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Faith & Spirituality
The Jews: A People's History
rating:3.1

The Jews: A People's History

2009Runtime:0 minutes
Exploring 4,000 years in the history of the Jews -- from their ancient roots in the Middle East all the way to modern-day Judaism -- this exhaustivedocumentary weaves stories from the past and present to reveal a rich tapestry of Jewish identity. Seeking to represent the diversity of the Jewish people, director Nina Koshofer's ambitious film spotlights Jews both rich and poor, famed and obscure.

Directed by:

  • Nina Koshofer
  • Sabine Klauser
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Trouble with Angels
    rating:3.8

    The Trouble with Angels

    1966Runtime:0 minutes
    Two teens turn a staid convent upside down with their youthful glee and zany antics. Although the pair gets in trouble for transgressions like invading the nuns' quarters and substituting soap for sugar in the kitchen, their charm wins everyone over.

    Directed by:

  • Ida Lupino
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Heaven Ain't Hard to Find
    rating:3.6

    Heaven Ain't Hard to Find

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Clifton Powell, Kym Whitley, Andre Pitre and Tasha Taylor co-star in this inspiring tale about a close-knit black community that rallies to restore a crumbling Baptist church that's haunted by the spirits of three sisters. But while the friendly ghosts have hung around to ensure that the once-glorious church rises again, a greedy land developer is ready to tear it down so he can pounce on the property.

    Directed by:

  • Neema Barnette
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Household Saints
    rating:3.4

    Household Saints

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    In post-World War II New York, Joseph (Vincent D'Onofrio) wins Catherine (Tracey Ullman) in a pinochle game. They marry and have a daughter, Teresa (Lili Taylor), who becomes a religious zealot as she seeks purity through prayer -- much to the consternation of Teresa's boyfriend (Michael Imperioli) and parents. Director Nancy Savoca's third film is based on Francine Prose's novel of the same name.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Savoca
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Drama
    Home Before Dark
    rating:3.2

    Home Before Dark

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    With a severely depressed mother and a father struggling to keep the family afloat and intact, 12-year-old Nora James (Stephanie Castellarin) has a heavy load to bear. And her lot only worsens when her mother is institutionalized and Nora is sent to live with a controlling aunt (Katharine Ross). There, she's thrust into the adult world, suddenly forced to put aside childhood ways. Maureen Foley directs this sensitive drama of a youth denied.

    Directed by:

  • Maureen Foley
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Then She Found Me
    rating:3.1

    Then She Found Me

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Already reeling from the death of her adoptive mother and a messy divorce, a put-upon schoolteacher finds her life becoming even more tumultuous when she begins dating the father of one of her students and her gabby birth mother shows up.

    Directed by:

  • Helen Hunt
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
    rating:3.2

    Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Born into a wealthy and powerful family, Tara (Sarita Choudhury) is luckier than her lowly servant, Maya (Indira Varma), when it comes to material things. But Maya has become richer in matters of the mind and soul -- even as she dons Tara's hand-me-downs. When Tara weds a handsome king (Naveen Andrews), she thinks she's found true love. In a cruel twist of fate, however, he takes Maya as his comely courtesan in this 16th century feudal saga.

    Directed by:

  • Mira Nair
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
    rating:3.5

    He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    With the streets of Bordeaux as backdrop, this thriller paints a picture of love gone awry. Angelique (Audrey Tautou), an artist and student, is in love and claims that her paramour, Luic, a cardiologist (Samuel Le Bihan), is just as enamored of her. But is he? He's married, for one, and he and his wife are expecting a baby. Brokenhearted, Angelique decides her love should conquer all.

    Directed by:

  • Laetitia Colombani
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Television
    Fidel Castro: American Experience
    rating:3.6

    Fidel Castro: American Experience

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Cuban leader Fidel Castro's life is chronicled in fascinating detail in this documentary, narrated by actor David Ogden Stiers, which charts Castro's rise from outspoken soldier to political icon who leads his nation through changing times. Powerful and puzzling, Castro remains a mystery decades after his first face-off against the American government. Outliving his foes, he's beloved by some in his native country but feared by many more.

    Directed by:

  • Adriana Bosch
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Too Hot Not to Handle
    rating:3.1

    Too Hot Not to Handle

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    A hundred years in the making, civilization's demand for fossil fuel has contributed to a global warming crisis, and this warning documentary reveals evidence of the damage in the United States. Heat waves, devastating storms, liquefying glaciers, the rise of sea level and circulation of disease are just some of the signs of impending disaster. This cautionary film examines the environmental dangers and the measures needed to reverse the trend.

    Directed by:

  • Maryann DeLeo
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks
    rating:3.4

    Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    The exuberant atmosphere of the Broadway blockbuster is captured in Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp With Mel Brooks, a new 85-minute film from the Emmy Award-winning director Susan Froemke and Maysles Films. The film candidly captures the excitement of translating the show into a complete experience for the recording's audience.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Froemke
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Can We Make it to Mars?: Nova scienceNOW
    rating:3.9

    Can We Make it to Mars?: Nova scienceNOW

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Host Neil deGrasse Tyson escorts viewers on an examination of the questions surrounding humans' ability to survive a roundtrip journey of up to three years to Mars. Can astronauts survive that long without gravity? How will their food be kept palatable? Scientists and engineers discuss advances in radiation-defying, skin-tight space suits, exercises to keep bones healthy, the preservation of foodstuffs, and plasma-powered, super-fast spaceships.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Holt
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    Super Mario Bros.
    rating:3.2

    Super Mario Bros.

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Brooklyn plumbers Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi (John Leguizamo) are about to be shut down by a shady construction company, and when the firm's henchmen see that Luigi has fallen for a young student named Daisy (Samantha Mathis), they kidnap her -- and take her to another dimension. Vowing to track her down, the boys soon find themselves trapped in a bizarre parallel world ruled by a dinosaur-like despot named King Koopa (Dennis Hopper).

    Directed by:

  • Annabel Jankel
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Preacher's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Preacher's Wife

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    When God overhears a church preacher (Courtney B. Vance) despairing the potential loss of a youth center, he dispatches an angel (Denzel Washington) to help him out. Trouble is, the preacher isn't easily convinced that his guardian angel is the real thing. An inspired reworking of the uplifting 1940s movie The Bishop's Wife, The Preacher's Wife stars Washington and Whitney Houston at their dazzling best.

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Baby Sitters Club
    rating:3.3

    The Baby Sitters Club

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    A new summer is on the horizon, and the girls of The Baby-Sitters Club can't wait to turn 13. While counting the days until their birthdays, they think of ways to make lots of money while having fun and meeting boys along the way. But most important is making sure their friendships are intact when all is said and done. Based on the series of children's books by Ann M. Martin, The Baby-Sitters Club stars Rachael Leigh Cook and Schuyler Fisk.

    Directed by:

  • Melanie Mayron
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
    rating:3.9

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    In this spooky feature-length movie, Alvin, Simon and Theodore stage a production of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and things get seriously creepy! Could it be that their neighbor Mr. Talbot is a werewolf?

    Directed by:

  • Kathi Castillo
  • rating:3.9 3.9 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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