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Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar
rating:2.4

Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar

2001Runtime:0 minutes
Sarena (Amisha Patel), a pampered daughter of millionaire Vivek Dewan (Gulshan Grover), is on the threshold of a great musical career. But father and daughter's perfect world is torn apart when a young and intrepid reporter, Jai (Jimmy Shergill), stumbles upon a scoop: He discovers that Sarena is not Vivek's real daughter. The news makes headlines, and a devastated and enraged Vivek uses all the power at his command to suppress more information.

Directed by:

  • Tanuja Chandra
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    My Effortless Brilliance
    rating:2.4

    My Effortless Brilliance

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Eric (Sean Nelson) is an out-of-shape writer who's just found his first real success. But as his ego grows, it forces his friend Dylan (Basil Harris) out of his life. Hoping to repair some of the damage, Eric pays Dylan a surprise visit at his rural Washington home. There, the two iron out old differences in the great outdoors, where Eric is clearly out of his element. Director Lynn Shelton won an Independent Spirit Award for this moving film.

    Directed by:

  • Lynn Shelton
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Destricted
    rating:2.4

    Destricted

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    By packing a string of seven erotic shorts into one volume, Destricted removes a bit of the taboo surrounding pornography. Directors range from filmmakers such as Larry Clark to artists from other mediums like Richard Prince and Marilyn Minter. Included are Matthew Barney's "Hoist," in which a man gets intimate with a driveshaft; Prince's "House Call," a salute to 1970s cinema; and Clark's "Impaled," in which he holds auditions for a porn flick.

    Directed by:

  • Larry Clark
  • Cecily Brown
  • Matthew Barney
  • Richard Prince
  • Marilyn Minter
  • Sante D'Orazio
  • Tunga
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Cynara: Poetry in Motion
    rating:2.4

    Cynara: Poetry in Motion

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Directed by Nicole Conn (Claire of the Moon), this elegant romance set in the 1880s follows Byron and Cynara, two women whose chance meeting in an English seaside village turns into a passionate love affair. At a time when lesbian relationships are hardly the norm, Cynara (Johanna Nemeth) and Byron (Melissa Hellman) find an undeniable chemistry between them as their unassuming friendship evolves into an erotic courtship.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Conn
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    No Greater Sin / The Road to Ruin
    rating:2.4

    No Greater Sin / The Road to Ruin

    1934Runtime:0 minutes
    Explore life's seamier side with his double feature of exploitation classics. In The Road to Ruin (1934), straitlaced Ann (Helen Foster) gets mixed up with good-time girl Eve (Nell O'Day). Booze, parties and sleazy guys lead to indecency, debauchery and disgrace. In No Greater Sin (1941), factory worker Bill contracts syphilis after visiting a cathouse. His mistake returns to haunt him years later, when his wife is expecting a baby.

    Directed by:

  • William Nigh
  • Melville Shyer
  • Dorothy Reid
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Stray Cats
    rating:2.4

    Stray Cats

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Best friends and hopeless romantics Boyet (Ricky Davao) and Martha (Irma Adlawan) cope with difficult relationships in this comic drama from the Philippines that highlights the special bond between gay men and straight women. As Boyet tries to tame his confusing boyfriend, Dom (Lauren Novero), who sometimes says he's straight, Martha deals with the frustrations of her long-standing relationship with Steve (Reggie Curley).

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Roads to Riches
    rating:2.4

    Roads to Riches

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Middle-aged Jack (Robert Forster) has kept little from his days as a child star except a few memories. Still holding fast to his dream of acquiring riches, he latches on to Henry (Kip Pardue), who has good luck to spare. But rather than have his luck rub off on Jack, Henry sweeps the beautiful young Moira (Rose McGowan) off her feet. Jack's secret love for Moira now becomes an obsession, and he risks everything he has to win her back from Henry.

    Directed by:

  • Michelle Gallagher
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Me and Will
    rating:2.4

    Me and Will

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    After meeting in rehab and bonding over their love of motorcycles, Los Angeles club-hoppers Jane (Sherrie Rose) and Will (Melissa Behr) head out to Montana in search of the bike used by Peter Fonda in the counterculture classic Easy Rider. Co-starring Patrick Dempsey and Billy Wirth as Jane and Will's strung-out boyfriends, this touching road drama also features appearances by Traci Lords and Keanu Reeves.

