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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

Five stars for the explosive psychological thriller 'Burning'

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.

América ★★★★ A heart-warming document of love across the generations

Border  ★★★★★ An Oscar-nominated, quasi-Gothic fairytale that defies genre

Burning ★★★★★ Director Lee Chang-dong returns with a haunting study on millennial loss

Can You Ever Forgive Me? ★★★★ Oscar-tempting tour de force by Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant leaves no page unturned

Captain Marvel ★★★★ Brie Larson is simple marvellous in a superhero movie that’s galactic in scale yet refreshingly down to earth

Capernaum ★★★★ Reality and fiction collide in Nadine Labaki's powerful exposé of Lebanese street children

Foxtrot ★★★★ A bleak drama and a mordant black comedy showing the ruinous effects of Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory

Hannah ★★★★★ Rampling's restrained passion burns bright in slow-burning dram

Minding the Gap ★★★★★ Don’t be deceived, this skateboarding documentary is a heartbreaking classic

Ray & Liz ★★★★ Personal memories of a dysfunctional family captured in Richard Billingham's debut

The Kindergarten Teacher ★★★★ Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in a cautionary tale of obsession, talent and the power of poetry

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part ★★★★ Clever scriptwriting, jam-packed gags and top-notch animation wins the day one more time

The White Crow ★★★★ Ralph Fiennes directs a portrait of Rudolf Nureyev as an arrogant, ruthlessly ambitious young genius

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