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Sarah Polley
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Date of Birth: Jan 8, 1979

Country: Canada

Biography: Sarah Polley is an actress and director renowned in her native Canada for her political activism. Blessed with an extremely expressive face that enables directors to minimize dialog due to her uncanny ability to suggest a character's thoughts, Polley has become a favorite of critics for her sensitive portraits of wounded and conflicted young women in independent films...(imdb)

Total Titles at Criticker: 34 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (30) | Writer (4) | Director (3)
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Alias Grace (2017)
Alias Grace (2017) - TV Mini-Series
Based on the true story of Grace Marks, a housemaid and immigrant from Ireland who was imprisoned in 1843, perhaps wrongly, for the murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear. Grace claims to have no memory of the murder yet the facts are irrefutable. A decade after, Dr. Simon Jordan tries to help Grace recall her past. (imdb)
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Stories We Tell (2013)
Exploring a family secret, the director playfully excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.
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Take This Waltz (2012)
A funny, bittersweet and heart-wrenching story about a woman struggling to choose between two different types of love. (imdb)
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Trigger (2010)
Two ex-bandmates meet up for the first time in over a decade, the acrimonious split still fresh in their minds.
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Splice (2010)
Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with an experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism.
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Mr. Nobody (2009)
Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence at his wife's side, Elise, and their 3 children until the day when reality skids and he wakes up as an old man in the year 2092.
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John Adams (2008)
John Adams (2008) - TV Mini-Series
A seven-part biopic miniseries on second US President John Adams, and the story of the first fifty years of the United States.
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Away from Her (2006)
This beautiful yet unconventional story of a couple coming to grips with the onset of memory loss is adapted from celebrated author Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain." (Lionsgate)
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Howard Spence (Sam Shepard) has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. Until one day Howard learns that he might have a child somewhere out there. The very idea seems like a ray of hope that his life wasn't all in vain. So he sets out to find that young man or woman. He discovers an entire life that he has missed ... (imdb)
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Beowulf & Grendel (2005)
Beowulf & Grendel is a medieval adventure, part legendary fable, part horror-story. Based on the seminal 9th century Anglo-Saxon poem, Beowulf, it tells the blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against a great and murderous troll, Grendel, who has laid seige to the kingdom of Hrothgar, the much respected king of the Danes. (Equinoxe Films)
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The Secret Life of Words (2005)
Isabel Coixet's intensely perceptive, cathartic love story is about the need for human interdependence and the power of silence and speech to transcend trauma. (Strand Releasing)
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Dawn of the Dead (2004)
A nurse, a policeman, a street gang member, his wife, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall. (imdb)
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Luck (2003)
Shane Bradley, who is fixated on ideas of luck and destiny, tries to win the girl of his dreams. After their relationship falters, Shane begins to think he might be unlucky and turns to gambling as an outlet for his obsession. (imdb)
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The Event (2003)
Set in Manhattan's fashionable Chelsea district, amidst the neighborhood's large and varied gay population, The Event is an intricately structured inquiry into one man's death that becomes a celebration of his life. (ThinkFilm)
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My Life Without Me (2003)
Burdened with the secret that she is dying of cancer, but liberated by her new sense of control, a young woman's emotional journey leads her to unexpected places and gives her life new meaning. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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The I Inside (2003)
A man (Phillipe) awakens in a hospital not recalling the last two years as he begins to find out things from his past he discovers his ability to move from the year 2002 to the year 2000. By doing this he meets a link between the two time periods (imdb)
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No Such Thing (2001)
Writer-Director Hal Hartley takes a humorous and satirical look at a society concerned only with instant gratification and voyeuristic sensationalism. (MGM)
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The Weight of Water (2000)
A newspaper photographer travels to a New Hampshire island with her husband, brother-in-law, and his girlfriend to investigate an 1873 axe-murder of two Norwegian women, in which she finds her own relationships paralleling those of a woman who survived the crime.
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The Law of Enclosures (2000)
Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East. (imdb)
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The Claim (2000)
A raw, romantic tale of stark beauty and primal authenticity about how dreams collided with greed in the making of California.
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Guinevere (1999)
Connie, an aging Bohemian photographer, meets mousy Harper, headed for Harvard Law from a high-powered San Francisco family, and immediately sees her beauty. He also guesses she has talent and invites her to be his pupil and share his bed. He's Alfred Stieglitz, she's Georgia O'Keefe, and he calls her his Guinevere. When she realizes she's the latest Guinevere in a string of ingenues, she bolts, only to return, sick of her family... (imdb)
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The Life Before This (1999)
Several innocent bystanders are injured or killed when two robbers, fleeing from the police, run into the neighborhood cafe. (imdb)
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Go (1999)
Set over a 24-hour period in L.A. and Las Vegas, this unconventionally structured comedy is told from the decidedly off-center perspectives of three parties involved in the outrageous events that surround a botched drug deal. (Columbia TriStar)
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eXistenZ (1999)
Allegra Geller, the leading game designer in the world, is testing her new virtual reality game, eXistenZ with a focus group. As they begin, she is attacked by a fanatic assassin employing a bizarre organic gun. She flees with a young marketing trainee, Ted Pikul, who is suddenly assigned as her bodyguard. Unfortunately, her pod, an organic gaming device that contains the only copy of the eXistenZ game program, is damaged... (imdb)
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Last Night (1998)
The world isn't coming to an end just yet -- there are still six hours left! During the last day on planet Earth, everyone has his or her own unique way of preparing for the end. (Lions Gate Films)
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Jerry and Tom (1998)
A series of comic vignettes illuminates the changing relationship of two hitmen over the years.
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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
On a winter's day, in the small rural community of Sam Dent, British Columbia, a school bus inexplicably crashes into a frozen lake, taking the lives of fourteen children and injuring many others. Shortly thereafter, Mitchell Stephens (Holm), a big city lawyer, comes to the community with promises to compensate its citizens for their loss. (Fine Line Films)
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The Planet of Junior Brown (1997)
A drama about an autistic black teenager obsessed with the piano, and the people in his life.
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The Hanging Garden (1997)
William, a once obese and troubled teen, goes back to his family's home after being gone, without word, for ten years and finds it (and his family) haunted with his past. He had moved to the city and become a fit, well-adjusted gay man, but during his visit home, he becomes unhinged as the newly remembered reasons for his miserable adolescence come to life in each of their presents.
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Exotica (1994)
The 'Exotica' is a nightclub on the outskirts of Toronto, where Eric, DJ and MC, watches nightly as his ex-girlfriend Christina performs... (imdb)
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Avonlea (1990)
Avonlea (1990) - TV Series
A young rich girl is sent to live with relatives in Prince Edward Island in early 1900s. (imdb)
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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits. (imdb)
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Blue Monkey (1987)
While working in a greenhouse, a man receives an insect bite after touching an exotic plant. Immediately, he falls ill and is taken to an emergency room where the doctors diagnose him as suffering from an unknown bacteria, and a strange parasite which emerges from his mouth as a large slimy wormlike creature. Soon, there are more cases of bacterial infection, but the more immediate problem for the hospital is the wormlike creature. (imdb)
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One Magic Christmas (1985)
An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about. (imdb)
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