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Foreign
Don't Tell
rating:3.1

Don't Tell

2005Runtime:0 minutes
As her due date approaches, pregnant Sabina (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) is suddenly plagued by disturbing memories of childhood abuse. Ashamed, she keeps her past a secret from her boyfriend, traveling to America to seek answers from her brother, Daniele (Luigi Lo Cascio). But instead of reassurance, she finds her sibling also scarred by the trauma inflicted by their father. Cristina Comencini directs this Oscar-nominated drama.

Directed by:

  • Cristina Comencini
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Open Hearts
    rating:3.3

    Open Hearts

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Cecile (Sonja Richter) and Joachim (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), a happy couple living in Copenhagen, find their relationship changed forever when Joachim is hit by a car and paralyzed. Joachim grows increasingly bitter, and as his doctor, Niels (Mads Mikkelsen), consoles Cecile, the two become romantically involved. This also threatens Niels's marriage to Marie (Paprika Steen), who can't bear the thought of losing her husband.

    Directed by:

  • Susanne Bier
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Earth
    rating:3.7

    Earth

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Deepa Mehta directed this stirring tale -- the second movie in a trilogy preceded by Fire and followed by Water -- about the religious and civil wars that broke out in India and Pakistan in the 1947 battle to gain independence from the British. Earth is based on the autobiographical novel &NFi;Cracking India&NFi_; by Bapsi Sidhwa and is told through the eyes of a little girl, Lenny (Maia Sethna), who has one leg in a brace.

    Directed by:

  • Deepa Mehta
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Anarchist's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Anarchist's Wife

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    With her young anarchist husband, Justo Calderón (Juan Diego Botto), gone for long stretches of time, first resisting the fascists in the Spanish Civil War and then in a concentration camp during World War II, devoted wife Manuela (María Valverde) struggles to keep their love alive. Her determined efforts to reunite with her husband give Manuela purpose, but their long-distance love comes at a price. Marie Noelle and Peter Sehr direct this drama.

    Directed by:

  • Marie Noelle
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Faith & Spirituality
    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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    Michael
    rating:3.5

    Michael

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Two struggling tabloid reporters and an "angel expert" are sent by their boss to check out an old kook who claims to have an angel living with her. Sure enough, the guy's got wings, but he's also into smoking, drinking and womanizing. Unconvinced that Michael (John Travolta) is not an Earthly being, the reporters take him to Chicago, when Michael's unconventional methods begin to work heavenly magic. Director Nora Ephron also wrote the script.

    Directed by:

  • Nora Ephron
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh
    rating:3.5

    Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Joan Allen narrates this riveting portrait of Hungarian poet Hannah Senesh, a remarkable woman who risked her own life to parachute behind enemy lines -- enduring capture, torture and, ultimately, death -- to rescue Jews from Nazi persecution. Ahead of her time and on a mission of incredible odds, Senesh ultimately became a martyr in Israel, evoking the spirit of warrior-heroine Joan of Arc and earning the gratitude of those she saved.

    Directed by:

  • Roberta Grossman
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Prince of Egypt
    rating:3.7

    The Prince of Egypt

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Born into slavery and cast adrift on the Nile to escape mass genocide, Moses (voiced by Val Kilmer) is reared as the son of Pharaoh Seti (Patrick Stewart) and stepbrother of Ramses (Ralph Fiennes). When Moses learns of his true ancestry, he retreats to the desert, where he answers God's call and accepts his destiny: to lead the Hebrews out of slavery and into freedom. DreamWorks's animated film scored an Oscar for Best Song ("When You Believe").

    Directed by:

  • Brenda Chapman
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Television
    The Best of the Real West
    rating:3.5

    The Best of the Real West

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    The myths, legends and realities of the Old West come alive in "The Real West" with Kenny Rogers. Through authentic diaries, paintings, photos and expert commentary, this History Channel series reawakens the adventure of our most fabled era.

    Directed by:

  • Donna E. Lusitana
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Pingu: On Thin Ice
    rating:3.5

    Pingu: On Thin Ice

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Getting himself in trouble is nothing new for mischievous penguin Pingu as he returns for another series of hilarious adventures in this cartoon collection. Life at the South Pole has never been so fun! Episodes in this snowy set include "Pranks," "Pingu and the Snowball," "Pingu and Pinga Go Camping," "Stinky Pingu," "Pingu's Bouncy Fun," "Pingu's Balancing Act" and "Pinga Has Hiccups."

    Directed by:

  • Otmar Gutmann
  • Marianne Noser
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    First Among Equals
    rating:3.2

    First Among Equals

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    Adapted from Jeffrey Archer's best-selling novel, this BAFTA-nominated miniseries about four British politicians goes behind the closed doors of Parliament, where unscrupulous behavior and political corruption abound.

    Directed by:

  • John Gorrie
  • Brian Mills
  • Sarah Harding
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Frontline: Digital Nation
    rating:3.7

    Frontline: Digital Nation

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Exploring how the Internet and digital media have completely transformed contemporary life, this fascinating installment of PBS's "Frontline" examines its effect on relationships, careers, daily life, education, the military and more. The documentary includes a unique interactive element, incorporating the stories of people who visited and posted to the Digital Nation Web site over the period of a year.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Dretzin
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Comedy
    227: Season 1
    rating:3.5

    227: Season 1

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    This 1980s comedy peeked in on the lives of several quirky residents at an apartment complex, with the Jenkins family -- homemaker Mary (Marla Gibbs), contractor Lester (Hal Williams) and their daughter, Brenda (Regina King) -- taking center stage. Mary's best friend, Rose (Alaina Reed Hall), also lives there, but it's their neighbor Sandra (Jackee) who's usually the topic of conversation due to her revolving door of boyfriends.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Falcon
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Lovely & Amazing
    rating:3.1

    Lovely & Amazing

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Four spirited women tackle everything from relationships to careers in this captivating indie drama, starring Brenda Blethyn as an insecure mother who passed along bits of her neuroses to each of her three very different daughters. The eldest, Michelle (Catherine Keener), is an ex-homecoming queen in a loveless marriage; Elizabeth (Emily Mortimer) is an apprehensive actress; and the adopted Annie (Raven Goodwin) is a precocious 8-year-old.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Holofcener
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Flores de Otro Mundo
    rating:3.2

    Flores de Otro Mundo

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Looking for companionship, a group of lonely Spaniards (including Luis Tosar, Jose Sancho and Chete Lara) hold a soiree for single women. But for the most part, their party guests are poor immigrants from third-world countries. Based on a true story, this award-winning drama from director Iciar Bollain traces the relationships of three new couples, documenting their struggles with clashing cultures, sex and racism.

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  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Daria: The Movie: Is It Fall Yet?
    rating:3.7

    Daria: The Movie: Is It Fall Yet?

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    This feature follows droll, sardonic Daria through the summer before her senior year of high school. As a counselor at a day camp, Daria is torn between loyalty for her best friend, Jane, and a relationship she's building with Jane's ex-boyfriend.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Disher
  • rating:3.7 3.7 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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