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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

Elastigirl rides again in 'Incredibles 2'

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.


Adrift  ★★★★★ Oceanic epic of love, storms and survival

City of Ghosts ★★★★ Chilling but inspiring report on Syria's citizen journalists

Early Man ★★★★★ Nick Park scores a magnificent goal with his stop-frame, football-crazy cavemen

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

Ismael's Ghosts ★★★★ A love triangle anchors a French director's rich, baggy, self-referential tale

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

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

My Friend Dahmer ★★★★ Backstory of a psychopath: Marc Meyers charts an inexorable path to darkness

On Chesil Beach ★★★ Saoirse Ronan excels in a film of very British reserve

Pin Cushion ★★★★ Childlike fantasies and quirky visuals mask a dark heart in creative Brit flick

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

Sweet Country ★★★★★ Director Warwick Thornton's stunning Australian Western portrays hell in the Outback. On Netflix

The Ciambra ★★★★ Supremely effective storytelling in one boy’s passage into manhood

The Happy Prince ★★★★ Rupert Everett's spirited and humane homage to Oscar Wilde is worth the long wait

You Were Never Really Here ★★★★ Lynne Ramsay's wild ride to the dark side with an intimidating performance by Joaquin Phoenix as a remorseless lone avenger

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