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Scandalize My Name
rating:3.7

Scandalize My Name

1999Runtime:0 minutes
During the McCarthy era, many African American actors faced blacklists, loyalty oaths and casting discrimination. Actor Morgan Freeman hosts this illuminating documentary that explores the impact of the Red scare on the civil rights movement. Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, Harry Belafonte, Ossie Davis, Sidney Poitier, Hazel Scott, Canada Lee and Dick Campbell are among the personalities featured.

Directed by:

  • Alexandra M. Isles
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Across the Universe
    rating:3.7

    Across the Universe

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In this musical mix of live action and animation featuring songs by the Beatles, Liverpool dock worker Jude falls for Lucy on an excursion to America in the 1960s. But when Lucy's brother is drafted, Jude and Lucy take a stand as anti-war activists.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Taymor
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks Scare-riffic Double Feature
    rating:3.7

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Scare-riffic Double Feature

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Irrepressible chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore star in a pair of wacky animated features. In Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Alvin's vivid imagination stirs up suspicions about secretive new neighbor Mr. Talbot. In Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, the trio finds themselves locked inside a theme park, where mad scientist Dr. Frankenstein re-creates his famous monster -- and strikes fear into the three little mischief-makers.

    Directed by:

  • Kathi Castillo
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Beastie Boys: Video Anthology
    rating:3.7

    Beastie Boys: Video Anthology

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    The Beastie Boys Video Anthology set features 18 videos; over 50 multi-angle segments; more than 40 remixes by dozens of DJs (many created in 5.1 Surround exclusively for this release); lyrics; commentaries; world premieres; and more bass than you can shake a stick at. Videos include: Intergalactic, Shake Your Rump, Gratitude, Something's Got to Give, Sure Shot and more.

    Directed by:

  • Tamra Davis
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Loreena McKennitt: Nights from the Alhambra
    rating:3.7

    Loreena McKennitt: Nights from the Alhambra

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Celtic-New Age-world music sensation Loreena McKennitt brings her trademark ethereal stylings to Spain's most historic medieval fortress, the Alhambra, for a mystical evening of music. Backed by a stellar band, McKennitt delivers magical renditions of "The Mystic's Dream," "The Mummers' Dance," "The Bonny Swans," "Santiago," "Dante's Prayer" and "Cymbeline."

    Directed by:

  • Julia Knowles
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind
    rating:3.7

    Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Joni Mitchell's career as a singer-songwriter and painter is extensively profiled in this in-depth documentary, which originally aired as part of the PBS American Masters series. Take a look at this prolific artist as she reflects on a career that spans decades and includes some of the most influential music of that era.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Lacy
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Eric Clapton: Live in Hyde Park
    rating:3.6

    Eric Clapton: Live in Hyde Park

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Eric Clapton is on a tier of his own in the world of music. A guitar genius who elevates songs he sings to classics, he's even more impressive onstage, as seen here in this live June 1996 concert at London's Hyde Park. With his signature aplomb, Clapton runs through some of his most memorable and iconic hits, including "I Shot the Sheriff," "Old Love," "Every Day I Have the Blues," "Have You Ever Loved a Woman?" and "Wonderful Tonight."

    Directed by:

  • Julia Knowles
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Songcatcher
    rating:3.6

    Songcatcher

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    During a visit to her sister in Appalachia, a gifted musicologist stumbles upon a musical treasure trove of dozens of Scots-Irish ballads that have been preserved for generations by the local populace and are unknown to the outside world.

    Directed by:

  • Maggie Greenwald
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
    rating:3.6

    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Alvin (voiced by Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) are back, along with their careworn manager, Dave (Jason Lee), and this time they have competition: The Chipettes (Anna Faris, Christina Applegate and Amy Poehler), hired by Dave's nemesis, Ian Hawke (David Cross). Cameron Richardson, Zachary Levi and Wendie Malick also lend their voice talents for this good-time live-action/CGI sequel.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Thomas
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound
    rating:3.6

    Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Celebrating the life and career of folk legend and activist Joan Baez, this documentary features a wealth of archival footage, recent performances and interviews with David Crosby, Jesse Jackson, Bob Dylan and others. Her performance at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island and footage of her human rights activism highlight her public persona, while a candid chat with ex-husband David Harris offers a private glimpse into this American icon.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Wharton
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields
    rating:3.6

    Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    A decade in the making, this documentary by filmmakers Kerthy Fix and Gail O'Hara examines the career of prolific singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt, the enigmatic, deep-voiced heart and soul of indie pop band the Magnetic Fields.

    Directed by:

  • Kerthy Fix
  • Gail O'Hara
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
    rating:3.5

    The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Featuring home movies, interviews and more, this documentary chronicles the deep love between visionary musician Genesis P-Orridge and his wife, Lady Jaye, a couple devoted to "pandrogyny" -- using plastic surgery to make themselves look alike.

    Directed by:

  • Marie Losier
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation
    rating:3.5

    Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    The 1989 album "Rhythm Nation" sealed Janet Jackson's status as one of music's biggest stars with its record-setting six Top 5 singles. Already on her way to becoming the next Jackson family superstar, Janet put herself into another league thanks to her album, which was praised by critics and fans alike. This collection of music videos from the album includes favorites such as "Miss You Much," "Black Cat," "Rhythm Nation," "Escapade" and more.

    Directed by:

  • Jonathan Dayton
  • Valerie Jean Faris
  • Herb Ritts
  • Dominic Sena
  • Peter Smillie
  • Julien Temple
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Björk: Greatest Hits
    rating:3.5

    Björk: Greatest Hits

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Daring vocalist Björk is unafraid to explore new musical territory, and her best discoveries are collected in this anthology of music videos that show her range and depth, from the heavy dance beats of "Hyperballad" to the dark tones of "Army of Me." Exemplifying Björk's commitment to strong visual storytelling, the videos assembled were directed by such famous names as Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry.

    Directed by:

  • Spike Jonze
  • Danny Cannon
  • John Kricfalusi
  • Chris Cunningham
  • Michel Gondry
  • Sophie Muller
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Motley Crue: Greatest Video Hits
    rating:3.5

    Motley Crue: Greatest Video Hits

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Heavy metal group Motley Crue is known as much for their frenetic, over-the-top live shows as they are for their music videos. This video collects some of their best hits, including "Kickstart My Heart," "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Dr. Feelgood," "You're All I Need," "Too Young to Fall in Love," "Smokin' in the Boys Room," "Hooligan's Holiday" and "Home Sweet Home," plus interviews with Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee. Note: Contains explicit content.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Bardawil
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit
    rating:3.5

    The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Like Richard Lester's A Hard Day's Night, this documentary follows the Beatles on their first trip to America in February 1964. Documentarian brothers Albert and David Maysles were given surprising access to the band during several of their concerts and even their influential first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Performance clips include "All My Loving," "I Saw Her Standing There" and "This Boy."

    Directed by:

  • Kathy Dougherty
  • rating:3.5 3.5 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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