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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 Cannes winner 'Shoplifters'

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.


Assassination Nation ★★★★ Social media witch-hunt faced down by feminist teens in a pulp assault on the senses

Disobedience ★★★★ Sebastian Lelio explores lesbian love in a cold religious climate

Dogman ★★★★ Matteo Garrone takes on the mafia again in black comedy crime caper

Donkeyote ★★★★ Poignant documentary examining determination, resilience and the inevitability of ageing

Overlord ★★★★ War is worse than hell in JJ Abrams-produced D-Day shocker

Peterloo ★★★★★ Mike Leigh's angry historical film is a sprawling but riveting drama

Roma ★★★★★ Alfonso Cuarón’s triumphant return to Mexico with a ravishing love letter to the women in his childhood

Shoplifters ★★★★★ Deserved Cannes prize winner is a beautifully nuanced portrait of life on Tokyo's margins

Suspiria ★★★★ Horror shocker remade with heartfelt emotion

Three Identical Strangers ★★★★★ Award-winning documentary tells the extraordinary true story of three triplets seperated at birth for scientific research

Wildlife ★★★★ Carey Mulligan does some of the most dangerous acting of her career in Paul Dano's tense directorial debut features

Widows ★★★★ Feminist crime pays as Steve McQueen coolly recalibrates the heist film

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