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The Best Films Out Now
The Best Films Out Now
theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment
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 films below is well wroth seeing.
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
Gold ★★★ Matthew McConaughey's fable of untold riches is harder work than it ought to be
It’s Only the End of the World ★★★★ Xavier Dolan's compelling family reunion drama stars Léa Seydoux and Marion Cotillard
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' Oscar-winning Best Picture 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 Student ★★★★ Fundamentalism Russian-style: desperation and dark comedy
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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