The five best movies to see this weekend

Time Out New York has your picks for the best movies playing in NYC

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Tristana

  • Rated as: 5/5

One of the great Luis Buñuel's fiercest provocations stars a peak-period Catherine Deneuve as a kept woman who rebels against her tormentor. (BAM; Sat 19, Sun 20)

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

  • Rated as: 4/5

Worried that Hollywood is monkeying around with your favorite franchise? Don’t be: The latest installment is a powerhouse showcase for cutting-edge special effects. (Local theaters; now playing)

Read our review and watch the trailer here.

3

Land Ho!

  • Rated as: 4/5

Two old friends head to Iceland in search of kicks, abandon and something close to the Fountain of Youth in this sweet and salty buddy comedy. (Local theaters; now playing)

Read our review and watch the trailer here.

4

Closed Curtain

  • Rated as: 5/5

Codirected by Iranian master Jafar Panahi (This Is Not a Film), this extraordinary feature—made under arduous political conditions—follows a beleaguered writer whose life begins to fracture in startling ways. (Film Forum; now playing)

Read our review and watch the trailer here.

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Boyhood

  • Rated as: 5/5

The ambition is staggering—a domestic drama shot over 12 years with the same cast—but Richard Linklater more than makes good on his experiment, bringing warmth and insight. (Local theaters; now playing)

Read our review and watch the trailer here.



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