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The Wolf Knife
rating:3.1

The Wolf Knife

2010Runtime:0 minutes
Looking to escape her monotonous life in Florida, Chrissy (Christina Kolozsvary) sets out to track down her estranged father accompanied by her best friend June (Julie Potratz). As the two teenagers journey together, they encounter confusing feelings of attraction, jealousy and tension. Written and directed by Laurel Nakadate, this atypical road movie focuses on the girls' evolving relationship through their small gestures.

Directed by:

  • Laurel Nakadate
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Venus Beauty Institute
    rating:3.1

    Venus Beauty Institute

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Unable to find long-term romance, aging hair stylist Angèle (Nathalie Baye) settles for the salon's distaff camaraderie and for living by proxy through her co-workers. But her life gets upended when shaggy-haired stud Antoine (Samuel Le Bihan) abruptly declares his love for her. The guarded Angèle faces a choice between taking a chance on intimacy and remaining inside her protective shell. Audrey Tautou co-stars as Angèle's salon co-worker.

    Directed by:

  • Tonie Marshall
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Governess
    rating:3.1

    The Governess

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Rosina (Minnie Driver), a young Jewish woman in 1840s England, must find a job after her father dies. Hired as a governess by the Cavendish family, she travels to their Scottish estate, where she quickly becomes involved in an intense affair with Mr. Cavendish (Tom Wilkinson). Sandra Goldbacher directs this moving portrait of consuming love that centers on a religious and emotional struggle against propriety.

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Goldbacher
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    CSI: Miami: Season 7
    rating:3.1

    CSI: Miami: Season 7

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    The forensic specialists of the Crime Scene Investigation Unit use cutting-edge technology to unravel the tiniest details and solve the most difficult cases in the seventh season of the hit crime drama. Operating within the tropical glamour and urban nightlife of Miami, the team is led by Detective Horatio Caine (David Caruso), and includes Eric Delko (Adam Rodriguez), Calleigh Duquesne (Emily Procter) and Dr. Alexx Woods (Khandi Alexander).

    Directed by:

  • Joe Chappelle
  • Karen Gaviola
  • Sam Hill
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    On the Starting Line
    rating:3.1

    On the Starting Line

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Set against the ultracompetitive world of drum corps contests, this coming-of-age tale stars Samia Mooney as an up-and-coming color guard dancer who dreams of joining a world champion drum and bugle corps. Wendy J. Menara writes and directs this low-budget story that captures the high-stakes drama, cutthroat rivalry and unintentional hilarity surrounding the world of gung ho pageantry performance.

    Directed by:

  • Wendy J. Menara
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Last Summer of La Boyita
    rating:3.1

    The Last Summer of La Boyita

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Young Jorgelina feels abandoned by her sister, who has gone boy crazy, and so joins her father for a holiday in the Argentine countryside. Jorg's new best friend, farmhand Mario, turns out to have a bewildering secret, forcing them to grow up fast.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Solomonoff
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Red Birds
    rating:3.1

    Red Birds

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Brigitte Cornand matches the voices and thoughts of 14 female artists, including Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith, with film footage of the various bird species she associates with them. The subjects' serious reflections on their struggles and conflicts as female artists are given a wry perspective by the images of their avian counterparts, ranging from cardinals to chickadees, wood pigeons and blue jays.

    Directed by:

  • Brigitte Cornand
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    A French Gigolo
    rating:3.1

    A French Gigolo

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Josiane Balasko's part farce, part drama centers on Judith (Nathalie Baye), an entrepreneur in her 50s who gets caught in a tangle of emotions with sensitive, money-strapped prostitute Patrick (Eric Caravaca) and his cute wife, Fanny (Isabelle Carré). While financially supporting relatives in the Paris projects, Patrick begins to despair until Fanny, who has learned of her husband's secret profession, drives him back to Judith's arms and money.

