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  • Babies (PG)

    Imagine one long, stupefying montage of all the home videos you've ever had to watch of your friends' tiny offspring, edited without any narrative arc or discernible point of view, and you'll have the gist of this misbegotten documentary. more...
  • Back to the Future (PG)

    Director Robert Zemeckis confronts the oedipal heart of the time-travel genre with this zestfully tasteless 1985 tale about a teenager (Michael J. Fox) who's projected back to 1955 and then must arrange the romance of his parents—even though mom (Lea Thompson) seems more interested in her handsome son-of-the-future than in his potential pop, a groveling nerd. more...
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  • Ballet 422 (PG)

    Documentary maker Jody Lee Lipes looks over the shoulder of Justin Peck, a young dancer with the New York City Ballet, as he embarks on a prestigious assignment to create a piece for the company's winter 2013 season. more...
  • Bananas (PG)

    Woody Allen was no more felicitous a director in 1971 than later, but this is still one of his best pictures, if only because his limited ambitions (to make a funny movie) match his limited abilities. more...
  • Barbarella (PG)

    Jane Fonda has spent years apologizing for this 1968 atrocity, in which she plays a naive American type in an outer space populated by sadistic European heavies. more...
  • Barry Lyndon (PG)

    All of Stanley Kubrick's features look better now than when they were first released, but Barry Lyndon, which fared poorly at the box office in 1975, remains his most underrated. more...
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  • Batteries Not Included (PG)

    Matthew Robbins acquits himself honorably as cowriter and director of this gentle 1987 fantasy about miniature spaceships that land on a tenement in Manhattan's Lower East Side and save the tenants from imminent expulsion and disaster at the hands of greedy real estate developers. more...
  • Battle for Terra (PG)

    Directed by Aristomenis Tsirbas, this 3D computer animation is more otherworldly than most sci-fi films, and its environmentally conscious theme couldn't be more timely. more...
  • The Bear (PG)

    A 1989 adventure story about bears, produced by Claude Berri, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (Quest for Fire), and adapted by Gerard Brach from James Oliver Curwood's novel The Grizzly King. more...
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  • Le Beau Mariage (PG)

    The second installment of Eric Rohmer's "Comedies and Proverbs" is, like The Aviator's Wife, a study in destructive imagination and the limitations of personal perspectives—which is to say that the characters talk as much as they did in the "Six Moral Tales," but no one really hears what they're saying. more...