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The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi
Released: 2004
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Japanese comic-slash-action flick is an entertaining mess
The Bling Ring
Released: 2013
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Based on a true story, Sofia Coppola's latest feature follows a teen (Israel Broussard) and his gang of fame-obsessed friends (Katie Chang, Taissa Farmiga, Emma Watson), who use the Internet to track the whereabouts of celebrities and then rob their homes. This film feels as soulless as its protagonists, and there’s little sympathy to be found either for the story’s über-rich victims. (M.B.)
The Bliss of Miss Blossom
Released: 1968
Rated:
Now Playing? No
My secret crush, Shirley MacLaine, as a British lingerie manufacturer's wife; bored with bras, she keeps a lover in the attic. One of the best of the Lester-influenced "mod" comedies - fast, frantic and bubbly.
The Blob
Released: 1958
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
Hungry glob of protoplasm from outer space goes on a rampage. Cretinous thriller, which has a totally undeserved reputation as a horror classic. The title song - recorded on quintuple tracks by a guy who called himself, "The Five Blobs," - was written by Burt Bacharach. (M.W.)
The Blood of a Poet
Released: 1930
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Blood of Jesus
Released: 1941
Rated:
Now Playing? No
The Blue Angel
Released: 1930
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
A fat, perspiring martinet of a high school teacher wanders into the Blue Angel cabaret one night after discovering the commotion it causes among his students; there he falls under the spell of a leggy, smoky-eyed chanteuse named Lola-Lola and begins a plummet into madness, jealousy and disgrace. Josef Von Sternberg's early sound classic - which provided Emil Jannings with one of his finest roles, and introduced the world to Marlene Dietrich - is one of the screen's great portrayals of romantic masochism, and the height of Sternberg's particular brand of visually dense, languorous film poetics. When Jannings sits before his mirror, slowly daubing on his clown make-up, his eyes faintly registering the irrevocable waste of his life, we experience one of those magnificent jolts that film alone can offer; the eternal eloquence of the passionate performance, the perfectly chosen image.
The Blue Angel
Released: 1959
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
A stuffy professor (Emil Jannings) becomes a fool for a hot nightclub performer (Marlene Dietrich).
The Blue Bird
Released: 1976
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Maurice Maeterlinck's fantasy about the search for the Bluebird of Happiness - in a plush production that was one of the more bizarre fruits of d�©tente. Directed by the excellent George Cukor, apparently under severe duress.
The Blue Dahlia
Released: 1946
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Raymond Chandler's only original screenplay: a film noir with a Hitchcockian "wrong man" chase. But Chandler was scarcely happy with it; in the last days before shooting, Paramount - citing "patriotic" necessities - demanded that he change the identity of the murderer. To comply, Chandler had to lock himself into his apartment over several days, and drink himself into a stupor; he kept himself alive with glucose injections. For the record, the killer is supposed to be William Bendix - as Ladd's G.I. buddy, who suffers from blackouts.
The Blue Gardenia
Released: 1953
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Crafty columnist and fetching murder suspect work to clear her name. A primo '50's film noir by the matchless Fritz Lang. {Among its highlights: an appearance by jazz-pop great Nat King Cole.)
The Bluebird
Released: 1918
Rated:
Now Playing? No
The Blues Brothers
Released: 1980
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Jake and Elwood Blues (a.k.a. Belushi and Aykroyd) in an over-the -top chase comedy that offers them everything - high speed car crashes, seamy Chicago locations, comic Nazis; and guest stars like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and James Brown. Everything, that is, except characters to play. (They're to blame, since Aykroyd co-wrote the script.) There are plenty of saving graces, mostly in the musical numbers; Aretha doing "Think " is a mind-bender.
The Boat
Released: 1982
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Dubbed version of Das Boot Noble German U-boat crews and statuesque crinkly eyed commander, dogged by Fate and Hitler in the waning days of World War II. Rousing adventure with a fatalistic kick; the most popular German with American audiences since before the war . (Writer-director Wolfgang Peterson earlier made the sappy homosexual prison romance. The Consequence, with the same actors. Here, the homo-eroticism is buried - in classic American style - which may be one reason the movie caught on.) I'd recommend the original in German, unless you're crazy about tightlipped Teutons and tracking shots through submarine sets.
The Body Snatcher
Released: 1945
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Grave robbing in foggy London, from the Robert Louis Stevenson chiller. The Lewton Unit at one of its peaks. (M.W.)
The Bofors Gun
Released: 1968
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Typical British actors' tour de force about a rebellious Irish soldier in a postwar Army camp.
The Bohemian Girl
Released: 1936
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Rotund tie-twiddler and addle-brained buddy join gypsy caravan; one of the best L & H features. (M.W.)
The Bone Collector
Released: 1999
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Book of Eli
Released: 2010
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
In this polished, action-packed end-of-days movie, Denzel Washington plays a post-apocalyptic wanderer bearing a sacred book. (M.S.)
The Book Thief
Released: 2013
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
During World War II, a German girl steals books and gives them to others as a Jewish refugee hides beneath her home's staircase. In addition to being a maudlin melodrama, this film is way too long. (M.S.)
The Boondock Saints
Released: 1999
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
Released: 2009
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Hard-drinking Boston-Irish vigilante siblings return in Troy Duffy’s sequel to his cult-fave hipster shoot-‘em-up. It’s outrageously bad, featuring tons of cartoonish slo-mo chaos. (M.S.)
The Border Guard
Released:
Rated:
Now Playing? No
The Borgia Stick
Released: 1967
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Thriller exposing the Mafia's promiscuous links with the American economy. (What else is new?)
The Borrowers
Released: 1998
Rated:
Now Playing? No
A delightful children's movie.
The Boss of It All
Released: 2006
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
In Lars Von Trier's pleasantly wacky Danish film, the head of a small IT firm has convinced his employees that there’s a higher boss to blame for all the layoffs and budget crunches; then, suddenly, he’s forced to hire an actor to play the part. (K.W.)
The Boston Strangler
Released: 1968
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Albert DeSalvo case, re-created by "true crime" expert Richard Fleischer, with a fascinating deployment of split screens and multiple images. (M.W.)
The Bounty Hunter
Released: 2010
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
When a warrant is issued for the arrest of a journalist (Jennifer Aniston), her ex-husbund (Gerald Butler) is sent after her. Cookie-cutter, Hollywood production-line crap barely worthy of a legitimate theatrical release. (M.S.)
The Bourne Identity
Released: 2002
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
The Bourne Legacy
Released: 2012
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Jeremy Renner takes over from Matt Damon as a super-trained CIA agent, setting out to expose his superiors with help from scientist Rachel Weisz. The plot can be overcomplicated, but the film boasts great action and characters worth worrying over. (K.J.)
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