The best films at the cinema this week

A selection of the best movies currently screening in Beijing

Dubbed 'the Citizen Kane of bad movies', The Room quickly became a cult film due to its strikingly bizarre storytelling (not to mention Tommy Wiseau's unorthodox performance). It would eventually go on to inspire a memoir by actor Greg Sestero called The Disaster Artist, before finally being turned into a motion picture based on the book starring James Franco. On Sunday 18 February, Camera Stylo's hosting a special back-to-back screening of both films. Before catching that though, don't miss the chance to catch Australian director Alex Proyas (The Crow, I, Robot) take part in a China-Australia film forum alongside Chinese actor Jiahui Wu.

You can book tickets for all general release films – usually at least 50 percent cheaper than walk-in prices at the cinema – through Time Out Tickets. Click on the film you want to see, choose your seat and pay via card or WeChat – it's as easy as that. See here for a full list of all the movies in Beijing theatres.

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