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Drama
Coco Before Chanel
rating:3.6

Coco Before Chanel

2009Runtime:0 minutes
Audrey Tautou stars as legendary French designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in this lively biopic that explores the fashion icon's storied ascension from orphan to seamstress and cabaret singer and ultimately, the queen of Parisian haute couture. Alessandro Nivola plays Arthur "Boy" Capel, Chanel's lover and influential business investor who makes a lifelong impact on the young woman. Anne Fontaine directs this Oscar nominee for Best Costume Design.

Directed by:

  • Anne Fontaine
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Missing In America
    rating:3.7

    Missing In America

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After hiding out in the woods for 35 years, an emotionally damaged Vietnam vet takes in the young daughter of an Army buddy. Life will never be the same for grumpy recluse Jake (Danny Glover) when he winds up caring for the daughter of his terminally ill friend (David Strathairn). The spirited girl gives the scarred shut-in new purpose -- and brings hope to a community of forgotten veterans in this heartwarming drama. Linda Hamilton co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Gabrielle Savage Dockterman
  • rating:3.7 3.7 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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    If These Walls Could Talk 2
    rating:3.7

    If These Walls Could Talk 2

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Following the same premise as the first movie -- focusing on three different women from three generations who've occupied the same house -- this Emmy-winning follow-up trains its lens on three lesbian couples. In 1961, Edith (Vanessa Redgrave) loses her longtime companion. In the 1970s, collegiate Linda (Michelle Williams) falls for townie Amy (Chloë Sevigny). And in 2000, the house's inhabitants (Ellen DeGeneres, Sharon Stone) want to become parents.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Anderson
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Special Interest
    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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    Minkus: La Bayadère: Teatro alla Scala
    rating:3.1

    Minkus: La Bayadère: Teatro alla Scala

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Noteworthy Bolshoi Ballet superstar Svetlana Zakharova, Corps de Ballet of the Teatro alla Scala and their lead dancer, Roberto Bolle, bring a stirring live performance of Marius Petipa's "La Bayadère" ("The Temple Dancer") to the Milan stage. Choreographed by Natalia Makarova and directed for video by Tina Protasoni, the 2006 performance is inspired by a libretto purportedly written by the choreographer himself and conducted by David Coleman.

    Directed by:

  • Tina Protasoni
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Heartbreak Kid
    rating:3.1

    The Heartbreak Kid

    1972Runtime:0 minutes
    While honeymooning with his new wife in Florida, Lenny Cantrow (Charles Grodin) begins to rue his nuptials. When his irksome spouse gets stuck in their hotel room with a nasty sunburn, footloose Lenny meets gorgeous blond coed Kelly (Cybill Shepherd). She soon provides all the incentive he needs to ditch his new bride. But Lenny isn't home free with Kelly -- his hot pursuit of her quickly hits a brick wall of resistance: her loathing father.

    Directed by:

  • Elaine May
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Dancing for Mr. B: Six Balanchine Ballerinas
    rating:3.2

    Dancing for Mr. B: Six Balanchine Ballerinas

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Through interviews and performance excerpts, ballerinas Mary Ellen Moylan, Maria Tallchief, Melissa Hayden, Allegra Kent, Merrill Ashley and Darci Kistler salute their legendary teacher, George Balanchine, and share the impact he had on their lives. A perfectionist who demanded the best from his students, Balanchine achieved considerable acclaim for his wonderful ballets such as "Concerto Barocco," "Serenade," "Firebird," and "Stars and Stripes."

    Directed by:

  • Deborah Dickson
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Comedy
    Joe Dirt
    rating:3.4

    Joe Dirt

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Crowned with a mullet and armed with a mop, redneck janitor Joe Dirt lands in a series of zany misadventures and befriends some eccentric characters as he searches for his parents, who abandoned him at the Grand Canyon when he was 8 years old.

    Directed by:

  • Dennie Gordon
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Loser
    rating:3.2

    Loser

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    For Paul Tannek (Jason Biggs), life couldn't get much worse: His college roommates hate him, the girl he likes (Mena Suvari) can't stand him and everyone on campus thinks he's a dork. But things improve when Paul moves into a nearby veterinary hospital. He now has access to the best party locale -- and that could make his dream girl sit up and take notice.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Heckerling
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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    Mission Hill: The Complete Series
    rating:3.7

    Mission Hill: The Complete Series

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    This uproarious animated series follows protagonist Andy French, a 24-year-old waterbed salesman and wanna-be cartoonist whose world is disrupted when his geeky teenage brother becomes his roommate, along with a slobbery pooch named Stogie. French is one of a tight-knit group of slackers who work dead-end jobs in the hipper-than-thou neighborhood of Mission Hill in this show from the former executive producers and head writers of "The Simpsons."

    Directed by:

  • Lauren MacMullan
  • Tricia Garcia
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Independent
    16 to Life
    rating:3.4

    16 to Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    On her 16th birthday, never-been-kissed Kate (Hallee Hirsh) decides to play cupid for two people she works with, pairing her boss (Theresa Russell) with a paraplegic customer (Jaime Gomez) and setting up short-order cook Rene (Shiloh Fernandez) with an oversexed co-worker (Emily Foxler). But in the process of matchmaking, Kate learns some surprising lessons about love and the mechanics of romantic relationships.

    Directed by:

  • Becky Smith
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Whip It
    rating:3.7

    Whip It

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Escaping her smothering mother's beauty pageant plans for her, small-town teen Bliss joins an all-girl roller derby team in Austin and begins living a thrilling double life as Babe Ruthless, a life that might eventually catch up with her.

    Directed by:

  • Drew Barrymore
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Amreeka
    rating:3.5

    Amreeka

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi (Melkar Muallem), divorcée Muna Farah (Nisreen Faour) leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois -- just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of America's disastrous war in Iraq. Now, the duo must reinvent their lives with some help from Muna's sister, Raghda (Hiam Abbass), and brother-in-law, Nabeel (Yussuf Abu-Warda). Cherien Dabis writes and directs.

    Directed by:

  • Cherien Dabis
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Speak
    rating:3.7

    Speak

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    A violent crime against Melinda (Kristen Stewart) has left her shunned by her friends and completely traumatized as she enters the ninth grade a selective mute, isolating herself from everyone at school until a sympathetic teacher (Steve Zahn) encourages her to express herself. Elizabeth Perkins and D.B. Sweeney co-star in this powerful teen drama from writer-director Jessica Sharzer, which debuted at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Jessica Sharzer
  • 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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