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  • Baadasssss!

    Melvin Van Peebles's no-budget indie Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971) struck a mighty blow for African-American cinema and inaugurated the blaxploitation boom with its tale of a righteous stud (Van Peebles) on the run from racist cops. more...
  • The Baader Meinhof Complex

    Part thriller, part social history, this tense 2008 drama traces the rise and fall of the Baader-Meinhof gang, a violent communist terror group whose track record of carnage across West Germany in the late 60s and early 70s made the Weather Underground look like a tea party. more...
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  • Babe (G)

    This 1995 live-action film about a piglet that behaves like a sheepdog is impressive, though I do think it's creepy to be so entertained by a movie in which I can't tell from one moment to the next whether I'm watching a real animal or a fake. more...
  • Babe's and Ricky's Inn

    In this lively documentary about the titular nightclub that for decades lured blues musicians to South Central LA, the numbers are so electric one wishes director Ramin Niami had made a full-scale concert film instead of shooting his footage during the joint's closing days. more...
  • The Babushkas of Chernobyl
  • The Babushkas of Chernobyl

    You'd have to be pretty jaded not to fall for the irrepressible subjects of this stirring documentary, a group of elderly Ukrainian women who survived the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in 1986. more...
  • Baby Doll

    One of Elia Kazan's most underrated movies is his only pure comedy, scripted by Tennessee Williams and shot on location in rural Mississippi. more...
  • Baby Face: The Uncut Version

    Even in its censored 70-minute version, this 1933 feaure has long been celebrated as one of the Depression era's raciest movies, and this recently discovered uncut version, with six minutes of extra footage, is even more explicit and sordid. more...
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  • Bachelor Flat

    Critic Andrew Sarris labeled this 1962 comedy Frank Tashlin's best, probably because its tone is so warm and its characters so likable, though it lacks the satirical edge of his 50s classics. more...
  • Back to the Future (PG)

    Director Robert Zemeckis confronts the oedipal heart of the time-travel genre with this zestfully tasteless 1985 tale about a teenager (Michael J. Fox) who's projected back to 1955 and then must arrange the romance of his parents—even though mom (Lea Thompson) seems more interested in her handsome son-of-the-future than in his potential pop, a groveling nerd. more...
  • Backyard

    The real-life epidemic of wo­men murdered just south of the U.S. border inspired this intelligent Mexican thriller by Carlos Carrera (The Crime of Father Amaro). more...
  • The Bad and the Beautiful

    Vincente Minnelli will always be known and loved for his musicals (Meet Me in St. Louis, The Band Wagon), but the melodramas he made in the 50s are no less accomplished and often more personal. more...
  • Bad Blood

    One festival brochure described this 1986 feature as a "dazzling film noir thriller," yet the distinctive talents of French director Leos Carax have relatively little to do with storytelling. more...
  • Bad Girls Behind Bars (Recut)

    For fans of women's prison pictures, this may be the ultimate experience—four steamy examples of the genre from 1933 to '94 have been intercut by an anonymous editor to form one grand narrative. more...