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The Proposition
rating:3.0

The Proposition

1998Runtime:0 minutes
In 1930s Boston, upper-class couple Arthur and Eleanor Barret become involved with a Harvard student and a mysterious priest in their efforts to produce an heir, leading to a torrent of violence that threatens to swallow them all.

Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Mouth to Mouth
    rating:3.0

    Mouth to Mouth

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    While hitchhiking in Europe, disaffected teen Sherry (Ellen Page) falls in with an underground cultlike group of former prostitutes and drug addicts. Their charismatic leader (Eric Thal) wants to change the world, but Sherry soon realizes that change comes at a steep price. This gritty look at adolescent euphoria and irresponsibility is partly based on first-time director Alison Murray's real-life experiences.

    Directed by:

  • Alison Murray
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    The Mentalist: Season 1
    rating:3.0

    The Mentalist: Season 1

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Simon Baker (in his first Emmy-nominated role) stars as Patrick Jane, a rogue detective and case-cracking consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation -- a far cry from his last gig as a semi-famous "psychic medium" with no paranormal abilities. Despite his bogus past, Patrick's charm and powers of observation endear him to the CBI team -- except for Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney), who doesn't care for his antics. Tim Kang and Amanda Righetti also star.

    Directed by:

  • David M. Barrett
  • Chris Long
  • John Behring
  • Martha Mitchell
  • David Nutter
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Without a Trace: Season 2
    rating:3.0

    Without a Trace: Season 2

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Anthony LaPaglia leads an ensemble cast that includes Oscar nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste in this fast-paced detective drama that follows the exploits of an FBI squad specializing in missing persons. In the show's second season, the team sifts through a pile of suspects to track down a motivational speaker who's vanished; helps recover a stolen school bus full of children; and attempts to find a celebrity photographer who's disappeared.

    Directed by:

  • David Nutter
  • Rachel Talalay
  • Peter Markle
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Polish Wedding
    rating:3.0

    Polish Wedding

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    In this tale about a large Polish-American family living in Detroit, Claire Danes stars as Hala Pzoniak, a woman torn between her family's wishes and her heart's desire as she faces marriage to the neighborhood cop -- who is the father of her child. The family's sassy and hardworking matriarch, Jadzia (Lena Olin), strong-arms the reluctant groom, all while also having an affair behind the back of her suspecting husband (Gabriel Byrne).

    Directed by:

  • Theresa Connelly
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Sexo por Compasion
    rating:3.0

    Sexo por Compasion

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Kindhearted Dolores (Elisabeth Margoni) has just lost her husband because she's much too nice -- in bed, that is. Unable to stop her good deeds, which entail sleeping with nearly every man who asks, Dolores becomes notoriously popular in her town. The once-gloomy place has now morphed into one filled with joy, thanks to her "work." But all she wants is to be back with her beloved, who seems curiously immune to her feminine allure.

    Directed by:

  • Laura Mana
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    My Dog Tulip
    rating:3.0

    My Dog Tulip

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on J.R. Ackerley's 1956 autobiographical novel, this animated tale of a man and his dog features Christopher Plummer as the voice of Ackerley, a middle-aged writer whose life is changed forever when he adopts an 18-month-old German shepherd. Despite not being a dog lover, Ackerley finds his truest companionship with his skittish pup, Tulip. And so begins a 14-year friendship filled with all the mischief, wonder and unconditional love a dog can bring.

    Directed by:

  • Paul Fierlinger
  • Sandra Fierlinger
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Hysterical Blindness
    rating:3.0

    Hysterical Blindness

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Uma Thurman won a Golden Globe for her searing performance as Debby in this Mira Nair film. Debby's a New Jersey woman longing to find someone who'll see how special she truly is, even if she's blind to her own worth. She and her friend Beth (Juliette Lewis), a single mother, navigate the singles scene and discover that love never quite turns out the way it does in songs and movies. Gena Rowlands and Ben Gazzara also star.

