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Stripped Down
rating:2.5

Stripped Down

2006Runtime:0 minutes
A visit from a stolid IRS agent (Ian Ziering) becomes the catalyst for transformation in this gripping serpentine thriller starring Elana Krausz as Lily, a streetwise ex-stripper who turns retribution into redemption. Now managing the strip joint owned by her venal spouse (Marcus Jean Pirae), Lily tries to hide the club's illicit activities from the taxman … till her husband hires a nubile runaway (Bre Blair), sending Lily down a surprising path.

Directed by:

  • Elana Krausz
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Hypocrites / Eleanor's Catch
    rating:2.5

    Hypocrites / Eleanor's Catch

    1915Runtime:0 minutes
    Forward-thinking director Lois Weber spins two controversial morality tales in 1914's Hypocrites and 1916's Eleanor's Catch. In Hypocrites, an art-loving priest is stoned to death for placing a nude statue in the town square; the statue then comes to life whenever one of the townsfolk acts hypocritically. Eleanor's Catch tells of a woman from the slums turning the tables on a neighborhood thug who's taken advantage of her boyfriend's absence.

    Directed by:

  • Cleo Madison
  • Lois Weber
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Autumn Moon
    rating:2.5

    Autumn Moon

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    When Japanese tourist Tokio travels to Hong Kong, he unexpectedly begins a relationship with 15-year-old Wai, a Chinese girl who cares for her ailing grandmother. Wai invites Tokio for a home-cooked meal, sparking a new friendship. As her family prepares to immigrate to Canada, Wai forms a surprising bond with the young man. This tender coming-of-age story explores the differences in Asian cultures and the joys and sorrows of young love.

    Directed by:

  • Clara Law
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    The Red Earth
    rating:2.5

    The Red Earth

    1946Runtime:0 minutes
    Winner of the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this drama chronicles the Danish resistance during World War II. Several resistance fighters -- including Michael Lans (Poul Reichhardt) -- are caught and imprisoned after planning an act of sabotage. As Michael reminisces about the events leading up to their capture, he and his cohorts must also determine the identity of the informer in their midst -- and make a plan to escape.

    Directed by:

  • Bodil Ipsen
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Suspicious River
    rating:2.5

    Suspicious River

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Self-destructive, fatalistic, married receptionist Leila Murray (Molly Parker) plays prostitute to several willing guests in the hotel where she works, and she spirals into a heated romance with a sadistic lodger who allows her to be raped. It all started off as a means for her to make more money, but soon, it seems that her behavior might lead her to the same fate as her mother, who was brutally murdered.

    Directed by:

  • Lynne Stopkewich
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Luminous Motion
    rating:2.5

    Luminous Motion

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    A tough-luck mother (Deborah Kara Unger) and her 10-year-old son (Eric Lloyd) are constantly on the move, riding from place to place in the family wheels. But when her ride breaks down, Mom's search for a simpler life means her boy will have to face some harsh realities. The young nomad takes a stab at making friends but finds he's more at home in a car than in a house. Adapted from Scott Bradfield's novel.

    Directed by:

  • Bette Gordon
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Friday Night
    rating:2.5

    Friday Night

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Paris, 1995. Laure (Valérie Lemercier) is about to meet friends for dinner to celebrate her moving in with her boyfriend. But on her way out, she discovers that the entire city is stalled by a massive transit strike. When a handsome stranger (Vincent Lindon) offers her a ride, Laure takes a highly charged, impossibly erotic detour.

    Directed by:

  • Claire Denis
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Dungeon of Desire
    rating:2.5

    Dungeon of Desire

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    When photographer Carrie Stevens and her two lovely models are transported back to a medieval castle by a magical chastity belt, they encounter a ruthless captain of the guard and more royal intrigue than they ever could have imagined.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Gordon
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    American Short Story Collection: The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
    rating:2.5

    American Short Story Collection: The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

    1980Runtime:0 minutes
    Unbowed and undaunted, Granny Weatherall (Geraldine Fitzgerald), on the last day of her life, recounts the successes and failures of her long years, including a missed opportunity she's always regretted. Beneath her strong exterior, she remains haunted by a lost love. Mia Dillon and Lois Smith co-star in director Randa Haines's production of Katherine Anne Porter's short story, featuring an introduction by Henry Fonda.

