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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

Arrival ★★★★ Philosophical science fiction with a pivotal role for Amy Adams

Crash and Burn ★★★ The chaotic tale of Tommy Byrne, motorsport's nearly man

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

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

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

The New Man ★★★★ Surprising and engaging tale of IVF pregnancy

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

Snowden ★★★★ Patriot, spy, hero or traitor? Oliver Stone directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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 Pass ★★★★ Russell Tovey is man of the match in screen transfer of vibrant, poignant Royal Court drama about gay footballers

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

Why Him? ★★★ James Franco and Bryan Cranston face off in a surprisingly genial gross-out

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

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