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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

Booksmart
Booksmart
By Joshua Rothkopf and Time Out contributors |
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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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Photo: Francois Duhamel
Movies, Comedy

Booksmart

Sheltered high-school besties expand their horizons during the last night before graduating in Olivia Wilde's confidently weird (and wild) comedy.

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Photo: Nicola Dove
Movies, Drama

The Souvenir

Writer-director Joanna Hogg dredges up bad romance in this ravishing reminiscence of her early film-school days.

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Pasolini
Movies, Drama

Pasolini

Willem Dafoe is spookily spot-on as the cult director whose 1975 murder is still shrouded in mystery.

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Vengadores: Endgame
Photo: Marvel Studios
Movies

Avengers: Endgame

An epic slab of superheroics, Marvel's big finish earns its heaviness—it may even wreck you.

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Under the Silver Lake
Photograph: Courtesy A24
Movies, Thriller

Under the Silver Lake

David Robert Mitchell's inspired neo-noir joins the ranks of filmdom's lovably loopy L.A. stories.

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Movies, Documentary

Hail Satan?

Chronicling the activist battles of today's Satanists, the documentary is possessed not by evil but by a clear eye, a cool head and a sense of humor.

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Dogman
Movies, Drama

Dogman

Italian director Matteo Garrone’s intimate parable of a downtrodden dog groomer is a well-crafted gem.

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9
Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures
Movies, Action and adventure

Shazam!

Boldly—even proudly?—silly, a superhero movie weaponizes its own boyishness, reminding us that these films aren’t supposed to feel like final exams.

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Photo: Martin Valentin Menke
Movies, Science fiction

High Life

Robert Pattinson deepens his post-Twilight career in a viscous, arrestingly strange sci-fi drama from director Claire Denis.

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Photo Credit: Daniel Smith
Movies, Action and adventure

Aladdin

This live-action spin may lack the fizz of Disney’s groundbreaking 1992 animated film but it's still got a certain street-smart charm.

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu
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Movies, Animation

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

This madcap Pokémon adaptation is tons of fun until ponderous plotting replaces the anarchy with something you’ve seen a hundred times.

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Juntos Para Sempre 2 (2019)
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Movies, Family and kids

A Dog's Journey

More canine-centric adventures in a movie inspired by the work of popular author W. Bruce Cameron.

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Movies, Comedy

The Hustle

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson flop hard in an enjoyment-free Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake that doubles down on rotten.

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O Intruso (2019)
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Movies, Thriller

The Intruder

Never buy a Napa Valley house from Dennis Quaid—that would seem like sound advice, but out of such unheeded warnings, mediocre thrillers are made.

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Photo: Hector Alvarez
Movies, Comedy

Long Shot

Both far-fetched and lighthearted, this politically minded rom-com plays like a broadcast from another planet.

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Photo: Atsushi Nishijima
Movies, Drama

The Sun Is Also a Star

Another adaptation of a massively popular YA novel that you’ve never heard about, this one concerns a gifted student of quantum physics (Yara Shahidi) whose family faces deportation just as she is experiencing first flirtation with a classmate (Charles Melton).

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Movies, Comedy

Poms

Spunky oldsters pick up cheerleading while any stray viewers brood over Diane Keaton's need to even make movies like this.

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Movies, Animation

UglyDolls

The endearingly unique residents of Uglyville occasionally look to the sky above the town, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.

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