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Scarlet Diva
rating:2.3

Scarlet Diva

2000Runtime:0 minutes
Asia Argento writes, directs and stars in this semiautobiographical film, a darkly dramatic, sexually charged and surreal descent into the shockingly intimate world of Anna Battista, an actress on the rise. Anna's harrowing and graphic journey plunges her into the dark heart of the film industry, where she experiences despair, loneliness and degradation while trying to recapture her innocence.

Directed by:

  • Asia Argento
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    In Passing
    rating:2.3

    In Passing

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    With New York City as a backdrop, actress Vanessa Kelly (Veronica Mittenzwei) and playwright Julia Garrison (Lisa Rothe) fall in love in this tender lesbian romance that faces a singular set of challenges. Being a couple proves complicated as Vanessa and Julia open their hearts, becoming more involved and more vulnerable -- and when one of the women violates the other's hard-earned trust, their relationship lands on the rocks.

    Directed by:

  • Kate Fitzgerald
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Short Track
    rating:2.3

    Short Track

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Stock car racer Blake Beckett (Pepper Sweeney) struggles with the fact that he never made it to the nationals like his father (Patrick Gorman). When his daughter (Ann Bratton) falls for a hotshot driver named Indy (Joshua Snyder), Blake sees his own lost opportunities in the young man's ability. Mathis Fender and Barbara Niven co-star as Blake's deaf race car-driving son and sympathetic wife in this heartfelt comedy-drama.

    Directed by:

  • Marie Hopkins
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Off the Chain
    rating:2.3

    Off the Chain

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    What's a surefire cure for a lazy husband? One angry wife feels that murder might be the best remedy. Unfortunately for her, she hires a cop to pull the trigger, and the media soon has a field day with a story that just gets better and better. It seems her shiftless hubby wants his wife (who's now behind bars) to give him a second chance and prove that love is better the second time around.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Jacques
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Whatever It Takes
    rating:2.2

    Whatever It Takes

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Desperate to trade their painful lives for a fresh start in America, two Russian women (Lika Levskaya and Elena Carnicki) leave everything behind but find that there are still problems waiting for them in their adopted country. Each starts out by trying to navigate her strange and unfamiliar world alone, but ultimately, they find strength in each other. Levskaya and Carnicki also write and direct this drama, which contains graphic sexual content.

    Directed by:

  • Lika Levskaya
  • Elena Carnicki
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Tokyo Cowboy
    rating:2.2

    Tokyo Cowboy

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Obsessed with living in the kind of Wild West depicted in his favorite movies, wannabe cowboy No Ogawa (Hiromoto Ida) quits his dead-end job in Tokyo and heads to Canada to meet his childhood pen pal, Kate (Christianne Hirt). Unfortunately for No, Kate has no intention of being his cowgirl, and soon, the endearing "Tokyo Cowboy" is forced to find his way alone on the dusty prairies of the Great White North.

    Directed by:

  • Kathy Garneau
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Short: International Release #2
    rating:2.2

    Short: International Release #2

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Aficionados of short films will relish the award-winning, cosmopolitan flicks contained in Warner Bros.' "Short Cinema Journal" series. The DVDs group the movies by category -- in this case, animation, music, interview, fiction and documentary. Volume 2 titles include "Kite," "Gorky's Zygotic Mynci," "Irish Actors: Brosnan and Byrne," "Kaal," "Gabriel," "Jane Campion and the Portrait of a Lady" and "First Person Singular: I.M. Pei."

