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Comedy
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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    Boynton Beach Club
    rating:3.2

    Boynton Beach Club

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Who says sex after 60 isn't sexy anymore? The residents of the Boynton Beach Club, an active retirement community, don't think so. Upon joining a bereavement support group, the lives of six individuals cross paths, opening the doors to dating again.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Seidelman
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Very Annie Mary
    rating:3.1

    Very Annie Mary

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Despite being over 30, Annie Mary (Rachel Griffiths) is still living at home with her father, Jack (Jonathan Pryce). When her father has a stroke, Annie Mary must run the family bakery, even when she finds out that one of her dearest friends, Bethan (Joanna Page), has a terminal illness. Desperate to fulfill Bethan's lifelong wish of going to Disneyland, Annie Mary sets out to win a talent show with her newly formed pop group.

    Directed by:

  • Sara Sugarman
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    National Lampoon's European Vacation
    rating:3.4

    National Lampoon's European Vacation

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    Having won an all-expenses-paid trip on the game show "Pig in a Poke," the Griswolds head for Europe, and it's the usual comedy of errors as the bumbling Clark herds his family through a foreign land. Now, after wreaking havoc across their own country, the Griswolds are taking England, France and Germany by storm. Along the way, they see Big Ben, the Parliament Big Ben, the Parliament and the world-famous Eiffel Tower.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Heckerling
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    Trudell
    rating:3.9

    Trudell

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmaker Heather Rae paints an unforgettable portrait of Native American poet and activist John Trudell, a man known as much for his spoken-word performances as he is for his politics. The documentary includes commentary from Robert Redford, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Shepard, Val Kilmer, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls and Wilma Mankiller, the first woman principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.

    Directed by:

  • Heather Rae
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Hidden Heroes
    rating:3.1

    Hidden Heroes

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Through narratives, period film and still photographs, this compelling documentary chronicles the harrowing stories of Dutch Jews who were persecuted and methodically isolated at the hands of the Nazis. The subjects -- all children during World War II -- recount their resonating tales of terror and subsequent deliverance thanks to the brave Dutch souls of the resistance, who saw the fallacy in Adolf Hitler's extermination plan.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Pascal
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Crips and Bloods: Made in America
    rating:3.6

    Crips and Bloods: Made in America

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Through archival footage and first-person accounts from members of both factions, filmmaker Stacy Peralta's riveting documentary examines the culture of the infamous Los Angeles street gangs known as the Crips and the Bloods. Probing the deadly rivalry's genesis, Peralta explores the late 1960s conditions that have given rise to decades of bloodshed and heartache for generations of black Angelenos.

    Directed by:

  • Stacy Peralta
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Neshoba: The Price of Freedom
    rating:3.4

    Neshoba: The Price of Freedom

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Forty-some years after the Klu Klux Klan killing of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County, Miss., the mastermind of the slaughter is indicted for murder -- and filmmakers Micki Dickoff and Tony Pagano are there to document what comes next. Following Edgar Ray Killen from indictment through trial, the filmmakers juxtapose Killen's words with those of the victims' families and the community to illuminate the scars of a racist past.

    Directed by:

  • Micki Dickoff
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Foreign
    In a Better World
    rating:3.8

    In a Better World

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Danish director Susanne Bier delves into the realm of fathers, sons and their perceived burden of male responsibility with this Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning drama about the interplay between two dysfunctional families. With his father working abroad, bullied Elias (Markus Rygaard) finds solace in a budding friendship with a volatile new student (William Jøhnk Nielsen). But the boys' shared revenge only seems to invite more violence.

    Directed by:

  • Susanne Bier
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    The Promise
    rating:3.1

    The Promise

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Just after the construction of the Berlin Wall, five friends attempted to escape to West Germany. Sophie (Corinna Harfouch) made it; her beloved Konrad (August Zirner) did not. For the next three decades, Konrad uses his position as a prominent scientist to try to meet with Sophie. There is little, however, that escapes the watchful eye of East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, and Konrad and Sophie will pay with their lives if they're caught.

    Directed by:

  • Margarethe von Trotta
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    City of God
    rating:4.0

    City of God

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Buscapé (Alexandre Rodrigues) is frightened he'll end up like the countless others around him -- troubled, violent or dead. But his saving grace is his photographer's eye, through which the stories of several people who live in his forsaken Cidade de Deus unfold. Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund direct this sobering look at life inside a Rio de Janeiro housing project, reputed to be one of the most dangerous parts of an otherwise magical city.

    Directed by:

  • Fernando Meirelles
  • Katia Lund
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Harsh Beauty
    rating:3.2

    Harsh Beauty

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Eunuchs were once a prized component of India's spiritual life, but now many live in the slums, isolated from the rest of society. Amid these conditions, eunuch trio Jyothi, Usha and Hira Bai struggle for acceptance. Filmed over the course of four years, this surprisingly warm documentary provides an intimate look at eunuch life in India, as the three women work in a harem and share their dreams and frustrations with rare candor.

    Directed by:

  • Alessandra Zeka
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Anime & Animation
    Tsubasa: Season 1
    rating:4.0

    Tsubasa: Season 1

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    When princess Sakura sleepwalks into a mysterious ruin, ancient powers awaken and drain all her memories, turning them into feathers that scatter in the wind. The daring adventurer Syaoran must sacrifice his love for Sakura to save her soul. A ninja, Kurogane, and a wizard, Fay, join them on a multi-dimensional quest to gather Sakura's feathers and restore her memory. But each must pay a personal price for embarking on the perilous journey.

    Directed by:

  • Koichi Mashimo
  • Colleen Clinkenbeard
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Blue's Clues: Blue Talks
    rating:3.1

    Blue's Clues: Blue Talks

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    The popular "Blue's Clues" series introduces the whimsical joys of puppetry to its young audience and reveals a secret: Blue speaks. But how did that all begin? According to Luna, the Moon Fairy, there's a legend that can explain it all. The night before the first blue moon shone over the land, a blue puppy was born with a gold key that unlocked its gift of language. Includes two episodes: "The Legend of the Blue Puppy" and "Love Day."

    Directed by:

  • Koyalee Chanda
  • Elizabeth Holder
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Arthur Christmas
    rating:4.0

    Arthur Christmas

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    This all-ages animated holiday feature draws back the curtain on the super-secret toy-making facility Santa Claus keeps hidden beneath the North Pole. It also reveals the ultra-important mission Mr. Claus entrusts to his son, Arthur, one Christmas.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Smith
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Horseland: Friends First: Win or Lose
    rating:3.4

    Horseland: Friends First: Win or Lose

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Take a trip to Horseland, a giant ranch where horse lovers join together for fun and adventure in this animated television series. When Sarah arrives with her horse, Scarlet, the other kids make assumptions about her because they know she's wealthy in "You Can't Judge a Girl by her Limo." Then, in "The Competition," everyone becomes ultracompetitive when Horseland needs to pick one rider to participate in an important junior national contest.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • 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.
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