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Almayer's Folly
rating:3.1

Almayer's Folly

2011Runtime:0 minutes
This affecting adaptation of a Joseph Conrad novel follows the efforts of a Western trader in 1950s Malaysia to ensure a lush life for his daughter. Instead, he finds that his plans may lead to her ruin by the young man hired to work for him.

Directed by:

  • Chantal Akerman
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Rosalinda
    rating:3.1

    Rosalinda

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Mexican songstress Thalia takes the title role in this popular telenovela, playing a flower shop girl who dreams of becoming a singer. When she meets the handsome Franciso Jose (Fernando Carrillo) on a routine delivery, she finally has someone to love -- and, as luck would have it, someone to write and play songs for her. But soon after they wed, Rosalinda uncovers some long-buried secrets about her family, jeopardizing the couple's relationship.

    Directed by:

  • Beatriz Sheridan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Bernice Bobs Her Hair
    rating:3.1

    Bernice Bobs Her Hair

    1976Runtime:0 minutes
    F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary gem &NFi;Bernice Bobs Her Hair&NFi_; comes alive from the page to the screen in this PBS-produced film released as part of the esteemed American Short Story Collection. Bored during one hot summer, sophisticated Marjorie (Veronica Cartwright) transforms her plain-Jane cousin, Bernice (Shelly Duvall), into a beauty. But when Bernice becomes more sought-after than she, Marjorie learns a valuable lesson.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Micklin Silver
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Washington Square
    rating:3.1

    Washington Square

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as Catherine Sloper, an unattractive but rich spinster pursued by handsome suitor Morris Townsend (Ben Chaplin) until her disapproving father (Albert Finney) -- wary of Townsend's motives -- vows to disown Catherine if she weds against his wishes. Maggie Smith, Judith Ivey and Jennifer Garner also star in this faithful adaptation of the timeless Victorian novella by Henry James.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Madeinusa
    rating:3.1

    Madeinusa

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    As her Peruvian village prepares to celebrate the Holy Day festival of Sin -- a raucous fiesta just days before Easter Sunday -- Madeinusa (Magaly Solier) finds an unlikely suitor in a traveling laborer (Carlos J. de la Torre) who's been arrested by her mayor father (Juan Ubaldo Huamàn). Meanwhile, amid the bubbling chaos, young Madeinusa struggles to find a sense of identity under a cloud of abuse in this Spanish-language drama.

    Directed by:

  • Claudia Llosa
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Don't Tell
    rating:3.1

    Don't Tell

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    As her due date approaches, pregnant Sabina (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) is suddenly plagued by disturbing memories of childhood abuse. Ashamed, she keeps her past a secret from her boyfriend, traveling to America to seek answers from her brother, Daniele (Luigi Lo Cascio). But instead of reassurance, she finds her sibling also scarred by the trauma inflicted by their father. Cristina Comencini directs this Oscar-nominated drama.

    Directed by:

  • Cristina Comencini
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The 27 Club
    rating:3.1

    The 27 Club

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When his bandmate and best friend, Tom (James Forgey), kills himself just after his 27th birthday, grief-stricken rock star Elliot Kerrigan (Joe Anderson) hires a driver and sets out on a drug-addled road trip to deliver Tom's final letter to his father. Along the way, Elliot picks up Irish hitchhiker Stella (Eve Hewson), who pretends not to recognize the musical celeb. Erica Dunton directs this provocative drama that co-stars David P. Emrich.

    Directed by:

  • Erica Dunton
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Permanent Record
    rating:3.1

    Permanent Record

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    David was bright, talented, popular ... one of the ruling elite of his high school. So why did he kill himself, leaving a despondent family and stunned friends? Enter Chris, who delves into the possible reasons behind his best friend's suicide.

    Directed by:

  • Marisa Silver
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Gas Food Lodging
    rating:3.1

    Gas Food Lodging

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    A hardworking, blue-collar mother (Brooke Adams) and her two diametrically opposed daughters, Shade (Fairuza Balk) and Trudi (Ione Skye), try to live a normal life in their whistle-stop desert town in New Mexico. Melancholy Shade escapes via the romantic melodramas at the local Mexican cinema, while Trudi throws herself into meaningless sexual relationships with men. Directed by indie filmmaker Allison Anders.

