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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the half-dozen top films out now

Here's to the ones who dream: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, stars of 'La La Land'


A Monster Calls ★★★★ Director JA Bayona's fantastical fairytale packs huge emotional wallop

Christine ★★★★★ Forcing an end: Rebecca Hall searing as TV presenter caught by mental health issues

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ★★★★ JK Rowling casts a new spell starring Eddie Redmayne as a wand-wielding zookeeper

Gold ★★★ Matthew McConaughey's fable of untold riches is harder work than it ought to be

Jackie ★★★ One brief shining moment that was known as Camelot: how the Kennedy legacy was born

La La Land ★★★★★ Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (pictured above) will have you floating out of the cinema on a cloud

Loving ★★★ Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in a quiet true-life drama about mixed-race marriage

Manchester by the Sea ★★★★★ Casey Affleck is quietly immense in Kenneth Lonergan's powerful study of loss

Moonlight ★★★★★ Barry Jenkins' brilliant film has a difficult journey of self-realisation at its rich heart

Nocturnal Animals ★★★★ Tom Ford's film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams is deeply disquieting

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ★★★★ The Star Wars franchise detours down a side-turning to a raw new direction

Silence ★★★ Scorsese's latest is a mammoth, more ponderous than profound

The Birth of a Nation ★★★★ Nate Parker's fearsome fable of slavery and America's great divide

The Eagle Huntress ★★★ Girl power Mongolian-style in a bewitching but problematic feature-doc

The Unknown Girl ★★★★★ Subtle Belgian noir about a doctor haunted by a young woman's death

Toni Erdmann ★★★★ Germany's Oscar-contender is lengthy and rewarding

T2 Trainspotting ★★★★ Danny Boyle and his reunited cast defy the curse of the sequel

20th Century Women ★★★★ Coming of age in California with Annette Bening as every boy's dream mom

Zero Days ★★★★★ Gripping and terrifying, Alex Gibney's masterful doc charts the beginning of cyber warfare

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