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  • The Bedroom Window

    William C. de Mille (Elder brother of Cecil) directed this 1924 silent mystery about a woman who, along with her eccentric, sleuthing aunt, must solve a murder in order to free her wrongly accused boyfriend from jail. more...
  • Before I Fall
  • Before I Fall (PG-13)

    A popular 17-year-old (Zooey Deutch) keeps waking up on the same day, which ends with her death in a car crash, in this artful adaptation of the 2010 young-adult novel by Lauren Oliver. more...
  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (NR)

    Fritz Lang directed this 1956 feature about a newspaper publisher who uses his future son-in-law in an experiment about the city's criminal justice program. more...
  • The Big Lebowski (R)

    Probably the Coen brothers' most enjoyable movie—glittering with imagination, cleverness, and filmmaking skill—though, as in their other films, the warm feelings they generate around a couple of salt-of-the-earth types don't apply to anyone else in the cast: you might as well be scraping them off your shoe. more...
  • The Big Sleep (Pre-Release Version)

    Finished in early 1945, Howard Hawks's original remodeling of the Raymond Chandler mystery is in fact two minutes shorter than the version released more than a year later, but it contains 18 minutes of footage Hawks discarded to make room for new scenes. more...
  • The Big Sleep (NR)

    A very good movie (1946), and by far the best Raymond Chandler adaptation, but it isn't one of Howard Hawks's most refined efforts—it lacks his clarity of line, his balance, his sense of a free spirit at play within a carefully set structure. more...
  • Black Death (NR)

    In this horror movie by Christopher Smith, a monk learns that victims of the bubonic plague are coming back to life. more...
  • Black Widow

    Veteran Hollywood screenwriter Nunnally Johnson directed this 1954 mystery about a Broadway producer (Van Heflin) who comes under suspicion when a young writer (Peggy Ann Garner) dies in his aparment. more...
  • Blowup

    Michelangelo Antonioni's sexy art-house hit of 1966, which played a substantial role in putting "swinging London" on the map, follows a day in the life of a young fashion photographer (David Hemmings) who discovers, after blowing up his photos of a couple glimpsed in a park, that he may have inadvertently uncovered a murder. more...
  • The Blue Room
  • The Blue Room (R)

    The pleasure of a whodunit generally derives from trying to figure out who done it, but in the case of this arty, terminally obscure French mystery, most of the story has already transpired before one can even piece together what was done. more...
  • Les Bonnes Femmes

    Arguably the best as well as the most disturbing movie Claude Chabrol has made to date, this unjustly neglected 1960 feature, his fourth, focuses on the everyday lives and ultimate fates of four young women (Bernadette Lafont, Stephane Audran, Clotilde Joano, and Lucile Saint-Simon) working at an appliance store in Paris and longing for better things. more...
  • The Brasher Doubloon

    George Montgomery makes a doltish Philip Marlowe in this 1947 Fox B picture, based on Raymond Chandler's The High Window. 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...