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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

'Cold War' magic: Joanna Kulig

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.


Apostasy ★★★★ Unquestioning faith fractures in a quietly powerful debut

A Star is Born ★★★★ Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga make a compellingly combustible duo

BlacKkKlansman ★★★★ Spike Lee turns a startling Seventies tale into a gut-punch Trump protest

Cold War ★★★★★ Pawel Pawlikowski's gorgeous and mesmirising film honours the spirit of his parents' turbulent romance

Incredibles 2 ★★★★★ Brad Bird's long awaited follow-up to his cult kids' film pulls out all the stops

Leave No Trace ★★★★ Debra Granik's - intense off-grid drama tells of a father and daughter who don't fit in

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ★★★★ Sweet, silly, and, best of all, Cher: reboot improves upon its predecessor

McQueen ★★★★ Moving documentary charts the anarchic fashion designer's life and career

Mission: Impossible - Fallout ★★★★★ Indestructible Tom Cruise heads characterful cast in the best 'Mission' yet

Sicario: Day of the Soldado ★★★★ Violent, explosive and nihilistic thriller: apocalypse now for the Mexican drug cartels

Tehran Taboo ★★★★ Transgressive animation gives startling picture of life in the Iranian capital

The King ★★★★ New documentary uses Elvis as a metaphor for the state of the nation

Wajib ★★★★ Poignant, profound humanism in Annemarie Jacir’s father-and-son Palestinian drama

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