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Documentary
Homeland
rating:3.9

Homeland

2005Runtime:0 minutes
Follow the inspiring stories of five courageous Native American activists battling to defend their vulnerable land and people against wildly unsafe environmental hazards, including methane gas wells, oil drilling, uranium mining and industrial waste. Filled with beautifully composed images of spectacular landscapes, this documentary features noted activist Winona LaDuke urging viewers to abandon destruction and embrace respect.

Directed by:

  • Roberta Grossman
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    La Sierra
    rating:3.5

    La Sierra

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Colombia-based journalists Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez introduce us to a nation at civil war by hitting the streets of Medellín, a dangerous city ruled by a fierce paramilitary gang. By focusing on three vastly different personalities -- Edison, a gang leader; Cielo, a widowed teenage mother; and Jesus, a drug-using thug -- the filmmakers draw us into their world and capture startling moments of truth and sorrow.

    Directed by:

  • Scott Dalton
  • Margarita Martinez
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    In the Mirror of Maya Deren
    rating:3.4

    In the Mirror of Maya Deren

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Martina Kudlacek gives motion picture pioneer Maya Deren her just due in this fascinating documentary, establishing her superlative contributions to film editing, cinematography and art. In the 1940s, dancer-writer Deren made her mark in the film world with her groundbreaking avant-garde movies. This biographical portrait is a must-see for film buffs looking to expand their cinematic knowledge.

    Directed by:

  • Martina Kudlacek
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Atlantic Records: The House that Ahmet Built
    rating:3.8

    Atlantic Records: The House that Ahmet Built

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    With a $10,000 loan from his dentist, Ahmet Ertegun co-founded Atlantic Records in 1947. By the 1950s Atlantic was the country's premier R&B label. Ertegun's wondrous rise is recounted in this lively episode from the PBS series "American Masters." It took director Susan Steinberg more than four years to capture Ertegun in candid conversations with music greats Robert Plant, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, Ray Charles and many others.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Steinberg
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Action & Adventure
    The Peacemaker
    rating:3.5

    The Peacemaker

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Terrorists be damned! After some baddies trigger a nuclear explosion in Russia, U.S. Special Forces intelligence agent Thomas Devoe (George Clooney) and White House nuclear weapons expert Julia Kelly (Nicole Kidman) come to the rescue. Trouble is, the web of conspiracy stretches from Europe to New York, and the terrorists have no demands. Clooney, hip and hard as nails, riffs wonderfully off a more circumspect Kidman.

    Directed by:

  • Mimi Leder
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Blue Steel
    rating:3.1

    Blue Steel

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    When psychotic Wall Street broker Eugene (Ron Silver) witnesses rookie cop Megan (Jamie Lee Curtis) gunning down an armed robber in a store, he becomes instantly obsessed with her. After lifting the robber's gun from the crime scene, Eugene carves Turner's name into the bullets and uses them in a series of murders. Soon, Turner is drawn into a deadly game of wits with a psychopath who's always a step ahead ... and much closer than she thinks!

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    From Dusk Till Dawn: Full Tilt Boogie
    rating:3.1

    From Dusk Till Dawn: Full Tilt Boogie

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary feature will give you an insider's look behind the scenes of Robert Rodriguez's darkly comic supernatural thriller. On-set interviews and footage offer plenty of insight into both the hard work and the camaraderie that goes on when the official cameras &NFi;aren't&NFi_; filming. A must for indie fans and aspiring filmmakers. (Note: This disc does &NFi;not&NFi_; contain From Dusk Till Dawn; to see the film, please rent the movie disc.)

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Kelly
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild 2
    rating:3.2

    White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild 2

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Five teens (Ami Dolenz, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, David Moscow, Amy O'Neill and Mark Riffon) are high on life during a fortnight adventure through the Cascade Mountains. But when their leader falls over a cliff, nature ups the ante and the adolescents must band together to save themselves. The film is a sequel (not in plot, but in spirit) to Cry in the Wild, which was based on Gary Paulsen's popular children's book &NFi;Hatchet&NFi_;.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Cyran
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Romance
    Can't Hardly Wait
    rating:3.5

    Can't Hardly Wait

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    At a wild party, newly minted high school graduates celebrate and ponder the future -- including love-struck dork Preston Meyers, who tries to work up the courage to act on his feelings for beautiful prom queen Amanda Beckett.

