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The Best Films Out Now

The Best Films Out Now

theartsdesk recommends the top movies of the moment

Rory Kinnear in Mike Leigh's Peterloo

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.


Apostasy ★★★★ Unquestioning faith fractures in a quietly powerful debut

A Star is Born ★★★★ Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga make a compellingly combustible duo

BlacKkKlansman ★★★★ Spike Lee turns a startling Seventies tale into a gut-punch Trump protest

Cold War ★★★★★ Pawel Pawlikowski's gorgeous and mesmirising film honours the spirit of his parents' turbulent romance

Dogman ★★★★ Matteo Garrone takes on the mafia again in black comedy crime caper

Donkeyote ★★★★ Poignant documentary examining determination, resilience and the inevitability of ageing

First Man ★★★★ Ryan Gosling has the right stuff in Damien Chazelle's space odyssey

Peterloo ★★★★★ Mike Leigh's angry historical film is a sprawling but riveting drama

Possum ★★★★ Mind-infecting homage to 1970s horror from debuting director Matthew Holness

Roma ★★★★★ Alfonso Cuarón’s triumphant return to Mexico with a ravishing love letter to the women in his childhood

The Hate U Give ★★★★ - American teen drama takes on Black Lives Matter in worthy adaptation of Angie Thomas's complex best-seller

The King ★★★★ New documentary uses Elvis as a metaphor for the state of the nation

Wajib ★★★★ Poignant, profound humanism in Annemarie Jacir’s father-and-son Palestinian drama

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