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  • Barrymore

    Christopher Plummer reprises his Tony Award-winning role as John Barrymore, in a screen adaptation of the one-man show that played on Broadway in 1997. more...
  • Belle
  • Belle (PG)

    Written by Misan Sagay, this British historical drama is getting the "inspiring true story" treatment, though the inspiring parts aren't true and the true parts aren't inspiring. more...
  • Bhutto (NR)

    This fast-paced and intelligent documentary opens with the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto, two-time prime minister of Pakistan and the first woman leader of any Muslim state, then jumps back to the 1947 origins of the world's sixth largest nation to uncover the roots of her improbable and dramatic rise to power. more...
  • Big Eyes (PG-13)

    Twenty years after Ed Wood, Tim Burton reunites with screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski for another comic biopic about a naive artist--Margaret Keane, whose cheesy portraits of kids with giant peepers sold like hotcakes in the 1960s. more...
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • The Birth of a Nation (R)

    Purchased for a record sum by Fox Searchlight, this debut feature by writer-director-star Nate Parker re-creates the 1831 slave revolt led by Nat Turner, a literate slave in Virginia whose Baptist fervor curdled into messianic delusion. more...
  • Black Mass
  • Black Mass (R)

    Based on a nonfiction book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill, this crime saga details the corrupt partnership between South Boston crime lord James "Whitey" Bulger (a balding, unrecognizable Johnny Depp) and FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton), an old pal who cultivated Bulger as an informant but may have done more to help his criminal empire than Bulger did to help the bureau. more...
  • Bleed for This
  • Bleed for This (R)

    The familiar conventions of the boxing movie—the underdog getting his shot, the fighter bonding with his trainer, the hero making a comeback—get a muscular overhaul in this gritty biopic about Vinny Pazienza, known as the Pazmanian Devil. more...
  • The Blind Side (PG-13)

    Based on the nonfiction book by Michael Lewis, this potent tearjerker tells the story of Michael Oher, a gigantic black teenager from impoverished West Memphis who, accepted as a charity case by a local Christian academy and taken in by a wealthy white family, became an All America offensive tackle and was drafted in the first round by the Baltimore Ravens. more...
  • Bobby Fischer Against the World (NR)

    Produced by HBO, this documentary follows Bobby Fischer's brilliant ascent to the World Chess Championship in 1972 and his sad descent into lunacy thereafter, which ended only with his death in 2008. more...
  • Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius (PG)

    Written and directed by Rowdy Herrington, this richly upholstered biopic (2004) of golf legend Bobby Jones faces one of the toughest sand traps imaginable: not only does it have to make golf exciting, it has to dramatize a man's interior struggle with his own seemingly limitless potential. more...
  • Born on the Fourth of July (R)

    Ron Kovic's autobiography, which recounts his conversion from patriotic enlisted marine to paraplegic demonstrator against the Vietnam war, isn't a very literary book, although it uses some very literary devices (frequent time leaps, switches between first and third person) to approach the intensity of the traumas it deals with. more...
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    Bound for Glory (PG)

    Hal Ashby's 1976 biography of Woody Guthrie begins well, with some wonderfully aimless footage of life in the Dust Bowl, and builds detail as Guthrie migrates west to the promised land of California, only to find the conditions there no better than those he's left. more...