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Black and White
rating:3.2

Black and White

2008Runtime:0 minutes
Cristina Comencini's follow-up to her Oscar-nominated foreign language film Don't Tell (2005) is an interracial love story about an Italian computer programmer (Fabio Volo) who falls for a Senegalese embassy worker (Aïssa Maïga), much to the dismay of their spouses (Ambra Angiolini and Eriq Ebouaney). When their illicit affair is revealed, their mutual passion -- and their racial differences -- wreak havoc on both of their lives.

Directed by:

  • Cristina Comencini
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Lady Chatterley: Uncut Special Edition
    rating:3.2

    Lady Chatterley: Uncut Special Edition

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When her husband (Hippolyte Girardot) is paralyzed in World War I, frustration drives Lady Chatterley (Marina Hands) into an affair with a gamekeeper (Jean-Louis Coullo'ch). She finds in her new lover not only physical passion but also an inner kindness, both of which her husband can no longer provide. Director Pascale Ferran's uncut edition includes almost an hour of additional footage.

    Directed by:

  • Pascale Ferran
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Cake
    rating:3.2

    Cake

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    As her magazine publisher father lies in the hospital after a heart attack, free-spirited travel writer Pippa McGee agrees to help him run the family business. But the serial bachelorette balks when she learns she'll run a mag called &NFi;Wedding Bells&NFi_;.

    Directed by:

  • Nisha Ganatra
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Love and Debate
    rating:3.2

    Love and Debate

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Attractive, smart as a whip and able to outfox any guy on the high school debate team, Miami native Jordan Landa (Gina Philips) has a scholarship to Harvard and the world in the palm of her hand -- or so it seems. In her new milieu, however, Jordan begins to flounder, flummoxed by bad relationships and the pressures of being a Jewish Latina in a male-dominated world. Sean Astin and Adam Rodriguez co-star in this coming-of-age drama.

    Directed by:

  • Jessica Kavana
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Soong Sisters
    rating:3.2

    The Soong Sisters

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Maggie Cheung, Vivian Wu and Michelle Yeoh portray Ching-ling, May-ling and Ai-ling, three sisters in the Soong family, an influential and fascinating political dynasty in China that reached the highest levels of power. After being educated in America, the women marry some of the wealthiest and most powerful men in Chinese history, including Sun Yat-sen, the founder of modern China, and Chiang Kai-shek, the nation's leader during World War II.

    Directed by:

  • Mabel Cheung
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    A Wedding for Bella
    rating:3.2

    A Wedding for Bella

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Hard-driven businessman Dominic (Scott Baio) learns there's much more to life than work and money when he gets to know Bella (Rosemary Prinz), a neighbor and mother figure who longs for a wedding for her estranged daughter, Lucca (Kristin Minter). When Dominic discovers Bella is gravely ill, he vows to make her dream come true.

    Directed by:

  • Melissa Martin
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Children of the Century
    rating:3.2

    Children of the Century

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    This is the true story of the romance between burgeoning French author George Sand (Juliette Binoche) and a much younger poet, Alfred de Musset (Benoit Magimel), whom she meets when she flees to Paris in the early 1830s after leaving her husband. Sand's affair with Musset and her pre-feminist behavior make her the scandal of the city, as she develops the personality that would later make her one of the century's most famous literary figures.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Kurys
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Miss You Like Crazy
    rating:3.2

    Miss You Like Crazy

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Ferry boat commuters Alan (John Lloyd Cruz) and Mia (Bea Alonzo) make a romantic connection that's thwarted when Mia learns that Alan already has a girlfriend. Years later, the two meet again, and Alan gets a second chance to win Mia's heart. But this time, she's the one who's already taken. Gerald Hans Isaac and Maricar Reyes co-star in this Filipino romance set in Manila and Malaysia, directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Iron & Silk
    rating:3.2

    Iron & Silk

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    A kung fu film fanatic moves to China in search of enlightenment in this sensitive film. With a degree in Chinese Culture, Mark (Mark Salzman) gets a job teaching English at a college in Hangzhou during an era of political and social upheaval. His foreigner status hinders Mark's romantic relationships, and he ultimately learns to merge the best of Eastern culture with his Western ways. Vivian Wu, Pan Qingfu and Jeanette Lin Tsui also star.

