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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

Susanne Wolff stars in refugee catastrophe film Styx

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.

Arctic ★★★★ Mads Mikkelsen on peerless form as a deep-frozen plane crash survivor

Avengers: Endgame ★★★★★ Marvel save the biggest and best for last

Beats ★★★★ Scottish comedy-drama comes with a social theme and a spellbinding techno set-piece

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story ★★★★ The inspiring saga of an artist hidden behind Sidebottom's mask

Birds of Passage ★★★★ Mesmerising Colombian family saga in the Seventies marijuana boom

Donbass ★★★★ Dark comedy and grotesque war stories from Ukraine

Dragged Across Concrete ★★★★ S. Craig Zahler takes the Lethal Weapon buddy cop movie to hell

Eighth Grade ★★★★ A dazzlingly real portrait of a teenage girl

Happy as Lazzaro ★★★★ Subtle Italian storytelling blurs the boundary between reality and dream

Hellboy ★★★★ A very English, very pulpy reboot for a super-demon

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum ★★★★ Latest instalment of Keanu's hitman saga sustains a ferocious pace

Loro ★★★★ Toni Servillo brilliant again as Sorrentino’s singular Berlusconi

Madeline's Madeline ★★★★ American indie heralds an astonishing new star

Styx ★★★★ High seas, high stakes refugee nightmare

The Sisters Brothers ★★★★ Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly star in wonderfully off-the-wall western

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

Vox Lux ★★★★ Natalie Portman stars as a curdled pop diva in music biz drama with big ideas

Wild Rose ★★★★ Jessie Buckley's starring performance is one from the heart in this Scottish ode to country music

Woman at War ★★★★ Timely comedy-drama about an eco-warrior with a difference

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