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  • Adam's Rib

    George Cukor's gracious 1949 comedy about a lady lawyer (Katharine Hepburn) married to a district attorney (Spencer Tracy) and what happens when they find themselves on opposite sides of a shooting trial. more...
  • The Artist (PG-13)

    French director Michel Hazanavicius takes a break from his OSS 117 spy spoofs to pay loving tribute to the silent cinema, re-creating its luminous black-and-white photography and consigning all the dialogue to intertitles. more...
  • Ash Is Purest White (NR)

    About two-thirds of the way into Ash Is Purest White, the latest triumph by Chinese master Jia Zhang-ke, the heroine, Qiao (Zhao Tao, Jia's regular leading lady), meets a strange man on a train heading north from the central province of Hubei. 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...
  • 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...
  • Before Midnight (R)

    The young lovers of Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004) return, but now they're middle-aged parents; in fact, this third installment in the beloved indie series opens with a near parody of its endless walk-and-talks in which the characters (Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke) drive through the Greek countryside hoping their two little girls in the backseat won't wake up. more...
  • Before Sunrise (R)

    Richard Linklater goes Hollywood (1995)—triumphantly and with an overall intelligence, sweetness, and romantic simplicity that reminds me of wartime weepies like The Clock. more...
  • Before Sunset (R)

    Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), the young American and the Frenchwoman who met on a train and spent the day together in Vienna in Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise (1995), run into each other again nine years later, this time in Paris. more...
  • Better Days
  • Better Days

    Chinese student Chen Nian (Zhou Dongyu) falls in love with petty criminal Liu Beishan (Jackson Yee) after they become prime suspects in the murder of a school bully, Wei Lai, in Kwok Cheung Tsang's Better Days. more...
  • Beyond the Lights (PG-13)

    An LAPD officer (Nate Parker) rescues a rising hip-hop star (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) from a suicide attempt, and the two enter into a love affair, angering both the cop's father (Danny Glover), who wants his son to run for city council, and the singer's domineering mother-cum-manager (Minnie Driver). more...
  • Bonjour Tristesse

    Jean-Luc Godard conceived Jean Seberg's character in Breathless as an extension of her role in this 1958 Otto Preminger film: the restless teenage daughter of a bored, decaying playboy (David Niven), she tries to undermine what might be her father's last chance for happiness, a romance with an Englishwoman (Deborah Kerr). more...
  • Boy Meets Girl
  • Boy Meets Girl

    Under the guise of a conventional romantic comedy, this independent feature explores gender politics and sex-positive themes with depth and passion. more...