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Thrillers
Twisted Seduction
rating:3.1

Twisted Seduction

2010Runtime:0 minutes
Applying his computerlike mind to the subject of dating, transplanted British mathematician David Grant (Tom Broadwell) searches all of Montreal for the perfectly compatible woman. But when he finds her (Caroline Brassard), Grant goes one step further and kidnaps her. Stealing a person's heart is one thing, but holding someone hostage based merely on statistical data seems like the antithesis of romance.

Directed by:

  • Dominique Adams
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Do You Know Me
    rating:3.3

    Do You Know Me

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After seeing a picture of a missing child who looks remarkably like her, Elsa Carter (Rachelle Lefevre) contacts a hotline never suspecting that this one phone call could shatter her entire existence. Having just graduated with honors, Elsa has a bright future along with a loving family and boyfriend. Is the photo a coincidence? Jeremy London, Lynda Boyd and Victoria Duffield co-star in this taut thriller.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Buitenhuis
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Murderland
    rating:3.2

    Murderland

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Proving that murder is a multifaceted crime, this thriller about a slain prostitute (Lucy Cohu) is told from the viewpoints of three people: the woman's daughter, Carrie (Bel Powley); the investigating detective, Douglas Hain (Robbie Coltrane); and the victim herself. Alternating between the present and the past, the story scrutinizes Carrie's obsession with finding the killer and Hain's guilt over failing at his job.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Morshead
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Point Break
    rating:3.6

    Point Break

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    To nab the culprits behind a string of bank heists, brash young G-man Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) poses as a wave rider to infiltrate a group of surfers who may have pulled off the robberies in this high-speed cult favorite. But after gaining the trust of the gang's charismatic leader (Patrick Swayze), Utah gets swept up in their heady lifestyle -- and is soon forced to decide where his loyalties lie. Gary Busey plays Utah's testy partner.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Foreign
    The Mermaid
    rating:3.7

    The Mermaid

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    As a little girl, Alisa (Mariya Shalayeva) always believed the fantasy that she could make any wish come true. But as a young woman, she must quickly adapt to grim reality when she moves to Moscow with her mother. In the big city, Alisa meets Sasha (Yevgeni Tsyganov), a depressive heavy drinker who has a terrible tendency of putting his life in danger -- and who may prove to be her undoing.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Melikyan
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    A Simple Life
    rating:3.5

    A Simple Life

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    After working for the Leung family for decades, a servant still takes care of filmmaker Roger Leung -- but when she falls sick, the tables are turned as Roger looks after her in this heartwarming tale inspired by a true story.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Everybody's Famous
    rating:3.1

    Everybody's Famous

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Factory worker Jean Vereecken (Josse De Pauw) dreams that his chubby daughter, Marva (Eva van der Gucht), will become a star, even after she performs disastrously in a local singing competition. One day, Jean seizes a golden opportunity, kidnapping pop diva Debbie (Thekla Reuten) and demanding that her manager give Marva a shot at stardom. Dominique Deruddere directs this upbeat comedy, which received an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Language Film.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Deruddere
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Rain
    rating:3.1

    Rain

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Following the death of her beloved grandmother, Rain is (Renel Brown) forced to leave her idyllic life on Ragged Island to live with her drug-addicted mother in a poverty-stricken Nassau neighborhood. Shell-shocked by the bleak surroundings of her new life, Rain finds solace in a burgeoning friendship with a school coach (CCH Pounder) who encourages the teenager to make use of her athleticism by joining the track team.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Govan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Drama
    The Devil's Arithmetic
    rating:3.6

    The Devil's Arithmetic

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Jewish-American teen Hannah Stern (Kirsten Dunst) isn't much interested in her family's religious tradition. But her blasé attitude changes radically when she's suddenly transported back to a 1941 Nazi concentration camp. There, Hannah learns firsthand the horrors of the holocaust and the price her family and other Jews paid because of their heritage. Brittany Murphy, Louise Fletcher and Mimi Rogers co-star in director Donna Deitch's film.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Deitch
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    13 Conversations About One Thing
    rating:3.1

    13 Conversations About One Thing

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    The "one thing" that prompts 13 different conversations is happiness, and in this drama from writer-director Jill Sprecher, a superb cast (including John Turturro, Amy Irving, Matthew McConaughey, Clea DuVall and Alan Arkin) circles all the big questions about happiness, how to find it and how to hold onto it. The characters' stories meld in a gorgeously shot and inventively edited style that creates a breathtaking sense of heightened realism.

    Directed by:

  • Jill Sprecher
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Water
    rating:3.8

    Water

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After losing her husband to illness, 8-year-old Chuyia (Sarala) is forced to live out the rest of her days in a temple for Hindu widows, communing with 14 other women and a cruel headmistress who agrees to take her in. But it's through the trials of another widow, a beautiful prostitute named Kalyani (Lisa Ray) who's being courted by a man from a higher caste (John Abraham), that Chuyia learns the true restrictions of widowhood.

    Directed by:

  • Deepa Mehta
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    A Dry White Season
    rating:3.4

    A Dry White Season

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    South African schoolteacher Ben du Toit (Donald Sutherland) seeks justice for the murder of a black boy in this political drama set against the backdrop of apartheid. When his gardener's son is killed by a police officer, Ben hires lawyer Ian Mackenzie (Marlon Brando) to prosecute. With the outcome of the case a foregone conclusion, Mackenzie butts heads with the system at every turn while Du Toit suffers personal alienation.

    Directed by:

  • Euzhan Palcy
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Horror
    Sherlock Holmes
    rating:3.1

    Sherlock Holmes

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Not to be confused with the Robert Downey Jr. blockbuster, as a mob of monsters invades London, Dr. Watson believes that the creatures exist but Holmes suspects that Spring-Heeled Jack is responsible in this low-budget take on the classic character.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Red Riding Hood
    rating:3.3

    Red Riding Hood

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    In this horror-fantasy reimagining of the classic tale, young Valerie juggles a difficult romantic decision with feelings of fear and grief as her town is terrorized by a legendary werewolf, which has killed her sister and hungers to feast again.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Mummy's Hand / The Mummy's Tomb
    rating:3.2

    The Mummy's Hand / The Mummy's Tomb

    1940Runtime:0 minutes
    In The Mummy's Hand, an expedition of archaeologists travels to Egypt in search of the undiscovered tomb of the princess Ananka -- a trip that turns to horror when they find the tomb guarded by a living mummy. In The Mummy's Tomb, a high priest travels with the living mummy Kharis to murder those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka.

    Directed by:

  • Christy Cabanne
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Blood & Chocolate
    rating:3.3

    Blood & Chocolate

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After moving from America to Bucharest, Romania, a teenage werewolf finds herself torn between loyalty and love when she falls for a human and incurs the ire of the pack leader -- who's planning to make her his mate.

    Directed by:

  • Katja von Garnier
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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