    Directed by:

  • Randa Haines
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Another 9 1/2 Weeks
    rating:2.5

    Another 9 1/2 Weeks

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Several years after an intense love affair with a woman named Elizabeth (played by Kim Basinger in the original film, 9 1/2 Weeks), John (Mickey Rourke) goes to Paris to find her and attempt to recapture the passion. In Paris, John meets Lea (Angie Everhart), a good friend of his old love, who informs him that Elizabeth has remarried. Lea seduces John into an erotic affair, but he soon learns she's not what she seems.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Goursaud
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Ward No. 6
    rating:2.5

    Ward No. 6

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    This unconventional drama, which employs a nonfiction filmmaking style, chronicles the peculiar case of Dr. Ragin (Vladimir Ilyin), the head of a mental hospital who irritates his subordinates and winds up being committed as a patient in his own facility. Based on a story by famed Russian author Anton Chekhov, this fascinating faux documentary was filmed on location in a functioning mental institution.

    Directed by:

  • Aleksandr Gornovsky
  • Karen Shakhnazarov
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Djamilya
    rating:2.5

    Djamilya

    1969Runtime:0 minutes
    Trapped in an arranged marriage, Djamilya falls in love with a wounded war veteran while her husband is away fighting the same war. When news of the husband's imminent return reaches the lovers, they're forced to make a tough choice in this film based on a story by Soviet writer Chinghiz Aitmatov. Set during the Great Patriotic War of the early 1940s, the story is told largely via flashback by a reminiscent young friend of the couple.

    Directed by:

  • Irina Poplavskaya
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Van Gogh
    rating:2.5

    Van Gogh

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    Golden Globe nominee Linus Roache stars as troubled painter Vincent van Gogh in this drama from the BBC's "Omnibus" series. Struggling to make ends meet first as an art dealer, then as a missionary in a coal mine, van Gogh was tormented by elusive love and madness. After notoriously cutting off his ear and spending a year in an asylum, the artist committed suicide at 37, having sold only one painting in his lifetime.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Benson Gyles
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Vivere
    rating:2.5

    Vivere

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After her impulsive little sister Antonietta (Kim Schnitzer) runs off to Rotterdam with her musician boyfriend, dutiful daughter Francesca (Esther Zimmering) is dispatched to find her. But the journey becomes one of unexpected self-discovery when Francesca picks up depressed Gerlinde (Hannelore Elsner). Soon, the three women's fates become intertwined in surprising ways in this lyrical drama from Germany. Angelina Maccarone directs.

    Directed by:

  • Angelina Maccarone
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    After Sex
    rating:2.5

    After Sex

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    A married woman is unable to resist a fling with a younger man in this dark comedy. Forty-something publisher Diane seems to have it all -- a successful business and a loving family -- but everything changes when she meets twenty-something Emilio. The two begin an intense sexual relationship, but when the affair ends, Diane's life is in tatters and she suffers an emotional breakdown. Brigitte Rouan, Patrick Chesnais and Nils Tavernier star.

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    Girl Seeks Girl
    rating:2.5

    Girl Seeks Girl

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Culled from a Web-based series, this saucy Spanish soap follows the romantic entanglements of lesbian bartender Nines (Celia Freijeiro) and her circle of friends as they try to unravel the mysteries of same-sex love and lust. Torn between needy Monica (Cristina Pons) and Monica's supposedly straight roommate, Carmen (Sandra Collantes), Nines also contends with advances from high-spirited actress Ana (Almudena Gallego).

    Directed by:

  • Sonia Sebastian
  • rating:2.5 2.5 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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