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Red Dirt Rising
rating:3.6

Red Dirt Rising

2010Runtime:0 minutes
The birth of stock-car racing is captured through the story of pioneer Jimmie Lewallen (Brad Yoder), who began as a moonshine runner in 1930s North Carolina, took a break to serve in World War II and came home to witness the formation of NASCAR. From dirt tracks to international speedways, Lewallen and his buddies Bill Blair (Burgess Jenkins) and Fred Harb (Quentin Kerr) see their lives transformed by a sport they'd pursued purely out of passion.

Directed by:

  • Kathleen 'Bo' Bobak
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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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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    Orgasmic Birth
    rating:3.6

    Orgasmic Birth

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Challenging conventional Western ideas about childbirth, this documentary explores a more natural approach to birth with the belief that, for most women, the experience can be an ecstatic one containing both pain and pleasure. Filmmaker Debra Pascali-Bonaro follows 11 couples employing this innovative approach as they go through the process of birth. Numerous birth experts, including Dr. Christiane Northrup, provide enlightening insights.

    Directed by:

  • Debra Pascali-Bonaro
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Chop Cut Rebuild: Mustang Mystique
    rating:3.2

    Chop Cut Rebuild: Mustang Mystique

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Witness the modern-day assembly of a 1967 Mustang using brand new parts, and learn the remarkable history behind this iconic roadster, including its closely guarded development process, groundbreaking debut and gradual evolution over the years. Full of interesting facts and entertaining stories, this automotive program also includes rare Mustang commercials and archival footage that dates back to the 1960s.

    Directed by:

  • Megan Waters
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Romance
    Fire
    rating:3.6

    Fire

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Two Hindu women struggle with loveless, arranged marriages: Sita (Nandita Das), who discovers that her husband (Javed Jaffrey) has a mistress, and her sister-in-law, Radha (Shabana Azmi), who cannot give birth. As the lukewarm coals of their long-term relationships fade, the women ignite passion in their lives by finding comfort in each other. Director Deepa Mehta's drama is supposedly the first Indian film about lesbians.

    Directed by:

  • Deepa Mehta
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Wasted
    rating:3.2

    Wasted

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    To feed their dangerous drug habits, troubled runaways Connor (Neil Leiper) and Suzanne (Emma Hartley-Miller) prostitute themselves on the streets of Glasgow. Madly in love, the volatile teens struggle to cope with countless ordeals in an unforgiving environment. An unflinching look at Scotland's dark underbelly, this gritty yet tender drama also stars Kate Dickie, Paul Thomas Hickey and David Hayman.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Paterson
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    What Women Want
    rating:3.4

    What Women Want

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Advertising executive Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) is as cocky as they come in director Nancy Meyers's Golden Globe-nominated comedy. But what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's thoughts, he puts his newfound talent to work against Darcy (Helen Hunt), his new boss, who seems to be infatuated with him.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Meyers
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    All About You
    rating:3.4

    All About You

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Heartbroken that her boyfriend is planning a future without her, Nicole relocates to San Francisco to make a fresh start. After moving in with her best friend, Nicole unexpectedly ends up sharing living space with a man -- and they soon fall in love.

    Directed by:

  • Christine Swanson
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    Shaolin Ulysses: Kung Fu Monks in America
    rating:3.3

    Shaolin Ulysses: Kung Fu Monks in America

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    If you get a kick out of kung fu, you'll love this exhilarating film that traces the journey of five kung fu monks in search of the American dream. Hailing from China's legendary Shaolin Temple, these Zen masters and kung fu stars have left their homeland to forge a new life and bring their special brand of martial arts to the west. Hear their personal stories (narrated by Beau Bridges) and watch in awe as they display some of their best moves.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Burr
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    World's Largest
    rating:3.2

    World's Largest

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Soap Lake was once a thriving resort in eastern Washington, but today it's famous for ... well, not much. But with any luck, the town's efforts to build the world's biggest lava lamp will put it back on the map. Elizabeth Donius and Amy Elliott visit 58 out-of-the way communities that claim the title of largest &NFi;something&NFi_; -- including the biggest rattlesnake and the tallest cornstalk -- and follow Soap Lake's attempts to join this exclusive club.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Donius
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Dancing Dreams: Teenagers Perform Kontakthof by Pina Bausch
    rating:3.8

    Dancing Dreams: Teenagers Perform Kontakthof by Pina Bausch

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Late choreographer Pina Bausch makes her final filmed appearance in this engrossing documentary, which tracks a group of German teens over the course of a year as they learn the moves of Bausch's daunting dance work, "Kontakthof." With the venerated instructor as their guide, the students develop the intense physical skills required and also discuss the emotional strides they've made, both in the studio and in daily life.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Linsel
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Great Directors
    rating:3.1

    Great Directors

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    New York-based businesswoman and filmmaker Angela Ismailos offers this collection of in-depth interviews with David Lynch, John Sayles, Catherine Breillat, Bernardo Bertolucci and six other internationally acclaimed film directors. Touching on everything from the creative process and the history of cinema to the necessity of balancing art and commerce, Ismailos's interviews also include sit-downs with Liliana Cavani, Ken Loach and Agn├Ęs Varda.

    Directed by:

  • Angela Ismailos
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Drama
    Little Women
    rating:3.8

    Little Women

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel comes to life in this sensitive, soulful adaptation. Four sisters (including Winona Ryder, Claire Danes and Kirsten Dunst) and their mother (Susan Sarandon) battle life's vicissitudes in Civil War-era America after their father leaves to join the conflict. Brimming with compelling performances from a strong ensemble cast, Little Women breathes new cinematic life into a revered classic.

    Directed by:

  • Gillian Armstrong
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Life as We Know It: The Complete Series
    rating:3.7

    Life as We Know It: The Complete Series

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    This critically acclaimed but short-lived series from the creators of "Freaks and Geeks" follows high school students Dino (Sean Faris), Ben (Jon Foster) and Jonathan (Chris Lowell), who spend most of their time in class and the rest of it trying to figure out women. Reality-show rocker Kelly Osbourne and D.B. Sweeney (The Cutting Edge) round out a supporting cast that includes Lisa Darr, Missy Peregrym and Marguerite Moreau.

    Directed by:

  • Michael Engler
  • Michael Spiller
  • Rachel Talalay
  • Paul Holahan
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Lost in Translation
    rating:3.2

    Lost in Translation

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

    Directed by:

  • Sofia Coppola
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Nowhere in Africa
    rating:3.6

    Nowhere in Africa

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, a Jewish couple and their young daughter emigrate from Germany to Kenya to escape the Nazis, and are forced to come to terms with a new life on an unfamiliar continent. Not all members of the family are happy with this drastic change -- but going home isn't an option. Based on Stefanie Zweig's autobiographical novel, director Caroline Link's epic drama won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Link
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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