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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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  • Baby Driver
  • Baby Driver (R)

    Writer-director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) has been mashing up genres since he was an amateur filmmaker in his teens; here he tweaks the caper film by replacing the familiar figure of the aging protagonist who's in for one last score with a fresh-faced kid (Ansel Elgort) who's in debt to a criminal mastermind (Kevin Spacey). more...
  • Back Against the Wall

    This 2002 feature by Chicago filmmaker James Fotopoulos is a black-and-white narrative shot in about a week for $26,000, and the simple synopsis provided for it—"A group of people struggle to obtain power through sex and violence"—doesn't hint at the long takes from fixed camera positions, surveying a variety of grim midwestern locations, or the layered and sinister industrial sound design. more...
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  • Back to 1942 (NR)

    Xiaogang Feng directed this historical drama about a debilitating drought that took place in China's Henan province during the country's war against Japan. 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...
  • Back to the Future Part II (PG)

    The further adventures of Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and “Doc” Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) take them from 1985 to 2015 and back, and then back to 1955 after a mishap in the future involving the villain (Thomas F. Wilson) creates a universe parallel to the one they left. more...
  • Bad Education

    If you're a fan of professional bad boy and Spanish gender bender Pedro Almodovar, far be it from me to dissuade you from enjoying this elaborate 2004 Chinese-box narrative, which boasts an especially resourceful performance by Gael Garcia Bernal in a triple role and a script full of twists designed to accommodate all three parts. more...
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  • Bad Grandpa (R)

    A foot-long scrotum hanging out of an old man's briefs turns out to be the enduring image from this anemic bad-taste comedy, starring Johnny Knoxville in octogenarian disguise and directed by Jackass veteran Jeff Tremaine. more...
  • Bad Lucky Goat (NR)

    In Samir Oliveros's Columbian comedy-drama, two teens on the island of Port Paradise hit a goat with the truck they are driving. more...