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The Girl from Monaco
rating:2.8

The Girl from Monaco

2008Runtime:0 minutes
Middle-aged lawyer Bertrand (Fabrice Luchini) chafes at the presence of Christophe (Roschdy Zem), a bodyguard assigned to protect him during a dangerous case. Things worsen when Bertrand catches the eye of free-spirited weather girl Audrey (Louise Bourgoin), Christophe's old flame. Audrey brings out long-dormant feelings in the counselor, who finds himself competing against his guardian for her affections in this charming, French-language romantic comedy.

Directed by:

  • Anne Fontaine
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Siao Yu
    rating:2.8

    Siao Yu

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    To help her boyfriend, Gang Wei (Chung Hua Tou ), achieve American citizenship, Siao Yu (Rene Liu) moves from China to New York, where she enters into a bogus marriage with an aging Italian named Mario (Daniel Travanti) who used to be a journalist but now spends most of his time gambling. But when Mario's wife (Marj Dusay) -- who left him years ago -- suddenly returns, the oddly matched foursome develops a strangely familiar relationship.

    Directed by:

  • Sylvia Chang
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    November Moon
    rating:2.8

    November Moon

    1984Runtime:0 minutes
    To escape the escalating Nazi threat in her native Germany, young Jew November Messing (Gabriele Osburg) finds sanctuary and love with a daring mademoiselle. November is taken in by a Parisian family. The brother and sister of the household develop amorous feelings for November -- who falls for the mademoiselle, Férial (Christiane Millet). When the Germans occupy the city, Férial takes enormous personal risks to shield her lover from the Nazis.

    Directed by:

  • Alexandra von Grote
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Iris
    rating:2.8

    Iris

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    In this Spanish-language drama, young photographer Iris (played by Silke) lives in danger and squalor like nearly everyone else in her war-torn country, constantly reminded that time is fleeting and life sometimes devalued. But she perseveres, determined to eke out a peaceful -- even passionate -- existence, buoyed by the possibility of love and the hope she finds in her daughter. The supporting cast includes Ana Torrent and Gines Garcia Millan.

    Directed by:

  • Rosa Verges
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Sur
    rating:2.8

    Sur

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Actor-singer Lucky Ali plays Vikramaditya Singh, a charismatic music teacher in a school that attracts young, talented and ambitious musicians who need just the kind of mentoring a gifted teacher can provide. Vikramaditya himself is a renowned singer and has an eagle eye peeled for that one gifted student who stands head and shoulders above the rest -- someone whose talent will surpass even his.

    Directed by:

  • Tanuja Chandra
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    The Shadow of the Tower: The Rise of the Tudor Dynasty
    rating:2.8

    The Shadow of the Tower: The Rise of the Tudor Dynasty

    1972Runtime:0 minutes
    This lavish BBC miniseries recounts the accomplishments of Henry VII (James Maxwell), who began the Tudor dynasty after winning the Battle of Bosworth Field and ending the devastating War of the Roses. Henry's eventful reign signaled the end of the Middle Ages. Married to Elizabeth of York (Norma West), Henry fathered the future Henry VIII and amassed a personal fortune while extending Great Britian's peace, prosperity and diplomatic ties.

    Directed by:

  • Moira Armstrong
  • Joan Kemp-Welch
  • Peter Moffatt
  • Keith Williams
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Celebrating the Art of the Short Film
    rating:2.8

    Celebrating the Art of the Short Film

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    The independent and foreign-film buffs at Film Movement round up six original short features in this unique cinematic collection, celebrating the art of the abbreviated celluloid form. Selections include "Inja" (Steven Pasvolsky and Joe Weatherstone), "Das Rad" (Chris Stenner and Heidi Wittlinger) and "Mt. Head" (Koji Yamamura), which all received Academy Award nominations, and the Sundance selection "Sangam" (Prashant Bhargava).

