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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

Parasite
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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: Courtesy of Neon
Movies, Drama

Parasite

Bong Joon-ho’s latest is the dazzling social-satire-cum-home-invasion-drama we need right now.

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Photo: Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Movies, Drama

Pain & Glory

Pedro Almodóvar’s nostalgia-soaked memoir is a humane journey into an aging director’s soul.

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Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros.
Movies, Action and adventure

Joker

Joaquin Phoenix is devastating as a monster-in-the-making in this incendiary tale of abuse and psychopathy.

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Photo: Francois Duhamel
Movies

Ad Astra

James Gray’s space odyssey marries heart and spectacle—and a fine Brad Pitt performance—in a memorable journey to the stars.

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Jennifer Lopez stars in Hustlers
Barbara Nitke/STXFilms
Movies, Drama

Hustlers

Jennifer Lopez delivers the performance of her career in this crime drama about a group of strippers taking on Wall Street.

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Movies, Drama

Monos

Kids train for guerrilla fighting in a gorgeously atmospheric film that feels like a transmission from the future.

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Photo: Brooke Palmer/Warner Bros.
Movies, Horror

It: Chapter Two

A grown-up Losers’ Club does battle with its own hang-ups in a superior sequel

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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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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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Also in theaters now

Paramount Pictures
Movies, Science fiction

Gemini Man

Ang Lee parties like it’s 2012 with a 3-D actioner laid low by fugly high-frame-rate visuals and dumb plot machinations.

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Photo: Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures
Movies, Drama

Lucy in the Sky

Natalie Portman misfires in a psychodrama about astronauts that never summons the heat of a true meltdown.

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Movies, Drama

Judy

Renée Zellweger puts on a show as a waning Judy Garland but this redemption story runs out of juice.

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Movies, Animation

Abominable

A Shanghai teen befriends a not-so-scary snowman on the loose in this amiable, overly familiar piece of corporate animation.

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Movies, Comedy

The Laundromat

Steven Soderbergh delivers a rare misfire with this nose-honking satire of global money laundering and the super-rich.

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Photo: Yana Blajeva/Lionsgate
Movies, Action and adventure

Rambo: Last Blood

Thirty-seven years after his first outing, John Rambo signs off with a grim and eye-poppingly xenophobic kill fest.

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Downton Abbey
Photo: Jaap Buitendijk
Movies, Drama

Downton Abbey

Fans get the big-screen adaptation of their dreams, though a casual viewer may wonder what all the fuss is about.

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Photo: Macall Polay/Warner Bros.
Movies, Drama

The Goldfinch

Slavishly faithful to the book's subplots but stuck in a two-and-a-half-hour brood, the film version never takes wing.

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Ready or Not
Photo: Eric Zachanowich
Movies, Thriller

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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Good Boys
Universal Pictures
Movies, Comedy

Good Boys

Tweens just wanna have fun in a profane comedy that plays off its cast's innocence.

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