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Luna's Game
rating:2.7

Luna's Game

2001Runtime:0 minutes
After the murder of her gambler father, young Luna is taken in and raised by a kindly group of denizens of the cardplaying world. As she grows to adulthood, the resourceful Luna (Ana Torrent) makes the most of the hand life has dealt her, surviving through her own prowess at poker. But when she meets Juan (Manuel San Martín), the inveterate risk-taker is forced to reassess her empty lifestyle and consider playing for stakes beyond the table.

Directed by:

  • Monica Laguna
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Yes
    rating:2.7

    Yes

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    A love affair develops between an American woman (Joan Allen) and a Middle Eastern man (Simon Abkarian) in this tale of religion, politics and sex. Tired of her loveless marriage with her politician husband (Sam Neill), the woman embarks on a journey with her Lebanese lover. But if their passionate romance is to last through trips to London, Beirut and Havana, they must each overcome cultural and personal prejudices. Shirley Henderson co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Sally Potter
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Steal Me
    rating:2.7

    Steal Me

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Trailing his wayward mom to Montana, 15-year-old kleptomaniac Jake (Danny Alexander) finds refuge with an all-American family that doesn't seem to care about his checkered past. Unfortunately, he can't resist the urge to lift random items from around their house. Meanwhile, Jake -- who has a penchant for older women -- beds the middle-aged next-door neighbor (Toby Poser) and seduces the lady of the house (Cara Seymour).

    Directed by:

  • Melissa Painter
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    7 Songs From The Tundra
    rating:2.7

    7 Songs From The Tundra

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Anastasia Lapsui, a filmmaker from the tundra of northern Russia, turns her camera on the culture of her native Nenet people in this mesmerizing drama. Using impressionistic imagery to illustrate Nenet legends as filtered through her personal experience, Lapsui reveals how life for these nomadic people has changed under communism and modernization. Finnish filmmaker Markku Lehmuskallio co-wrote and co-directed this award-winning film.

    Directed by:

  • Markku Lehmuskallio
  • Anastasia Lapsui
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Station of the Forgotten
    rating:2.7

    Station of the Forgotten

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Suffering from Alzheimer's disease and stuck in an old folks' home far from the sea, elderly sailor Domingo (Fermí Reixach) escapes his confinement and hits the road with a troubled teen (Nilo Mur) in a bid to visit his fishing-village home one final time. Domingo's granddaughter (Katia Klein) soon joins their odyssey, which alters all of their lives forever in this affecting drama co-directed by Christian Molina and Sandra Serna.

    Directed by:

  • Christian Molina
  • Sandra Serna
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Triumph of Love
    rating:2.7

    Triumph of Love

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    It's cross-dressing farce at its finest when a princess (Mira Sorvino) attempts to restore her land to its rightful heir, Agis (Jay Rodan), but must resort to disguising herself when it becomes clear Agis will have nothing to do with her. Sheltered from the world by a philosopher (Ben Kingsley), Agis is clueless about the seductive power of his chiseled looks, until the princess takes it upon herself to educate him in matters of the heart.

    Directed by:

  • Clare Peploe
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    The Goddess of 1967
    rating:2.7

    The Goddess of 1967

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Clara Law directs this offbeat tale about two young people from separate corners of the world traveling across the Australian outback together on a journey of self-discovery. When Yoshiyashi (Rikiya Kurokawa) travels from Japan to Australia to buy his dream car, the owner of the car and his wife turn up dead and it's up to the owner's niece (Rose Byrne) to help him close the deal. This eccentric indie also stars, Nicholas Hope and Elise McCredie.

    Directed by:

  • Clara Law
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    El Cometa
    rating:2.7

    El Cometa

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Set in 1910 during the uprising of Medero's forces against the Profirio Diaz command, El Cometa is the story of love, war and the cinema. Romualdo runs a variety show that just lost its biggest star, his son Victor (Diego Luna), to the lure of the cinema and cinematographer Guy (Patrick LeMauff). Guy agrees to help Romualdo get his act back on track in exchange for harboring Valentina (Ana Claudia Talancon), the daughter of a Medero rebel.