    Directed by:

  • Mira Nair
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    The Cheat / Merrily We Go to Hell
    rating:3.0

    The Cheat / Merrily We Go to Hell

    1931Runtime:0 minutes
    Addiction drives the action in this pair of classic films released in the 1930s before Hollywood's strict "Production Code" was put into place, banning certain taboo topics. In The Cheat, a woman's (Tallulah Bankhead) gambling has driven her to desperate means -- and into the arms of a wealthy businessman. In Merrily We Go to Hell, Fredric March is an alcoholic whose abusive behavior forces his wife (Sylvia Sidney) to make a desperate choice.

    Directed by:

  • Dorothy Arzner
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Soul Food: Season 2
    rating:3.0

    Soul Food: Season 2

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Boasting a strong ensemble cast, realistic story lines and intense drama, this family-focused series follows the trials and tribulations of three close-knit African-American sisters and their spouses and children. Though the Joseph sisters often have divergent views, their love for one another sustains them through life's ongoing upheavals. Watch 20 compelling episodes in the series' complete second season.

    Directed by:

  • Felicia D. Henderson
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Mama Africa
    rating:3.0

    Mama Africa

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Hosted by Oscar-nominated actress and rapper Queen Latifah, Mama Africa combines three short films directed by African women that tell tales about misguided youth in contemporary Africa. The three 26-minute films (with all the actors speaking English) were selected from a longer program of six such films produced by the African companies Zimmedia and M-Net.

    Directed by:

  • Ngozi Onwurah
  • Bridget Pickering
  • Zulfar Otto-Sallies
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Gilmore Girls: Season 4
    rating:3.0

    Gilmore Girls: Season 4

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    They just keep getting better (when they aren't battling life-changing travails, that is); those beloved Gilmore Girls, Rory and Lorelai, return for a fourth hit season filled with snappy dialogue and intriguing stories. This season, Rory (Alexis Bledel) starts her first year at Yale University, and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) opens the Dragonfly Inn for business -- at long last -- thanks to a timely loan from Luke Danes (Scott Patterson).

    Directed by:

  • Amy Sherman-Palladino
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Gilmore Girls: Season 5
    rating:3.0

    Gilmore Girls: Season 5

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Fresh from spending a summer in Europe with her wealthy grandmother (Kelly Bishop), the now college-age Rory (Alexis Bledel) returns to Yale University to begin her second year of studies. Meanwhile, her mother, Lorelei (Lauren Graham), is back in Stars Hollow, making her own dreams come true as the owner of a fabulous inn. What else does the fifth season have in store for the lovely Gilmore girls? Only time will tell.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Sherman-Palladino
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Gilmore Girls: Season 3
    rating:3.0

    Gilmore Girls: Season 3

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory's (Alexis Bledel) mother-daughter relationship is far from cloying or boring; instead, it's a constant give-and-take, forcing each to grow up a little at a time. This season begins with Rory back from the nation's capital. Lorelai's glad to have her close once again -- but of course, complications arise, including a meddling Emily (Kelly Bishop), a surprise announcement from Gran (Marion Ross) and more.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Sherman-Palladino
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Gilmore Girls: Season 2
    rating:3.0

    Gilmore Girls: Season 2

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Catch all 22 Season 2 episodes of the popular WB series about thirtysomething mom Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), who grapples with the challenges of single parenting as teenage daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel) adjusts to a new private school and develops an interest in boys. Meanwhile, Lorelai bristles under the watchful gaze of her own sometimes-disapproving parents, even as she attempts to negotiate the dating world herself.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Sherman-Palladino
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
    rating:3.0

    Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

    1975Runtime:0 minutes
    In this experimental slice-of-life drama, Belgian widow Jeanne Dielman spends her days performing the mundane tasks of a single parent except for the time she allots to servicing johns in her apartment while her son is at school.

    Directed by:

  • Chantal Akerman
  • rating:3.0 3.0 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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