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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

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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: Anna Kooris
Movies, Comedy

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Jillian Bell shines in a complex comedy about health, fat-shaming and the relentless forward momentum of being a New Yorker.

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Movies, Documentary

Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Though its come-on is playful, this documentary sinks into some swampy subjects, including racism, secret biowarfare and political assassination.

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Photo: Matt Nettheim
Movies, Drama

The Nightingale

Rooted in an especially lawless moment of Australia's past, Jennifer Kent's impressive follow-up to The Babadook finds a new kind of scary.

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Photo: Courtesy of Netflix
Movies, Documentary

The Great Hack

Data theft makes for a slippery, essential subject in a globe-spanning documentary ripped from the front page.

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Photo: Casi Moss / A24
Movies, Drama

The Farewell

Awkwafina takes the next step in a delicate comedy about a Chinese family facing bad news.

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Photo: Courtesy of A24 / Gabor Kotschy
Movies, Horror

Midsommar

A savage yet evolved slice of Swedish folk horror, Ari Aster's hallucinatory follow-up to Hereditary proves him a scare master with no peer.

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Movies, Documentary

Maiden

This foam-flecked account of Tracy Edwards and her all-female yacht crew balances inspiring adventure with a dismaying account of sports sexism.

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Photo: Jonathan Prime / Universal
Movies, Comedy

Yesterday

When the Beatles are mysteriously erased from global cultural memory, one young guitarist's stardom is made, in Danny Boyle's euphoric, guilt-free fantasia.

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Movies, Drama

Wild Rose

Jessie Buckley is on fire in this energized Glaswegian take on A Star is Born.

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Also in theaters this week

Photo: Eric Zachanowich
Movies, Horror

Ready or Not

A scrappy bride squares off against her in-laws from hell in a fun if dull-witted marital nightmare.

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Box-office top 10

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Movies, Animation

The Lion King

Disney's cherished 1994 animated adventure gets a high-tech, live-action sheen—and loses some heart in the process.

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Photo: Alison Cohen Rosa/Warner Bros.
Movies, Action and adventure

The Kitchen

The cast is fierce but this drab mob-movie vehicle is begging to get whacked.

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Photo: JoJo Whilden
Movies, Action and adventure

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Awkward teenage energy is the secret weapon in Marvel's post-Avengers palate cleanser, one that strains to keep things light and fun.

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Photo: Courtesy of Pixar
Movies, Animation

Toy Story 4

A bizarre homemade addition to the gang—plastic and neurotic—gives Pixar the opportunity to extend its trilogy to another emotional chapter.

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