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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

There are films to meet every taste in theartsdesk's guide to the best movies currently on release. In our considered opinion, any of the titles below is well worth your attention.

Battle of the Sexes ★★★★ Emma Stone aces it as Billie Jean King in her Hollywoodised face-off with chauvinist challenger Bobby Riggs

Call Me By Your Name ★★★★ Timothée Chalamet is a knockout in a heartbreaking, sensual gay romance

Good Time ★★★★ Safdie brothers pay homage to the mean streets of New York in heist movie with stand-out performance by Robert Pattinson

Menashe ★★★★ Yiddish-language film with a heart of gold is a warm, vivid family drama set within the reclusive Orthodox Jewish community

Molly's Game ★★★★★  Jessica Chastain gets her poker face on in Aaron Sorkin's high-octane gambling thriller

Paddington 2 ★★★★ Peruvian immigrant ensures work for British thespians including Hugh Grant’s superior baddie

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★★ Visually stunning and narratively shocking, Rian Johnson challenges expectations in the latest instalment

Stronger ★★★★ Jake Gyllenhaal as a Boston Marathon bomb non-victim, in superb Oscar-worthy romance

The Death of Stalin ★★★★ Dictatorship as high farce: Armando Iannucci finds a reign of terror's funny side

The Florida Project ★★★★★  Bright indie flick packs a punch with heartfelt storytelling

The Killing of a Sacred Deer ★★★★ Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman star in edge-of-seat psycho-thriller from Yorgos Lanthimos

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ★★★★★ Frances McDormand is on fire in Martin McDonagh's unmissable tragicomedy

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