    Directed by:

  • Allison Anders
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Maria Isabel
    rating:3.1

    Maria Isabel

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    This Spanish-language &NFi;telenovela&NFi_; follows the trials and tribulations of the beautiful Maria Isabel (Adela Noriega), a native Mexican woman who nobly agrees to raise her best friend's young daughter. After finding work in the home of wealthy widower Ricardo Mendiola (Fernando Carrillo), Maria Isabel secretly falls in love with him. But because of her &NFi;indio&NFi_; heritage, she holds her feelings back ...

    Directed by:

  • Miguel Corcega
  • Alejandro Frutos
  • Monica Miguel
  • Jesus Acuna Lee
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Bcuz of U
    rating:3.1

    Bcuz of U

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    A runaway bride returns, a woman falls for her worst nightmare and two opposites come together in this trio of romantic tales. In the first story, Ria (Kristine Hermosa) tries to win back the man (Diether Ocampo) she left at the altar. In tale two, solitary Cara (Heart Evangelista) meets Mr. Wrong (Geoff Eigenmann) -- or is he? And in the final yarn, a tour guide (Hero Angeles) meets a girl (Sandara Park) who pretends to be a famous actress.

    Directed by:

  • Mae Czarina Cruz
  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • John D. Lazatin
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Map of the Sounds of Tokyo
    rating:3.1

    Map of the Sounds of Tokyo

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When the daughter of prominent Tokyo businessman Mr. Nagara (Takeo Nakahara) commits suicide, Nagara's heartbroken employee Ishida (Hideo Sakaki) hires part-time hit woman Ryu (Rinko Kikuchi) to kill the man (Sergi López) perceived as responsible for the daughter's death. Meanwhile, a curious sound engineer becomes obsessed with Ryu and her life in this lyrical and mysterious drama from acclaimed Spanish director Isabel Coixet.

    Directed by:

  • Isabel Coixet
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Closer: Season 4
    rating:3.1

    The Closer: Season 4

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    L.A.'s top high-priority homicide detective, Brenda Johnson (Emmy nominee Kyra Sedgwick), returns to tackle more intriguing cases, such as the reappearance of a wanted psychopath, while trying to maintain her relationship with her fiancé, Fritz (Jon Tenney). This exciting and powerful fourth season blazes onto the screen as a murdered body is discovered in fire-ravaged Griffith Park.

    Directed by:

  • Arvin Brown
  • Rick Wallace
  • Elodie Keene
  • Scott Ellis
  • Michael M. Robin
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Somersault
    rating:3.1

    Somersault

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    After trying to seduce her mother's live-in boyfriend, guilt-ridden teen Heidi (Abbie Cornish) runs away from home and heads for a small ski resort, where her sexual awakening and amorphous yearning for love collide. Rudderless and broke, Heidi exchanges her sexual favors for a place to sleep till she lands a job. But just as she starts to settle in, her irresponsible behavior jeopardizes her fragile equilibrium in this absorbing Aussie import.

    Directed by:

  • Cate Shortland
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Grease 2
    rating:3.1

    Grease 2

    1982Runtime:0 minutes
    Michelle Pfeiffer stars as Stephanie Zinone, the leader of Rydell High's sexy and sassy Pink Ladies who catches the eye of Michael Carrington (Maxwell Caulfield), the nerdy new kid on the block fresh from England. The only way Michael will ever be the object of Stephanie's affection is if he shapes up and become as cool as the T-Birds, the male counterpart to the Pink Ladies. Let the transformation begin!

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Birch
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    High Tide
    rating:3.1

    High Tide

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Judy Davis stars as Lillie, a boozy backup singer for an Elvis impersonator, who wanders away from her job and makes a connection with a teen girl (Claudia Karvan) in a trailer park. But when she meets the girl's grandmother, Lillie realizes the girl is her daughter. Ashamed of the fact that she abandoned her daughter years earlier after her husband died, Lillie vows to make up for lost time. Gillian Armstrong (Little Women) directs.

    Directed by:

  • Gillian Armstrong
  • 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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