The best movies out right now

Find the latest reviews for movies playing in New York this week, including critics' picks and box office winners
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By Joshua Rothkopf & Time Out contributors. Presented by ‘The Ferryman’ |
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Looking for a movie to see tonight or this weekend? Check out our lineup of the best movies out right now, reviewed by Time Out New York critics. Click on a listing for full reviews, trailers and showtimes. Or consult our weekly curated list of the best movie screenings in NYC for more!

The best movies now playing

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Sorry Angel
Movies, Drama

Sorry Angel

French director Christophe Honoré returns with another distinctive story of intersecting gay lives.

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The Wild Pear Tree
Movies, Drama

The Wild Pear Tree

This epic character study rewards the patient with a deep dive into questions about life, the universe and everything.

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Movies, Drama

Stan & Ollie

Starring John C. Reilly and an inspired Steve Coogan, this biopic about the classic comedy double-act Laurel and Hardy is a sweet end-of-year dessert.

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Photo: Greig Fraser/Annapurna Pictures
Movies, Drama

Vice

Utterly transformed via a small phalanx of makeup artists, Christian Bale anchors Adam McKay's impressionistic biopic of Dick Cheney.

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Movies, Drama

On the Basis of Sex

The Theory of Everything’s Felicity Jones stars in this impressively brainy dramatization of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to legal prominence in the 1970s.

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Cold War
Movies, Drama

Cold War

Spanning two decades and four countries in post-WWII Europe, Pawel Pawlikowski’s epic love story is an achingly romantic and melancholic joy.

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If Beale Street Could Talk
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Movies, Drama

If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkins follows up Moonlight with more evidence that he’s a painter of emotional landscapes with few equals.

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Photo: Courtesy of Disney
Movies, Family and kids

Mary Poppins Returns

Emily Blunt is hypnotically charming in the year's sweetest surprise—a big-hearted contact high.

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New in theaters this week

Movies, Horror

Happy Death Day 2U

It's diminishing returns for a horror sequel that grinds the original premise into the ground while shirking on scares.

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Movies, Science fiction

Alita: Battle Angel

This visually stunning yet monotonous collaboration between James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez is far less than the sum of its slick parts.

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Movies, Drama

Sorry Angel

French director Christophe Honoré returns with another distinctive story of intersecting gay lives.

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Box-office top 10

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Movies, Comedy

What Men Want

What does Taraji P. Henson have to do to succeed in a man's world? We think she's doing just fine, thanks.

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Movies, Thriller

Cold Pursuit

Amid personal controversy, Liam Neeson returns in a generic, false-feeling revenge thriller that suffers from bad pacing (and worse optics).

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David Lee
Movies, Comedy

The Upside

A quietly pitched turn from Bryan Cranston offers some relief from the trite social messaging of this Hollywood remake of a hit French comedy-drama.

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Photo: Jessica Kourkounis
Movies, Action and adventure

Glass

M. Night Shyamalan is back to heroes and villains in his deadeningly obvious latest film, for superfans only.

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Movies, Horror

The Prodigy

Orange Is the New Black's Taylor Schilling dives into Naomi Watts's rejected script pile as a parent with a possessed son.

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Movies, Comedy

Green Book

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali are the acting duo of the year in this rousingly fun period piece about a mob-connected NYC bouncer and the finicky black pianist he agrees to drive through the Jim Crow-era South on a music tour.

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Aquaman
Movies, Action and adventure

Aquaman

Jason Momoa's surf-bro superhero is a welcome addition to a ponderous genre, but his movie as a whole is waterlogged.

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Movies, Action and adventure

Miss Bala

Gina Rodriguez stars in a somewhat tamer remake of a Mexican drug thriller, one that should have been as bold as its star's commitment.

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