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  • Bottle Rocket (R)

    Wes Anderson's 1996 first feature (before Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums) is fresh, character driven, often funny, and unfashionably upbeat (as well as offbeat). more...
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  • Boudu Saved From Drowning

    Jean Renoir's effortless 1932 masterpiece is as informal, beguiling, and subversive as its eponymous hero, a tramp who is saved from suicide by a Parisian bookseller and ends up taking over his benefactor's home, wife, and mistress. more...
  • Bread and Roses

    Who wants to think about Mexican janitors—illegal aliens, working in the buildings where movie stars do business with their agents—who decide to unionize to end their exploitation? more...
  • Breaking Away (PG)

    A modest 1979 film about four teenagers (Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, and Jackie Earle Hailey) whose transition to responsible adulthood is impaired by the peculiar circumstances of their adolescence—they've grown up as downtrodden townies in the university community of Bloomington, Indiana (here given Ivy League status). more...
  • Brick

    For his debut feature Rian Johnson meticulously re-creates Dashiell Hammett's brand of gumshoe noir but transplants the blind-alley mystery and rat-a-tat dialogue to a modern SoCal suburban high school. more...
  • Bright Leaves

    Apart from the groundbreaking Sherman's March (1986), this is the best entry yet in Ross McElwee's ongoing autobiographical saga: it's funny, profound, and beautifully organized, and for once the southern documentary filmmaker seems fully in control of all the inherent ironies. more...
  • Broken

    A first feature by director Rufus Norris, adapted from a first novel by Daniel Clay, this affecting British drama nonetheless reaches back to Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird and its 1962 screen adaptation. more...
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  • Broken Flowers

    Bill Murray's minimalism as an actor combines with Jim Jarmusch's as a writer-director to yield a certain redundancy, making this comedy Jarmusch's starkest feature to date. more...