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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
rating:3.6

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

2008Runtime:0 minutes
With a star-studded cast that includes Julia Ormond and Stanley Tucci, this Depression-era drama inspired by the American Girl line of dolls follows aspiring young journalist Kit Kittredge (Abigail Breslin), whose ingenuity and courage help save her family's house. While Kit's father (Chris O'Donnell) is away looking for a job, the family savings are stolen during a series of robberies -- and young Kit sets about finding the thief.

Directed by:

  • Patricia Rozema
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Locket
    rating:3.6

    The Locket

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    In this Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, two love stories are connected by the mystery of one simple locket. Vanessa Redgrave stars as Esther, a woman who befriends Michael (Chad Willett), a young man who's had a tough life caring for his mother. But with his mother gone and his impending marriage in jeopardy, Michael leans on Esther, who offers friendship and patient guidance that could end up saving his way of life.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Rosenstrasse
    rating:3.6

    Rosenstrasse

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    After her father dies, Hannah Weinstein (Maria Schrader) notices that her mother, Ruth (Jutte Lampe), is acting very strangely. Is Ruth's behavior brought on by her understandable grief at the loss of her husband, or does the suffering spring from something older, something repressed? As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever really knew about the woman closest to her. Margarethe von Trotta directs.

    Directed by:

  • Margarethe von Trotta
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Little Dorrit
    rating:3.6

    Little Dorrit

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    In this two-part adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel, Derek Jacobi stars as Arthur, a well-meaning middle-aged man who, through an unexpected relationship with seamstress Little Dorrit (Sarah Pickering), is drawn into the plight of a group of debtor prisoners. Christine Edzard directs and writes this expansive, award-winning drama for the screen; Alec Guinness co-stars as the imprisoned William Dorritt.

    Directed by:

  • Christine Edzard
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Eve's Bayou
    rating:3.6

    Eve's Bayou

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Louis Batiste (Samuel L. Jackson) is a popular physician in 1960s Louisiana who has a beautiful wife (Lynn Whitfield), a loving family and a weakness for women. While his wife ignores his infidelities, his youngest daughter (Jurnee Smollett) is crushed when she catches dad in a compromising situation. Her subsequent revelations tear the family apart in Kasi Lemmons's powerful film, which won Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards.

    Directed by:

  • Kasi Lemmons
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Nowhere in Africa
    rating:3.6

    Nowhere in Africa

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, a Jewish couple and their young daughter emigrate from Germany to Kenya to escape the Nazis, and are forced to come to terms with a new life on an unfamiliar continent. Not all members of the family are happy with this drastic change -- but going home isn't an option. Based on Stefanie Zweig's autobiographical novel, director Caroline Link's epic drama won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Link
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Songcatcher
    rating:3.6

    Songcatcher

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    During a visit to her sister in Appalachia, a gifted musicologist stumbles upon a musical treasure trove of dozens of Scots-Irish ballads that have been preserved for generations by the local populace and are unknown to the outside world.

    Directed by:

  • Maggie Greenwald
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Clueless
    rating:3.6

    Clueless

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Amy Heckerling's fresh adaptation of Jane Austen's novel &NFi;Emma&NFi_; follows the misadventures of meddlesome Beverly Hills high schooler Cher, who gets more than she bargained for when she gives a fashion-challenged student a makeover.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Heckerling
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Wuthering Heights
    rating:3.6

    Wuthering Heights

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    In director Andrea Arnold's updated take on Emily Brontë's classic tale, the youthful love between English adolescents Cathy and Heathcliff becomes a twisted passion that wreaks havoc as they navigate adult responsibilities and prejudices.

    Directed by:

  • Andrea Arnold
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The High Cost of Living
    rating:3.6

    The High Cost of Living

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Well-to-do housewife Nathalie eagerly awaits the birth of her first child, while elsewhere in Montreal, small-time drug dealer Henry plans his next score. One night, their contrasting lives become intertwined when Henry hits Nathalie with his car.

    Directed by:

  • Deborah Chow
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Killer Diller
    rating:3.6

    Killer Diller

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Writer-director Tricia Brock brings Clyde Edgerton's acclaimed novel to life with some help from blues legend Taj Mahal and Grammy winner Keb' Mo'. After violating his parole, a young thief (William Lee Scott) is sent to live in a halfway house run by an eccentric Bible-banger (Fred Willard). As part of his punishment, the felon's forced to play "church music," but he changes his tune when he meets a piano-playing autistic savant (Lucas Black).

    Directed by:

  • Tricia Brock
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Twilight
    rating:3.6

    Twilight

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated cautions, Bella can't help but fall in love with him, a fatal move that endangers her own life when a coven of bloodsuckers try to challenge the Cullen clan.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Dogfight
    rating:3.6

    Dogfight

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Four young Marines spending their last night stateside in San Francisco before shipping out to Vietnam stage a dogfight: The Marine who finds the ugliest "date" and brings her to a party wins. Eddie Birdlace (River Phoenix) is having no luck finding an appropriate chick -- until he meets Rose (Lili Taylor), a shy, ugly-duckling waitress who worships folk singers. But will Eddie confess to Rose the real reason he wants to "date" her?

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Savoca
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Coco Before Chanel
    rating:3.6

    Coco Before Chanel

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Audrey Tautou stars as legendary French designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in this lively biopic that explores the fashion icon's storied ascension from orphan to seamstress and cabaret singer and ultimately, the queen of Parisian haute couture. Alessandro Nivola plays Arthur "Boy" Capel, Chanel's lover and influential business investor who makes a lifelong impact on the young woman. Anne Fontaine directs this Oscar nominee for Best Costume Design.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Fontaine
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Beyond Silence
    rating:3.6

    Beyond Silence

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Laura (Tatjana Trieb) is a dutiful daughter to her hearing-impaired parents, Martin (Howie Seago) and Kai (Emmanuelle Laborit) -- sometimes to the detriment of her own needs. When an aunt (Sibylle Canonica) gives the young girl a clarinet, Laura discovers a hidden talent. As a teen (Sylvie Testud), she attends a Berlin music school on scholarship against Martin's wishes and falls in love. But tragedy calls her back home.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Link
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Cadillac Records
    rating:3.6

    Cadillac Records

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    The sounds of 1950s Chicago color this drama based on the true story of a bar owner who signed a lineup of future legends to his fledgling record label. He crosses paths with Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and Etta James, changing the face of pop music.

    Directed by:

  • Darnell Martin
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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