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Thrillers
Partners in Crime
rating:3.4

Partners in Crime

2000Runtime:0 minutes
After a string of professional setbacks and failed marriages, Gene Reardon (Rutger Hauer) gets back on track working as a detective and living with his daughter in a small town. After a high-profile citizen gets kidnapped, the FBI is called in, led by lovely Wallis Longsworth (Paulina Porizkova): Reardon's first wife. When he finds the abduction -- and a murder rap -- pinned on him, Reardon turns to Wallis for help.

Directed by:

  • Jennifer Warren
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Strange Days
    rating:3.3

    Strange Days

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Ex-cop Lenny Nero (Ralph Fiennes) is a pusher of potent -- and illegal -- virtual-reality clips, peddling sex and violence to the masses in Los Angeles in this quasi-futuristic thriller set on the eve of the millennium. But when a high-profile murder shows up in his collection, Lenny is snared in a fast-paced manhunt. With the help of a friend (Angela Bassett), he stays ahead of danger and tries to protect an old flame (Juliette Lewis).

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Do You Know Me
    rating:3.3

    Do You Know Me

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After seeing a picture of a missing child who looks remarkably like her, Elsa Carter (Rachelle Lefevre) contacts a hotline never suspecting that this one phone call could shatter her entire existence. Having just graduated with honors, Elsa has a bright future along with a loving family and boyfriend. Is the photo a coincidence? Jeremy London, Lynda Boyd and Victoria Duffield co-star in this taut thriller.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Buitenhuis
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    After.Life
    rating:3.1

    After.Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    As the life of young Anna Taylor (Christina Ricci) hangs precariously in the balance, funeral director Eliot Deacon (Liam Neeson), who has a mysterious ability to help the dead transition to the afterlife, has complete control over her fate. Though it's possible she isn't dead after all, it's equally possible that she's already in hell. Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo directs and co-writes this macabre thriller; Justin Long co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    Lipstick & Dynamite
    rating:3.3

    Lipstick & Dynamite

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    In professional wrestling, the men almost always end up in the spotlight, even though the women are just as fierce and fearsome as the best of them. In this thrilling documentary, director Ruth Leitman trains her lens on the female fighters of the World Wrestling Entertainment, including a teenaged Ida May Martinez and the league's Grande Dame, The Fabulous Moolah. It's a no-hold-barred examination of a most fascinating world.

    Directed by:

  • Ruth Leitman
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Secrets of the Dead: Killer Flu
    rating:3.2

    Secrets of the Dead: Killer Flu

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    This fascinating program explores the flu pandemic that swept across the globe in 1918 and killed some 40 million people, four times the number of casualties from the recently ended World War I. As contemporary virologists and epidemiologists continue their research in an effort to understand where this flu strain originated and what made it so lethal, experts predict we will face a comparable pandemic soon, possibly in the next decade.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Dobson
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Carmen & Geoffrey
    rating:3.7

    Carmen & Geoffrey

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmaker Linda Atkinson profiles an uncommon husband-and-wife team in this biographical portrait of dancer-choreographer Carmen De Lavallade and her husband, Geoffrey Holder, a choreographer, painter and set and costume designer. Highlights include candid interviews and performance footage that capture dance greats such as Judith Jamison, Gus Solomons Jr., Dudley Williams, Ulysses Dove and Alvin Ailey in action.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Atkinson
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Split Estate
    rating:3.9

    Split Estate

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    The struggle between preserving public health and public treasures and satisfying the economy's never-ending hunger for new energy sources is played out in the scenic landscape of Garfield County, Colo. Narrated by Ali MacGraw, the film details the oil and natural gas industry's legacy of environmental damage and pollution in Colorado and elsewhere, as well as residents' battle to protect their health and their clean water supplies.

    Directed by:

  • Debra Anderson
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Horror
    Pet Sematary 2
    rating:3.1

    Pet Sematary 2

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Having moved to a different town to start a new life, 13-year-old Jeff and his new friend Drew discover a strange Indian burial ground. After burying Drew's dog in the cemetery, they realize they've unleashed a deadly evil that can't be stopped.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Lambert
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Mummy's Hand
    rating:3.3

    The Mummy's Hand

    1940Runtime:0 minutes
    Archaeologists Steve Banning (Dick Foran) and Babe Jenson (Wallace Ford) are determined to find the tomb of Princess Ananka. But equally resolved to stop them is museum curator professor Andoheb (George Zucco), secretly a high priest of Karnak sent to protect the sacred tomb. As the scientists exhume the site, Andoheb brews the mystic tana leaves that revive the mummy Kharis (Tom Tyler) and consequently dooms all those within the mummy's reach.

    Directed by:

  • Christy Cabanne
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Red Riding Hood
    rating:3.3

    Red Riding Hood

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    In this horror-fantasy reimagining of the classic tale, young Valerie juggles a difficult romantic decision with feelings of fear and grief as her town is terrorized by a legendary werewolf, which has killed her sister and hungers to feast again.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Spellbinder
    rating:3.1

    Spellbinder

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    When he saves young, homeless Miranda (Kelly Preston) from her abusive boyfriend, ruthless attorney Jeff Reed (Tim Daly) learns that until recently, the gorgeous girl was part of a coven of witches -- but he takes her under his wing (and into his bed) anyway. But soon, Jeff discovers that the coven has plans to make Miranda their next human sacrifice, and they don't intend to let a lawyer stand in their way.

    Directed by:

  • Janet Greek
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Foreign
    Antonia's Line
    rating:3.7

    Antonia's Line

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Winner of the 1995 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this heartwarming drama is the remarkable story of a strong-willed woman who builds a new life with her teenage daughter in a quiet Dutch village after World War II. As she challenges the local customs, she begins to win her neighbors' affections. Earthy, sexy and romantic, the film is a joyous, multi-generational celebration of simple pleasures, lust for life and enduring passions.

    Directed by:

  • Marleen Gorris
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Three Men and a Cradle
    rating:3.4

    Three Men and a Cradle

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    Bachelors Pierre (Roland Giraud), Michel (Michel Boujenah) and Jacques (Andre Dussollier) have their lives turned upside down when an infant houseguest is dropped at their doorstep, apparently the product of one of Jacques's flings. Caring for the baby until her mother (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu) returns, the first-time fathers get a crash course in parenting. This French comedy inspired the Hollywood hit Three Men and a Baby.

    Directed by:

  • Coline Serreau
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Even the Rain
    rating:4.0

    Even the Rain

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    In this provocative film-within-a-film, a director heads to Cochabamba, Bolivia, to shoot a movie about the trespasses of Christopher Columbus in the New World, only to find the locals protesting present-day exploitation of the poor.

    Directed by:

  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Enlightenment Guaranteed
    rating:4.1

    Enlightenment Guaranteed

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    When his wife and children unexpectedly walk out on him, Uwe (Uwe Ochsenknecht) decides to join his brother Gustav (Gustav-Peter Wohler), a struggling feng shui consultant, on a pilgrimage from Munich to Japan, where Gustav hopes to find enlightenment as a guest in a Buddhist monastery. The plot thickens when, after a night of hard drinking, they get lost in the streets of Tokyo, temporarily derailing their search for serenity.

    Directed by:

  • rating:4.1 4.1 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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