In the market for high-caliber entertainment? Check out this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around New York City.
Here are the highest-rated films to catch, based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer Score, which reflects the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics.
Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.
Scheduled for wide release on Friday, May 24, "Booksmart" already has a Tomatometer Score of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. RogerEbert.com's Brian Tallerico said, "It's smart, so very funny and beautifully directed by Olivia Wilde," while Emily Yoshida of New York Magazine/Vulture noted, "'Booksmart' manages to be inclusive and progressive, without being precious about anything or sacrificing an ounce of humor."
Catch an early screening at AMC Bay Plaza Cinema 13 (2210 Bartow Ave.) on Wednesday, May 1. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.
Boasting a Tomatometer Score of 98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Apollo 11" has been a must-watch since its release on March 8.
"The NASA mission at the heart of the must-see documentary 'Apollo 11' reminds you what it feels to be truly awestruck," according to Chris Nashawaty of Entertainment Weekly, while the Associated Press' Jake Coyle said, "'Apollo 11' might not tell you anything you don't already know about the moon landing. But it will make you feel it, and see it, anew."
It's playing at Roxy Cinema Tribeca (2 Ave. of The Americas) through Sunday, April 28. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.
With a Tomatometer Score of 94 percent and an Audience Score of 66 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Us" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on March 22.
"'Us' revolves around an allegory that's more elastic and resistant to parsing than megahit 'Get Out'," noted Alison Willmore of BuzzFeed News, while the Chicago Reader's Ben Sachs said, "It achieves an insidious, lingering effect that's rarer in the horror genre."
You can catch it at AMC Bay Plaza Cinema 13 (2210 Bartow Ave.) through Wednesday, May 1. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Luo Hongwu returns to Kaili, the hometown from which he fled many years ago. He begins the search for the woman he loved, and whom he has never been able to forget.
With a Tomatometer Score of 92 percent and an Audience Score of 68 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Long Day's Journey Into Night" has become a favorite since its release in April 2018. TheWrap's Todd Gilchrist said, "Bi Gan's languid thriller owes a tremendous debt to the likes of Tarkovsky, Malick and Wong Kar-wai even as it forges its own indelible, impressionistic path," and the Los Angeles Times' Justin Chang noted, "In one sublime feat of cinematic prestidigitation, Bi forges new possibilities by which movies can defy the constraints of logic and represent the unrepresentable."
In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at Kew Gardens Cinemas (81-05 Lefferts Blvd.) through Wednesday, May 1. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Waiting for Guffman
Corky St. Clair is a director, actor and dancer in Blaine, Missouri. When it comes time to celebrate Blaine's 150th anniversary, Corky resolves to bring down the house in Broadway style.
With a Tomatometer Score of 91 percent and an Audience Score of 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this 1996 release comes highly recommended.
Want to see for yourself? It's playing at Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn (445 Albee Square West) through Monday, April 29. Click here for showtimes and tickets.