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Peepli Live
rating:3.4

Peepli Live

2010Runtime:0 minutes
When indigent farmers Natha (Omkar Das) and Budhia (Raghuvir Yadav) stand to lose their land over a loan they can't repay, a government official comes up with a modest proposal: Commit suicide and collect a subsidy that's paid to the relatives of deceased farmers. As Natha weighs his options, a journalist learns of his predicament and the media circus begins. Anusha Rizvi directs this satirical take on a real-life crisis afflicting India's underclass.

Directed by:

  • Anusha Rizvi
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Iron Lady
    rating:3.4

    The Iron Lady

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Meryl Streep provides a subtle and nuanced portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of Britain, whose political career and determination changed the rules that had limited women's opportunities for leadership.

    Directed by:

  • Phyllida Lloyd
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Household Saints
    rating:3.4

    Household Saints

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    In post-World War II New York, Joseph (Vincent D'Onofrio) wins Catherine (Tracey Ullman) in a pinochle game. They marry and have a daughter, Teresa (Lili Taylor), who becomes a religious zealot as she seeks purity through prayer -- much to the consternation of Teresa's boyfriend (Michael Imperioli) and parents. Director Nancy Savoca's third film is based on Francine Prose's novel of the same name.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Savoca
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Greatest
    rating:3.4

    The Greatest

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Three months after Allen and Grace Brewer's teenage son Bennett dies in a car accident, his girlfriend Rose shows up on their doorstep, pregnant with his child and seeking shelter and support.

    Directed by:

  • Shana Feste
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Country Strong
    rating:3.4

    Country Strong

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    While out on tour to revive her stalled career, once-popular country singer Kelly (Gwyneth Paltrow) falls for emerging newcomer Beau (Garrett Hedlund) and tries desperately to hide their burgeoning romance from her ever-present husband and manager, Ed (Tim McGraw). Written and directed by Shana Feste, this musical drama co-stars Leighton Meester as a former beauty queen trying to break out as a songstress.

    Directed by:

  • Shana Feste
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Of Love and Other Demons
    rating:3.4

    Of Love and Other Demons

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Sierva MarĂ­a (Eliza Triana), the 13-year old daughter of nobles, finds her life turned upside down when she's bitten by a rabid dog, and afterward is believed to be under the spell of demons, in this tale of forbidden love during the Spanish Inquisition. When it's decided that Sierva must submit to an exorcism, young priest Cayetano Delaura (Pablo Derqui) is assigned the task, but ultimately he finds himself possessed by Sierva's stirring sexuality.

    Directed by:

  • Hilda Hidalgo
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Vagabond
    rating:3.4

    Vagabond

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    In the south of France one winter, a young woman, Mona (Sandrine Bonnaire), is found frozen to death in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, writer-director Agnes Varda paints a fractured portrait of Mona's final weeks as she camps alone and falls in with various men and women, many of whom try to give her life direction. Others do not have her best interests at heart, as they project their own needs and problems onto her.

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  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    B-Girl
    rating:3.4

    B-Girl

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    The first time filmmakers Emily (director) and Elizabeth Dell (producer) saw an all-girl break-dance crew perform, they were mesmerized -- and they wanted to see more. Thus was born this film about a girl break-dancer immersed in the hip-hop scene. Starring Julie "Jules" Urich, Wesley Jonathan and Aimee Garcia, the drama highlights the intensity and hard work the b-girls bring to an urban art form largely unrecognized beyond their communities.

    Directed by:

  • Emily Dell
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    What a Girl Wants
    rating:3.4

    What a Girl Wants

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    An American girl, Daphne (Amanda Bynes), heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother (Kelly Preston), she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician (Colin Firth). The only problem now is that her long-lost dad is engaged to a fiercely territorial social climber (Anna Chancellor) with a daughter (Christina Cole) who makes Daphne's life miserable.

    Directed by:

  • Dennie Gordon
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Stop-Loss
    rating:3.4

    Stop-Loss

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After a tour in Iraq, decorated hero Sgt. Brandon King (Ryan Phillippe) returns home to his small Texas town and tries to readjust to civilian life. But when he's called up again as part of the military's controversial stop-loss program, he decides to go AWOL. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum play Brandon's war buddies, and Timothy Olyphant is his stern commanding officer in this poignant antiwar drama from director Kimberly Peirce.

    Directed by:

  • Kimberly Peirce
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Skellig: The Owl Man
    rating:3.4

    Skellig: The Owl Man

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When new kid on the block Michael (Bill Milner) befriends a mesmerizing man named Skellig (Tim Roth) who lives alone in a shed, their blossoming connection helps take Michael's mind off school bullies -- and his baby sister's increasingly troubling illness. Kelly Macdonald and Skye Bennett co-star in this family-friendly, made-for-television adaptation of David Almond's award-winning novel of the same name.

    Directed by:

  • Annabel Jankel
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Countess
    rating:3.4

    The Countess

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Blaming her advancing age for a failed romance with a younger man, 16th-century Hungarian countess Erzebet Báthory begins murdering virgin girls and bathing in their blood, believing that the grim ritual will restore her youthful beauty.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Delpy
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Catch and Release
    rating:3.4

    Catch and Release

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Susannah Grant (who wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Erin Brockovich) takes her first stab at feature-film directing with this emotional drama that follows the rebirth of a young woman (Jennifer Garner) after her fiancé's tragic death. On her painful journey toward healing, she uncovers hidden secrets that make her feel as if she's mourning a stranger. Juliette Lewis and Kevin Smith co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Susannah Grant
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Colt
    rating:3.4

    The Colt

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    In war-torn 1864 Virginia, trooper Jim Rabb's (Ryan Merriman) only solace after the loss of his brother is his mare, Jen, who gives birth to a colt. Although Jim's commanding officer sees the colt as a burden, the two horses soon endear themselves to the brigade. When they unexpectedly become used as pawns by the Confederates, however, Jim must risk everything to save the animals and his own honor.

    Directed by:

  • Yelena Lanskaya
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Black Butterflies
    rating:3.4

    Black Butterflies

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    This passionate biopic profiles South African poet Ingrid Jonker, whose exuberant nature is destroyed by her repeated betrayals of her supportive lover and her complex relationship with her disapproving father, the minister of censorship.

    Directed by:

  • Paula van der Oest
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Sensei
    rating:3.4

    The Sensei

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After punks at school hand him a savage beating, gay teen McClain Evans (Michael O'Laskey II) secretly begins martial arts training with Karen O'Neil (director Diana Lee Inosanto), a woman who has her own axe to grind with the narrow-minded rural community. But as Evans learns to stand up to prejudice and hate, the boy and his sensei unleash a firestorm of controversy in their small Colorado town. Louis Mandylor co-stars in this drama.

    Directed by:

  • Diana Lee Inosanto
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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