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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

Jamie Bell and Annette Bening in Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

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.

American Made ★★★★ Doug Liman's bouncy action caper revisits the slimy underbelly of Eighties American realpolitik

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

Blade Runner 2049 ★★★★ Powerful sci-fi sequel is a masterpiece of design and cinematography but needs more soul

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

Dina ★★★★ Sundance documentary winner is a rewarding study of love and the human spirit

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool ★★★★ Annette Bening mesmerises as faded femme fatale Gloria Grahame

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

Heartstone ★★★★ Sensitive coming-of-age, coming out story set in spectacular Icelandic landscapes

Human Flow ★★★★ Two hours of human misery: a film that needed to be made, but do we want to heed its message?

Love, Cecil ★★★★ Poignant, inspiring, and very sad biopic of photographer and designer Cecil Beaton reveals the melancholy behind his exquisite creations

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

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

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

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