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The 3 best movies screening around York this week

Need date night ideas? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around York.

Here are the highest rated films to catch, based on critical scores sourced from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. (Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango.)

Free Solo

Follow Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, this would arguably be the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

Boasting a critical approval rating of 98 percent and an audience score of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Free Solo" has proven to be a critical darling since its release on Sept. 28. Per the site's summary of critic reviews, "'Free Solo' depicts athletic feats that many viewers will find beyond reason - and grounds the attempts in passions that are all but universal."

It's playing at Small Star Art House (232 W. Market St.) on Sunday, Jan. 27. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Becoming Astrid

When Astrid Lindgren was very young something happened that affected her profoundly, and this combination of both miracle and calamity came to shape her entire life. It was an event that transformed her into one of the most inspiring women of our age and the storyteller a whole world would come to love. This is the story of when a young Astrid, despite the expectations of her time and religious upbringing, decided to break free from society's norms and follow her heart.

With a critical approval rating of 96 percent and an audience score of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Becoming Astrid" has been a must-watch since its release on Nov. 23. According to the site's critical consensus, "'Becoming Astrid' pays tribute to a beloved character's creator with a biopic that proves the story behind the scenes is just as timelessly engaging."

You can catch it at Small Star Art House (232 W. Market St.) through Monday, Jan. 28. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

RBG

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg now 84, and still inspired by the lawyers who defended free speech during the Red Scare, Ginsburg refuses to relinquish her passionate duty, steadily fighting for equal rights for all citizens under the law. Through intimate interviews and unprecedented access to Ginsburg’s life outside the court, RBG tells the electric story of Ginsburg’s consuming love affairs with both the Constitution and her beloved husband Marty—and of a life’s work that led her to become an icon of justice in the highest court in the land.

With a 95 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 78 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "RBG" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on May 25. The site's critical consensus has it that "'RBG' might be preaching to the choir of viewers who admire Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, but it does so effectively."

It's screening at Small Star Art House (232 W. Market St.) through Sunday, Jan. 27. Click here for showtimes and tickets.