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The Playroom
rating:3.2

The Playroom

2012Runtime:0 minutes
During the tumultuous 1970s, teenager Maggie Harris is largely responsible for raising her three younger siblings while her unhappy parents drink away their angst. One night, their problems explode as they seek to escape their stultifying routine.

Directed by:

  • Julia Dyer
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Toe to Toe
    rating:3.2

    Toe to Toe

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse (Louisa Krause) and poor but driven Tosha (Sonequa Martin) form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must work to overcome racial and other tensions in their classmates, and in themselves, if they hope to keep their friendship alive. Emily Abt directs.

    Directed by:

  • Emily Abt
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Mail Order Bride
    rating:3.2

    Mail Order Bride

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    "Melrose Place" alums Daphne Zuniga and Greg Evigan star in this suspenseful Hallmark Channel Western about a grifter named Diana (Zuniga) who assumes the identity of her dead friend Jen in order to escape her con-man boss (Evigan). Along with Jen's name comes a rancher fiancé, Beau (Cameron Bancroft), whom neither woman has met. But just as Beau begins to catch on to the con, Diana's hit with a bigger problem: Her boss is back, and he's not happy.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Wheeler
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    High Art
    rating:3.2

    High Art

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Magazine editor Syd (Radha Mitchell) is stuck in a dreary relationship with her boyfriend (Gabriel Mann) when she befriends her upstairs neighbor Lucy (Ally Sheedy), a well-known photographer whose live-in actress girlfriend (Patricia Clarkson) is struggling with a drug addiction. Lucy fascinates Syd, and the pair hit it off. But when Syd calls on Lucy to do an assignment for the magazine, their friendship soon grows into something much more.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Cholodenko
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Rambling Rose
    rating:3.2

    Rambling Rose

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    The Hillyers are a strong family growing up in the Depression-era South. But everything changes when Rose (Laura Dern) moves in to take care of the children. After the morally sound father (Robert Duvall) resists Rose's sexual advances, she shifts her efforts to young Buddy (Lukas Haas). Told from Buddy's point of view as a flashback, the film earned an Independent Spirit Award for Beast Feature and Oscar nominations for Dern and Diane Ladd.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Boses
    rating:3.2

    Boses

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    A victim of abuse, 7-year-old Onyok (Julian Duque) becomes mute and winds up in a children's shelter run by Amanda (Cherry Pie Picache). As Amanda's musician brother, Ariel (Coke Bolipata), starts teaching Onyok to play the violin, the lessons affect both teacher and student in positive ways. A special bond forms between musically gifted Onyok and Ariel, who's mourning the death of his girlfriend, as both begin to heal in this poignant drama.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Soong Sisters
    rating:3.2

    The Soong Sisters

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Maggie Cheung, Vivian Wu and Michelle Yeoh portray Ching-ling, May-ling and Ai-ling, three sisters in the Soong family, an influential and fascinating political dynasty in China that reached the highest levels of power. After being educated in America, the women marry some of the wealthiest and most powerful men in Chinese history, including Sun Yat-sen, the founder of modern China, and Chiang Kai-shek, the nation's leader during World War II.

    Directed by:

  • Mabel Cheung
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Black Balloon
    rating:3.2

    The Black Balloon

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Australian model Gemma Ward makes her feature film debut in this family drama starring Rhys Wakefield as a 16-year-old trying to make his way in a new town and at a new school -- while also charged with keeping tabs on his autistic older brother (Luke Ford). Toni Collette plays the pregnant mother of the clan, and Erik Thomson is the cricket-obsessed dad in this Berlin Film Festival award winner from first-time feature director Elissa Down.

    Directed by:

  • Elissa Down
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Woodsman
    rating:3.2

    The Woodsman

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    A convicted pedophile -- paroled after 12 years -- returns to his hometown eager to rebuild his life. But as he settles into a lumberyard job and begins a relationship with a co-worker, he struggles to suppress his inner demons.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Kassell
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    A Wedding for Bella
    rating:3.2

    A Wedding for Bella

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Hard-driven businessman Dominic (Scott Baio) learns there's much more to life than work and money when he gets to know Bella (Rosemary Prinz), a neighbor and mother figure who longs for a wedding for her estranged daughter, Lucca (Kristin Minter). When Dominic discovers Bella is gravely ill, he vows to make her dream come true.

    Directed by:

  • Melissa Martin
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Safety of Objects
    rating:3.2

    The Safety of Objects

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Four intersecting tales shed light on the difficult lives of suburbanites. Esther (Glenn Close) nurses her comatose son (Joshua Jackson) while ignoring the rest of the family, and workaholic attorney Jim (Dermot Mulroney) overlooks his wife (Moira Kelly), losing control when he doesn't get an expected promotion. Meanwhile, Annette (Patricia Clarkson) and her family struggle to survive her divorce, and Helen (Mary Kay Place) seeks excitement.

    Directed by:

  • Rose Troche
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    You Got Me!
    rating:3.2

    You Got Me!

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Kevin (Sam Milby) is a geeky cop who's afraid of just about everything, especially confessing his love for his tough fellow officer, the beautiful Moe (Toni Gonzaga). He's never had the courage to speak to her, and now, video bootlegger Caloy (Zanjoe Marudo), also smitten with Moe, may beat Kevin to the punch. Seizing an opportunity, Kevin undertakes a plan that will make this love triangle even more complicated.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Love Don't Cost a Thing
    rating:3.2

    Love Don't Cost a Thing

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    How does a geeky teenage genius become popular during the late stages of the game known simply as high school life? According to this movie -- an update of Can't Buy Me Love -- all you have to do is date the school's prettiest girl. But to do that, Alvin (Nick Cannon) must promise the girl (Christina Milian) that he'll help pay for repairs on her mother's car, which she's wrecked. In return, all she has to do is pretend to be his girlfriend.

    Directed by:

  • Troy Beyer
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    A Thousand Acres
    rating:3.2

    A Thousand Acres

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    William Shakespeare's &NFi;King Lear&NFi_; gets an update when Larry Cook (Jason Robards) -- a cranky, aging farmer who owns 1,000 acres of land -- decides to divide his property among his three daughters, Ginny (Jessica Lange), Rose (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Caroline (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Caroline hesitates to accept, and Larry rescinds the offer. But when Ginny and Rose take over the farm, problems with their father dredge up memories of a horrible past.

    Directed by:

  • Jocelyn Moorhouse
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Jose Rizal
    rating:3.2

    Jose Rizal

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Award-winning actor Cesar Montano brings his dramatic talent to one of Philippine filmmaking's most controversial movies of all time. The drama chronicles the life of political reformist and national martyr Jose Rizal, who was put to death for his role in the 1890s uprising against colonial power in the Philippines. Director Marilou Diaz Abaya's stunning historical epic garnered more than 70 local and international filmmaking awards.

    Directed by:

  • Marilou Diaz-Abaya
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Pilgrim Song
    rating:3.2

    Pilgrim Song

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    After losing his job teaching music, James decides to flee that disappointment and a few others by taking a long hike through Kentucky's backcountry. As his journey unfolds, the trail involves him with a host of strange characters.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Stephens
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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