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Lies in Plain Sight
rating:3.1

Lies in Plain Sight

2010Runtime:0 minutes
This made-for-television drama follows the unsettling journey of Sofia, a blind woman who quests to uncover the reason for her beloved cousin Eva's suicide. As her search deepens, Sofia discovers that Eva had long been hiding troubling secrets.

Directed by:

  • Patricia Cardoso
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    200 Cigarettes
    rating:3.1

    200 Cigarettes

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Set on the last day of 1981, 200 Cigarettes is a manic romantic comedy that follows a group of loquacious, chain-smoking twentysomethings seeking love and happiness as they converge for a blowout party in New York City's East Village. A cab driver (Dave Chappelle) provides the link between the disparate groups who seek to overcome personal drama to avoid being alone when the clock strikes midnight.

    Directed by:

  • Risa Bramon Garcia
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    W.E.
    rating:3.1

    W.E.

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    This glossy ensemble drama juxtaposes the lives of famous divorcée Wallis Simpson and Wally Winthrop, a young 1990s housewife. Wally yearns to have a romance as dramatic as Wallis's but soon discovers that history can be misleading.

    Directed by:

  • Madonna
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Blessed
    rating:3.1

    Blessed

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Seven children in difficult situations go on journeys through the streets of Melbourne, Australia, in this gritty drama. After showing viewers the course of a day and a night for the kids, the film reveals what their mothers have been experiencing. Director Ana Kokkinos's poignant reflection on the fragility of the relationships between mothers and children stars Frances O'Connor, Miranda Otto, Deborra-Lee Furness and Victoria Haralabidou.

    Directed by:

  • Ana Kokkinos
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Sweetie
    rating:3.1

    Sweetie

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Jane Campion's 1989 debut feature plumbs the dysfunctional depths of one Australian family. Emotionally distant Kay (Karen Colston) is thrown off by the sudden arrival of her sister, Dawn (Genevieve Lemon), fresh out of the insane asylum. The two sisters, who are complete opposites, quarrel endlessly -- and to make matters worse, their father arrives with the dire news that their mom has left him to go "find herself" in the outback.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Campion
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Sherlock Holmes
    rating:3.1

    Sherlock Holmes

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Not to be confused with the Robert Downey Jr. blockbuster, as a mob of monsters invades London, Dr. Watson believes that the creatures exist but Holmes suspects that Spring-Heeled Jack is responsible in this low-budget take on the classic character.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Of Love and Shadows
    rating:3.1

    Of Love and Shadows

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Irene (Jennifer Connelly), a magazine editor who's lived a sheltered existence under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in 1973 Chile, gradually awakens to the political tumult when handsome photographer Francisco (Antonio Banderas) enters her life and opens her eyes to the brutal atrocities being committed by the state. Betty Kaplan directs this romantic drama based on a novel by Isabel Allende.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Kaplan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Promise
    rating:3.1

    The Promise

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Just after the construction of the Berlin Wall, five friends attempted to escape to West Germany. Sophie (Corinna Harfouch) made it; her beloved Konrad (August Zirner) did not. For the next three decades, Konrad uses his position as a prominent scientist to try to meet with Sophie. There is little, however, that escapes the watchful eye of East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, and Konrad and Sophie will pay with their lives if they're caught.

    Directed by:

  • Margarethe von Trotta
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Late Bloomers
    rating:3.1

    Late Bloomers

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    After 30 years together, a married couple confronts the unpalatable realities of getting older and concludes that emotional absence is the easiest way to cope. But at what point does distance become divorce?

    Directed by:

  • Julie Gavras
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Look at Me
    rating:3.1

    Look at Me

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    This unusual comedy catches its characters at various moments of loneliness, identity crisis and despair. Marilou Berry plays Lolita Cassard, a young woman disgusted with the world's seeming inability to accept beauty in all forms. Her neglectful father, Etienne Cassard (Jean-Pierre Bacri), wants so badly to have someone to love, and when they meet up with the equally lost Sylvia (Agnès Jaoui) and Pierre (Laurent Grévill), all hell breaks loose.

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  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Hanging Up
    rating:3.1

    Hanging Up

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Meg Ryan is one of three sisters (along with Diane Keaton and Lisa Kudrow) responsible for the care of their aged, infirm and cantankerous father (Walter Matthau, in his final role). The problem is, Keaton and Kudrow are driven career women too busy to pitch in with their fair share of support. That leaves Ryan holding the bag in this seriocomedy directed by Keaton and written by Nora Ephron from sister Delia's novel.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Keaton
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Heaven on Earth
    rating:3.1

    Heaven on Earth

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After a cheerful wedding celebration, young bride Chand (Preity Zinta) arrives in Toronto and meets her new husband, Rocky (Vansh Bhardwaj). But soon, she discovers his violent nature and the disturbingly dysfunctional tone of his family. Cut off from her family and desperate to cope with Rocky's abuse and her mother-in-law's domineering personality, Chand hopes a co-worker's love potion will solve her problems. Deepa Mehta directs.

    Directed by:

  • Deepa Mehta
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Taste of Others
    rating:3.1

    The Taste of Others

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Agnes Jaoui directs this ensemble romance that earned an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Language Film. Castella (Jean-Pierre Bacri) falls for English language tutor Clara (Anne Alvaro), and instigates a chain of turbulent relationships in the process. This poignant debut from Jaoui illustrates that sometimes, great actresses don't get the breaks, hash-dealing barmaids can find love and the desire to become culturally enlightened just isn't enough.

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  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Please Give
    rating:3.1

    Please Give

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Life gets knotty when successful Manhattan couple Alex (Oliver Platt) and Kate (Catherine Keener) develop a relationship with the granddaughters of Andra (Ann Morgan Guilbert), the cantankerous elderly woman who owns the apartment next to theirs -- and who must die so they can expand their home. The all-star cast includes Amanda Peet, Rebecca Hall and Lois Smith in this indie feature from writer-director Nicole Holofcener (Friends with Money).

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Holofcener
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Falcon Beach: Season 1
    rating:3.1

    Falcon Beach: Season 1

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    The lakeside resort town of Falcon Beach may look serene, but a battle as old as the hills rages between the townies -- the folks who live and work there year-round -- and the summer cottagers in this teen drama.

    Directed by:

  • Norma Bailey
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Freshman Fall
    rating:3.1

    Freshman Fall

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    After falling victim to a brutal assault, a first year university student must confront both her attacker and a sceptical school system in order to win back her independence, her dignity and her life in this gripping drama. Naive and trusting, Melissa Connel (Candace Cameron Bure, Vistors of the Night, "Full House", and Some Kind of Wonderful) arrived at Pierpoint College.

    Directed by:

  • Bethany Rooney
  • 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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