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  • 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...
  • Bad Hair
  • Bad Hair

    A working-poor single mother in Caracas is alarmed when her nine-year-old son begins acting effeminately; unconscious of her own failure to provide him with a male role model, she gradually withdraws her affection. more...
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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...
  • Baghead

    Using handheld digital video cameras and partly improvised dialogue, indie writer-directors Mark and Jay Duplass (The Puffy Chair) have crafted a raw, wickedly clever comedy that also includes moments of genuine terror. more...
  • Ball of Fire

    Howard Hawks's 1941 version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is a delight, as showgirl Barbara Stanwyck moves in with seven prissy professors (headed by Gary Cooper) who are compiling a dictionary of slang. more...
  • The Ballad of Cable Hogue

    Sam Peckinpah followed The Wild Bunch with this intimate, eccentric, appealing 1970 comedy, which treats many of the same themes in a soft, regretful mode. more...
  • The Ballad of Jack and Rose

    The third feature by writer-director Rebecca Miller (Personal Velocity), daughter of playwright Arthur Miller, doesn't succeed in everything it sets out to do. more...
  • The Ballad of Narayama

    This harsh and beautiful 1983 film by Shohei Imamura (Pigs and Battleships) marks a turning point in his career, away from the violence and confrontationalism of his earlier films and toward an almost Ozu-like acceptance of human fate. more...
  • Ballast

    After a rural gas station owner commits suicide with pills, his devoted twin brother (Michael J. Smith) tries to follow suit with a pistol but survives. more...
  • Ballet

    During the early stretches of Frederick Wiseman's 1995 documentary on the American Ballet Theatre, it's great to see rehearsing dancers and their prompters thinking with their bodies, then trying to explain their thoughts and feelings in words. more...
  • Ballou

    Three miles from the White House, Ballou High School serves a Washington, D.C., neighborhood plagued by poverty, drugs, violence, and neglect. 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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