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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 titles below is well worth your attention.
Aftermath ★★★★ Schwarzenegger acts his age in a quiet, convincing tragedy
Aquarius ★★★★ Brazilian star Sonia Braga shines in unsettling portrayal of her country today
Beauty and the Beast ★★★★ Disney's lavish modern reboot starring Emma Watson still enchants
Mad to be Normal ★★★ David Tennant is electric as Sixties anti-psychiatrist RD Laing
Certain Women ★★★★ Low-key but mesmerising American indie exploring the lives of four disparate women
City of Tiny Lights ★★★★ Riz Ahmed starts in absorbing London noir drama that's big on atmosphere if low on suspense
Elle ★★★★★ Isabelle Huppert dazzles in Paul Verhoeven's genre-defying drama
Free Fire ★★★★ Brie Larson helps Ben Wheatley go back to brilliant, bloody basics
Ghost in the Shell ★★★ Japanese manga phenomenon gets the Hollywood treatment
Graduation ★★★★★ Cristian Mungiu delivers a bleak Romanian masterpiece
I Am Not Your Negro ★★★★ Powerful Oscar-nominated documentary about the pioneering writer and Civil Rights activist James Baldwin
It’s Only the End of the World ★★★★ Xavier Dolan's compelling family reunion drama stars Léa Seydoux and Marion Cotillard
Kong: Skull Island ★★★★ Colossal digitised gorilla shares spoils with John C. Reilly
La La Land ★★★★★ Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (pictured above) will have you floating out of the cinema on a cloud
Lion ★★★★ A very different passage to India in moving drama starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel
Logan ★★★★ Heroic swansong for the battered but unbowed Wolverine
Moonlight ★★★★★ Barry Jenkins' Oscar-winning Best Picture has a difficult journey of self-realisation at its rich heart
Neruda ★★★★ Flights of fantasy as the great Chilean writer goes on the run
Personal Shopper ★★★★★ Film noir? Ghost story? Olivier Assayas and Kristen Stewart flit compellingly between genres
The Handmaiden ★★★★ Park Chan-wook's sensual reimagining of Sarah Waters' intricate lesbian thriller
The Salesman ★★★ Iranian Oscar winner pays attention, and then some, to Arthur Miller
The Student ★★★★ Fundamentalism Russian-style: desperation and dark comedy
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
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