Looking to get real? Don't miss this week's lineup of dramas showing on the big screen in and around Dallas.
Read on for the highest rated 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 become a favorite since its release on Dec. 14. Per the site's summary of critic reviews, "'The Favourite' sees Yorgos Lanthimos balancing a period setting against rich, timely subtext - and getting roundly stellar performances from his well-chosen stars."
Olivia Colman won the Golden Globe for Best Actress, while the film was nominated for Best Picture and Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone were nominated for Supporting Actress. It received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Yorgos Lanthimos was nominated for Best Director, Olivia Colman for Best Actress, while Weisz and Stone were for Best Supporting Actress.
Catch it on the big screen at Angelika Film Center & Cafe (5321 E. Mockingbird Lane) through Tuesday, Feb. 13. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Do the Right Thing
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
With a critical approval rating of 90 percent and an audience score of 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this 1989 release is a good bet, with a consensus that "Smart, vibrant, and urgent without being didactic, 'Do the Right Thing' is one of Spike Lee's most fully realized efforts — and one of the most important films of the 1980s."
It's playing at Angelika Film Center & Cafe (5321 E. Mockingbird Lane) on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.
With an 81 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Green Book" has proven a solid option since its release on Nov. 16. The site's critical consensus has it 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."
The film won the Golden Globe for Best Picture: Comedy or Musical, as did Mahershala Ali for Supporting Actor; Farrelly was nominated for Best Director. It received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, while Viggo Mortensen was nominated for Best Actor and Ali for Best Supporting Actor.
You can catch it at Cinemark 17 and IMAX (11819 Webb Chapel) and AMC NorthPark 15 (8687 N. Central Expressway) through Tuesday, Feb. 12; LOOK Cinemas Prestonwood (5409 Beltline Road) through Wednesday, Feb. 13. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star.
With a critical approval rating of 76 percent and an audience score of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Moulin Rouge" comes with positive recommendations. Per the site's summary of critic reviews, "A love-it-or-hate-it experience, Moulin Rouge is all style, all giddy, over-the-top spectacle. But it's also daring in its vision and wildly original."
Get a piece of the action at Alamo Drafthouse Dallas (1005 S. Lamar St.) and Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands (6770 Abrams Road) through Thursday, Feb. 14. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Sweety has to contend with her over-enthusiastic family that wants her to get married but the ultimate truth is that her love might not find acceptance in her family and society.
With a critical approval rating of 75 percent and an audience score of 75 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga" is well worth a watch.
It's playing at Cinemark 17 and IMAX (11819 Webb Chapel) through Tuesday, Feb. 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.