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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

Journey to self-realisation: Ashton Sanders in 'Moonlight'

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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