    Directed by:

  • Harry Elfont
  • Deborah Kaplan
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    My Brilliant Career
    rating:3.5

    My Brilliant Career

    1979Runtime:0 minutes
    Refractory Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis) bucks 19th century societal conventions in this charming Australian film helmed by Gillian Armstrong. On Sybylla's path toward realizing her dream of artistic greatness, she casts aside a starchy suitor, exasperates her mother and confounds her grandmother. But when Sybylla falls for affluent landowner Harry Beecham (Sam Neill), she must choose between traditional marriage and pursuing her career ambitions.

    Directed by:

  • Gillian Armstrong
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Finding Bliss
    rating:3.1

    Finding Bliss

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Jody Balaban (Leelee Sobieski), a promising filmmaker, works at a porn studio while secretly creating her own "legit" movie when no one is looking. When she's busted, Jody is forced to work with porn director Jeff Drake (Matthew Davis) and a cast of adult film stars. What she doesn't expect is a real romance in this indie comedy from Julie Davis. Kristen Johnston, Denise Richards and Jamie Kennedy co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Davis
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Man Who Cried
    rating:3.2

    The Man Who Cried

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Christina Ricci stars as Suzie, a Russian Jew adrift in the world after her father leaves the family to make a fresh start in America in 1927. After emigrating to England, Suzie flowers into a no-nonsense showgirl who eventually ends up in Paris. There, she becomes involved with Cesar (Johnny Depp), the head of a band of gypsies, but their happiness -- and Suzie's quest to track down her father -- is challenged by the rising Nazi influence in Europe.

    Directed by:

  • Sally Potter
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Television
    The Barbershop Series
    rating:3.4

    The Barbershop Series

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on the hit Barbershop films, this original series from Showtime chronicles the continuing misadventures of Calvin (Omar Gooding), the somewhat reluctant inheritor of his father's business, and his motley crew of employees, associates and hangers-on. With a deft comic touch, the series confronts issues of racial identity, the struggles of the small businessman in an increasingly corporate world and what it means to be a man in modern America.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Mendoza
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Titanic: The Complete Story
    rating:3.9

    Titanic: The Complete Story

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Featuring newsreel footage and filmed testimonials of survivors and historians, this award-winning documentary examines one of history's unforgettable tragedies, the sinking of the &NFi;Titanic&NFi_; ocean liner, during which more than 1,500 lives were lost. The most complete chronicle of the &NFi;Titanic&NFi_; disaster ever created, this History Channel special details the origins of the vessel, the ship's doomed voyage and its aftermath.

    Directed by:

  • Edith Becker
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Bonekickers
    rating:3.1

    Bonekickers

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    The outspoken Dr. Gillian Magwilde (Julie Graham) and her bold team of archaeologists dig their way through history in each installment of the BBC drama, which takes viewers back to the Crusades, the slave trade, King Arthur's days and much more. The cast also includes Hugh Bonneville as Prof. Gregory Parton -- who wears a hat much like that other great bonekicker, Indiana Jones -- and Adrian Lester as gentle scholar Dr. Ben Ergha.

    Directed by:

  • James Strong
  • Sarah O'Gorman
  • Nick Hurran
  • Iain B. MacDonald
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire
    rating:3.8

    Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    As Europeans worked to conquer the world and extend their reach to other parts of the globe -- at times imposing their beliefs on citizens of other countries -- the people of Japan were decidedly isolationist, advocating separation as it nurtured its culture and traditions under its leader, Tokugawa Ieyasu. This documentary spotlights 16th and 17th century Japan as seen through the eyes of the samurai, the artist, the foreigner and many others.

    Directed by:

  • Lyn Goldfarb
  • Deborah Ann DeSnoo
  • rating:3.8 3.8 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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