    Directed by:

  • Shirley Sun
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Autumn in New York
    rating:3.2

    Autumn in New York

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Will Keane (Richard Gere) is a middle-aged playboy working the Big Apple who experiences true love for the first time when he falls under the spell of Charlotte Fielding (Winona Ryder), a young, vibrant woman harboring a tragic secret. Autumn is the season for this genuine tearjerker directed by actress Joan Chen (The Last Emperor), which features able supporting performances from Anthony LaPaglia, Elaine Stritch and Sherry Stringfield.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Chen
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Loser
    rating:3.2

    Loser

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    For Paul Tannek (Jason Biggs), life couldn't get much worse: His college roommates hate him, the girl he likes (Mena Suvari) can't stand him and everyone on campus thinks he's a dork. But things improve when Paul moves into a nearby veterinary hospital. He now has access to the best party locale -- and that could make his dream girl sit up and take notice.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Heckerling
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Desperately Seeking Susan
    rating:3.2

    Desperately Seeking Susan

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) seeks vicarious thrills through other people's personal ads. But via a jacket, amnesia and mistaken identity, Roberta comes to believe she's Susan (Madonna), a wild Soho vamp wanted by the mob. Dez (Aidan Quinn) falls for "Susan" (Roberta); the real Susan has no idea she has a double; and Roberta's husband, Jim (Mark Blum), is thrown for a loop. Director Susan Seidelman's romantic comedy features tons of cameos.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Seidelman
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity
    rating:3.2

    Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Determined to improve the romantic prospects of her lonely single mother, Kin Ho, quirky but well-meaning 12-year-old Mindy (Valerie Tian) resorts to Taoist magic to do the trick. But although the spells and potions seem to miss the mark, Kin finds her humdrum, unfulfilling life given a fresh spark from her daughter's good-intentioned charms. Reteaming with director Mina Shum (Double Happiness), Sandra Oh stars in this enchanting light comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Mina Shum
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Safety of Objects
    rating:3.2

    The Safety of Objects

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Four intersecting tales shed light on the difficult lives of suburbanites. Esther (Glenn Close) nurses her comatose son (Joshua Jackson) while ignoring the rest of the family, and workaholic attorney Jim (Dermot Mulroney) overlooks his wife (Moira Kelly), losing control when he doesn't get an expected promotion. Meanwhile, Annette (Patricia Clarkson) and her family struggle to survive her divorce, and Helen (Mary Kay Place) seeks excitement.

    Directed by:

  • Rose Troche
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
    rating:3.2

    Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Born into a wealthy and powerful family, Tara (Sarita Choudhury) is luckier than her lowly servant, Maya (Indira Varma), when it comes to material things. But Maya has become richer in matters of the mind and soul -- even as she dons Tara's hand-me-downs. When Tara weds a handsome king (Naveen Andrews), she thinks she's found true love. In a cruel twist of fate, however, he takes Maya as his comely courtesan in this 16th century feudal saga.

    Directed by:

  • Mira Nair
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Love Don't Cost a Thing
    rating:3.2

    Love Don't Cost a Thing

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    How does a geeky teenage genius become popular during the late stages of the game known simply as high school life? According to this movie -- an update of Can't Buy Me Love -- all you have to do is date the school's prettiest girl. But to do that, Alvin (Nick Cannon) must promise the girl (Christina Milian) that he'll help pay for repairs on her mother's car, which she's wrecked. In return, all she has to do is pretend to be his girlfriend.

    Directed by:

  • Troy Beyer
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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