    Directed by:

  • Marissa Sistach
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Tart
    rating:2.7

    Tart

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    After becoming part of the snooty in crowd at school, 16-year-old Cat Storm ends up involved in a depraved world of drug use, sex and -- during a weekend at a well-appointed country estate -- a grisly murder.

    Directed by:

  • Christina Wayne
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Shorts!: Vol. 3
    rating:2.7

    Shorts!: Vol. 3

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Good things come in small packages, as evidenced by the 16 award winners showcased in this collection, which represents the best short films screened at Cannes, Sundance, Telluride, Tribeca and many other film festivals. This international collection includes Johan Brisinger's "Passing Hearts Sweden," Kathleen Na's "L'Entretien," Shawn Ku's "Pretty Dead Girl" and many other superb shorts. Extras include extensive commentaries by the filmmakers.

    Directed by:

  • Michael Canzoniero
  • Eva Saks
  • David Karlsberg
  • Hisko Hulsing
  • Ryan Fleck
  • Peter Craig
  • Leon Siminiani
  • Steven Tsuchida
  • Shawn Ku
  • Kathleen Man
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Hollywood Wives: The New Generation
    rating:2.7

    Hollywood Wives: The New Generation

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    After Hollywood star Lissa Roman (Farrah Fawcett) hires private investigator Michael Scorsinni (Jack Scalia) to pursue her unfaithful husband, sparks fly between the two. Meanwhile, Lissa's supportive friends, singer Kyndra (Robin Givens) and director's wife Taylor (Melissa Gilbert), experience their own dramas. Based on Jackie Collins's best-selling novel, this glitzy showbiz drama was Fawcett's last television movie.

    Directed by:

  • Joyce Chopra
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    He Who Finds a Wife
    rating:2.7

    He Who Finds a Wife

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Wedding bells are set to ring for engaged couple Ansel (Kyum Dunbar) and Lauren (Shelli Boone), but premarital counseling makes them realize that they hold very different beliefs. Prompted by fears of her husband's infidelity, Lauren vows to stay abstinent until marriage. But when sexy Bre (Liris Crosse) becomes Ansel's new co-worker, temptations billow in this gripping drama, featuring a hip soundtrack by composer Cornelius Mims.

    Directed by:

  • Danielle L. Ross
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Evil in Clear River
    rating:2.7

    Evil in Clear River

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Lindsay Wagner stars as Kate, a mother who learns that her son's teacher, Pete Suvak (Randy Quaid) -- who's also the mayor of their small town -- has been telling his students that the Holocaust didn't exist and that Jews are mounting a worldwide conspiracy. When Kate takes action to have Suvak removed from the school, she's shocked to find that the entire town is behind him. Karen Arthur directs this drama based on a true story.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Assassin of the Tsar
    rating:2.7

    Assassin of the Tsar

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Timofeyev (Malcolm McDowell) is certain he's actually Yakov Yurovsky, the man who murdered the entire family of Tsar Nicholas II. One problem: It's not 1918, and he's not in the middle of a revolution. Instead, it's modern-day Russia, and he's in a hospital where a doctor is trying to make heads or tails of his story. To help cure Timofeyev, the doctor takes him to the site of the murders to reenact the assassination, hoping to break its spell.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Shakhnazarov
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Water Lilies
    rating:2.7

    Water Lilies

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    A Caméra d'Or contender at Cannes, this coming-of-age drama from first-time feature film director Céline Sciamma tracks the sexual awakenings of three female friends over the course of a single summer. Finding privacy in the solitude of the swimming pool locker room, blossoming teens Marie (Pauline Acquart), Anne (Louise Blachère) and Floriane (Adele Haenel) come to learn the true meaning of arousal and the power of sexual attraction.

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  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Love, Murder and Deceit
    rating:2.7

    Love, Murder and Deceit

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Sexy, strikingly beautiful -- and lonely -- Caitlin Cory (Rachel Ward) could be courting her own murder when she cranks up the heat on a forbidden, lusty affair with Eric (Joshua Morrow), the grown son of her wealthy, older husband, Richard (Terry O'Quinn). Mary Lambert directs this made-for-television drama fraught with dangerous obsession, jealousy and revenge. Marion Guyot, Al Wiggins and Tonea Stewart co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Lambert
  • 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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