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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

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.

Animals ★★★★ Emma Jane Unsworth's novel becomes a riotous and unruly film

Gaza ★★★★ Sundance-screened doc paints portraits of love and futility

Hail Satan? ★★★★ Documentary reveals the comedy and politics of America's satanists

Holiday ★★★★ Harrowing Danish drama about misogyny

Mari ★★★★ Unusual dance drama mash-up creates a strangely compelling film

Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love ★★★★ Laughing Len's relationship with Marianne Ihlen gets the Nick Broomfield treatment

Midsommar ★★★★ Sun-bleached horror proves night isn't the only time things go bump

Once Upon A Time... in Hollywood ★★★★ Leo and Brad are an engaging double act in Tarantino’s mellowest film yet

Pain and Glory ★★★★ Almovodar's masterful meditation on age and art

Photograph ★★★★ Ritesh Batra presents his charming romantic drama set on the streets of Mumbai

The Edge ★★★★ Winning's cost considered in a revelatory England cricket documentary

Toy Story 4 ★★★★★ The reappearance of Woody's sweetheart marks a fabulous return to the big screen

Transit ★★★★★ Christian Petzold eschews the conventions of Holocaust drama in existential nightmares for a German refugee

Varda by Agnès ★★★★ Her wonderful personality to the fore, Agnès Varda shares her life and work

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A compulsive, involving, emotionally stirring evening – theatre’s answer to a page-turner.
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Direct from a sold-out season at Kiln Theatre the five star, hit play, The Son, is now playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.



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Written by the internationally acclaimed Florian Zeller (The Father, The Mother), lauded by The Guardian as ‘the most exciting playwright of our time’, The Son is directed by the award-winning Michael Longhurst.


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