    Directed by:

  • Josiane Balasko
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Big Shot-Caller
    rating:3.1

    The Big Shot-Caller

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When his life hits an all-time low after a failed romance, nearsighted loner Jamie Lesser (David Rhein) calls on his spirited sister Lianne (director Marlene Rhein) to help him achieve his cherished childhood dream of becoming a fiery salsa dancer. As Jamie learns to turn his inner dancer loose, he also discovers the courage to confront the other obstacles standing in his way to happiness. Laneya Wiles co-stars in this inspiring drama.

    Directed by:

  • Marlene Rhein
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Total Eclipse
    rating:3.1

    Total Eclipse

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Leonardo DiCaprio plays the prodigious 19th-century French poet Arthur Rimbaud in this captivating historical drama. Paul Verlaine (David Thewlis), an older and more traditional writer, finds himself infatuated with the young Rimbaud. That make him unable to keep the peace with his wife (Romane Bohringer). A love/hate relationship develops between the two men as they forge the rough waters of creative expression.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Marie Antoinette
    rating:3.1

    Marie Antoinette

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Sofia Coppola directs a stylized portrait of Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst), the naive Austrian princess who married Louis XVI (Jason Schwartzman) to become queen of France at age 19. The film explores the effects of a luxurious yet terribly confining lifestyle on the young queen. Her resulting youthful indiscretion and frivolity ultimately led to her undoing. A Cannes Golden Palm nominee, this biopic also took Oscar honors for costume design.

    Directed by:

  • Sofia Coppola
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    15 Park Avenue
    rating:3.1

    15 Park Avenue

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Anjali (Shabana Azmi), a successful type-A, has spent her life protecting her schizophrenic sister, Mithi (Konkona Sen Sharma), by any means necessary -- even going so far as to discourage Jojo (Rahul Bose) from marrying her. So when the siblings bump into Jojo and his new wife while on holiday, Anjali expects the encounter to be awkward. She needn't worry, though, because Mithi is already happily married to someone else, in her mind.

    Directed by:

  • Aparna Sen
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Rain
    rating:3.1

    Rain

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Following the death of her beloved grandmother, Rain is (Renel Brown) forced to leave her idyllic life on Ragged Island to live with her drug-addicted mother in a poverty-stricken Nassau neighborhood. Shell-shocked by the bleak surroundings of her new life, Rain finds solace in a burgeoning friendship with a school coach (CCH Pounder) who encourages the teenager to make use of her athleticism by joining the track team.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Govan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Down to the Bone
    rating:3.1

    Down to the Bone

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Irene (Vera Farmiga), a drug-addled, working-class mother of two, decides to check herself into a rehab center in upstate New York, where she meets and falls in love with a fellow addict (Hugh Dillon) who's working hard to mend his ways. But when one of them relapses into addiction, can their commitment to each other prevail over the lure of narcotics? Debra Granik won the Director's Award and Farmiga won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance.

    Directed by:

  • Debra Granik
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Vital Signs
    rating:3.1

    Vital Signs

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    A group of medical students experience life's ups and downs while struggling to complete their residencies in this drama. Guided by head surgeon Dr. David Redding (Jimmy Smits), the group includes married student Kenny (Jack Gwaltney) and doctor's son Michael (Adrian Pasdar), both of whom compete for the attention of their beautiful colleague Gena (Diane Lane). Meanwhile, students Bobby and Suzanne become more than merely study buddies.

    Directed by:

  • Marisa Silver
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Incendiary
    rating:3.1

    Incendiary

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Sharon Maguire's powerful drama stars Michelle Williams as an adulterous young housewife struggling to come to terms with the deaths of her husband and infant son after they're killed in a terrorist bombing at a London soccer game. Crippled by grief, the widow seeks comfort through affairs with two men (Ewan McGregor and Matthew Macfadyen), inadvertently putting herself in the midst of a dangerous love triangle.

    Directed by:

  • Sharon Maguire
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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