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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

Thomas Gioria is brilliant as Julien, a child caught between warring parents in 'Custody'

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 Fantastic Woman ★★★★★ From Chile with heat, a powerful romance about a young trans woman and her doomed lover

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story ★★★★ Belated homage to Hollywood's golden age star with a scientific hinterland

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

Custody ★★★★★ Unflinching, masterful family drama heralds a new voice in French cinema

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

Isle of Dogs ★★★★ Wes Anderson's canine caper with a message is as inventive as ever

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

Mary Magdalene ★★★★ Potent, rigorously human feminist reimagining of Jesus and his female disciple

My Generation ★★★★ Michael Caine presents the Sixties: a total immersion in swinging London

Ready Player One ★★★★ Spielberg's thrilling cyber-universe puts drab real world in the shade

Sweet Country ★★★★★ Director Warwick Thornton's stunning Australian Western portrays hell in the Outback. On Netflix

The Islands and the Whales ★★★★★  Masterful, sensitive eco-documentary explores the Faroes' most controversial tradition

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

The Square ★★★★ Ruben Östlund's stylish, brilliantly acted assault on polite Swedish society

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

You Were Never Really Here ★★★★ Lynne Ramsay's wild ride to the dark side with an intimidating performance by Joaquin Phoenix as a remorseless lone avenger

120 BPM ★★★★ Stirring portrait of French activism in the age of AIDS deftly mixes the personal and the political


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