Crit­ics’ Choices

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Deli Man An un­ex­pect­edly charm­ing and in­for­ma­tive doc­u­men­tary that fo­cuses on de­scrib­ing the essence of the Jewish deli ex­pe­ri­ence and con­vey­ing it to a wait­ing world. (K.Tu., March 6) (1:31) PG-13.

Ku­miko, the Trea­sure Hunter This moody comic al­le­gory about des­per­a­tion, dis­con­nec­tion and dreams comes from indie-film­mak­ing broth­ers David and Nathan Zell­ner. The film uses “Fargo,” the Coen broth­ers clas­sic, as a touch­stone to ex­am­ine mod­ern life. (B.S., March 20) (1:45) NR.

Salt of the Earth Whether you’re familiar with leg­endary pho­tog­ra­pher Sebastiao Sal­gado’s name and work or not, this doc­u­men­tary, a popular prize-win­ner at Cannes and on the Os­car short­list, will be a rev­e­la­tion. (K.Tu., Dec. 12) In English, French and Por­tuguese, with English sub­ti­tles. (1:49) PG-13.

Sey­mour: An In­tro­duc­tion Ethan Hawke’s doc­u­men­tary on pi­anist Sey­mour Bern­stein is very much like the sonatas the 87-year-old plays so beau­ti­fully, teaches so in­sight­fully — qui­etly mov­ing, in­fin­itely deep. With

“Sey­mour,” the ac­tor is mak­ing his doc­u­men­tary di­rect­ing de­but, a mod­est but af­fect­ing one. (B.S., March 20) (1:21) PG.

While We’re Young Sharp, funny and dead-on ac­cu­rate about the way we live to­day, this de­li­cious satire about aging hip­sters and their dis­con­tents is ev­ery­thing we’ve come to ex­pect from the best of Noah Baum­bach, as well as sev­eral things more. (K.Tu., March 27) (1:34) R.

The Wreck­ing Crew Pro­vid­ing backup on hun­dreds if not thou­sands of songs, the Wreck­ing Crew was re­spon­si­ble for the mu­si­cal DNA for so many of the an­thems that ruled the air­waves from the 1960s through the early 1970s that it makes your head spin. (K.Tu., March 13) (1:41) NR.

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