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(A-) Barbershop

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
"Barbershop" is an unassuming ensemble comedy with a surprisingly gentle and heartfelt center. It is impossible not to be charmed by it.

It all takes place on one day as Calvin (Ice Cube), ...

(A-) Beasts of the Southern Wild

Genre: Stories About Kids
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
A prize-winner at Cannes and Sundance, this near post-apocalyptic story of a father and daughter in a condemned part of Southern Louisiana is a stunningly assured debut by first-time feature direct...

(A-) Beaufort

Genre: War
MPAA Rating:     Audience: High School
'Beaufort," the first Israeli movie nominated for the best foreign film Oscar in 24 years, is a meditation on the tragic ironies that soldiers face while ending an 18-year occupation of a medieval ...

(A-) Bee Season

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
A little girl who thought she was the ordinary member of the family discovers a talent for spelling, in this thoughtful movie based on the best-seller by Myla Goldberg. But this is not a fictional...

(A-) Before Midnight

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(A-) Being Julia

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Julia (Annette Bening) is a star who craves an audience. She thrills the paying customers in the theater night after night, but that is not enough for her anymore.

Her husband, Michael(Jere...

(A-) Best in Show

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Fans of offbeat humor will get a big kick out of this follow-up to "Waiting for Guffman," but there will be more appreciative, "Oh, that's funny!" comments than outright laughs.

Director Chris...

(A-) Bewitched

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
This update of the 1960's television series that is still running on TV Land is as cute as the magical twitch of Samantha Stephens' nose. Direc...

(A-) Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(A-) Boiler Room

Genre: Family Issues
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Seth (Giovanni Ribisi) wants two things very badly. He wants to make a lot of money quickly, and he wants the respect of his father (Ron Rifkin), a federal judge. Seth drops out of college to run a...

(A-) The Boxtrolls

Genre: Stories About Kids
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
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(A-) Boyhood

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(A-) Bringing Down the House

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
This movie falls squarely in what I call the "Cat in the Hat" genre, one of the most popular and enduring movie themes, in which a straight-laced person (A) who plays by the rules has his or her li...

(A-) Broken Flowers

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
George Orwell said that by age 50 every man has the face he deserves. Now in Hollywood, by age 50 it's more likely that movie stars pretty much have the faces they can buy (are you listening, Cher...

(A-) Brooklyn Castle

Genre: Stories About Kids
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: All Ages
I.S. 318 is a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school.  And its students have won more national chess championships than any other in the country.  So this is a touching and inspiri...

(A-) Buffalo Soldiers

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
A lot of people are going to have problems with Buffalo Soldiers because of the timing. It was written and filmed before we went to war. Now, when it is so important to support American troops and...



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