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Thrillers
The Peacemaker
rating:3.5

The Peacemaker

1997Runtime:0 minutes
Terrorists be damned! After some baddies trigger a nuclear explosion in Russia, U.S. Special Forces intelligence agent Thomas Devoe (George Clooney) and White House nuclear weapons expert Julia Kelly (Nicole Kidman) come to the rescue. Trouble is, the web of conspiracy stretches from Europe to New York, and the terrorists have no demands. Clooney, hip and hard as nails, riffs wonderfully off a more circumspect Kidman.

Directed by:

  • Mimi Leder
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Rich Man's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Rich Man's Wife

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    When the beautiful, young wife (Halle Berry) of a wealthy older man (Christopher McDonald) realizes that her prenuptial agreement benefits only her husband, she muses aloud about doing him in over drinks with a stranger. When hubby is killed in a botched carjacking, the grieving widow becomes the prime suspect. Plenty of twists and red herrings follow in this suspense drama with echoes of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers On a Train.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Holden Jones
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Justice League: Doom
    rating:4.0

    Justice League: Doom

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    Batman's top-secret files on his fellow superheroes -- a safeguard against rogue elements -- have fallen into the clutches of Vandal Savage. With the Justice League's every weakness now laid bare, the entire planet hangs in the balance.

    Directed by:

  • Lauren Montgomery
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    The Quiet
    rating:3.1

    The Quiet

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After losing her father, deaf and mute teen Dot (Camilla Belle) goes to live with her dysfunctional godparents (Edie Falco and Martin Donovan) and their rebellious daughter, Nina (Elisha Cuthbert). Before long, each is entrusting the silent Dot with disturbing, shameful secrets they assume will be kept private. Little do they suspect that Dot harbors a big secret of her own in this visceral drama directed by Jamie Babbit.

    Directed by:

  • Jamie Babbit
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Television
    Ghostwriter: Season 1
    rating:3.6

    Ghostwriter: Season 1

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    A diverse group of kids in New York gets written messages from the "Ghostwriter," an enigmatic spiritual entity who communicates by using found letters and words to provide clues to mysteries for the children to solve. This popular PBS series offers young viewers a chance to learn about reading, writing and problem-solving. Samuel L. Jackson appears in several episodes as Reggie Jenkins, the father of one of the kids.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Dansby
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Egypt's Golden Empire
    rating:3.8

    Egypt's Golden Empire

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This three-part program tracks the development of Egypt's glorious New Kingdom, a majestic era marked by the rise of powerful rulers, the birth of a sophisticated civilization and advances in art, culture and politics that would influence the world for years to come. Originally broadcast on PBS, the series blends archival documents and ancient artifacts with on-location footage and expert interviews to weave a complex but compelling narrative.

    Directed by:

  • Richard Bradley
  • James Hawes
  • Ciara Byrne
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Southern Comfort
    rating:3.5

    Southern Comfort

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    This moving documentary chronicles the last year in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual dying of ovarian cancer. We're introduced to several prominent figures in Robert's life -- most importantly, his life partner, Lola Cola. Lola is a transsexual who's become Robert's life partner and caretaker. The two prepare to lead a panel at the annual Southern Comfort conference, a yearly event created for transgendered individuals.

    Directed by:

  • Kate Davis
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Daria: Is It College Yet?
    rating:3.8

    Daria: Is It College Yet?

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    The sarcastic animated high schooler returns in this feature-length production. Daria's finishing up high school, but she has to decide which institution of higher learning is best suited to an antisocial intellectual with a passion for pizza!

    Directed by:

  • Karen Disher
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Gay & Lesbian
    High Art
    rating:3.2

    High Art

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Magazine editor Syd (Radha Mitchell) is stuck in a dreary relationship with her boyfriend (Gabriel Mann) when she befriends her upstairs neighbor Lucy (Ally Sheedy), a well-known photographer whose live-in actress girlfriend (Patricia Clarkson) is struggling with a drug addiction. Lucy fascinates Syd, and the pair hit it off. But when Syd calls on Lucy to do an assignment for the magazine, their friendship soon grows into something much more.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Cholodenko
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family
    rating:3.1

    Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Shot over an eight-year span, filmmaker Susan Kaplan's absorbing documentary follows the domestic struggles of three consenting adults: bisexuals Sam Cagnina and Steven Margolin and their live-in straight partner, Samantha Singh. After building an unconventional life together, the threesome decides to conceive a child, which changes the emotional dynamics and sets the stage for -- ironically -- degeneration into traditional family dysfunction.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Kaplan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Itty Bitty Titty Committee
    rating:3.1

    Itty Bitty Titty Committee

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Set in Los Angeles, this sardonic indie comedy helmed by Jamie Babbit follows the exploits of Anna (Melonie Diaz), a lesbian and plastic surgeon's receptionist who embarks on a wild ride when she joins a cadre of ultraradical feminists. But things get complicated when she falls in love with the group's leader (Nicole Vicius), who's already involved with someone (Melanie Mayron). Carly Pope and Lauren Mollica also star.

    Directed by:

  • Jamie Babbit
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Handsome Harry
    rating:3.4

    Handsome Harry

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    For many years, small-town resident Harry Sweeney (Jamey Sheridan) has avoided confronting painful memories from his past. But when his best friend becomes seriously ill, Harry builds up enough courage to explore long-hidden secrets and uncover his true identity. Bette Gordon directs this character-driven drama that boasts a strong ensemble cast featuring Steve Buscemi, Aidan Quinn, John Savage and Campbell Scott.

    Directed by:

  • Bette Gordon
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Independent
    Fish Tank
    rating:3.4

    Fish Tank

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    The life of hot-tempered teen outcast Mia (Katie Jarvis) takes an unexpected turn when her mother, Joanne (Kierston Wareing), brings home a handsome and mysterious boyfriend named Connor (Michael Fassbender), who pledges to bring sweeping positive changes to the household. British writer-director Andrea Arnold's sophomore feature won Best British Film at the 2010 BAFTAs.

    Directed by:

  • Andrea Arnold
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Luzhin Defence
    rating:3.3

    The Luzhin Defence

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    In Europe's heady days following World War I, grandmaster Alexander Luzhin (John Turturro) teeters on the brink of madness, consumed with the World Chess Championship -- and is also drawn to the radiant Natalia (Emily Watson) in this adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel. As the relationship between the tortured chess player and society beauty deepens, Luzhin's opponents set out to rattle his psyche and sabotage his ability to compete.

    Directed by:

  • Marleen Gorris
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Whip It
    rating:3.7

    Whip It

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Escaping her smothering mother's beauty pageant plans for her, small-town teen Bliss joins an all-girl roller derby team in Austin and begins living a thrilling double life as Babe Ruthless, a life that might eventually catch up with her.

    Directed by:

  • Drew Barrymore
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Real Women Have Curves
    rating:3.4

    Real Women Have Curves

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    America Ferrera shines in a star-making performance as Ana, a Mexican-American teenager who's struggling to break free from her mother's old-world expectations, in this coming-of-age drama set in East Los Angeles. Ana wants to attend college so she can better herself, but she's needed in her sister's sewing sweatshop, where women labor to make dresses that are then sold for many times what the shop is paid to make them.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Cardoso
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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