The unflinching 12 Years a Slave, plus four more movies to see this weekend

Time Out New York's Film editors have your picks for the best movies playing in NYC

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

A stain on our national history is rendered in an unforgiving way in director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, from an enslaved Northerner’s memoir. Read our review

Never better, Robert Redford silently commits himself to surviving a broken boat in J.C. Chandor’s riveting All Is Lost, set on the choppy high seas. Read our review

Juliette Binoche gives one of her finest performances as an institutionalized French sculptor in Bruno Dumont’s spare Camille Claudel 1915. Read our review

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Four years and millions of dollars have been spent to create Gravity, the most realistic zero-G misadventure ever committed to screen. Read our review

If you’re hungry for some retro-grindhouse raw meat, Robert Rodriguez’s slice-and-dice Machete Kills serves it up nicely. Read our review

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