The best films out now
Get ready for a delicious Easter weekend at the cinema – whether you're in the mood for tropical melodies or violent stalker dramas, here's what to laugh with, cry at, obsess over and rewatch endlessly over the bank holiday.
Judi Dench stars in Red Joan, the film based on the life of Melita Norwood, the KGB's longest-serving British spy.
See this for: A recreation of the life of one of the country's most elusive characters, with a strong performance from rising star Sophie Cookson.
The writer-director and star of The Great Beauty are back together, as Paolo Sorrentino and Toni Servillo team up for an extravagant study of the Italian political mogul Silvio Berlusconi.
See this to: Get familiar with Italian history, in an unconventional format.
A brand new film from the mind of Donald Glover, Guava Island, recreates moments of Childish Gambino's best songs. Glover stars alongside Rihanna in a thriller-cum-love story on a fictional island.
See this if: You enjoy Childish Gambino's music and are already dreaming of summertime.
French acting legend Isabelle Huppert terrifies as a psycho widow obsessed with a naïve young woman in Greta, – a twisty romp full of violent fun.
See this for: All-in performances from unapologetically brilliant women, and plenty of heightened horror to have one hell of a good time.
In Wild Rose, Jessie Buckley plays Rose-Lynn, a young Glaswegian woman pursuing her dream of becoming a U.S. country singer.
See this for: An outstanding performance from actor and musician Jessie Buckley, in a feelgood country-loving Cinderella story.Read more ...
In Mid90s, Jonah Hill marks his directorial debut with a hard exploration of male adolescence. Stevie (Sunny Suljic) befriends a group of older skaters to escape his abusive home life.
Watch for: A nostalgia-fuelled good time, with an excellent soundtrack and brilliant confidence from Jonah Hill as a director.
Joaquin Phoenix, John C Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed star in The Sisters Brothers, the new Western from French director Jacques Audiard.
See this for: An endlessly likeable pairing of mismatched cowboys.
After winning Best Screenplay in Cannes last year, Alice Rohrwacher's pastoral Italian tale is bursting with freshness to wow an international audience.
See this for: An unconventional fairytale from one of the most exciting arthouse voices.
The DC universe has just found its next best superhero – like the body-switch comedy of Tom Hanks' Big crossed with the mismatched family dynamics Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters.
See this with: All the kids, big and small, for electrifying family fun.
Tim Burton's Disney live-action remake of Dumbo takes flight with Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton and Eva Green.
See this for: a dazzling visual reimagining of a beloved Disney classic.Read more ...
Finally nominated for an Oscar, Willem Dafoe plays Vincent van Gogh in Julian Schnabel's At Eternity's Gate.
See this for: Willem Dafoe's Oscar-nominated central performance, and an unconventionally immersive biopic.Read more ...
Patricia Clarkson tries to solve a case of a murdered cosmologist (Mamie Gummer) while learning a lot about Schrödinger's Cat.
See this for: A subversion of the detective noir from a daring female filmmaker.
After the success of Get Out, Jordan Peele returns with Us. Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke star in the horror film that tunes into introspective anxieties.
See this for: A horror film that also masters comedy, with an outstanding performance from Lupita Nyong'o.
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