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  • Blue Valentine (R)

    Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling tear up the screen as mismatched lovers, shown in alternating sequences as a giddy young couple forging a much-compromised emotional bond on their earliest dates and then years later as bitterly divided spouses with a young daughter. more...
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  • Bottle Rocket (R)

    Wes Anderson's 1996 first feature (before Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums) is fresh, character driven, often funny, and unfashionably upbeat (as well as offbeat). more...
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  • Boyhood (R)

    Filming periodically over 11 years, writer-director Richard Linklater follows a Texas boy from first grade to high school graduation, noting along the way how his mother's unhappy relationships with men color the boy's own interaction with the opposite sex. more...
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  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (R)

    By far the most underrated of Sam Peckinpah's films, this grim 1974 tale about a minor-league piano player in Mexico (Warren Oates) who sacrifices his love (Isela Vega) when he goes after a fortune as a bounty hunter is certainly one of the director's most personal and obsessive works—even comparable in some respects to Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano in its bottomless despair and bombastic self-hatred, as well as its rather ghoulish lyricism. more...
  • Bringing Out the Dead (R)

    A conscientious NYC paramedic (Nicolas Cage) has lost a patient whose image continues to haunt him in this 1999 seminarrative plotted as a series of calls he answers with a series of partners (John Goodman, Ving Rhames, Tom Sizemore). more...
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  • Brothers (R)

    Danish director Susanne Bier (Open Hearts) elicits wonderfully intimate performances from her actors, and this 2004 drama has so many genuine, low-key encounters it manages to overcome a contrived and familiar plot. more...
  • Bug (R)

    Steppenwolf ensemble member Tracy Letts adapted his play into this fearsome horror movie, directed with single-minded claustrophobia by William Friedkin (The Exorcist). more...