New York Times Critic's Picks

  • Hockney
    Movie

    Hockney

    Movie

    HOCKNEY weaves together a portrait of the multifaceted artist from frank interviews with close friends and never-before-seen footage from his own personal archive. One of the great surviving icons of the 1960s, Hockney’s career may have started with almost instant success but in private he has st...

  • Men Go To Battle
    Movie + 1 extra

    Men Go To Battle

    Movie + 1 extra

    “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...

  • Days and Clouds

    Movie

    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 ...

  • The Other Side
    Movie + 1 extra

    The Other Side

    Movie + 1 extra

    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...

  • Glory
    Movie + 1 extra

    Glory

    Movie + 1 extra

    Tsanko Petrov, a railroad linesman, finds millions in cash on the train tracks. After turning all the money over to the police, the state celebrates his good deed with a televised press conference and a shiny new wristwatch that promptly stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of public re...

  • My Love, Don't Cross That River

    Movie + 1 extra

    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...

  • Apprentice
    Movie + 1 extra

    Apprentice

    Movie + 1 extra

    When ambitious young correctional officer Aiman is transferred to the country's highest-security prison, he catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim. Aiman's desire to become the hangman's apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a...

  • Eldorado
    Movie

    Eldorado

    Movie

    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

    Movie

    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

    Movie

    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...

  • The Country Teacher

    Movie

    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 ...

  • How I Ended This Summer

    Movie

    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...

  • Pelle the Conqueror

    Movie

    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 Charmer
    Movie + 1 extra

    The Charmer

    Movie + 1 extra

    Esmail (Ardalan Esmaili) is a handsome young Iranian immigrant living in Denmark, who is desperately searching for a bride so he can become a citizen. Night after night he puts on the same suit and hits the Copenhagen bar scene hoping to turn the next woman he sees into his future spouse. But ami...

  • The Pillow Book

    Movie

    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
    Movie + 1 extra

    After The Storm

    Movie + 1 extra

    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 ...

  • 2 Autumns, 3 Winters
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    2 Autumns, 3 Winters

    Movie + 1 extra

    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

    Movie + 1 extra

    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
    Movie + 1 extra

    My King

    Movie + 1 extra

    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

    Movie + 1 extra

    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...

  • Moka
    Movie + 1 extra

    Moka

    Movie + 1 extra

    Overwhelmed with grief and desperate for answers, Diane Kramer (Emmanuelle Devos) travels to Evian in search of the mocha-colored Mercedes that she believes killed her son in a hit-and-run accident. There, she tracks down Marlene (Nathalie Baye), a beauty salon proprietor and owner of the vehicle...

  • Ilo Ilo
    Movie + 1 extra

    Ilo Ilo

    Movie + 1 extra

    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

    Movie

    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
    Movie

    Papirosen

    Movie

    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...