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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

Dunkirk: old-fashioned filmmaking in the grandest style

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.

After the Storm ★★★★ Quietly nuanced and moving Japanese family drama from Hirokazu Kore-eda

Baby Driver ★★★★ Edgar Wright's rock'n'roll car-chase is a classic till it runs out of road

Beauty and the Beast ★★★★ Disney's lavish modern reboot starring Emma Watson still enchants

City of Ghosts ★★★★ Chilling but inspiring documentary on undercover reportage in Raqqa

David Lynch: The Art Life ★★★★ Authentic and revealing doc charts Lynch's early years, and how his visual art morphed into film

Destination Unknown ★★★★ Holocaust survivors go back in sensitiive documentary

Dunkirk ★★★★ Christopher Nolan's evacuation epic lets Spitfires and Nimrod do the talking in old-fashioned filmmaking on the grandest scale

Gifted ★★★★ 'Captain America' Chris Evans flexes some different muscles in an atypical family drama

Ghost in the Shell ★★★ Japanese manga phenomenon gets the Hollywood treatment

I Am Not Your Negro ★★★★ Powerful Oscar-nominated documentary about the pioneering writer and Civil Rights activist James Baldwin

Julian Barratt, MindhornMindhorn ★★★ Eighties detective spoof starring Julian Barratt (pictured) in a blouson and eyepatch is a hoot

Miss Sloane ★★★★ The gun lobby never loses. But it's never had an opponent like Jessica Chastain

Norman ★★★★ Revelatory Richard Gere in mesmerising New York parable about the pitfalls of making connections in high places

Okja ★★★★ Tilda Swinton is the villain in a glorious South Korean fable about a big pig and the meat industry

Personal Shopper ★★★★★  Film noir? Ghost story? Olivier Assayas and Kristen Stewart flit compellingly between genres

Spider-Man: Homecoming ★★★★ Tom Holland brings us super-powers with a human face in fresh, funny version of the arachnid avenger

The Handmaiden ★★★★ Park Chan-wook's sensual reimagining of Sarah Waters' intricate lesbian thriller

The Other Side of Hope ★★★★★ Aki Kaurismäki at his tragicomic best in possibly his last film

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger ★★★★ Four very different films create an intimate portrait of an influential man

Wonder Woman ★★★ Gal Gadot shines in uneven superhero yarn

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