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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

God's Own Country - 'a raw, rural masterpiece'

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.

A Ghost Story ★★★★ Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star, but director David Lowery lets the sheet do the talking in a spellbinding vision of life, death and time

American Made ★★★★ Doug Liman's bouncy action caper revisits the slimy underbelly of Eighties American realpolitik

Atomic Blonde ★★★★ Charlize Theron is iconic in a silly but super-charged Cold War thriller

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

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

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

Final Portrait ★★★★ Geoffrey Rush is the spitting image of Giacometti in Stanley Tucci's convincing portrayal of an artist at work

God's Own Country ★★★★★ A new master of British cinema, Francis Lee's debut is starkly stunning

Hotel Salvation ★★★★ A tale of father and son told in impressive Indian cinema debut

Moon Dogs ★★★★ Gritty, fresh and very funny teen drama about boys chasing girl

Patty Cake$ ★★★★ Endearing comedy about a big girl with dreams of being a rapper

Quest ★★★★ Intimate documentary about a north Philly community

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

The Big Sick ★★★★ Kumail Nanjiani's romcom about his own marriage has stand-out roles for Zoe Kazan and Holly Hunter

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

Tom of Finland ★★★★ From dark Helsinki to sunny California, engaging biopic of pioneer artist who created a gay visual culture

Victim ★★★★ Timely re-release for Basil Dearden's 1961 attack on homophobia

Williams ★★★★ The stirring story of the first family of Formula One is much more than a film about motor racing

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

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