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Looking for a movie to see tonight or this weekend? Check out these new movie reviews by Time Out critics. Click on a listing for full reviews, trailers and showtimes, or consult our A-Z list of movie theaters in New York.

Love Is Strange

  • Rated as: 5/5

New York-based filmmaker Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On) creates a special kind of urbanity: softer and more inclusive than Woody Allen's, openly gay but family-focused, alive to the city's tensions and lulls. His latest movie also features a Chopin piano score, adding an exquisite sense of

  1. Sat Sep 20 - Thu Sep 25

Boyhood

  • Rated as: 5/5

Looking at it one way, Boyhood represents a spectacularly cheap way of saving on actors’ salaries: To capture his rambling yet absorbing Texas family drama, director Richard Linklater (Bernie, Before Midnight) received agreements from several performers—including his eight-year-old daughter,

  1. Sat Sep 20 - Thu Sep 25

The Trip to Italy

  • Rated as: 4/5

“Second-album syndrome” is how costar Steve Coogan, in a meta moment of self-critique, describes his impending food tour with also-slightly-fictionalized Rob Brydon in director Michael Winterbottom’s sequel to 2010’s The Trip (which existed as both a film and a BBC series). This time, the

  1. Sat Sep 20 - Thu Sep 25

The Congress

  • Rated as: 4/5

A movie just begging to be termed ambitious, Ari Folman’s follow-up to his much-praised Lebanon War documentary, Waltz with Bashir (2008), is consistently fantastic if occasionally frustrating. Unlike the entirely animated Bashir, The Congress (freely adapted from Stanislaw Lem’s 1971 novel,

  1. Sat Sep 20 - Thu Sep 25

Magic in the Moonlight

  • Rated as: 4/5

The more things change, the more Woody Allen stays the same: It’s a comfort that this singular artist’s worldview remains so staunchly his own—often archaically against fashion—and that nothing seems to halt his movie-a-year pace. (This, after a year in which he found widespread critical

  1. Sat Sep 20 - Thu Sep 25

Tusk

  • Rated as: 3/5

Even if Clerks (1994) feels a century old, you can't help but root for Kevin Smith, still a good-natured motormouth. One imagines the scariest thing to him would be the inability to speak—and that's exactly what he explores in the horror-comedy Tusk, which is both overindulgent and the

  1. Sat Sep 20 - Thu Sep 25

The Guest

  • Rated as: 4/5

One suspects obsessive fans of actor Dan Stevens’s ill-fated Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey would be content to see him play nothing but rakish, tweed-waistcoated aristocrats until the end of his days. For the rest of us, the genuinely surprising new side he shows in Adam Wingard’s sharp

  1. Sat Sep 20 - Thu Sep 25

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Rated as: 4/5

To misquote Forrest Gump’s mother, Guardians of the Galaxy is like a box of chocolates. Or rather, it’s like a vast, family-size crate of chocolates, all wrapped in the shiniest packaging and exploding with sweetness and surprises. Maybe there are a couple of flavors you don’t care for, and

  1. Sat Sep 20 - Thu Sep 25

The Skeleton Twins

  • Rated as: 3/5

For several more seasons, Bill Hader could have been SNL’s adorable club kid Stefon—and Kristen Wiig the cringingly competitive Penelope—and no one would have complained a bit. Props, then, to the filmmakers behind this uneven yet affecting indie for giving these ex–TV regulars a pair of

  1. Sat Sep 20 - Thu Sep 25

If I Stay

  • Rated as: 3/5

Teenage first love often feels like a matter of life and death. That’s especially true for Portland, Oregon, high-schooler Mia (Kick-Ass’s Chloë Grace Moretz). This adaptation of Gayle Forman’s YA novel follows a studious classical cellist as her budding relationship with rocker Adam (Jamie

  1. Sat Sep 20 - Thu Sep 25
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