    Directed by:

  • Joe Weatherstone
  • Steven Pasvolsky
  • Chris Stenner
  • Heidi Wittlinger
  • Koji Yamamura
  • Prashant Bhargava
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Normal Adolescent Behavior: Havoc 2
    rating:2.8

    Normal Adolescent Behavior: Havoc 2

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In this provocative drama from director Beth Schacter, a group of high schoolers swears off the Friday night carousing and one-night stands that are part and parcel of the contemporary teen scene. Attempting to rise above it all, Wendy (Amber Tamblyn) and her circle of friends explore their budding sexuality within the clique, swapping partners every week. But group loyalties are tested when Wendy falls for her new neighbor (Ashton Holmes).

    Directed by:

  • Beth Schacter
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Due East
    rating:2.8

    Due East

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Robert Forster, Kate Capshaw, Clara Bryant, Cybill Shepherd and Lynda Boyd star in this made-for-TV drama about Mary Faith Rapple, an overachieving high school senior who takes care of everyone, it seems, but herself. When Mary falls in love with a loner who's just moved into town, her life quickly takes an abrupt and scandalous turn.

    Directed by:

  • Helen Shaver
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Female Perversions
    rating:2.8

    Female Perversions

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    This movie tests Louise J. Kaplan's novel, through the character of Eve, a young, successful attorney. Caught between her career aspirations and her desire to help her kleptomaniac sister, Eve walks a tightrope between toughness and vulnerability.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Streitfeld
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Brand New Day
    rating:2.8

    Brand New Day

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In an idyllic port town on Australia's west coast in the summer of 1969, carefree 16-year-old Willie (Rocky McKenzie) enjoys hanging out with his pals and wooing a beautiful singer named Rosie (Jessica Mauboy) -- until his mom ships him back to a Catholic boarding school in Perth. An act of rebellion soon triggers a wild homebound journey for our young hero in this energetic adaptation of the beloved Australian stage musical from 1990.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Perkins
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Diggers
    rating:2.8

    Diggers

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Paul Rudd, Maura Tierney, Lauren Ambrose and Ron Eldard star in this coming-of-age story about a group of friends who reluctantly follow in their families' footsteps and face what they deem a bleak existence as clam diggers on Long Island. Directed by Katherine Dieckmann, this touching dramedy follows the companions as they struggle to cope with their predestined futures while dreaming of better lives.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Dieckmann
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Day Night Day Night
    rating:2.8

    Day Night Day Night

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    A 19-year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber in Times Square. Inspired in part by a story in a Russian newspaper and playing off cinematic depictions of Joan of Arc, the film transpires on the girl's face.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Loktev
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    What Matters Most
    rating:2.8

    What Matters Most

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Set against the backdrop of a small Texas town, writer-director Jane Cusumano's touching drama centers on the star-crossed romance between cattle ranch heir Lucas Warner (Chad Allen) and working-class teen Heather Stone (Polly Cole). Loosely based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," this contemporary adaptation also stars Tamara Clatterbuck as Heather's hardworking mother, Anita, and Marshall R. Teague as Lucas's overbearing father, Raymond.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Cusumano
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Hammers Over the Anvil
    rating:2.8

    Hammers Over the Anvil

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhred) is a quiet boy living in the Australian outback whose dreams of riding a horse are hampered by a crippling childhood illness. When Alan meets horse trainer East Driscoll (Russell Crowe), he comes to see him as a hero -- until East shatters that vision. East and Alan fall for the same girl -- the beautiful English aristocrat Grace McAlister (Charlotte Rampling) -- and Alan soon learns East's true colors.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Turner
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    The Pack
    rating:2.8

    The Pack

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Lucie Arnaz stars in this modern social drama, based on actual events and court cases, about the responsibility smokers bear for the health risks they may inflict on other people, intentionally or not. The district attorney (Carlos Leon) elects to prosecute widow Eleanor Jordan for murder because her husband died of lung cancer after breathing her secondhand smoke for 30 years -- a case brought to his attention by the couple's son (Ryan Homchick).

    Directed by:

  • Alyssa Rallo Bennett
  • rating:2.8 2.8 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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