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Inescapable
rating:2.8

Inescapable

2003Runtime:0 minutes
Directed by Helen Lesnick, this sexually frank drama follows the steamy affair that Chloe and Jessie carry on behind their girlfriends' backs. But as the new lovers' fling becomes more passionate, they find themselves plagued by guilt.

Directed by:

  • Helen Lesnick
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Watching You
    rating:2.8

    Watching You

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Catch some of the best lesbian-themed short films from around the world in this fascinating collection. The selections include "4PM," a British movie in which a one-night stand brings comic relief; the Israeli feature "Watching You," in which the green-eyed monster -- jealousy -- rears its hideous head; "Dear Emily," an American short in which an older woman reminisces over her first crush, and more.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Brooks
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    The Girl from Monaco
    rating:2.8

    The Girl from Monaco

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Middle-aged lawyer Bertrand (Fabrice Luchini) chafes at the presence of Christophe (Roschdy Zem), a bodyguard assigned to protect him during a dangerous case. Things worsen when Bertrand catches the eye of free-spirited weather girl Audrey (Louise Bourgoin), Christophe's old flame. Audrey brings out long-dormant feelings in the counselor, who finds himself competing against his guardian for her affections in this charming, French-language romantic comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Fontaine
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Shades of Fear
    rating:2.8

    Shades of Fear

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Mystery lurks in the shadowy corners of a luxurious ocean liner as a young woman traveling on her own enters into a romantic liaison with a handsome stranger who may be an accomplished art forger and a cold-hearted killer. Vanessa Redgrave, John Hurt and Jonathan Pryce star.

    Directed by:

  • Beeban Kidron
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    A Real Life
    rating:2.8

    A Real Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When petty thief Bruno (Guillaume Depardieu) falls in love with Isabelle (Florence Loiret), a teacher, they believe they can build a life together despite his criminal past. That is, until the authorities begin to close in and the two are forced on the lam in the wilderness. Drifting down the river and wandering through the woods, they become lost in each other, blithely ignoring the future. This romance was Depardieu's final film.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Leonor
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Go Fish
    rating:2.8

    Go Fish

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Brash lesbian Camille "Max" West (Guinevere Turner) is looking for romance in this hip, film festival favorite. Sick of hearing Max whine about her love life, her roommate sets Max up with the bashful, older -- and frumpy -- Ely (V.S. Brodie). Not surprisingly, their meeting doesn't exactly set off fireworks. But just as Max begins to believe she's destined to be alone, she discovers that life's best surprises sometimes come in ordinary packages.

    Directed by:

  • Rose Troche
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    November Moon
    rating:2.8

    November Moon

    1984Runtime:0 minutes
    To escape the escalating Nazi threat in her native Germany, young Jew November Messing (Gabriele Osburg) finds sanctuary and love with a daring mademoiselle. November is taken in by a Parisian family. The brother and sister of the household develop amorous feelings for November -- who falls for the mademoiselle, Férial (Christiane Millet). When the Germans occupy the city, Férial takes enormous personal risks to shield her lover from the Nazis.

    Directed by:

  • Alexandra von Grote
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    I Love You, Don't Touch Me
    rating:2.8

    I Love You, Don't Touch Me

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Intent on finding the man of her dreams, a young woman hits the dating scene in this romantic comedy. Katie (Marla Schaffel) endures one bad date after another in her quest to find Mr. Right. She rejects her best friend, Ben (Mitchell Whitfield), when he expresses his interest in her, choosing suave Richard (Michael Harris) instead. Richard seems perfect at first, but Katie learns the hard way that true love was right in front of her all along.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Davis
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Amy's O
    rating:2.8

    Amy's O

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Neurotic single Los Angeles resident Amy (Julie Davis) just had her self-help book -- about why women don't need men to feel fulfilled -- break onto the best-seller list. Things should be great! But she only half-believes her own advice, and things come to a head when she meets radio "shock jock" Matthew (Nick Chinlund). He's exactly the sort of man Amy warns her readers to stay away from -- so why is she attracted to him like a magnet to steel?

    Directed by:

  • Julie Davis
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Goddess of Mercy
    rating:2.8

    Goddess of Mercy

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Ann Hui's film, which opened the 2004 Hong Kong International Film Festival, follows the travails of An Xin (Vicki Zhao), a woman whose work life may be under control, but whose love life is in a shambles. And no wonder: She's juggling two men -- a drug kingpin she meets through work (Nicholas Tse) and her reformed playboy fiancée (Liu Yunlong). Plus, An Xin still hasn't gotten over the death of her husband, Tienjun (Chen Jiabin).

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Jargo
    rating:2.8

    Jargo

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    After spending most of his life in Saudi Arabia, Jargo (Constantin von Jascheroff) moves to Berlin, where he's schooled in the ways of coolness by Kamil (Oktay Ozdemir), a Turkish petty thief. Their friendship falters, however, when the ghost of Jargo's father urges him to "become a man" before his 16th birthday and he subsequently begins to develop feelings for Kamil's girl (Nora von Waldstatten). Maria Solrun Sigurdardottir directs.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Solrun Sigurdardottir
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Nights and Weekends
    rating:2.8

    Nights and Weekends

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig (collaborators on the indie fave Hannah Takes the Stairs) write, direct and star in this penetrating character study about a couple dealing with the ups and downs of maintaining a long-distance relationship. Despite their deep love for each other, James and Mattie are forced to face the possibility that traveling back and forth between New York and Chicago may ultimately spell the demise of their relationship.

    Directed by:

  • Greta Gerwig
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Creating Karma
    rating:2.8

    Creating Karma

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    A product of the '60s in every sense, Karma (Carol Lee Sirugo) has built a life of yuppie creature comforts as editor of a New York fashion magazine -- but when the gig goes south, she stumbles back into the arms, and ways, of her eccentric family. In this screwball New Age satire, Karma transforms herself from urban achiever to sensitive poet, with a little help from her hippie half-sister (director Jill Wisoff) and mom (Karen Lynn Gorney).

    Directed by:

  • Jill Wisoff
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Brand New Day
    rating:2.8

    Brand New Day

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In an idyllic port town on Australia's west coast in the summer of 1969, carefree 16-year-old Willie (Rocky McKenzie) enjoys hanging out with his pals and wooing a beautiful singer named Rosie (Jessica Mauboy) -- until his mom ships him back to a Catholic boarding school in Perth. An act of rebellion soon triggers a wild homebound journey for our young hero in this energetic adaptation of the beloved Australian stage musical from 1990.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Perkins
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Female Perversions
    rating:2.8

    Female Perversions

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    This movie tests Louise J. Kaplan's novel, through the character of Eve, a young, successful attorney. Caught between her career aspirations and her desire to help her kleptomaniac sister, Eve walks a tightrope between toughness and vulnerability.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Streitfeld
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    A Heavenly Vintage
    rating:2.8

    A Heavenly Vintage

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In this romantic fantasy set in 19th-century France and based on the novel of the same name by Elizabeth Knox, peasant winemaker Sobran Jodeau sets about to create the perfect vintage. Luckily for him, he has an angel on his side.

    Directed by:

  • Niki Caro
  • rating:2.8 2.8 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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