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This documentary-essay about Baltimore reveals its relationship between infestations and economic inequity.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Theo Anthony
Writer Theo Anthony
Stars Theo Anthony, Dan Deacon
Running Time 1h 22m
Genre Documentary

Woodpeckers


José María Cabral’s drama concerns a male and female convict in adjacent penitentiaries who use a sign language — “woodpecking” — in order to connect.
By ANDY WEBSTER
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director José María Cabral
Writer José María Cabral
Stars Orestes Amador, Ramón Emilio Candelario, Carlota Carretero, Jose Cruz, Gilberto Hernández
Running Time 1h 46m
Genre Drama

Indivisible


In Edoardo De Angelis’s ‘Indivisible,’ Italian twins, their bodies joined, try to go their separate ways.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Edoardo De Angelis
Writers Nicola Guaglianone, Barbara Petronio, Edoardo De Angelis
Stars Angela Fontana, Marianna Fontana, Antonia Truppo, Toni Laudadio, Peppe Servillo
Running Time 1h 40m
Genre Drama

The Future Perfect


A young Chinese immigrant in Buenos Aires picks up more than grammar when she learns Spanish.
By GLENN KENNY

Ex Libris: New York Public Library


In his magnificent documentary, “Ex Libris: The New York Public Library,” Frederick Wiseman takes his camera into the halls where people read, learn and seek a perfect union.
By MANOHLA DARGIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Frederick Wiseman
Running Time 3h 17m
Genre Documentary


-- Of Possible Interest --

Review: Love of Il Maestro Drives ‘In Search of Fellini’


IN SEARCH OF FELLINI
By MONICA CASTILLO
Director Taron Lexton
Writers Nancy Cartwright, Peter Kjenaas
Stars Maria Bello, Ksenia Solo, Beth Riesgraf, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Evans
Rating R
Running Time 1h 33m
Genres Adventure, Drama

NYT Critic’s Pick Movies

Sep. 8th, 2017 10:50 am
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Trophy


This thoughtful documentary raises tough questions about big-game hunting and wildlife conservation.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Directors Christina Clusiau, Shaul Schwarz
Running Time 1h 48m
Genre Documentary

The Unknown Girl


A young doctor struggles with her conscience in this latest film from the Dardenne brothers.
By A. O. SCOTT
NYT Critic’s Pick
Directors Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Stars Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier, Louka Minnella, Christelle Cornil
Running Time 1h 53m
Genres Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Nobody's Watching


An Argentine actor, played by Guillermo Pfening, pins his hopes on a movie career in America.
By GLENN KENNY
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Julia Solomonoff
Writer Julia Solomonoff
Stars Pascal Yen-Pfister, Elena Roger, Rafael Ferro, Michael Patrick Nicholson, Brian Leider
Running Time 1h 42m
Genre Drama

Food! Glorious Food!

Sep. 6th, 2017 10:42 am
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Pumpkin Spice Glut Arrives Earlier Than Ever
Consumers complain that the summertime arrival of pumpkin spice products — already slowing in growth — smacks of Christmas creep.
By TIFFANY HSU

By most accounts, school lunches in America are better than they have been in decades. Christopher Parrish, a student at S.G.A. Elementary School in Sardis, Ga., participated in the school’s Feed My School for a Week event.
Will the Trump Era Transform the School Lunch?


The administration has vowed to roll back some Obama-era moves, but the real action is happening at the local level.
By KIM SEVERSON

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK
Brooks Headley, center, at Superiority Burger, where nothing on the regular menu costs more than $9.
A Wish List for New Restaurants
We may not need more restaurants, but we do need restaurants run by and for a larger slice of society.
By PETE WELLS

Kanti Parekh scooping Alphonso mango ice cream at his Kwality Ice Cream store in Edison, N.J. Dr. Parekh, a scientist, specifically engineered his ice cream flavors to appeal to Indian palates.
A Taste of Indian Nostalgia Finds an Eager Audience


A take on Kwality, a beloved brand, in the United States is inspiring childlike elation among those who missed its wide-ranging flavors.
By PRIYA KRISHNA

What to Cook Tonight


Repurpose some Labor Day leftovers and finish it off with a hot-fudge sundae.
By SAM SIFTON

A little like the potato salad you get at a deli, mashed potato salad is a very good thing indeed.
An Accidentally Creamier, Fluffier Potato Salad


A mashed potato salad, the result of overmixing, can be a very good thing indeed, worth even making on purpose.
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Mashed Potato Salad With Scallions and Herbs

CITY KITCHEN
Enriched with zucchini and polenta, this corn and clam chowder draws inspiration from a Tuscan vegetable soup.
A Clam Chowder That Tastes Like Summer


The building blocks for a classic version are salt pork (or bacon), potatoes and milk, but what about adding a bit of polenta and zucchini?
By DAVID TANIS
Recipe: Corn and Clam Chowder With Zucchini and Herbs

EAT
Chicken-Fried Steak With Queso Gravy.
For Chicken-Fried Steak, Too Much Is Just Enough


Queso gravy elevates the simple dish.
By SAM SIFTON
Recipes: Chicken-Fried Steak | Queso Gravy

WINE SCHOOL
Godello, a Case Study in the Character of Wine


Fans of this Spanish wine, short on modern history, are still determining what makes it distinctive.
By ERIC ASIMOV

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