) and Elizabeth Dell (producer) saw an all-girl break-dance crew perform, they were mesmerized -- and they wanted to see more. Thus was born this film about a girl break-dancer immersed in the hip-hop scene. Starring Julie "Jules" Urich, Wesley Jonathan and Aimee Garcia, the drama highlights the intensity and hard work the b-girls bring to an urban art form largely unrecognized beyond their communities.

    Directed by:

  • Emily Dell
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    16 to Life
    rating:3.4

    16 to Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    On her 16th birthday, never-been-kissed Kate (Hallee Hirsh) decides to play cupid for two people she works with, pairing her boss (Theresa Russell) with a paraplegic customer (Jaime Gomez) and setting up short-order cook Rene (Shiloh Fernandez) with an oversexed co-worker (Emily Foxler). But in the process of matchmaking, Kate learns some surprising lessons about love and the mechanics of romantic relationships.

    Directed by:

  • Becky Smith
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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