    Directed by:

  • Melissa Behr
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Sisters or the Balance of Happiness
    rating:2.4

    Sisters or the Balance of Happiness

    1979Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Margarethe von Trotta trains her lens on the story of two women -- a struggling student, Anna, and her business-executive sibling, upon whom Anna depends mightily (and constantly). The two sisters remain emotionally codependent but psychologically conflicted as the balance of power dramatically shifts between them. Jutta Lampe and Gudrun Gabriel star in this complex and layered character study from Germany's premier feminist filmmaker.

    Directed by:

  • Margarethe von Trotta
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Romeo & Lorenza
    rating:2.4

    Romeo & Lorenza

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    The gorgeous but completely superficial Lorenza decides to marry the fat and ugly Romeo purely for his money. But when Romeo gets fed up with his wife's abusive behavior, he does not get mad -- he gets even. He leaves the house, and with the help of his trusty pal, Justi, gets an extreme makeover into a handsome hunk. This heartwarming romantic comedy stars Paco Ibáñez, Ricardo Martínez Benítez and Lourdes Munguía.

    Directed by:

  • Sofia Garrido
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Chekhovian Motifs
    rating:2.4

    Chekhovian Motifs

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Anton Chekhov's unfinished play "Tatiana Repina" and short story "Difficult People" are melded in this moving drama that won director Kira Muratova the Golden Ram Prize at the 2002 National Film Critics Awards. On what's supposed to be the happiest day of his life -- his wedding day -- a groom (Sergey Bekhterev) is distraught to find his former mistress, who had recently committed suicide, among the ceremony's attendees.

    Directed by:

  • Kira Muratova
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    The Well
    rating:2.4

    The Well

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    A probing psychological drama involving two lonely and sexually unfulfilled women in rural Australia. When an old maid takes on a unstable party-girl for househelp, the blinding monotony of life ceases, only to be replaced by mystery and suspicion. The pair forge an odd, co-dependent relationship plagued by questionable sanity, dark secrets and tragedy.

    Directed by:

  • Samantha Lang
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Vital Signs
    rating:2.4

    Vital Signs

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After her grandmother passes away, Simone (Marie-Helene Bellavance) tries to bury her grief by helping others who are near death. Albeit short-lived, these intense relationships with people who crave intimacy more than anything else help Simone access her own emotional needs. Writer-director Sophie Deraspe's moving drama examines the connection between the frail human body and the resilient but often well-guarded soul.

    Directed by:

  • Sophie Deraspe
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    The Last Homecoming
    rating:2.4

    The Last Homecoming

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Performance, passion and politics collide for Alexandra (Maria Kitsou) and Orestes (Hristodoulos Martas) as a family vacation on the Greek island of Cyprus turns deadly amid a battle for island control between normally civil Greek and Turkish neighbors. While the young couple helps Orestes' mother produce a local performance of a classic Euripides play, old romances resurface and former friends take up arms in a bloody coup attempt.

    Directed by:

  • Corinna Avraamidou
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    The Rat Tamer
    rating:2.4

    The Rat Tamer

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    In this Aussie prison drama directed by Kate Woods, no one can explain why inmate Kevin Jones (Hugh Jackman) arrived at Blackstream Penitentiary with brain damage and horrible bruises on his body -- least of all Kevin. Can a jailhouse psychologist (Deborra-Lee Furness) help Kevin regain his memory, or will it take an act of violence to bring out the truth? The film's cast also includes Richard Piper and Sue Jones.

    Directed by:

  • Kate Woods
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Purgatory House
    rating:2.4

    Purgatory House

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Fourteen-year-old Celeste Davis wrote and stars in this stylized film chronicling the teen angst of Silver Strand, who feels disconnected from the world around her and is caught in a form of emotional limbo. After she dies, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and a quest for unconditional love. A dark and quirky nonlinear approach to storytelling by director Cindy Baer helps reinforce the confusion and turmoil of the main character.

    Directed by:

  • Cindy Baer
  • rating:2.4 2.4 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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