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Elegy
rating:3.3

Elegy

2008Runtime:0 minutes
Cultural critic David Kepesh sits in his ivory tower, divorced from any romantic or familial entanglements -- until the sultry 24-year-old daughter of Cuban exiles reawakens his sense of sexual excitement in this well-acted drama.

Directed by:

  • Isabel Coixet
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Orlando
    rating:3.3

    Orlando

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Sally Potter adapts Virginia Woolf's 1928 allegorical novel about a woman who lives for 400 years -- the first half as a man -- in this surrealist study of sex and gender roles throughout the ages. The transition from man to woman and from the 16th to the 20th century is realized by Tilda Swinton's breakthrough performance and the film's Oscar-nominated costumes and art direction. Quentin Crisp plays Queen Elizabeth I.

    Directed by:

  • Sally Potter
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Me Without You
    rating:3.3

    Me Without You

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1970s London, two young girls grow up next door to each other, share secrets and survive mutual traumas. Their lives are totally intertwined, and they make a pact of eternal friendship -- which is tested as they progress through young adulthood.

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Goldbacher
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    True Heart
    rating:3.3

    True Heart

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Alone after a plane crash strands them in a remote region of Canada, two siblings are rescued by Khonanesta, a Native American who teaches them how to live in the wilderness. But the trio soon finds themselves wrangling with a band of poachers.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Cyran
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Rosa Parks Story
    rating:3.3

    The Rosa Parks Story

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Angela Bassett stars in the story that sparked the birth of the modern civil rights movement in the late 1950s. Parks took the only available seat in the first row of the "colored" section on a city bus. But when a white woman boarded and the driver demanded that the black riders in her row move, everyone complied except Parks. This singular event threw Parks and her family into the Ku Klux Klan's ring of hatred -- and into the NAACP's limelight.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Dash
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Swept from the Sea
    rating:3.3

    Swept from the Sea

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Shunned by her seaside farming community, servant girl Amy Foster (Rachel Weisz) reciprocates with silence and is thus branded a halfwit. She finds a kindred spirit, though, when shipwrecked Ukrainian Yanko Gooral (Vincent Perez) ambles onto her master's farm. While the rest of the townsfolk spurn the disheveled stranger, Amy gently cares for him, giving rise to romance, marriage and a child -- but tragedy lies just around the corner.

    Directed by:

  • Beeban Kidron
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Love & Anarchy
    rating:3.3

    Love & Anarchy

    1973Runtime:0 minutes
    In pre-World War II Italy, the employees of a popular Roman bordello realize that a new arrival (Giancarlo Giannini) is planning to assassinate Mussolini. When one of the girls (Lina Polito) falls in love with the man, she's torn between saving him and saving her country. This is the film that put Italian director Lina Wertmueller on the map of world cinema. Giannini won a Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal.

    Directed by:

  • Lina Wertmuller
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Ambulance Girl
    rating:3.3

    Ambulance Girl

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    In the midst of a serious depression, a food writer (Kathy Bates) changes her career path by training to become an emergency medical technician, hoping that in the process of saving others, she may just save herself. Originally aired on the Lifetime channel, this inspirational made-for-TV movie based on Jane Stern's autobiographical novel co-stars Michael Bach, Robin Thomas and Marcia Kash.

    Directed by:

  • Kathy Bates
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Before Tomorrow
    rating:3.3

    Before Tomorrow

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1840, Inuit grandmother Ningiuq (Madeline Piujuq Ivalu) and her grandson, Maniq (Paul-Dylan Ivalu), unexpectedly find themselves fighting for their lives on an isolated, harsh tundra island after they dry their clan's cache of fish in preparation for the long winter. Filmmakers Ivalu and Marie-Hélène Cousineau beautifully mesh storytelling traditions of the Arctic Circle's Inuit clan with European filming methods.

    Directed by:

  • Madeline Piujuq Ivalu
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Night and Fog
    rating:3.3

    Night and Fog

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In the wake of a brutal murder-suicide of a family in the projects of outer Hong Kong, police interviews gradually reveal the story of battered wife Wong Hiu-ling (Jingchu Zhang) and her explosive but charismatic husband, Lee Sam (Simon Yam). The accounts of a shy neighbor, a women's shelter resident and others paint a gripping portrait of the abusive relationship in director Ann Hui's low-budget social drama.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Mutum
    rating:3.3

    Mutum

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Born into a family scrabbling out a rough existence on their farm in rural Brazil, sensitive 10-year-old Thiago (Thiago da Silva Mariz) tries to make sense of the growing rifts between the adults around him in this lyrical coming-of-age drama. Suffering from his father's abuse and the unhappiness between his parents, Thiago turns to his brother, Felipe (Wallison Felipe Leal Barroso), for insight into their emotionally chaotic world.

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Kogut
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    AIDS Jaago
    rating:3.3

    AIDS Jaago

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Acclaimed directors Mira Nair, Santosh Sivan, Vishal Bhardwaj and Farhan Akhtar examine the AIDS crisis in India with four short films that dispel common myths and illustrate how the disease affects ordinary people. A closeted gay man hides a secret from his wife, a young man is mistakenly diagnosed with HIV, a truck driver advocates for an HIV-positive child, and an HIV diagnosis brings a family together.

    Directed by:

  • Mira Nair
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Vanity Fair
    rating:3.3

    Vanity Fair

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon) is a lower-class girl who uses her considerable wit to climb her way up the precipitous ladder of 1820s London society in this faithful film version of William Makepeace Thackeray's famous novel. But it's not easy for Becky, who, when circumstances dictate, must become a governess at a remote country house, where she's courted in turn by an elderly lord and his roguish son (James Purefoy).

    Directed by:

  • Mira Nair
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Open Hearts
    rating:3.3

    Open Hearts

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Cecile (Sonja Richter) and Joachim (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), a happy couple living in Copenhagen, find their relationship changed forever when Joachim is hit by a car and paralyzed. Joachim grows increasingly bitter, and as his doctor, Niels (Mads Mikkelsen), consoles Cecile, the two become romantically involved. This also threatens Niels's marriage to Marie (Paprika Steen), who can't bear the thought of losing her husband.

    Directed by:

  • Susanne Bier
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Waiting City
    rating:3.3

    The Waiting City

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Radha Mitchell and Joel Edgerton star as adoptive parents-to-be, en route from Australia to Calcutta to pick up their new baby, in this unconventional love story infused with the exotic charms of India from director Claire McCarthy. To foreigners who have never been on Indian soil, the city is at once intoxicating and overwhelming. But it also has the power to pull the couple's already fragile marriage apart at the seams.

    Directed by:

  • Claire McCarthy
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Sudie and Simpson
    rating:3.3

    Sudie and Simpson

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    Sarah Flanigan Carter's autobiographical novel about growing up in World War II-era Georgia is memorably adapted under the direction of Joan Tewkesbury (Old Boyfriends) in this made-for-television classic. Sara Gilbert is Sudie Harrington, a feisty 12-year-old who befriends Simpson (Louis Gossett Jr.), a gentle black man accused of impropriety with a child. Francis Fisher co-stars as a concerned teacher.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Tewkesbury
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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