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The Notorious Bettie Page
rating:3.2

The Notorious Bettie Page

2005Runtime:0 minutes
Provocative filmmaker Mary Harron delivers an intimate biopic about 1950s pinup girl Bettie Page (Gretchen Mol), who whetted many a male appetite with her raven locks and sadomasochistic poses before becoming the target of a U.S. Senate investigation. Although she longed to be an actress, the unassuming girl from Nashville, Tenn., would ultimately become the nation's first bona fide bondage queen -- and a convert to Christianity.

Directed by:

  • Mary Harron
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Legend of Tillamook's Gold
    rating:3.2

    The Legend of Tillamook's Gold

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When 14-year-old Julie (Suzanne Marie Doyon) relocates to Manzanita, Ore., with her parents and sister, she has difficulty getting used to small-town life -- until she stumbles upon an ancient gold coin and learns about the legend of the Tillamook Treasure. With the help of a history lesson from her grandfather and a Native American elder, Julie goes searching for the buried treasure and, in the process, learns what is truly precious in life.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Beaumont Hall
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Big Girls Don't Cry
    rating:3.2

    Big Girls Don't Cry

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Seventeen-year-olds Kati (Anna Maria Mühe) and Steffi (Karoline Herfurth) are best friends. But while Steffi has a great boyfriend and a loving home, Kati is lovelorn amid her family's incessant squabbling -- but the tables are about to turn. Kati discovers that Steffi's father is having an affair, and as Steffi's perfect world falls apart, the girls try to find out all they can about her father's new lover.

    Directed by:

  • Maria von Heland
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Little Fugitive
    rating:3.2

    Little Fugitive

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Left in the care of his older brother Lenny for the weekend, 7-year-old Joey takes the first opportunity to flout his sibling's authority. But when a joke goes awry and Joey thinks he's killed his brother, he runs off to Coney Island to escape. Now, Lenny must track his brother down before he comes to harm. Joanna Lipper directs and Nicolas Martí Salgado and David Castro star in this remake of the 1953 film of the same name

    Directed by:

  • Joanna Lipper
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Secret
    rating:3.2

    The Secret

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    On the surface, it seems as if Mike Dunsmore (Kirk Douglas) has it all. He has a loving family, has built a successful business and is running for political office. But nobody knows his secret: He's dyslexic and illiterate. He would've gone to the grave with this information had he not suspected that his grandson (Brock Peters) shares his problem. But in order to help the child, Mike must reveal his disability to his son (Bruce Boxleitner).

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Boys Next Door
    rating:3.2

    The Boys Next Door

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    On the eve of their high school graduation, two young men (Maxwell Caulfield and Charlie Sheen) head for Los Angeles -- along the way they embark on a violent murder spree that shocks the nation. They're not maniacs, nor are they hardened criminals; they're just the "typical" boys next door. This crime drama from director Penelope Spheeris (Wayne's World) is a startling look at crime amid normalcy.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Spheeris
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Look Both Ways
    rating:3.2

    Look Both Ways

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    In her feature film debut, animator Sarah Watt creates a complex web of relationships, sketching strikingly human characters facing adversity and destined to cross paths. After attending her father's funeral, an artist (Justine Clarke) witnesses a train accident, while a newspaper photographer (William McInnes) covering the story has just been diagnosed with cancer, and a married reporter (Anthony Hayes) grapples with his girlfriend's pregnancy.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Watt
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Good Morning Heartache
    rating:3.2

    Good Morning Heartache

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    A group of documentary filmmakers sets out to chronicle the journey of a young married couple with a newborn baby. But when the pair decides to split during shooting, the film takes an interesting new twist. With a camera following their every move and practically zero privacy, the couple has little room to resolve their marital crisis.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Negri
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Never Forever
    rating:3.2

    Never Forever

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Vera Farmiga stars in this heartbreaking drama (a 2006 Sundance Film Festival entry) as Sophie, a woman who's utterly devoted to her husband but finds she's unable to get pregnant. When Sophie makes an odd but decisive choice to bring a Korean immigrant (Jung-woo Ha) into their marriage, her fateful decision soon threatens to tear the couple apart -- and drive Sophie to the brink of total despair.

    Directed by:

  • Gina Kim
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Vanished Empire
    rating:3.2

    The Vanished Empire

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Noted Russian director Karen Shakhnazarov offers this lyrical drama that follows rebellious 1970s-era Soviet university student Sergei (Aleksandr Lyapin), who literally trades his family's intellectual and ideological heritage for black-market loot from the West. But as Sergei loses himself in American clothes, music and ideas, he may also lose his beautiful lover, Lyuda (Lidiya Milyuzina), to his best comrade, Stepan (Yegor Baranovsky).

    Directed by:

  • Karen Shakhnazarov
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Lou
    rating:3.2

    Lou

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    This poignant drama follows Lou, an 11-year-old Australian coping with having been abandoned by her father when her estranged grandfather, Doyle, comes to live with the family. Much to Lou's surprise, she develops a deep bond with the ailing Doyle.

    Directed by:

  • Belinda Chayko
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Lady Chatterley: Uncut Special Edition
    rating:3.2

    Lady Chatterley: Uncut Special Edition

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When her husband (Hippolyte Girardot) is paralyzed in World War I, frustration drives Lady Chatterley (Marina Hands) into an affair with a gamekeeper (Jean-Louis Coullo'ch). She finds in her new lover not only physical passion but also an inner kindness, both of which her husband can no longer provide. Director Pascale Ferran's uncut edition includes almost an hour of additional footage.

    Directed by:

  • Pascale Ferran
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    First Among Equals
    rating:3.2

    First Among Equals

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    Adapted from Jeffrey Archer's best-selling novel, this BAFTA-nominated miniseries about four British politicians goes behind the closed doors of Parliament, where unscrupulous behavior and political corruption abound.

    Directed by:

  • John Gorrie
  • Brian Mills
  • Sarah Harding
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Grosse Pointe: The Complete Series
    rating:3.2

    Grosse Pointe: The Complete Series

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    From the creator of "Beverly Hills, 90210" comes this satire that goes behind the scenes of a fictional teen soap opera called "Grosse Pointe." And while the zip code might be different, this sharp comedy features plenty of familiar characters, including a backstabbing prima donna, a studly surfer dude and a heartthrob with a receding hairline. With a cast like this, the offscreen melodrama rivals the intrigue played out in front of the cameras.

    Directed by:

  • Allison Anders
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Savages
    rating:3.2

    The Savages

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Carrying the scars of an abusive childhood, Savage siblings Wendy (Laura Linney, in an Oscar-nominated role) and Jon (Philip Seymour Hoffman) -- a long-aspiring playwright and a drama professor, respectively -- now face the challenge of caring for their ailing father (Philip Bosco). Written and directed by Tamara Jenkins, this insightful indie drama explores the depth of one family's emotional disconnect.

    Directed by:

  • Tamara Jenkins
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Laurel Canyon
    rating:3.2

    Laurel Canyon

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    When Sam (Christian Bale) takes Alex (Kate Beckinsale) home to meet his mom, Jane (Frances McDormand), he's worried his fiancée will be embarrassed by his family. Instead, Alex becomes inexplicably drawn to Jane's and her boyfriend's (Alessandro Nivola) lives -- leaving Sam vulnerable to the attentions of another woman. Writer Lisa Cholodenko (High Art) also directs this complicated tale of love and lust.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Cholodenko
  • 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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