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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

Charlie Plummer in Andrew Haigh's 'Lean on Pete'

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

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

Filmworker ★★★★ Fascinating documentary about Stanley Kubrick's righthand man Leon Vitali

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

Lean on Pete ★★★★ Andrew Haigh's American road trip about loss and abandonment

Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank ★★★★ The artist puts himself in the frame in Gerald Fox's portrait

Nothing Like a Dame ★★★★ Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Eileen Atkins reflect with passion and poignancy on their remarkable careers

On Chesil Beach ★★★ Saoirse Ronan excels in a film of very British reserve

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 Deminer ★★★★ One man risks literal life and limb in this fascinating war documentary

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 Wound ★★★★ Sexual difference confronts social tradition in story set around Xhosa coming-of-age ritual

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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