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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf star in 'Lady Bird', Greta Gerwig's luminous coming-of-age movie

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.

Battle of the Sexes ★★★★ Emma Stone aces it as Billie Jean King in her Hollywoodised face-off with chauvinist challenger Bobby Riggs

Call Me By Your Name ★★★★ Timothée Chalamet is a knockout in a heartbreaking, sensual gay romance

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

Lady Bird ★★★★ Saoirse Ronan stars in Greta Gerwig's uncynical and beautifully observed directorial debut

Molly's Game ★★★★★ Jessica Chastain gets her poker face on in Aaron Sorkin's high-octane gambling thriller

Paddington 2 ★★★★ Peruvian immigrant ensures work for British thespians including Hugh Grant’s superior baddie

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★★ Visually stunning and narratively shocking, Rian Johnson challenges expectations in the latest instalment

The Death of Stalin ★★★★ Dictatorship as high farce: Armando Iannucci finds a reign of terror's funny side

The Florida Project ★★★★★  Bright indie flick packs a punch with heartfelt storytelling

The Post ★★★★ Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks weigh in as press freedom - and female empowerment - come under attack in Spielberg's glorious paean to print

The Shape of Water ★★★★ Guillermo del Toro's creature-feature fable is a fine romance

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ★★★★★ Frances McDormand is on fire in Martin McDonagh's unmissable tragicomedy

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