The best films at the cinema this week

A selection of the best movies currently screening in Beijing

Following on from the excellent Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, director Matt Reeves' War for the Planet of the Apes picks up two years after the US military started a devastating war between humans and apes. When Caesar's ape clan is violently attacked by rogue paramilitary faction Alpha-Omega, he abandons any goals for harmony and embarks on a brutal mission for revenge. Darker, smarter and highly compelling, War for the Planet of the Apes offers a complex and satisfying conclusion to Caesar's story.

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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One-off screenings

Last Sunday marked the start of this year's China Women's Film Festival. Featuring films from all around the world, such as Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures, confronting Aussie doco Call Me Dad, and Indian black comedy Lipstick Under My Burkha, check out our handy guide for a full listing of all the films, screening times and locations.