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Five must-see movies at this year's New York International Children's Film Festival

Running from Fri 27 through Mar 22, NYCIFF 2015 is stuffed to the gills with 100 short and feature-length films

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The best new movies on Netflix in March 2015

The streaming service announces a trove of lucky Irish titles for St. Patrick's Day and much more

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Focus

If Will Smith’s recent remorse over the failure of 2013 sci-fi disaster After Earth fooled you into thinking we were about to witness the all-guns-blazing rebirth of the original Fresh Prince, think again

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The 100 best sex scenes of all time

Cinema's most innovative, groundbreaking sex scenes, from controversial classics to daring silent films

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Kes

After making British television films and Poor Cow (1967), director Ken Loach made Kes, his most enduring movie

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Looking for a movie to see tonight or this weekend? Check out these new movie reviews by Time Out critics.

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The best movies to see this month

Our film critics highlight the ten best movies released in US theaters for the month of February

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The best new movies on Netflix

Check out our top five new movies on Netflix in March, as well as a full list of everything else streaming

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Queen and Country

A direct sequel to 1987’s Hope and Glory—and the best thing that John Boorman has made since—Queen and Country begins where that film leaves off, continuing the director’s autobiographical account of his relationship with war and the collateral effect it has on the people at its periphery. 

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Wild Tales

Comedy seldom travels well from one culture to another, but to judge from the first episode of this engaging if uneven satire highlighting humanity's more basic instincts, it's clear that young Argentine writer-director Damián Szifron has a knack for latching on to ideas with a humorous dimension that's pretty universal.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

“A man is always on trial,” intones a solemn rabbi in Gett, one of the film’s few out-and-out ironic laughs. Most of the time, though, you’ll be quaking with rage.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Mommy

Prodigy Xavier Dolan, the pride of Montreal, delivers his best film yet, a wrenching and intense look at the limits of motherly love.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Timbuktu

Abderrahmane Sissako is today's leading director from Africa. His latest, a small-town terrorism thriller, impressed Oscar insiders so mightily they've short-listed it for this year's Best Foreign Language Film.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Girlhood

Empowerment, a wardrobe rethink and a working knowledge of Rihanna come in handy when a lonely French 16-year-old drops out of high school to join a rambunctious girl gang.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Watch a trailer for the year's best Sundance movie

We saw more than 50 movies at Sundance this year, but the one that topped our list as the best of the fest was just 16 minutes long. And frankly, it wasn't even close. "World of Tomorrow" is the seventh Don Hertzfeldt short to play at Sundance (his 2000 entry, "Rejected," would eventually go on to be nominated for an Oscar), his second to win the festival's Grand Jury Prize for its category, and the first to make us feel that the rest of our year at the movies might be all downhill from there.  A whirlwind 16-minute adventure through space, time, memory and the limitless potential of the “outernet,” "World of Tomorrow" is the indie animator's first all-digital short (although the brilliantly deranged couch gag that he made for the most recent season premiere of The Simpsons served as something of a dry run). Hertzfeldt's most colorful film follows in its maker's proud tradition of dropping stick figures into grand existential crises, the story for this one introducing a 4-year-old British girl named Emily (Winona Mae) who’s too small and innocent to realize what’s happening when an adult clone of herself (Julia Pott) invites her for a tragicomic tour of the future. Their journey across space and time is packed with adventures both devastating and devastatingly funny—the young Emily is voiced by Hertzfeldt's niece, who's stitched her performance together from the hilarious snippets of audio he recorded while she was visiting him—and it builds to an emotional punch of the gut

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The Tribeca Film Festival will kick off with a history of SNL

With every passing year, the Tribeca Film Festival becomes an increasingly unmissable fixture on the city's cinema calendar. The sprawling event brings hundreds of exciting (and sometimes not so exciting) new movies to the heart of downtown Manhattan. Founded by Robert De Niro and friends in the hopes of rejuvenating the area after 9/11, the festival has always been defined by its connection to the city, and its marquee events tend to reflect that. (Last year's opening night film, Nas: Time Is Illmatic, was a euphoric explosion of Queens pride.) The 2015 edition, which runs April 15–26, is clearly committed to continuing that tradition. Today, the fest announces that this year's opening-night film is Bao Nguyen's Live from New York!, a documentary that looks back at how Saturday Night Live filtered and shaped more than 40 years of American culture, pop or otherwise. Nguyen's film won't be the first feature to turn its cameras on Lorne Michaels's late-night institution (James Franco's Saturday Night, a fly-on-the-wall look at the making of a single episode, played at Tribeca in 2010), but its focus on the program's formative early years promises to make for a unique look at a beloved NYC export. Be sure to come back for the announcement of the festival's full slate in early March, and follow us (@TimeOutUSFilm) for a comprehensive guide to the fest as it takes shape.

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Full list of Oscar nominees, snubs, surprises!

The Oscar nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced in Los Angeles

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Classics of cinematographer Gordon Willis coming to MoMI

His eye for lush, ominous shadows and the buzzy energy of urban streets came to define a cynical decade in shorthand

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