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Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Collection
rating:3.8

Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Collection

1997Runtime:0 minutes
In this popular British series that's part cooking show, part travelogue and part comedy, Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson-Wright cook up a storm as they crisscross the English countryside on a classic Triumph motorcycle and sidecar. The larger-than-life duo encourages people to enjoy the moment with rich and satisfying recipes that are anything but heart-friendly, washing the meals down with outrageous tales of their past misadventures.

Directed by:

  • Patricia Llewellyn
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre
    rating:3.7

    Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Fans of the American Ballet Theatre will delight in this documentary that profiles the renowned company's four lead male dancers: Angel Corella, Vladimir Malakhov, Jose Manuel Carreno and Ethan Stiefel. Find out how each dancer got started in classical ballet, learn about their individual approaches to the discipline and their strengths onstage, and view clips of their best performances from the beginning to the apex of their careers.

    Directed by:

  • Judy Kinberg
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Life and Death of Owen Hart
    rating:3.4

    The Life and Death of Owen Hart

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary profiles professional wrestler Owen Hart (younger brother of WWF star Bret Hart), whose life and career with the World Wrestling Federation were cut short via tragic means -- a fatal accident during a live pay-per-view stunt. While Owen was attempting to swing down from the rafters of a Kansas City arena, his safety harness failed, and he fell 75 feet to his death in front of masses of horrified fans.

    Directed by:

  • Sally Blake
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    All in This Tea
    rating:3.7

    All in This Tea

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Few people know the fascinating history of tea growing and making. This intriguing documentary aims to change that by following renowned tea importer David Lee Hoffman as he scours the far-flung corners of China to find the richest teas on earth. Tea making is an art and tradition that goes back generations in the East, and Hoffman makes it his goal to bring to the rest of the world the exquisite teas produced by struggling small farmers.

    Directed by:

  • Les Blank
  • Gina Leibrecht
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Drama
    Shadow Magic
    rating:3.6

    Shadow Magic

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Ann Hu's arthouse drama tells the story of Raymond, an itinerant Englishman (Jared Harris) who is the first to bring motion pictures to China. While conservatives frown upon the Western invention, the images are a marvel to peasants and royalty alike. Raymond's hand-cranked projector casts images that all at once threaten and amaze the Chinese audience, many of whom have a difficult time reconciling technology and tradition.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hu
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Sheffey
    rating:3.7

    Sheffey

    1977Runtime:0 minutes
    An unruly young man from an affluent family becomes a Christian convert and a tireless servant of God after attending a revival meeting with friends in this affecting drama about the life and ministry of 19th-century preacher Robert Sheffey. Sheffey traveled the sawdust trail to proclaim the Gospel throughout Appalachia, and in the process, he touched lives all across America. Katherine Stenholm directs.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Stenholm
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Wildflower
    rating:3.8

    Wildflower

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Diane Keaton directs this touching drama about a brother and a sister who befriend Alice, an epileptic forced to live in a barn, and decide to help her discover a kinder, more forgiving world.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Keaton
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Mr. Blue Sky
    rating:3.3

    Mr. Blue Sky

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Greg (Chaney Kley) and Bonnie (Mary Kate Schellhardt) have always been there for their childhood friend Andra (Ashley Wolfe), who endured merciless taunting because of her Down syndrome, yet still managed to thrive. But the trio's bonds are tested when both women develop feelings for Greg. Richard Karn ("Home Improvement") co-stars in this inspiring story of friendship and romance told within the framework of an unconventional love triangle.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Gurfield
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Foreign
    Le Bonheur
    rating:3.4

    Le Bonheur

    1965Runtime:0 minutes
    When François (Jean-Claude Drouot) falls for a beautiful young telephone operator (Marie-France Boyer) despite remaining deeply in love with his wife, Therese (Claire Drouot), he attempts to buck convention by openly committing to both women. Directed by cinematic pioneer Agnès Varda, this thought-provoking film challenges the nature of monogamy and examines the limits of love and commitment.

    Directed by:

  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Genpin
    rating:3.2

    Genpin

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Beautiful cinematography and lush images highlight this intriguing documentary about Tadashi Yoshimura, a respected obstetrician who has devoted her 40-year career to helping women achieve a peaceful experience through natural childbirth. Through in-depth interviews, the women at Dr. Yoshimura's clinic discuss their deliveries and their perceptions of the bond between parent and child, with the doctor's own 16mm footage complementing the film.

    Directed by:

  • Naomi Kawase
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Almayer's Folly
    rating:3.1

    Almayer's Folly

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    This affecting adaptation of a Joseph Conrad novel follows the efforts of a Western trader in 1950s Malaysia to ensure a lush life for his daughter. Instead, he finds that his plans may lead to her ruin by the young man hired to work for him.

    Directed by:

  • Chantal Akerman
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    My Father's Guests
    rating:3.4

    My Father's Guests

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Contemporary family manners are taken to the limit when widowed father Lucien (Michel Aumont) tells his children that he plans to take in some foreign refugees but doesn't add that he's just married one of them: the young and sultry Tatiana (Veronica Novak). Lucien's kids do their best to accommodate the old man and his progressive principles, but sequential surprises from dad push them toward the breaking point.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Le Ny
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Independent
    Walking and Talking
    rating:3.1

    Walking and Talking

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Amelia (Catherine Keener) and Laura (Anne Heche) have been best friends since the sixth grade. For the first time, their lives are taking different paths: Laura is in love and planning her wedding, while Amelia begins to despair that she'll ever find the right man. But as they try to adjust their childhood friendship to the challenges of adulthood, these friends continue to laugh together at life and love.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Holofcener
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Anniversary Party
    rating:3.1

    The Anniversary Party

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Recently uncoupled couple Joe (Allan Cumming) and Sally (Jennifer Jason Leigh) celebrate their anniversary with a group of friends in this dark, Independent Spirit Award-nominated drama (also written and directed by Cumming and Leigh). When Judy (Parker Posey), Cal (Kevin Kline), Sky (Gwyneth Paltrow) and assorted spouses and friends come over, it only takes a few cocktails and a load of ecstasy before the situation careens out of control.

    Directed by:

  • Alan Cumming
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Please Give
    rating:3.1

    Please Give

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Life gets knotty when successful Manhattan couple Alex (Oliver Platt) and Kate (Catherine Keener) develop a relationship with the granddaughters of Andra (Ann Morgan Guilbert), the cantankerous elderly woman who owns the apartment next to theirs -- and who must die so they can expand their home. The all-star cast includes Amanda Peet, Rebecca Hall and Lois Smith in this indie feature from writer-director Nicole Holofcener (Friends with Money).

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Holofcener
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Bhaji on the Beach
    rating:3.4

    Bhaji on the Beach

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    A group of Indian women in England head to the resort of Blackpool and end up on a life-changing journey. Passionate feminist Simi (Shaheen Khan) organizes the seaside outing for the women's center, whose members range from traditional matrons to flirty teenagers. Despite their differences in age and ideology, the ladies form a lasting bond when one of their own is threatened. Director Gurinder Chadha helms this heartwarming comedy-drama.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • 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.
    - Frances   
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