    Directed by:

  • Jane Campion
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Mascara
    rating:2.2

    Mascara

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Three very different women (Ione Skye, Lumi Cavazos and Amanda De Cadanet) find that no amount of mascara can hide their hunger for passion or the pain of infidelity as they struggle to rediscover the value of their friendship at a time when their lives are in turmoil. But panic sets in as they approach their 30th birthdays and nothing in their lives is going according to plan.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Kandel
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    The Departure
    rating:2.2

    The Departure

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    A young girl of German ancestry (Halina Winiarska) who's spent most of her life living in Poland's Mazurian Lake District does her best to talk her homesick mother (Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska) out of returning to their native land. All the while, their connections to the birthplace of Hitler create tension in their small community. Henryk Bista, Maria Ciunelis, Krzysztof Janczar and Grazyna Jedras co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Magdalena Lazarkiewicz
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Tarantella
    rating:2.2

    Tarantella

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino plays photographer Diane Di Sorella in this poignant homecoming story. When her mother dies suddenly, Diane must return to her New Jersey home after years of being estranged from her family. Among her Italian-American neighbors, Diane connects with her heritage. When she reads the journal her mother (Maryann Urbano) kept as a young woman, Diane finally begins to understand her own relationship with her mother.heritage.

    Directed by:

  • Helen De Michiel
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Come Along with Me
    rating:2.2

    Come Along with Me

    1982Runtime:0 minutes
    When her husband dies, Mabel Lederer (Estelle Parsons) sells all her possessions, changes her name and begins a brand-new life in a distant town, where she begins strange experiments with the occult. Oscar winner Paul Newman provides the voice of Mabel's late husband, Hughie, in this made-for-television drama based on Shirley Jackson's unfinished novel and marking the directorial debut of Newman's wife, Oscar winner Joanne Woodward.

    Directed by:

  • Joanne Woodward
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Scrubbers
    rating:2.2

    Scrubbers

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Two girls escape a detention center: Annetta wants to visit her baby daughter, and Carol wants to be recaptured and sent to the prison where her girlfriend is an inmate. But things don't quite work out as planned.

    Directed by:

  • Mai Zetterling
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    The Future of Emily
    rating:2.2

    The Future of Emily

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    When popular movie star Isabelle (Brigitte Fossey) returns home to visit her parents and daughter, family secrets and accusations emerge. The night is made even more complex when Friedrich (Hermann Treusch), Isabelle's love-struck co-star, arrives. Writer-director Helma Sanders-Brahms crafts a poignant, often painful look at the relationship between three generations of strong women in this German production.

    Directed by:

  • Helma Sanders-Brahms
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Secret Shorts
    rating:2.2

    Secret Shorts

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    This collection of eight well-crafted shorts from indie filmmakers in America, Britain and Australia features Oscar nominee Melissa Leo as a troubled woman who has a fateful meeting with a mysterious hitchhiker in "No Shoulder." Leo also appears in "Dear Lemon Lima," a tale about love and broken hearts. Other titles in the anthology include "Birth," in which a lab worker is confronted with a clone, and "La même nuit," about an observant concierge.

    Directed by:

  • Suzi Yoonessi
  • Kiran Shah
  • Chaitan Kit Shah
  • Helen Watkins
  • Jonathan Newman
  • Brian Lien
  • Gracie Otto
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Earthquake in Chile
    rating:2.2

    Earthquake in Chile

    1974Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a novella by Heinrich von Kleist, this made-for-TV drama follows the story of Jeronimo (Victor Alcazar), a commoner who falls in love with Josefa (Julia Pena), a wealthy Chilean heiress he's tutoring. But when their affair is exposed, Josefa is banished to a convent. A series of tragic events unfolds, culminating in a massive earthquake -- which just might be fate intervening on the lovers' behalf.

    Directed by:

  • Helma Sanders-Brahms
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Solitude
    rating:2.2

    Solitude

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    A woman finds herself caught in the middle of a twisted sibling rivalry in this indie drama from directors Pi Ware and Susan Kraker. Artist Soledad (Ronne Orenna) gets more than she bargained for when she and her partner, Hilary (Mary Thornton), make a pit stop at the home of Hilary's brother, Louis (Patrick Belton), during a road trip. Hilary and Louis soon start bickering and end up in an all-out war as they stir memories of their sordid past.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Kraker
  • rating:2.2 2.2 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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