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Head On
rating:3.0

Head On

1999Runtime:0 minutes
This edgy indie drama follows 19-year-old Ari (Alex Dimitriades), a gay Greek-Australian whose roiling ethnic- and sexual-identity struggles lead to a wild, 24-hour odyssey. When he's not dealing drugs or bedding nameless partners, Ari joins his younger sister (Andrea Mandalis) in a battle of wills against their reactionary parents. Though he ultimately runs afoul of the law, Ari remains impenitent about his self-destructive hedonism.

Directed by:

  • Ana Kokkinos
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    Men
    rating:3.0

    Men

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    After learning his wife (Ulrike Kriener) is sleeping with a virtually penniless artist (Uwe Ochsenknecht), successful corporate ad exec Julius (Heiner Lauterbach) cooks up a twisted plot for revenge by moving in with the competition and becoming his pal. The plot thickens when Julius influences the artist to become more and more like himself -- all in an effort to put the kibosh on his wife's affair. Doris Dörrie writes and directs.

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    Onegin
    rating:3.0

    Onegin

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Jaded Russian nobleman Evgeny Onegin (Ralph Fiennes) leaves his sophisticated social circle in St. Petersburg after unexpectedly inheriting a country estate from his uncle. Onegin's rural neighbor introduces him to the lovely Tatyana Larin (Liv Tyler), and their mutual attraction is instant. The impulsive young woman declares her love, and Onegin -- affronted by her frankness -- rejects her, setting off a chain of events that results in tragedy.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Fiennes
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    Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story
    rating:3.0

    Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Concentrating on her career heyday during the Great Depression -- during which time she starred in nearly 40 movies before the age of 10 -- this made-for-TV biopic also looks at the relationship between Shirley Temple (Ashley Rose Orr) and her supportive parents (Connie Britton and Colin Friels). The film, based on Temple's autobiography, paints an upbeat portrait of the dimpled tyke who became a showbiz legend.

    Directed by:

  • Nadia Tass
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    The Crown Jewels
    rating:3.0

    The Crown Jewels

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    After being arrested for committing murder, young Fragancia relates her life story to the police inspector, telling him of her childhood in a remote Swedish village, her friendship with a wealthy heir and her unrequited love for a hockey superstar.

    Directed by:

  • Ella Lemhagen
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    Wholphin: Issue 2
    rating:3.0

    Wholphin: Issue 2

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    The second edition of Wholphin's mix of short films, documentaries and cartoons features Steven Soderbergh paying tribute to Jean Luc Godard with a sci-fi short and documentary filmmaker Errol Morris profiling business tycoon Donald Trump. Other works include two Oscar-nominated shorts, a funny instructional video, a gothic horror tale, an appearance by Andy Richter, and a revamping of the Japanese version of "Bewitched" by writers of "The Daily Show."

    Directed by:

  • Steven Soderbergh
  • Jessica Yu
  • Bob Odenkirk
  • Errol Morris
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    The Last September
    rating:3.0

    The Last September

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Adapted from Elizabeth Bowen's novel of the same name, The Last September reveals how family secrets affect life on a country estate in strife-torn 1920s Ireland. Sir Richard Naylor (Michael Gambon) and Lady Myra (Maggie Smith) play host to an odd assortment of family and friends, and their attendant traumas. When one more guest -- Lady Myra's childhood friend Marda Norton (Fiona Shaw) -- is added to the mix, an emotional fuse gets lit.

    Directed by:

  • Deborah Warner
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    35 Shots of Rum
    rating:3.0

    35 Shots of Rum

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    This heartfelt slice-of-life drama by filmmaker Claire Denis tells the story of widower Lionel (Alex Descas), a train driver, and his grown daughter, Sophie (Mati Diop). The two spend most of their time together, but change is in the cards. A neighbor (Grégoire Colin) becomes attracted to Sophie, a family friend retires and Lionel tries to maintain a friendship with his ex-girlfriend (Nicole Dogue).

    Directed by:

  • Claire Denis
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    The Perez Family
    rating:3.0

    The Perez Family

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Released from prison after 20 years, a Cuban plantation owner is permitted to join a boat exodus to Miami, where he hopes to reunite with his wife and daughter. Along the way, he meets a fiery young hooker looking for a better life in America.

    Directed by:

  • Mira Nair
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    First Among Equals
    rating:3.0

    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
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    Blue Car
    rating:3.0

    Blue Car

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Meg (Agnes Bruckner) is an average teen making do in the wake of her parents' divorce. When her English teacher, Mr. Auster (David Strathairn), becomes interested in her poetry and offers to help her with her writing, Meg turns to his attentions like a flower to the sun. When tragedy unfolds at home, she finds in him the approval, faith and enthusiasm she craves. She doesn't stop to think about what Mr. Auster hopes to find in her.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Moncrieff
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    Wholphin: Issue 5
    rating:3.0

    Wholphin: Issue 5

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    The fifth edition of this eclectic mix of shorts features Darfuri rebels being smuggled out of Sudan, a Rubik's Cube champ who can do it one-handed and blind-folded, and a study on drunken bees. Also included are the Oscar-nominated short "Madame Tulti-Putli," which follows a solitary traveler, and "House Hunting," which stars Paul Rudd and Zooey Deschanel as a couple looking for their dream home.

    Directed by:

  • Ray Tintori
  • Amy Lippman
  • George Gage
  • Carson Mell
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Eve & the Fire Horse
    rating:3.0

    Eve & the Fire Horse

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When Eve (Phoebe Kut) and Karena's (Hollie Lo) mother (Vivian Wu) chops down an apple tree -- a Chinese taboo -- it sets off a chain of bad luck that sends the two sisters on a frantic search for salvation in Julia Kwan's acclaimed religious drama. As Karena embraces Catholicism and introduces Eve to Christian doctrine, a puzzling blend of crucifixes and Buddhas takes over the household landscape. The film won the Sundance Special Jury Prize.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Kwan
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    Am I Beautiful?
    rating:3.0

    Am I Beautiful?

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    In this ensemble comedy-drama, acclaimed director Doris Dorrie explores the complexities of love, loss, compassion and spirituality through a series of intertwining stories featuring a group of lost souls.

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    The Bigamist
    rating:3.0

    The Bigamist

    1953Runtime:0 minutes
    While away on business, Harry Graham (Edmond O'Brien) hops a Hollywood tour bus. Sitting next to him is a tough-talking waitress, Phyllis Martin (Ida Lupino). He lights her cigarette and, a few more trips to Los Angeles later, Harry and Phyllis are wed. Back home in San Francisco, he and his wife, Eve (Joan Fontaine), are trying to adopt a child. Harry hesitates before granting the adoption agency permission to investigate their lives.

    Directed by:

  • Ida Lupino
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    Degrassi Junior High: Season 3
    rating:3.0

    Degrassi Junior High: Season 3

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    No issue goes wanting in the third season of this groundbreaking show about the highs and lows of making the grades or just fitting in during junior high. The compellingly honest series tackles friendship, puberty, rumors, sports, studies and more. Alternately moving and shocking but always riveting and believable, "Degrassi Junior High" is a must-see for adolescents (and parents) everywhere.

    Directed by:

  • Clarke Mackey
  • Eleanor Lindo
  • 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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