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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.

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

An Impossible Love ★★★★ Romance turns toxic over the years in this French drama

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

If Beale Street Could Talk ★★★★ Barry Jenkins fulfils the promise of Moonlight with another searing and poetic drama

Jellyfish ★★★★ Powerful character work makes this British indie worth watching

Mary Poppins Returns ★★★★ Emily Blunt makes the role her own in a magic new adventure

Monsters and Men ★★★★ Dynamic yet subtle drama on the impact of police brutality on black Americans

On Her Shoulders ★★★★ An engrossing and startling documentary on Yazidi advocate Nadia Murad

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

Stan and Ollie ★★★★★ Steve Coogan and John C Reilly give phenomenal performances in the Laurel and Hardy biopic

The Favourite ★★★★★ Yorgos Lanthimos's scintillatingly warped portrait of the court of Queen Anne

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

The Mule ★★★★ Seeing Eastwood at the age of 87 still owning every frame with his languid charm, The Mule is a pleasure, albeit a somewhat guilty one.

Vice ★★★★ Adam McKay's Oscar-hopeful biopic on Dick Cheney entertains and chills

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