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La Ciénaga
rating:2.9

La Ciénaga

2001Runtime:0 minutes
Written and directed by Lucrecia Martel, this allegorical slice-of-life follows two families thrown together at a tumbledown vacation home near the end of a sweltering summer in a northwest Argentine province. While middle-aged Mecha (Graciela Borges) and her disaffected husband (Martín Adjemián) lounge around the grungy swimming pool in an alcoholic haze, her visiting cousin Tali (Mercedes Morán) tends her brood with little help from her spouse.

Directed by:

  • Lucrecia Martel
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Malcolm
    rating:2.9

    Malcolm

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    In this wacky heist film that swept the Australian Film Institute Awards, Colin Friels plays the titular character -- a shy mechanical genius who gets caught up in a crime spree after being fired for building a tram. Forced to take in lodgers (Lindy Davies and John Hargreaves), Malcolm soon realizes that his skills for invention could be helpful to his new roomies -- who happen to be thieves. Now, he must build the perfect getaway car.

    Directed by:

  • Nadia Tass
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Acceptance
    rating:2.9

    Acceptance

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    High school senior Taylor (Mae Whitman) finds herself in a stand-off with her mother, Nina (Joan Cusack), who wants her to go Ivy League, while Taylor prefers a more modest college. She's also dealing with the fact that her parents' shaky marriage may not last much longer. Meanwhile, Taylor's friends Harry (Jonathan Keltz) and Maya (Deepti Daryanani) also obsess about their college prospects in this Lifetime Original Movie.

    Directed by:

  • Sanaa Hamri
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Gaumont Treasures: The Films of Alice Guy
    rating:2.9

    Gaumont Treasures: The Films of Alice Guy

    1897Runtime:0 minutes
    Showcasing her pioneering creativity as an early filmmaker, this compilation of more than 60 short films by director Alice Guy features works she created for the Gaumont Film Company before moving to the United States. Selections cover genres ranging from comedy to social commentary and religion -- including "The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ" -- and encompass early experimental techniques such as hand-coloring and synchronized sound.

    Directed by:

  • Alice Guy
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    The Night of the White Pants
    rating:2.9

    The Night of the White Pants

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Thrown out of his mansion by his soon-to-be ex-trophy wife, Barbara (Janine Turner), Dallas businessman Max Hagan (Tom Wilkinson) forges an unlikely connection with punk rocker Raff (Nick Stahl), the boyfriend of his workaholic daughter, Beth (Selma Blair). Joining Raff for a wild night on the town, Max abandons his thoroughly dysfunctional life and gets in touch with his inner punk in this rollicking comedy from writer-director Amy Talkington.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Talkington
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Amy
    rating:2.9

    Amy

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    A traumatized girl finds her true voice in this moving comedy-drama. Unable to hear or speak, 8-year-old Amy (Alana De Roma) hides from Child Welfare with her loving mom (Rachel Griffiths). But when they move to Melbourne's seedier side, Amy's secret is revealed: She sings like a bird. Encouraged by new friends, Amy sings her way out of her shell and faces the traumatic event that led to her long silence. Ben Mendelsohn also stars.

    Directed by:

  • Nadia Tass
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Bewitched
    rating:2.9

    Bewitched

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Hoping to revive his career, washed-up actor Jack Wyatt is convinced that Isabel Bigelow would make the perfect Samantha to his Darrin in a film update of the 1960s sitcom "Bewitched." But Jack doesn't know how right he is: Isabel really is a witch.

    Directed by:

  • Nora Ephron
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Easy
    rating:2.9

    Easy

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Quirky Jamie Harris (Marguerite Moreau) has a big problem: She's a magnet for less-than-kind men as she hops beds. But things start to look up when she becomes the object of affection of two seemingly normal guys, Mick (Brian O'Byrne) and John (Naveen Andrews). Unfortunately, there's the immense problem of her self-imposed 90-day moratorium on sex. Emily Deschanel co-stars as Jamie's sister, Laura.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Weinstock
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Cinema 16: European Short Films
    rating:2.9

    Cinema 16: European Short Films

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Cinephiles will savor this delightful anthology of 16 diverse short films helmed by some of Europe's best directors, including Toby MacDonald ("Je T'aime John Wayne") and Anders Thomas Jensen ("Election Night"). Among the other gems in the collection are "Boy and Bicycle" by Ridley Scott, "Jabberwocky" by Jan Svankmajer, "Fierrot le Pou" by Mathieu Kassovitz, "Gasman" by Lynne Ramsay and "The Man Without a Head" by Juan Diego Solanas.

