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American Grandson
rating:2.3

American Grandson

1990Runtime:0 minutes
At age 60, Ku (Ma Wu) is vibrant and enjoying his life in Shanghai, despite an ongoing squabble with a neighbor. The only things missing are his children, who have moved to the United States. Ku is excited when he learns that his American-born grandson will be coming to stay with him, but the boy is not so eager. Finding it hard to adjust, the boy runs away -- only to return a short while later and teach his new friends about life in America.

Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    The Shoe
    rating:2.3

    The Shoe

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Set in the 1950s and shot in black-and-white, Laila Pakalnina's clever take on the Cinderella fairy tale begins on the coast of Latvia, where Soviet patrolmen comb the shore for any evidence that spies have infiltrated the Russian border. When three guards discover a woman's shoe on the shore and footsteps leading toward a small village, they're ordered to find the owner of the slipper. Igor Buraks, Vadims Grossmans and Jaan Tatte star.

    Directed by:

  • Laila Pakalnina
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Una Historia Comun
    rating:2.3

    Una Historia Comun

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Great joy is found in the unexpected. A pharmacist and his wife discover this truth when their ordinary life is altered by the return of an old friend who was thought to have died in Vietnam, and by the arrival of an attractive summer houseguest. Set in a small fishing town on the coast of Puerto Rico, this endearing story of love and loss reveals how four people are emotionally transformed when destiny brings them together.

    Directed by:

  • Sonia Fritz
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Zodiac Killer
    rating:2.3

    Zodiac Killer

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    A group of idealistic Chinese students (including Cherie Chung and Andy Lau) move into Toyko's Shinjuku district to attend school in a less competitive and less stressful setting. But they soon find themselves hopelessly embroiled in the deadly Yakuza underworld, with little hope of surviving midterm examinations … or anything else!

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    I Love Budapest
    rating:2.3

    I Love Budapest

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Aniko (Gabriella Hámori) is a teenage runaway from rural Hungary who heads to Budapest and moves in with her best friend Móni (Martina Kovács). Aniko, always on the lookout for the man of her dreams, gets a job in a factory -- and finds that man in Miki (Sándor Csányi), a security guard. But Miki wants to make more money and decides to give the dope business a try, leading both Aniko and himself into a world of danger.

    Directed by:

  • Agnes Incze
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Another Planet
    rating:2.3

    Another Planet

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Cassandra Jones (Sandy Daley), a disillusioned young black woman searching for more meaning in her life, enters a foreign exchange program and is shipped to a pig farm in Canada. There, she mediates between a husband opposed to change and his more daring wife. But after meeting a homesick African exchange student, Cassandra becomes concerned that none of her own adventurous expectations will come true.

    Directed by:

  • Christene Browne
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    The Reincarnation of Golden Lotus
    rating:2.3

    The Reincarnation of Golden Lotus

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    An abused woman (Joey Wong) in Hong Kong experiences flashbacks from a prior life when she was Golden Lotus, a beautiful woman in ancient China. As she tries to interpret these visions, she realizes that both versions of her are being victimized. She begins reenacting incidents from the past in her modern life and preparing to stand up to her abusers in both time periods. Wilson Lam, Lap-Man Sin and Eric Tsang also star in this erotic thriller.

    Directed by:

  • Clara Law
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Dragstrip Girl
    rating:2.3

    Dragstrip Girl

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Unhappy with his station in life, bad boy Johnny Ramirez (Mark Dacascos) works as a parking attendant and falls in with a ring of car thieves. He soon becomes infatuated with rich girl Laura (Natasha Gregson Wagner), who's looking to do a little slumming to get back at her uptight parents. The soundtrack of this remake of the campy 1957 drama features Grammy-winning band Los Lobos. Traci Lords co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Lambert
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    The World According to Shorts
    rating:2.3

    The World According to Shorts

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Hailing from opposite ends of the globe, six filmmakers contribute to this eclectic collection of short films, masterfully compiled by producer Jonathan Howell to create a stunning mosaic of the world via cinema. Shorts include Adam Guzinski's "Antichrist," Daniel Askill's "We Have Decided Not to Die," Hans Petter Moland's "United We Stand," Jane Malaquias's "The Old Woman's Step," Hugo Maza's "La Perra" and Andreas Hykade's animated "Ring of Fire."

