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Romeo & Juliet
rating:2.7

Romeo & Juliet

1976Runtime:0 minutes
In Shakespeare's classic tragedy, doomed lovers Romeo (Christopher Neame) and Juliet (Ann Hasson) are caught in the middle of a feud between the Capulets and Montagues. Romeo, a Montague heir, first spots the lovely Juliet at a masked ball, and the two fall madly in love. Their situation worsens after Romeo kills Juliet's cousin Tybalt. But the couple can't live without each other and devise a plan to stay together -- no matter what the cost.

Directed by:

  • Joan Kemp-Welch
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    It's Easier for a Camel
    rating:2.7

    It's Easier for a Camel

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Valeria Bruni Tedeschi directs this fantastical film in which she also plays Federica, a woman who longs for a life filled with romance and adventure but lives out that life more in her imagination than her day-to-day existence. Soon, she realizes that if she's ever to be truly happy, she'll have to start taking risks. But thinking and doing are entirely different, she discovers, and she must decide how important it is to realize her goals.

    Directed by:

  • Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    These Foolish Things
    rating:2.7

    These Foolish Things

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    As war looms on the horizon, a hopeful ingenue (Zoe Tapper) finds herself caught between the warring affections of a playwright (David Leon) and a director (Andrew Lincoln) in 1930s London. Director Julia Taylor-Stanley's heartwarming ensemble piece features zesty performances by Anjelica Huston as an eccentric investor, Mark Umbers as a vain matinee idol, and Terence Stamp as a tart butler. And don't miss the immortal Lauren Bacall in a small role.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Taylor-Stanley
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Farewell China
    rating:2.7

    Farewell China

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    Hong Kong acting legends Tony Leung Ka-Fai and Maggie Cheung star as a Chinese couple separated by the painful, arduous and risky process of illegal immigration to America. A year after his wife leaves for New York City, Leung Ka-Fai follows, but discovers his wife's been lost in the crush of poverty, hardship and urban decay. Gritty and unsentimental, Farewell China was nominated for Best Film at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

    Directed by:

  • Clara Law
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Out of Hand
    rating:2.7

    Out of Hand

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Seeking to quell the boredom of their unremarkable adolescent lives, Sebastian and Paul (Sergej Moya and Ludwig Trepte) kidnap a beautiful woman (Elisabetta Rocchetti) and take her to a remote location where no one can hear her scream. But once they get her there, they have no idea what to do with her. With the woman locked in an abandoned factory and the boys' anger and frustration festering, the situation threatens to get seriously out of hand.

    Directed by:

  • Eva Urthaler
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Brilliant But Cancelled: EZ Streets
    rating:2.7

    Brilliant But Cancelled: EZ Streets

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Created by Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis, this critically lauded TV drama follows the disparate but interconnected lives of a ruthless mob boss (Joe Pantoliano), a hardworking detective (Ken Olin) and a struggling ex-con (Jason Gedrick). Haggis and company produced only a handful of episodes before the innovative series -- which featured intricate scripts and complex characterizations -- got the ax.

    Directed by:

  • Paul Haggis
  • Anita W. Addison
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Zindaggi Rocks
    rating:2.7

    Zindaggi Rocks

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    A beautiful young singer (Sushmita Sen) helps a workaholic doctor (Shiney Ahuja) transform his life with her wild and extroverted ways, which she apparently inherited from her outrageous family. Kim Sharma, Ravi Gossain, Moushumi Chatterjee and Julian co-star in this lighthearted musical romance produced by Anurradha Prasad and directed by Tanuja Chandra, with an upbeat, modern soundtrack by Anu Malik.

    Directed by:

  • Tanuja Chandra
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Land of Thirst
    rating:2.7

    Land of Thirst

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Handsome black doctor Khanyiso Phalo (Hlomla Dandala) returns to his native South Africa in 1913, where he meets Margaret (Nina Lucy Wylde), a beautiful white English woman, and before long, a romance blossoms. But their love makes them targets of outraged settlers and soldiers. The sweeping historical tale of star-crossed love is based on the Perceval Gibbon's novel Margaret Harding.