    Directed by:

  • Ridley Scott
  • Jan Svankmajer
  • Balint Kenyeres
  • Run Wrake
  • Nanni Moretti
  • Andrea Arnold
  • Christopher Nolan
  • Lars von Trier
  • Mathieu Kassovitz
  • Anders Thomas Jensen
  • Roy Andersson
  • Virgil Widrich
  • Martin McDonagh
  • Juan Diego Solanas
  • Toby MacDonald
  • Lynne Ramsay
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    2 Days in Paris
    rating:2.9

    2 Days in Paris

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    On their way home from an ill-fated Venice vacation, Marion (Julie Delpy, who also directs) and Jack (Adam Goldberg) stop in Paris to visit Marion's parents. But their sojourn in the City of Lights turns out to be just as disastrous as their "romantic" trip to Italy. Culture shock, run-ins with Marion's myriad ex-lovers and uncomfortable encounters with her belligerent parents conspire to make Jack feel even more estranged from his worldly paramour.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Delpy
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Chasing Papi
    rating:2.9

    Chasing Papi

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Handsome young Latino Thomas Fuentes (Eduardo Verastegui), aka Papi, lives in Los Angeles and is engaged to three different girls -- a cocktail waitress in Miami, a wealthy New Yorker and a Chicago lawyer. But Papi's dream come true becomes a nightmare in short order. When the girls find out Papi's been "triple-timing" them -- on the same weekend, no less -- their revenge will be sweet. D.L. Hughley co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Mendoza
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Do Not Adjust Your Set
    rating:2.9

    Do Not Adjust Your Set

    1967Runtime:0 minutes
    Originally envisioned as a program for children, this imaginative 1960s television series gained a sizable adult following thanks to the talents of comedians and artists who would later create "Monty Python's Flying Circus." Featuring work by Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band leader Neil Innes (whom Gilliam referred to as "the seventh Python"), this collection is a must-see for British comedy fans.

    Directed by:

  • Adrian Cooper
  • Daphne Shadwell
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    The Beaver
    rating:2.9

    The Beaver

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. Jodie Foster directs and co-stars as Walter's wife in this dark comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Jodie Foster
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Everything Relative
    rating:2.9

    Everything Relative

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Reunited for a special occasion, a group of women friends -- both gay and straight -- relive their memories of their college days during the 1970s, rekindle faded friendships and ignite new romances. During their weekend in the country the friends trace the changes they've undergone in the last 20 years -- a journey that's bound to open old wounds and perhaps heal them. Monica Bell stars.

    Directed by:

  • Sharon Pollack
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Chlorox, Ammonia and Coffee
    rating:2.9

    Chlorox, Ammonia and Coffee

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    In this Norwegian comedy, a suddenly single mom (who also happens to be pregnant) arms herself with a toy gun and robs a convenience store after her husband drains their savings and runs off with another woman. Not the smartest move, but who can blame her? Subplots abound as urban eccentrics collide in this wickedly funny melodrama co-starring Benedikte Lindbeck, Fares Fares, Kjersti Holmen and Denis Storhoi.

    Directed by:

  • Mona J. Hoel
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Rain in the Mountains
    rating:2.9

    Rain in the Mountains

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Eric Smallhouse (Steve Pierre) doesn't know the first thing about the traditions and practices of his Native American ancestors, but he's not going to let that little detail dissuade him from leading his people to a resurgence of cultural pride. Renaming himself "Rain in the Mountains," Eric sets out to inspire his people to deny the influences of the white man's world in an effort to recapture their true identity.

    Directed by:

  • Christine Sullivan
  • rating:2.9 2.9 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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