The best films at the cinema this week

A selection of the best movies currently screening in Beijing

Nominated for a Golden Globe just this week for his powerhouse portrayal of Winston Churchill, Gary Oldman (yes, that actually is him under all the prosthetics) has already been touted as giving the performance of the year as the embattled leader in Darkest Hour. Directed by Joe Wright (Pride and Prejudice, Atonement), Darkest Hour depicts Winston Churchill's early days as Prime Minister during World War II. Engaging, stylish and dignified, this gripping wartime drama is a rousing ode to one of Britain's most defining periods.

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.

If you see one film this month...