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The best films at the cinema this week

A selection of the best movies currently screening in Beijing

King Arthur
Whether it's comedy gold like Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Keira Knightley sporting a leather crop-top in King Arthur, or whimsical children's animation The Sword in the Stone, there have been a helluva lot of different takes on the legend of King Arthur in cinematic history. In fact, even Michael Bay's upcoming installment in the Transformers series (Transformers: The Last Knight) is set to tie in a subplot with King Arthur and Merlin (fingers crossed they're robots in disguise).

Featuring a bunch of British blokes (including David Beckham, because why not?) engaging in street-level bants like they're in Snatch, martial arts fight scenes and sped-up camera shots, Guy Ritchie's contribution to the Arthurian legend is distinctly Guy Ritchie-esque in style and execution. Starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law (who's having way too much fun as smarmy villain Vortigern), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is unashamedly entertaining.

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

Every week, we round up the best screenings taking place outside of Beijing's multiplexes. The best part is, most of them are free.

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