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Children & Family
Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front
rating:3.7

Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front

2006Runtime:0 minutes
In 1944 America, the McIntire family -- like the rest of the country -- is learning to cope with the changes brought about by a world at war. For young Molly (Maya Ritter), this means learning to get along without her father. Exhibiting the plucky spirit fans of the American Girl books and dolls have come to love, Molly does what anyone would do in the face of adversity: organize a dance contest! Molly Ringwald co-stars as Molly's mother.

Directed by:

  • Joyce Chopra
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Frankie and Hazel
    rating:3.1

    Frankie and Hazel

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Girl power turns their families and the city upside down in this warm, fun and witty comedy as 12-year-old best friends Frankie (Mischa Barton) and Hazel (Ingrid Uribe) conspire to make their mark on the local community. One excels at ballet and baseball and battles a sexist coach for a spot on a Little League team, while the other devours politics and decides to run for mayor.

    Directed by:

  • JoBeth Williams
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Secret of Kells
    rating:3.8

    The Secret of Kells

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When Vikings attack an Irish abbey, the monks must stop work on the legendary Book of Kells and protect their home. So Brendan, the 12-year-old nephew of Abbott Cellach, is tasked with completing the magnificent work.

    Directed by:

  • Tomm Moore
  • Nora Twomey
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Touching Wild Horses
    rating:3.7

    Touching Wild Horses

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    When a family tragedy turns his world upside down, young Mark is sent to remote Sable Island, where his Aunt Fiona cares for wild horses. Can the creatures help Mark heal his emotional wounds?

    Directed by:

  • Eleanore Lindo
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Thrillers
    Punisher: War Zone
    rating:3.2

    Punisher: War Zone

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When Frank Castle -- a one-man force of vengeance known as the Punisher -- battles mob boss Billy Russoti, the encounter leaves him disfigured. But Russoti soon reemerges as a psychotic villain with a small army at his command.

    Directed by:

  • Lexi Alexander
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    1 Day
    rating:3.4

    1 Day

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    This searing British thriller follows Flash (Dylan Duffus), who's safeguarding his buddy Angel's (Yohance Watson) cash until his release from prison. Now Angel is out -- and Flash is 100 pounds short. He turns to a lowlife named Evil (Tobias Duncan) for help, the first in a series of mistakes. Now, Flash has more than just Angel hunting him down. Directed by Penny Woolcock (Mischief Night), the film co-stars Ohran Whyte and Chris Wilson.

    Directed by:

  • Penny Woolcock
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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    Spellbinder
    rating:3.1

    Spellbinder

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    When he saves young, homeless Miranda (Kelly Preston) from her abusive boyfriend, ruthless attorney Jeff Reed (Tim Daly) learns that until recently, the gorgeous girl was part of a coven of witches -- but he takes her under his wing (and into his bed) anyway. But soon, Jeff discovers that the coven has plans to make Miranda their next human sacrifice, and they don't intend to let a lawyer stand in their way.

    Directed by:

  • Janet Greek
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Independent
    Mikey and Nicky
    rating:3.1

    Mikey and Nicky

    1976Runtime:0 minutes
    After 30 years, two friends, Mikey (Peter Falk) and Nicky (John Cassavetes), may finally have hit a wall in their friendship. With his pal embroiled in the mob, Mikey's near the end of his rope, especially when Nicky summons him to get him out of yet another sticky situation. This time, though, Nicky's troubles aren't petty; a contract is on his head, and he and Mikey could both wind up dead. Elaine May directs this intense thriller.

    Directed by:

  • Elaine May
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Maman Est Chez le Coiffeur
    rating:3.6

    Maman Est Chez le Coiffeur

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Frustrated after yet another fight with her daughter, Élise (Marianne Fortier), Simone (Céline Bonnier) leaves her family to pursue a full-time career. Now, Élise must try to keep her physician father and her brothers in line as she fills in for her mother. But as she struggles to take care of everything her mother handled, she learns that sudden adulthood is not nearly as liberating as she'd expected. Léa Pool directs this drama set in the 1960s.

    Directed by:

  • Lea Pool
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Unloved
    rating:3.1

    The Unloved

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Abused by her father, Lucy is removed by social services and placed in a group children's home. While intended to help Lucy, the move inflicts a new brand of torture on the young girl: bullies, capricious rules and loneliness.

    Directed by:

  • Samantha Morton
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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    Drama
    Dance with Me
    rating:3.3

    Dance with Me

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Dance instructor Ruby thinks she might have found a competitive dance partner in sexy Rafael, who's working as a custodian. Sparks start to fly when the two begin rehearsing, and it's clear there's more between the pair than rhythm.

    Directed by:

  • Randa Haines
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Desert Hearts
    rating:3.4

    Desert Hearts

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    Uptight literature professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) heads to Reno, Nev., in 1959 for a quickie divorce. While staying with Frances Parker (Audra Lindley) at her ranch to establish residency, Bell meets Parker's adopted daughter (Patricia Charbonneau), a casino worker 10 years her junior. Bell finds herself increasingly drawn to the open and self-assured lesbian, and their developing intimacy releases buried emotions Bell has never explored.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Deitch
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Freshman Fall
    rating:3.1

    Freshman Fall

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    After falling victim to a brutal assault, a first year university student must confront both her attacker and a sceptical school system in order to win back her independence, her dignity and her life in this gripping drama. Naive and trusting, Melissa Connel (Candace Cameron Bure, Vistors of the Night, "Full House", and Some Kind of Wonderful) arrived at Pierpoint College.

    Directed by:

  • Bethany Rooney
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Before Tomorrow
    rating:3.3

    Before Tomorrow

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1840, Inuit grandmother Ningiuq (Madeline Piujuq Ivalu) and her grandson, Maniq (Paul-Dylan Ivalu), unexpectedly find themselves fighting for their lives on an isolated, harsh tundra island after they dry their clan's cache of fish in preparation for the long winter. Filmmakers Ivalu and Marie-Hélène Cousineau beautifully mesh storytelling traditions of the Arctic Circle's Inuit clan with European filming methods.

    Directed by:

  • Marie-Hélène Cousineau
  • Madeline Piujuq Ivalu
  • 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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