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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.
Beauty and the Beast ★★★★ Disney's lavish modern reboot starring Emma Watson still enchants
Certain Women ★★★★ Low-key but mesmerising American indie exploring the lives of four disparate women
Elle ★★★★★ Isabelle Huppert dazzles in Paul Verhoeven's genre-defying drama
It’s Only the End of the World ★★★★ Xavier Dolan's compelling family reunion drama stars Léa Seydoux and Marion Cotillard
Jackie ★★★ One brief shining moment that was known as Camelot: how the Kennedy legacy was born
Kong: Skull Island ★★★★ Colossal digitised gorilla shares spoils with John C. Reilly
La La Land ★★★★★ Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (pictured above) will have you floating out of the cinema on a cloud
Lion ★★★★ A very different passage to India in moving drama starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel
Logan ★★★★ Heroic swansong for the battered but unbowed Wolverine
Loving ★★★ Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in a quiet true-life drama about mixed-race marriage
Manchester by the Sea ★★★★★ Casey Affleck is quietly immense in Kenneth Lonergan's powerful study of loss
Moonlight ★★★★★ Barry Jenkins' Oscar-winning Best Picture has a difficult journey of self-realisation at its rich heart
Personal Shopper ★★★★★ Film noir? Ghost story? Olivier Assayas and Kristen Stewart flit compellingly between genres
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ★★★★ The Star Wars franchise detours down a side-turning to a raw new direction
The Salesman ★★★ Iranian Oscar winner pays attention, and then some, to Arthur Miller
The Student ★★★★ Fundamentalism Russian-style: desperation and dark comedy
The Unknown Girl ★★★★★ Subtle Belgian noir about a doctor haunted by a young woman's death
Toni Erdmann ★★★★ Germany's Oscar-contender is lengthy and rewarding
T2 Trainspotting ★★★★ Danny Boyle and his reunited cast defy the curse of the sequel
20th Century Women ★★★★ Coming of age in California with Annette Bening as every boy's dream mom
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