    Directed by:

  • Hugo Maza
  • Daniel Askill
  • Adam Guzinski
  • Jane Malaquias
  • Andreas Hykade
  • Hans Petter Moland
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Two Friends
    rating:2.3

    Two Friends

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    Australian director Jane Campion's feature-length debut tells the story of best friends Louise (Emma Coles) and Kelly (Kris Bidenko), who grow apart after Kelly's judgmental stepfather (Peter Hehir) refuses to allow her to attend the elite women's school that Louise is attending. Told in reverse chronological order, the drama explores Kelly's foray into drugs and punk rock, Louise's withdrawal into her studies and their childhood friendship.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Campion
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Gasoline
    rating:2.3

    Gasoline

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    After accidentally causing the death of her mother (Mariella Valentini), a young lesbian, Lenni (Regina Orioli), runs away with her auto mechanic girlfriend (Maya Sansa). To add a degree of difficulty, Lenni's mom's body is stashed in the trunk of their car and a gang of crazies is on their tail. But crazy is a relative term in this case...!

    Directed by:

  • Monica Stambrini
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Robin's Hood
    rating:2.3

    Robin's Hood

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    After being fired for her caring approach with clients, disenchanted social worker Robin (Khahtee V. Turner) is at a loss as to how to help her impoverished neighborhood, but everything changes when she meets butch lesbian Brooklyn (Clody Cates), a mechanic who moonlights as a thief. In this hip-hop update on the classic Robin Hood fable, sparks fly between the two women, and soon, they hatch a plan to bring relief to their inner-city community.

    Directed by:

  • Sara Millman
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Half-Life
    rating:2.3

    Half-Life

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Growing up is tough for Timothy (Alexander Agate) and Pamela (Sanoe Lake). Global catastrophes abound and their self-destructive mother (Julia Nickson-Soul) stays with a manipulative boyfriend who doesn't love her. Fortunately, their active imaginations help them cope. Combining live action and animated flights of fancy, Jennifer Phang wrote and directed this dreamlike official selection of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Phang
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Marking Time
    rating:2.3

    Marking Time

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    At the turn of the new millennium, as anti-immigrant sentiment fueled by the events of Sept.11 sweeps through Australia, young Hal (Abe Forsythe) falls in love with Randa (Bojana Novakovic), an Afghan refugee. Their love becomes a lightning rod for racism in his small town, and brings Hal to a boiling point. Geoff Morrell and Abbie Cornish co-star in this gripping, timely spin on "Romeo and Juliet."

    Directed by:

  • Cherie Nowlan
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Elsa Letterseed
    rating:2.3

    Elsa Letterseed

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Violin prodigy Elsa Letterseed (Garian Grewe) suffers an incapacitating illness during puberty, leaving her unable to perform and rendering her talent worthless. Sent to the hospital for a short stay, she awakens to find that five years have passed, and her parents are dead. Penniless, homeless and devoid of musical skills, Elsa struggles to survive as she searches for a new purpose and path in this emotional drama helmed by Sarah Kreutz.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah C. Kreutz
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Red Meat
    rating:2.3

    Red Meat

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    The Red Meat Club is a gathering of male friends who discuss macho topics over a steak after a trip to the spa. Stefan and Chris meet to partake in the masculine ritual and run into Victor, an old friend. Sitting in a restaurant, the three men regale each other with tales of their most lurid sexual experiences -- but Victor tops them all with a shocking story concerning a woman (Lara Flynn Boyle) with whom he had a relationship as she was dying.

    Directed by:

  • Allison Burnett
  • rating:2.3 2.3 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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