3 dramas to catch in Concord theaters right now

In the mood to reflect on the humanity of it all? Check out this week's lineup of dramas showing on the big screen in and around Concord.

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


The Favourite

In 18th century England, the close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favourite.

With a critical approval rating of 93 percent and an audience score of 62 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, The Favourite has gotten a lot of positive attention since its release on December 14. The site's critical consensus has it that, "The Favourite sees Yorgos Lanthimos balancing a period setting against rich, timely subtext — and getting roundly stellar performances from his well-chosen stars."

The Favourite garnered 10 Oscar nominations including one for Best Picture. 

It's screening at AMC Concord Mills 24 (8421 Concord Mills Blvd.) through Wednesday, February 6. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Green Book

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African-Americans were forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, based on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

With an 82 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 62 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Green Book has racked up generally positive reviews since its release on November 16, with a consensus that, "Green Book takes audiences on a surprisingly smooth ride through potentially bumpy subject matter, fueled by Peter Farrelly's deft touch and a pair of well-matched leads."

Green Book is one of eight films vying for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards.

In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at AMC Concord Mills 24 (8421 Concord Mills Blvd.) through Thursday, February 7. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid all the success and excess.

With a 62 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Bohemian Rhapsody is well worth a watch, with a consensus that, "Bohemian Rhapsody hits a handful of high notes, but as an in-depth look at a beloved band, it offers more of a medley than a true greatest hits collection."

Perhaps so, but the film is among eight movies up for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards. 

Interested? It's playing at AMC Concord Mills 24 (8421 Concord Mills Blvd.). Click here for showtimes and tickets.

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