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Seven movies to watch this weekend if you haven't already

Happy weekend, America!

As the Tribeca Film Festival takes over New York with exciting future releases, moviegoers across the country are treated to an eclectic mix of critically acclaimed films now playing in theaters. 

We'll get right down to it: Here are the seven movies that our very own film critic Joshua Rothkopf suggests you watch this weekend. From a laugh-out-loud comedy (Blockers!) to Michelle Pfeiffer's nearly perfect performance in Where is Kyra? (Kyra!), this week's list is filled with exciting movies options:

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

 

Twisty and turny, this big-screen adaptation of a British horror stage play arrives with its dark humor and clamminess intact. Read our full review


Zama

Zama

A period piece set in colonial Argentina that explodes into weird realms of cosmic embarrassment, Lucrecia Martel’s slow-burn comedy is unlike anything you’ll see this year (or any year, really).


Blockers 

Blockers

American Pie gets an update—and potentially even an upgrade—with this hilarious, parents'-eye view of teenage sexuality. Read our full review


A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

 

Horror pricks up its ears with this nail-biting thriller that knows what goes bump in the night. Read our full review


Lean on Pete 

Lean on Pete

45 Years director Andrew Haigh heads to the U.S. for this gentle, tender story of a young boy in trouble who finds comfort in an unwanted racehorse. Read our full review

Where Is Kyra?

Where is Kyra

Michelle Pfeiffer excels in an intimate story about a woman on the edge of financial ruin. Read our full review


You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here

Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay returns with this concise, poetic and violent drama in which Joaquin Phoenix plays a troubled hit man. Read our full review

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