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  • Brittany Runs a Marathon
  • Brittany Runs a Marathon (R)

    This Audience Award winner at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival centers on a rudderless, nearly 30-year-old New Yorker (Jillian Bell) who, after a disappointing doctor’s appointment, decides to ditch her unhealthy habits and run the New York City Marathon. more...
  • Brightburn
  • Brightburn (R)

    A cure for superhero movie fatigue, this lean, gory horror film from producer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) appropriates and subverts the Superman origin story while also cribbing from Carrie and stalker flicks for a mash-up which nonetheless has a coherent narrative and pays off with a bang. more...
  • Breakthrough (PG)

    Roxann Dawson directed this Christian-themed film, based on true events, about a teenage boy who survives a near-drowning and the loss of his pulse for 45 minutes. more...
  • The Best of Enemies
  • The Best of Enemies (PG-13)

    A bevy of sterling performances and writer-director Robin Bissell's crackling screenplay (based on Osha Gray Davidson's nonfiction book, The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South) propel this civil rights-era drama into the arena of significant American political movies. more...
  • Bumblebee 3D
  • Bumblebee 3D (PG-13)

    Michael Bay’s Transformers movies are edited so furiously that one can disregard the plots and appreciate them on the level of abstract formalism; by contrast, this prequel to the series (directed by Travis Knight) employs longer takes and more traditional montage, which allows you to really bask in how stupid the story is. Set in 1987, it follows an 18-year-old aspiring mechanic (Hailee Steinfeld) who befriends a nice giant robot from outer space. more...
  • Bumblebee
  • Bumblebee (PG-13)

    Michael Bay’s Transformers movies are edited so furiously that one can disregard the plots and appreciate them on the level of abstract formalism; by contrast, this prequel to the series (directed by Travis Knight) employs longer takes and more traditional montage, which allows you to really bask in how stupid the story is. Set in 1987, it follows an 18-year-old aspiring mechanic (Hailee Steinfeld) who befriends a nice giant robot from outer space. more...
  • Ben Is Back (R)

    Conspicuously sterile, this opportunistic drama tackles the opioid crisis in white middle-class suburbia. more...
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  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13)

    There’s a scene in Bohemian Rhapsody the movie where the screen fills with negative reviews of “Bohemian Rhapsody” the song, with the phrase “perfectly adequate” sticking out. more...
  • Boy Erased
  • Boy Erased (R)

    Joel Edgerton writes, directs, and costars in this heart-tugging drama about an 18-year-old pastor’s son (Lucas Hedges) who undergoes "gay conversion therapy." more...