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  • Barbara (PG-13)

    German suspense director Christian Petzold (Yella, Jerichow) has found an ideal setting for his quietly oppressive tone: East Germany in 1980. more...
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  • Barbershop: The Next Cut (PG-13)

    The fourth entry in the Barbershop franchise delivers keen social commentary, bringing back many of the key players from the 2002 and 2004 installments (the 2005 spin-off Beauty Shop is best forgotten). more...
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  • Batman Begins (PG-13)

    After the putrid neon circus of Batman & Robin (1997), Warner Brothers suspended the Batman movie franchise, but eventually psychological noir director Christopher Nolan (Memento) persuaded the studio to go back to square one with a realistic treatment of the crime fighter's creation myth. more...
  • Batman Returns (PG-13)

    More of the same, but nowhere near as good (funny, disturbing, obsessive) as the uneven original, revealing arrested development on every level. more...
  • Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13)

    Packed with gung ho war-movie clich├ęs and subpar shock-and-awe visual effects, this terminally stupid sci-fi adventure pits an army of tentacled aliens piloting Transformer-style robots against a platoon of stoic warriors from the Fifth Marines' Second Battalion (the legendary "Retreat, hell!" battalion of World War I). more...
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  • Battle of the Sexes (PG-13)

    The 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King was a made-for-TV carnival, broadcast on ABC and viewed by some 90 million people, which makes it excellent material for a movie (even as the war rages on). more...
  • Battle of the Year (PG-13)

    This dance-themed drama centers on a hip-hop mogul's quest to assemble a "dream team" for competition in an international dance-crew tournament. more...
  • Beastly (PG-13)

    Loosely adapted from Alex Flinn's young-adult novel, this Beauty and the Beast update is a pallid, formulaic teen romance that might have benefited from a little snark. more...