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Angry Harvest
rating:3.2

Angry Harvest

1985Runtime:0 minutes
Oscar nominated as Best Foreign Language Film, this unsettling character study set in World War II stars Armin Mueller-Stahl as Leon Wolny, a simple but thriving Polish farmer torn between his scruples and sexual desire. When Leon happens upon a Jewish woman (Elisabeth Trissenaar) who's jumped from a train bound for a Nazi death camp, he takes her in and shelters her in his cellar. But everything changes once his long-suppressed libido surfaces.

Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Loser
    rating:3.2

    Loser

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    For Paul Tannek (Jason Biggs), life couldn't get much worse: His college roommates hate him, the girl he likes (Mena Suvari) can't stand him and everyone on campus thinks he's a dork. But things improve when Paul moves into a nearby veterinary hospital. He now has access to the best party locale -- and that could make his dream girl sit up and take notice.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Heckerling
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    I Shot Andy Warhol
    rating:3.2

    I Shot Andy Warhol

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1968, radical feminist Valerie Solanas (Lili Taylor) shot pop-art icon Andy Warhol (Jared Harris) when he ignored the screenplay she wrote. This film traces Solanas's life up to that moment, from childhood abuse to college prostitution to writing the male-bashing "SCUM Manifesto." Taylor won a Special Recognition Award at the Sundance Film Festival for her portrayal of a deranged woman seeking recognition.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Harron
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Flores de Otro Mundo
    rating:3.2

    Flores de Otro Mundo

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Looking for companionship, a group of lonely Spaniards (including Luis Tosar, Jose Sancho and Chete Lara) hold a soiree for single women. But for the most part, their party guests are poor immigrants from third-world countries. Based on a true story, this award-winning drama from director Iciar Bollain traces the relationships of three new couples, documenting their struggles with clashing cultures, sex and racism.

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  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    3:52
    rating:3.2

    3:52

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    A young woman tries to overcome her addiction to alcohol by looking inward and facing her darkest issues in Shawna Baca's 35mm short film. Haunted by her demons, alcoholic Kate (America Ferrara) embarks on a spiritual journey, a difficult but necessary personal odyssey that she hopes will lead to her recovery. Holly Karrol Clark, Billy Daydodge, Robert Greygrass, Leah Stanko Mangum and Tripp Pickell co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Shawna Baca
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Golf in the Kingdom
    rating:3.2

    Golf in the Kingdom

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1956, American philosophy student Michael Murphy is on his way to an ashram in India when he stops off in Scotland for one last game of golf. He meets a spirited pro who teaches him about golf and life, and how the two are beautifully intertwined.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Streitfeld
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Lost in Translation
    rating:3.2

    Lost in Translation

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

    Directed by:

  • Sofia Coppola
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Unstrung Heroes
    rating:3.2

    Unstrung Heroes

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Steven Lidz (Nathan Watt) is 12 years old, confused and angry. Overwhelmed by life with an ailing mother (Andie MacDowell) and an emotionally distant father (John Turturro), Steven runs off to live with his two eccentric uncles (Michael Richards and Maury Chaykin). There, he finds a measure of solace in his uncles' strange and endearing idiosyncrasies -- and makes the transition from boyhood innocence to a young man's understanding of life.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Keaton
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Portrait of a Lady
    rating:3.2

    The Portrait of a Lady

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Jane Campion's adaptation of Henry James's novel stars Nicole Kidman as Isabel Archer, an American heiress visiting relatives in 1872 England who falls prey to the manipulations of a scheming friend (Barbara Hershey, in an Oscar-nominated performance), who arranges her betrothal to an utter scoundrel (John Malkovich). Ironically, Archer's poor choice ultimately leads to discovery of her true self -- and her one true love.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Campion
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Man Who Cried
    rating:3.2

    The Man Who Cried

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Christina Ricci stars as Suzie, a Russian Jew adrift in the world after her father leaves the family to make a fresh start in America in 1927. After emigrating to England, Suzie flowers into a no-nonsense showgirl who eventually ends up in Paris. There, she becomes involved with Cesar (Johnny Depp), the head of a band of gypsies, but their happiness -- and Suzie's quest to track down her father -- is challenged by the rising Nazi influence in Europe.

    Directed by:

  • Sally Potter
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Ballad of Little Jo
    rating:3.2

    The Ballad of Little Jo

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a true story, this Western chronicles the adventures of wealthy Josephine Monaghan (Suzy Amis), who, longing for more than just the narrow and subservient life women lived at the time, passes herself off as a man in the Old West. But when love strikes and Josephine falls for a man (David Chung), she must decide whether revealing her secret is worth the risk she'll face for deceiving others.

    Directed by:

  • Maggie Greenwald
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    In This Tricky Life
    rating:3.2

    In This Tricky Life

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    When 27-year-old Elisa (Mariana Santángelo) breaks up with her boyfriend and loses her job, she also loses any hope of realizing her dream of becoming a hair salon owner and supporting her two children. Elisa's only option is to take a job in a Uruguayan brothel, which soon lands her in Barcelona, Spain -- and into the midst of a white slavery ring. Director Beatriz Flores Silva's atmospheric drama also stars Andrea Fantoni and Josep Linuesa.

    Directed by:

  • Beatriz Flores Silva
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Sylvia
    rating:3.2

    Sylvia

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    A whirlwind courtship kick-starts the tempestuous marriage between American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath and English poet Ted Hughes, an intense and stormy union that quickly dissolves due to Hughes's philandering and Plath's insecurity.

    Directed by:

  • Christine Jeffs
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Skipped Parts
    rating:3.2

    Skipped Parts

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1963, Lydia (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and her 14-year-old son, Sam (Bug Hall), are sent to live in Wyoming while Lydia's politician father runs for governor of North Carolina. There, Sam meets Maurey (Mischa Barton), a pre-pubescent girl struggling with her sexuality. And while Lydia lives it up, Sam and Maurey race to grow up. But becoming an adult is harder than any of them expected in this coming-of-age drama co-starring Drew Barrymore.

    Directed by:

  • Tamra Davis
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Black and White
    rating:3.2

    Black and White

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Cristina Comencini's follow-up to her Oscar-nominated foreign language film Don't Tell (2005) is an interracial love story about an Italian computer programmer (Fabio Volo) who falls for a Senegalese embassy worker (Aïssa Maïga), much to the dismay of their spouses (Ambra Angiolini and Eriq Ebouaney). When their illicit affair is revealed, their mutual passion -- and their racial differences -- wreak havoc on both of their lives.

    Directed by:

  • Cristina Comencini
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Way We Are
    rating:3.2

    The Way We Are

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In the Tin Shui Wai area of Hong Kong, single mom Kwan (Hee Ching Paw), her well-behaved teenage son Ka On Cheung (Chun-lung Leung) and their elderly neighbor Granny (Lai-wun Chan) find contentment in their lives despite their meager surroundings. Director Ann Hui's upbeat slice-of-life drama upends many stereotypes about life in the crime-ridden city. The film scored four Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Actress and Best Director.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • 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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