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  • 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...
  • Band Aid
  • Band Aid (NR)

    Zoe Lister-Jones wrote, coproduced, directed, stars in, and dominates nearly every scene of this hipster comedy about a feuding married couple, played by her and Adam Pally, who begin turning their frustrations into three-chord indie rock as a form of therapy and wind up fronting a popular band. more...
  • Begin Again
  • Begin Again (R)

    John Carney's cult favorite Once (2006) took a thin love story and filled it out with magical scenes of musical improvisation and discovery; this follow-up works the same way, its soft-rock bonhomie prevailing over a story that often registers as trite or naive. more...
  • Being There (PG)

    Peter Sellers gives one of his finest portrayals as an untutored victim of environmental isolation, living his life entirely within the walls of a Washington house and its garden, with television providing his only link to the outside world. more...
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13)

    An assortment of aging Brits (Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie) respond to an advertisement for a luxurious retirement hotel in Jaipur, India, that turns out to be a picturesque dump run by an ingratiating young local (Dev Patel of Slumdog Millionaire). more...
  • The Big Short
  • The Big Short (R)

    In the mid-2000s, the banks that serve as the pillars of the U.S. financial system defrauded the American people, caused the worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression, and essentially got away with it. more...
  • Blue Jasmine (PG-13)

    Woody Allen recycles some elements from one of his worst movies, Melinda and Melinda (2004), improving upon them considerably. more...
  • Brad's Status
  • Brad's Status (R)

    Poor Brad: all his college pals are wealthy now, and he's a good-hearted nobody running an altruistic nonprofit and trying to get his 17-year-old son into college. more...
  • The Breakfast Club (R)

    John Hughes's 1985 film seems meant to explain 80s youngsters to yesterday's youth, and comes to the comforting conclusion that they're just as alienated, idealistic, and vulnerable as the baby boomers of the 1960s. more...
  • Burnt
  • Burnt (R)

    A rock-star chef (Bradley Cooper), trying for a professional comeback after bottoming out as an addict, hires on at a London restaurant, where he bickers with the haughty owner (Daniel Brühl) and jousts romantically with a talented sous chef (Sienna Miller). more...