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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

Brad Pitt in 'Ad Astra': best sci-fi since Kubrick?

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.

Ad Astra ★★★★★ Maybe the most complete and profound sci-fi since 2001: A Space Odyssey

American Woman ★★★★ Leading lady Sienna Miller moves up a gear in blue-collar drama

For Sama ★★★★★ A young mother's video diary captures the daily horror of the Syrian civil war

Gaza ★★★★ Sundance-screened doc paints portraits of love and futility

Hail Satan? ★★★★ Documentary reveals the comedy and politics of America's satanists

Hitsville: the Making of Motown ★★★★ A thrilling celebration of the record label's heyday

Honeyland ★★★★★ A poetic environmental documentary on Europe's last wild beekeeper

Joker ★★★★ Joaquin Phoenix is phenomenal in this grounded comic-book adaptation

Judy ★★★★ Renée Zellweger makes her case for a second Oscar with a bravura screen comeback

Non-Fiction ★★★★★ Sexual fidelity is as believable as the digitally derived "truth" in Olivier Assayas's latest drama

Official Secrets ★★★★ Keira Knightley excels as the real-life GCHQ whistleblower in a powerful political thriller

The Farewell ★★★★ A warmly comic culture clash about a Chinese-American death deceit

The Last Tree ★★★★ Superb acting enriches Shola Amoo's story of a British-Nigerian boy exiled in London

The Shiny Shrimps ★★★★ Gay water polo comedy fishes some surprisingly deep waters

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