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  • 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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  • 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...
  • Bamako (NR)

    A large portion of this highly original 2006 feature from Mali by Abderrahmane Sissako (Life on Earth, Waiting for Happiness) consists of a hearing devoted to the operations of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Africa, with judge, black and white lawyers, and witnesses all played by nonactors who've written their own speeches, many of them angry. more...
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  • Barry Lyndon (PG)

    All of Stanley Kubrick's features look better now than when they were first released, but Barry Lyndon, which fared poorly at the box office in 1975, remains his most underrated. more...
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  • Beat the Drum

    Like Alexander McKendrick's A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1963), this moving 2003 coming-of-age story follows an orphan who sets off alone across Africa in search of a relative living in the big city. more...
  • Beautiful Boxer

    If this 2003 Thai feature weren't based on a true story, you'd never buy it: hoping to earn money for a sex change, a former Buddhist monk (Asanee Suwan) becomes a competitive kickboxer and rises to the top of the field. more...
  • Bhopali

    In December 1984 the central Indian city of Bhopal experienced one of the worst industrial disasters in history when toxic gas erupted from a Union Carbide chemical plant, killing thousands instantly and poisoning the local water supply for years to come. more...