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The Well
rating:2.4

The Well

1997Runtime:0 minutes
A probing psychological drama involving two lonely and sexually unfulfilled women in rural Australia. When an old maid takes on a unstable party-girl for househelp, the blinding monotony of life ceases, only to be replaced by mystery and suspicion. The pair forge an odd, co-dependent relationship plagued by questionable sanity, dark secrets and tragedy.

Directed by:

  • Samantha Lang
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Bandaged
    rating:2.4

    Bandaged

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    On the cusp of her 18th birthday, Lucille (Janna Lisa Dombrowsky) attempts suicide to escape her domineering surgeon father, Arthur (Hans Piesbergen). With Lucille left burned and disfigured, Arthur works to reconstruct his daughter's face in the image of his late wife. But what he hasn't counted on are Lucille's passionate romantic feelings for the nurse (Susanne Sachsse) hired to care for her. Martine Erhel co-stars in this acclaimed thriller.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Beatty
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Blue City
    rating:2.4

    Blue City

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    When a Florida mayor is murdered, it's up to his tough-as-nails son to crack the case. He isn't averse to backing himself up with his fists, so when it comes to finding his father's killer, he's prepared to take down anyone in his way.

    Directed by:

  • Michelle Manning
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Primos
    rating:2.3

    Primos

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    With his gal pal (Elizabeth Duran) pregnant and a Mexican cousin as an uninvited houseguest, Angeleno Beto Hernandez (Nick Rey Angelus) -- an aspiring rapper -- ends up in even more trouble after turning to a pimp for a loan. To make a demo for a rap contest with a record contract as the prize, Beto hits up hustler Chuck E. (Sahyd Mora) for money … which vanishes after a night of carousing. Can Beto recoup the cash before Chuck comes to collect?

    Directed by:

  • Belinda Salazar
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Bird of Prey / Bump in the Night
    rating:2.3

    Bird of Prey / Bump in the Night

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    The stakes are high for two journalists in this double dose of 1990s thrillers. To even the score for his father's murder at the hands of a ruthless crime lord (Richard Chamberlain), vengeful Nikolai (Boyan Milushev) teams with a likeminded photojournalist in Bird of Prey. And in Bump in the Night, Meredith Baxter stars as a boozy former reporter who dusts off her investigative skills to find her kidnapped 8-year-old son.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Suite 16
    rating:2.3

    Suite 16

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    In this psychological thriller, a wheelchair-bound millionaire named Glover (Pete Postlethwaite) hires a handsome, young hustler named Chris (Antonie Kamerling) to act out his sexual fantasies. Cliff is living the good life in the penthouse of a French Riviera hotel when he discovers that Glover has been videotaping his sexual escapades. When Glover's requests escalate to murder, the intended victim (Geraldine Pailhas) doesn't respond as planned.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Dereddere
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    The Reincarnation of Golden Lotus
    rating:2.3

    The Reincarnation of Golden Lotus

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    An abused woman (Joey Wong) in Hong Kong experiences flashbacks from a prior life when she was Golden Lotus, a beautiful woman in ancient China. As she tries to interpret these visions, she realizes that both versions of her are being victimized. She begins reenacting incidents from the past in her modern life and preparing to stand up to her abusers in both time periods. Wilson Lam, Lap-Man Sin and Eric Tsang also star in this erotic thriller.

    Directed by:

  • Clara Law
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Men with Guns
    rating:2.3

    Men with Guns

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Kari Skogland helms this crime drama, a variation on the themes presented in John Sayles's same-titled film. When losers and pseudo-criminals Eddie (Donal Logue) and Richard (Gregory Sporleder) are sent to collect a debt at a remote farm, the baddies they encounter there prove insurmountable, sending the pair away beaten and humiliated. Undaunted, the two soon return with guns in hand … and things quickly go from bad to worse!

    Directed by:

  • Kari Skogland
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Loaded
    rating:2.3

    Loaded

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    A group of teens embark on a weekend trip to an isolated country house, planning to shoot a low-budget horror film. But when the friends decide to take LSD, their excursion takes a terrifying turn.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Campion
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Posers
    rating:2.3

    Posers

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    A night of heavy drinking leads to murder, suspicion and fear for a group of teenage party girls. After the girls beat a woman to death, their alpha female, Love (Stefanie von Pfetten), vanishes, leaving her three friends -- Ruth (Emily Hampshire), Vonny (Sarain Boylan) and Adria (Jessica Pare) -- with increasingly paranoid thoughts about which of them might be the next to vanish.

    Directed by:

  • Katie Tallo
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    The Shadows
    rating:2.2

    The Shadows

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    As the deadline looms for his next novel, harried horror writer Stephen Grimes (Joe Lia) enters a new chapter in his life when he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a stranger (Emett Allen) he accidentally hit with his car. Before long, their relationship heats up to a full-blown affair, with twists and turns that strangely echo the disturbing tone of Stephen's own fiction.

    Directed by:

  • Michelle Baxter
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Reunion / Secrets
    rating:2.2

    Reunion / Secrets

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Two women are pushed to the edge in this dramatic double feature. In Reunion, Marlo Thomas plays Jessie Yates, a mother seemingly driven to madness after a family tragedy involving her young son. Secrets -- set in pastoral 1905 Iowa -- stars Veronica Hamel as housewife Etta Berter, whose serene world is shaken to the core when a shocking skeleton comes out of the family closet. Richard Kiley portrays Etta's husband.

    Directed by:

  • Lee Grant
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    A Siren in the Dark
    rating:2.2

    A Siren in the Dark

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After interviewing a gay teen about the whereabouts of his sadistic lover, psychic cop Cameron is sucked into an investigation that leads him down a seedy road of sex, drugs and obsession. Along the way, Cameron encounters a mysterious male siren who feeds off the addictions of wayward travelers. Did the missing lover succumb to the siren's charms? Will Cameron be able to resist? The erotic mystery stars David Beutler and James Townsend.

    Directed by:

  • Laura Reilly
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Deadly Little Secrets
    rating:2.2

    Deadly Little Secrets

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Suspecting foul play after his athlete brother suddenly dies of a steroid overdose, suspended cop Cole Chamberlain (Dylan Walsh) sets out to find the person who supplied the drugs in this tense psychological thriller. When his search leads to a discredited physician (Craig Sheffer) who's been conducting medical experiments, Cole must decide how much he's willing to risk to avenge his sibling's death. Dina Meyer and Michele Hicks also star.

    Directed by:

  • Fiona MacKenzie
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Animal Attraction 3
    rating:2.1

    Animal Attraction 3

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Liam and his partners are about to open Hollywood's most trendy and provacative nightspot. As opening night draws near, Liam finds himself short on cash, and desperate to make some money - and fast. Young, gorgeous and in need of some quick funding, Liam does the only thing he can - seduces some of LA's finest and wealthiest women.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Gordon
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Codename: Icarus
    rating:2.1

    Codename: Icarus

    1981Runtime:0 minutes
    When his parents enroll him in the prestigious Falconleigh school for gifted teens -- which is funded by the mysterious Icarus Foundation -- math prodigy Martin Smith (Barry Angel) is just one of the bright, young minds under the watchful eye of the headmaster (Jack Galloway). But it doesn't take long for Martin to discover what's really going on: The students are being brainwashed for use in government espionage.

    Directed by:

  • Marilyn Fox
  • rating:2.1 2.1 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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