Beloved

Beloved (1998) Buy it at Art.com Beloved is a powerful and compelling film about the anguish of slavery, seen primarily in its aftermath, though enhanced with flashbacks both seen and told.  ...

Besieged

The very first frames of Bernardo Bertolucci's Besieged display the hand of a master filmmaker at the peak of his powers. The main titles run with footage of an African musician, a virtual one-man-band, singing his rhythmic and emotional song as he sits beneath a huge tree arching out  ...

Best in Show

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Christopher Guest specializes in people who, desperately needing to feel like somebody but lacking legitimate talent, impersonate achievers. They’re karaoke singers. Best in Show is a "mockumentary" (a form that itself is ripe for lampooning) about a cross-section of  ...

Better Than Chocolate

Suggested reading: The Lesbian Sex Book (1993), Wendy Caster Bushfire: Stories of Lesbian Desire (1991), Karen Barber (Editor) Early Embraces: True-Life Stories of Women Describing Their First Lesbian Experience (1996), Lindsey Elder (Editor) If only Maggie (Karyn Dwyer) would stop  ...

The Bicycle Thief

Set in post-World War II Rome, The Bicycle Thief tells a simple story well, relying for its impact on gritty realism and emotional verity. There are no subplots, there are just a few key characters, the dialogue is the day-to-day talk of poor people struggling to survive - not  ...

The Big Animal

As the early morning mist clears, a circus is seen departing. Remaining behind, standing alone in a field, is a large camel, its two ungainly humps creating a landscape all their own. In short order, the camel wanders to the home of a middle-aged couple, the Sawickis, who  ...

Bicentennial Man

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Bicentennial Man started as an Isaac Asimov short story - and a pretty good one, in the Asimov genre. Then it got recycled, blown up and spat out as a full length novel, The Positronic Man, with ace  ...

Beyond the Mat

Galactic Wrestling Featuring Ultimate Muscle (PS2) "Who are these guys?" asks Barry Blaustein at the beginning of Beyond the Mat, his documentary about professional wrestlers. It’s an excellent question, coming as it does while a dozen gargantuan men, all dressed and painted like visions from a child’s  ...

Big Daddy

There seem to be two versions of Big Daddy. If you like Adam Sandler you'll probably see the first one. In this version Sonny Koufax (Sandler) is a likable, if unmotivated, 32-year-old ex-lawyer, whose heart is as big as all outdoors. He becomes surrogate father to gorgeous little Julian  ...

The Big Kahuna

The Big Kahuna covers about twelve hours in the lives of three employees of a Chicago industrial lubricant company. Two of them, Larry (Kevin Spacey) and Phil (Danny DeVito), are sales reps who have been with the company for years; the third, Bob (Peter Facinelli), is an untested kid  ...