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 Miami Beach.
Here are the top-ranked 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.)
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 94 percent and an audience score of 62 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Favourite" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on Dec. 14 It's one of two flicks leading with 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film also took home a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture.
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."
Catch it on the big screen at Regal South Beach Stadium 18 & IMAX (1120 Lincoln Road) through Sunday, Feb. 24. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
On the Basis of Sex
Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.
With a 72 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 72 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "On the Basis of Sex" is well worth a watch. The site's critical consensus notes,"'On the Basis of Sex' is nowhere near as groundbreaking as its real-life subject, but her extraordinary life makes a solid case for itself as an inspirational, well-acted biopic."
In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at Regal South Beach Stadium 18 & IMAX (1120 Lincoln Road) through Tuesday, Feb. 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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 the success and excess.
With a critical approval rating of 62 percent and an audience score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is well worth a watch. The site's critical consensus is more guarded than public opinion: "'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."
The musical biopic racked up five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Bohemian Rhapsody" also scored two Golden Globes for Best Drama Motion Picture and Best Actor.
Get a piece of the action at Regal South Beach Stadium 18 & IMAX (1120 Lincoln Road) through Saturday, Feb. 23. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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