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  • Back to School (PG-13)

    Rodney Dangerfield as an amiably crass, nouveau riche businessman (he owns a chain of “tall and fat” shops) who joins his son (Keith Gordon) at a midwestern university to get the college degree he never had time for (1986). more...
  • The Bad and the Beautiful

    Vincente Minnelli will always be known and loved for his musicals (Meet Me in St. Louis, The Band Wagon), but the melodramas he made in the 50s are no less accomplished and often more personal. more...
  • Beast
  • Beast (R)

    In this British character study, a lonely 27-year-old woman (Jessie Buckley) still living with her parents falls in love with a mysterious young man (Johnny Flynn) who's suspected of having murdered several children on the small island where they live. 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...
  • Beau Jest

    A single young woman, tired of her mother fixing her up with nice Jewish boys, invents a Jewish boyfriend and must hire an actor to play him when her parents come to town. more...
  • Beautiful Creatures (PG-13)

    Adapted from a young adult novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, this fantasy about witches and warlocks walking among us was clearly produced for the Twilight crowd, but a witty script and the enjoyably hammy performances from Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons broaden its appeal. more...
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast

    This 2014 adaptation of the French fairy tale looks spectacular, with vibrant landscapes and lavish 18th-century costumes, but Léa Seydoux, as the fair maiden, and Vincent Cassell, as an arrogant prince in flashback and the beast in a motion-capture performance, are stiff and perfunctory. more...
  • Befikre (NR)

    Paris is the backdrop for this Bollywood romance from writer-director Aditya Chopra. more...