Definition of B-film in English:

B-film

noun

  • another term for B-movie
    • ‘Though it isn't the greatest sci-fi film since 2001, it had enough going for it to appreciate in the same way I liked old, campy 1950s B-films.’
    • ‘He was also a controversial figure, as accusations flew fiercely about the level of mean spirited gore and violence in his mostly hack B-films.’
    • ‘The B-film thing happened because I was meeting the producers of these films on the convention circuit.’
    • ‘They spoke of it as an American B-film, vulgar and commercial, and they disapproved of the unusual enthusiasm of the crowd.’
    • ‘Why not check out this infamous studio and delve into their peculiar brand of B-film?’
    • ‘She landed her first B-film part in 1988 as a rocker chick.’
    • ‘Easily the most enjoyable film in the series will certainly appeal to exploitation aficionados and B-film historians, who will be astounded by the print.’
    • ‘He might freely use such expressions as ‘grindhouse’ in describing his work, but he does so from within the safety of the mainstream, never exposing himself to the real dangers and messy pleasures of the B-film.’
    • ‘A lukewarm offering from a well-paid screenwriter and a talented director falls short of the mark, even for a B-film.’
    • ‘The film follows the cue card from the B-film industry, at least as far as the generic story line goes.’
    • ‘I wasn't just using the Saturday matinee serial but all of the B-films - not the A-films.’
    • ‘It looked just as pathetic as the rest of the weekly B-films that the major companies were turning out.’
    • ‘There were always two films, a major movie and a B-film; the management had bought outright two films which they showed week in and week out as their second feature.’
    • ‘Perhaps it's because the film, while made with public funds, seems more independent than so many of the flag-waving B-films made with private funds.’
    • ‘The three main actors slog through their respective roles, but the acting is pretty poor, even for a B-film.’