    Directed by:

  • Meg Rickards
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Beijing Rocks
    rating:2.7

    Beijing Rocks

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Plagued by legal troubles, struggling songwriter Michael falls in with an up-and-coming rock band and soon finds himself entangled in a love triangle with the group's lead singer and his beautiful girlfriend.

    Directed by:

  • Mabel Cheung
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    You Must Remember This
    rating:2.7

    You Must Remember This

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Budding basketball star Ella (Maria Celedonio) discovers that her much-loved great-uncle (Robert Guillaume), who now works days as a barber, was one of the early great black film directors nearly a half-century before. In helping her uncle to accept his past, Ella becomes custodian of a rich cultural legacy from a little-known era in history. This truly inspiring story also stars Tim Reid.

    Directed by:

  • Helaine Head
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Paul Bowles: Half Moon
    rating:2.7

    Paul Bowles: Half Moon

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Three short films based on short stories by expatriate American novelist Paul Bowles capture the sense of loss and alienation so common in his works. "Merkala Beach" follows the dissolution of a friendship after a pretty face enters the picture; "Call at Corazon" traces a newlywed couple's challenges while cruising up the Amazon River; and "Allal" chronicles the extraordinary transformation of an Indian boy who befriends a cobra.

    Directed by:

  • Frieder Schlaich
  • Irene von Alberti
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Meek's Cutoff
    rating:2.7

    Meek's Cutoff

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.

    Directed by:

  • Kelly Reichardt
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer
    rating:2.7

    How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Mexican-American family matriarch Dona Genoveva (Lucy Gallardo), her divorced daughter Lolita (Elizabeth Peña) and teenage granddaughter Blanca (America Ferrera) all tinker with love during one sleepy summer in their Arizona border town. Dona's driving lessons take an unexpected turn, while things heat up at the butcher shop where Lolita works, and Blanca cooks up some romance for herself. This charming drama received a Grand Jury Prize nod at Sundance.

    Directed by:

  • Georgina Riedel
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Boxing Helena
    rating:2.7

    Boxing Helena

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Gifted surgeon Nick Cavanaugh (Julian Sands) seems to have it all -- except his heart's fondest desire: coldhearted temptress Helena (Sherilyn Fenn), who unceremoniously dumps him after a one-night stand. Though she repeatedly rebuffs Nick, he maintains his obsessive pursuit. When Helena becomes a hit-and-run victim in front of Nick's mansion, the disarming doctor takes her inside, imprisons her and literally turns her into his personal Venus.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Chambers Lynch
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Wholphin: Issue 10
    rating:2.7

    Wholphin: Issue 10

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Wholphin, the innovative DVD magazine, presents another collection of must-see shorts. Among the 11 films are director Jonathan Demme's "Joe and Linda Flooded Out of Holy Cross" and Natalie Portman's directorial debut, "Eve." The compilation also features award-winning animation, films from Australia, Canada and Singapore, an homage to a 1960s Christian television show for kids and an excerpt from a documentary about a filmmaking preacher.

    Directed by:

  • Jonathan Demme
  • Natalie Portman
  • Spencer Susser
  • Malcolm Sutherland
  • Eric Flanagan
  • Mary Hestand
  • Michael Jacobs
  • Brent Hoff
  • William Lamson
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    The Holy Girl
    rating:2.7

    The Holy Girl

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Amalia (Maria Alche) lives with her mother (Mercedes Moran) and uncle (Alejandro Urdapilleta) in the family's dilapidated hotel. Dr. Jano (Carlos Belloso) is a married guest at the hotel. One day, he suggestively presses himself into Amalia, and she finds herself drawn to him. She begins spying on the man, determined to save him from sin, but Dr. Jano's life is soon on the brink of ruin as Amalia's fascination triggers devastating events.

    Directed by:

  • Lucrecia Martel
  • rating:2.7 2.7 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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