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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Helen Mirren face-off in The Good Liar

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.

After the Wedding ★★★★ Starry cast bring gravitas to knotty drama remake

American Woman ★★★★ Leading lady Sienna Miller moves up a gear in blue-collar drama

By the Grace of God ★★★★ A dark, meticulous drama from François Ozon influenced by paedophilia in the French church

For Sama ★★★★★ A young mother's video diary captures the daily horror of the Syrian civil war

Hitsville: the Making of Motown ★★★★ A thrilling celebration of the record label's heyday

Honeyland ★★★★★ A poetic environmental documentary on Europe's last wild beekeeper

Joker ★★★★ Joaquin Phoenix is phenomenal in this grounded comic-book adaptation

Judy ★★★★ Renée Zellweger makes her case for a second Oscar with a bravura screen comeback

Le Mans '66 ★★★★ Matt Damon and Christian Bale are an entertaining double act in real-life motor-racing drama

Marriage Story ★★★★★ Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver prove a perfect match as an imperfect couple

Non-Fiction ★★★★★ Sexual fidelity is as believable as the digitally derived "truth" in Olivier Assayas's latest drama

Official Secrets ★★★★ Keira Knightley excels as the real-life GCHQ whistleblower in a powerful political thriller

Sorry We Missed You ★★★★ Ken Loach's unapologetic assault on the gig economy

The Good Liar ★★★★ McKellen and Mirren play dark conman games in an uncompromising thriller

The Irishman ★★★★ Scorsese, De Niro, Pesci and Pacino are on top form in this sprawling gangster drama

The Last Tree ★★★★ Superb acting enriches Shola Amoo's story of a British-Nigerian boy exiled in London

The Report ★★★★ Adam Driver leads searing political drama

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