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  • Bad Words
  • Bad Words (R)

    A 40-year-old troublemaker (Jason Bateman) takes advantage of a legal loophole to enter a nationwide spelling bee, dragging along a freaky journalist who's writing a magazine story about him (Kathryn Hahn) and doing his best to corrupt a lonely Indian-American tyke (Rohan Chand) who's entered in the competition. more...
  • The Bang Bang Club (R)

    Based on Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva's 2000 book The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots From a Hidden War, this remarkable fact-based 2010 drama chronicles the activities of a group of white photojournalists (including Marinovich and Silva) whose pictures documented the violent struggle for black political supremacy in 1990s South Africa between Nelson Mandela's progressive African National Congress and its reactionary rival, the Inkatha Freedom Party. more...
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  • Beautiful Boy (R)

    They say there's nothing more painful than losing a child, but what about losing your child when he kills 20 people and then himself in a collegiate shooting rampage? more...
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  • Before Midnight (R)

    The young lovers of Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004) return, but now they're middle-aged parents; in fact, this third installment in the beloved indie series opens with a near parody of its endless walk-and-talks in which the characters (Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke) drive through the Greek countryside hoping their two little girls in the backseat won't wake up. more...
  • Before Sunrise (R)

    Richard Linklater goes Hollywood (1995)—triumphantly and with an overall intelligence, sweetness, and romantic simplicity that reminds me of wartime weepies like The Clock. more...
  • Before Sunset (R)

    Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), the young American and the Frenchwoman who met on a train and spent the day together in Vienna in Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise (1995), run into each other again nine years later, this time in Paris. more...
  • Best of Enemies
  • Best of Enemies (R)

    Best of Enemies is a movie about television—specifically, the short debates between liberal novelist Gore Vidal and conservative magazine editor William F. Buckley that were broadcast live on ABC during nightly news coverage of the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions in 1968. more...
  • Big Fan (R)

    Movies about obsessed fans are invariably creepy (Misery, The King of Comedy, Play Misty for Me), but in this one nobody suffers worse than the fan himself. more...
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  • The Big Lebowski (R)

    Probably the Coen brothers' most enjoyable movie—glittering with imagination, cleverness, and filmmaking skill—though, as in their other films, the warm feelings they generate around a couple of salt-of-the-earth types don't apply to anyone else in the cast: you might as well be scraping them off your shoe. more...
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  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (R)

    A washed-up Hollywood star (Michael Keaton), famous for playing a winged superhero in a multimillion-dollar action franchise, tries to stage a comeback as a serious actor on Broadway, writing, directing, and starring in a stage adaptation of Raymond Carver's story "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love." more...