New York Times Critic's Picks

  • Men Go To Battle
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    Men Go To Battle

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    “An instant-classic Western” (The New Yorker), director Zachary Treitz brings contemporary indie filmmaking sensibilities to this Civil War dramedy. Most Americans predict that the Civil War will end by Christmas, but bumbling brothers Henry and Francis Mellon couldn't care less. Bracing for anot...

  • How I Ended This Summer

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    On a desolate island in the Arctic Circle, two men work at a small meteorological station, taking readings from their radioactive surroundings. Sergei, a gruff professional in his fifties, takes his job very seriously. His new partner, bright eyed college grad Pavel, retreats to his MP3 player an...

  • The Country Teacher

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    Petr, a gifted young teacher, leaves Prague to take a job teaching science at a small school in the country. Here he makes the acquaintance of a woman, Marie, and her troubled 17-year old son. Petr has no romantic interest in the woman but they quickly form a strong friendship, each recognizing ...

  • Eldorado
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    Eldorado

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    Yvan, a middle-aged classic car collector, arrives home one evening to find Elie, a skinny young junkie, robbing his apartment. In a moment of sympathy, Yvan agrees to drive Elie to his parents' house in his vintage Chevrolet. So begins this absurdist but affecting road movie, awarded the Cannes ...

  • The Grocer's Son

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    One summer 30-year-old Antoine is forced to leave Paris to return to his family in Provençe. His father, a traveling grocer, has fallen sick, so Antoine must assume the lifestyle he thought he left behind—driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet, delivering supplies to the few remain...

  • A Screaming Man

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    Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or.

    Adam, a 60-something former swimming champion, is a pool attendant at a hotel in Chad. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son, Abdel, l...

  • Pelle the Conqueror

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    When PELLE THE CONQUERER was released in 1987, it took the festival and awards circuit by storm, sweeping up almost every major prize, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Lasse (Max von S...

  • The Other Side
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    The Other Side

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    In an invisible territory at the margins of society lives a wounded community who face the threat of being forgotten by political institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled. Disarmed veterans, taciturn adolescents, drug addicts trying to escape addiction through love; ex-special fo...

  • The Pillow Book

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    Beautiful to behold and impossible to forget, THE PILLOW BOOK is auteur Peter Greenaway's erotically-charged drama about love, death, revenge and the indelible nature of our earliest memories. Each year on her birthday, Nagiko (Vivian Wu) would became her father's canvas, as he painted the creati...

  • After The Storm
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    After The Storm

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    From acclaimed Japanese auteur and 2018 Palme D'Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda (SHOPLIFTERS, LIKE FATHER LIKE SON) comes one of the most critically acclaimed dramas of 2017, earning a New York Times Critic's Pick and Village Voice Choice designation, and Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Dwelling ...

  • My Love, Don't Cross That River

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    A blockbuster in its native Korea, where it would go on to become the country’s most successful film of all time, MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures. This Emmy-nominated documentary follows the “100-year old l...

  • 2 Autumns, 3 Winters
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    2 Autumns, 3 Winters

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    Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amélie - slightly cynical but nevertheless lovely - on the jogging path, he's dead-set on making a connection with her. As a bit of contrived fate brings them together, Arman's best friend Benjam...

  • Harmonium
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    Harmonium

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    Toshio (Kanji Furutachi) sees his seemingly ordinary life take an ominous turn when Yasaka (Tadanobu Asano), a mysterious friend from his past, arrives unexpectedly. Recently released from prison and in need of a helping hand, Toshio gives him a job and generously takes him in to live with his wi...

  • My King
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    My King

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    From director & actress Maïwenn (THE FIFTH ELEMENT) comes a gut-wrench tale of falling out of love. Admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident, Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) becomes dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers while looking back on a turbulent relationship s...

  • Hitler's Children
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    Hitler's Children

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    Adolf Hitler did not have children, but what of the families of Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler and Hans Frank, to name a few? What is it like for the descendants of these top Nazi officials to deal with the legacy left behind by their notorious families? HITLER’S CHILDREN introduces us to the c...

  • Raja
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    Raja

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    Raja is a nineteen-year-old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt Frenchman living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama about a wealthy middle-aged Westerner’s complex...

  • Days and Clouds

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    Well-to-do and sophisticated couple Elsa and Michele seem to have it all, including a 20 year-old daughter and enough money in the bank for Elsa to leave her job and fulfill an old dream of studying art history. After she graduates, however, their lives change. Michele confesses he hasn't worked ...

  • Ilo Ilo
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    Ilo Ilo

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    Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a...

  • The Bothersome Man

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    Winner of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival ACID Award.
    Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment and a beautiful girlfriend, but before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. The people around him seem cut off from any r...

  • Papirosen
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    Papirosen

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    PAPIROSEN is a meditation on family, the importance of storytelling, and the power of cinema. Beginning with the birth of his nephew, and punctuated throughout by interviews with his grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, the film is epic and intimate.

    DIRECTED BY GASTÓN SOLNICKI
    ARGENTINA | 201...

  • Theeb
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    Theeb

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    Nominated for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 1916, while war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb ("Wolf") in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers’ quiet existence is suddenly int...