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The 5 best dramas screening around Greenville this week

The 5 best dramas screening around Greenville this week
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By Hoodline - Published on February 22, 2019.

Looking to reflect on the humanity of it all? Take a look at this week's lineup of dramas showing on the big screen in and around Greenville.

Read on for the highest rated drama films to catch in theaters, based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer Score, which reflects the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics.

(Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango. Movie ratings and showtimes are subject to change.)

Gully Boy

A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.

Boasting a Tomatometer Score of 100 percent and an Audience Score of 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Gully Boy" has proven to be a critical darling since its release on February 14. "Variety"'s Jay Weissberg said, "A mainstream rap musical served up with generous helpings of deftly written hip-hop lyrics and an appealing, largely well-woven narrative starring Ranveer Singh in all his charms," while Deborah Young of the "Hollywood Reporter" noted, "Zoya Akhtar directs with flair and passion and, aided by explosive performances from a right-on cast, triumphs over the familiarity of the star-is-born storyline."

Get a piece of the action at Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 & RPX - Greenville (1029 Woodruff Road) through Thursday, February 28. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

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 favorite.

With a Tomatometer Score of 94 percent and an Audience Score of 65 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Favourite" has garnered plenty of praise since its release in December of 2018. "The New York Times"' A.O. Scott said, "Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are both brilliantly witty and nimble, but Olivia Colman's performance is nothing short of sublime," while David Sims of "The Atlantic" noted, "Despite its period setting, "The Favourite" just might be Yorgos Lanthimos's most trenchant and relevant work yet."

It received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Lanthimos was nominated for Best Director, Colman was nominated for Best Actress, while Weisz and Stone were for Best Supporting Actress.  

It's screening at Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 & RPX - Greenville (1029 Woodruff Road) through Sunday, February 24. 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, 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 a Tomatometer Score of 79 percent and an Audience Score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Green Book" is well worth a watch. "First-rate execution can't solve all of a film's problems, but Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali offer a reminder that it can solve an awful lot of them," according to Christopher Orr of "The Atlantic," while "Time Out"'s Joshua Rothkopf said, "Call this actors' duet sentimental and simplistic at your own peril. "Green Book" may well move you, possibly to tears, at the thought of real social change and kindness (at a time when we need it badly)."

It received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, while Mortensen was nominated for Best Actor and Ali for Best Supporting Actor.

You can catch it at Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 & RPX - Greenville (1029 Woodruff Road) through Thursday, February 28. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Cold Pursuit

Nels Coxman's quiet life comes crashing down when his beloved son dies under mysterious circumstances. His search for the truth soon becomes a quest for revenge as he seeks coldblooded justice against a drug lord and his inner circle.

With a Tomatometer Score of 72 percent and an Audience Score of 60 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Cold Pursuit" is well worth a watch. "The New York Post"'s Johnny Oleksinski called it "an excellent film," while James Berardinelli of ReelViews said, “Cold Pursuit" works as intended."

It's playing at Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 & RPX - Greenville (1029 Woodruff Road) through Thursday, February 28. 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 the success and excess.

With a Tomatometer Score of 61 percent and an Audience Score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is well worth a watch. NPR's Bob Mondello said, "As for Freddie Mercury, is this his real life? Is this just fantasy — not sure that really matters either. When Rami Malek's strutting like a peacock, this movie is a decently amusing escape from reality," while Richard Brody of "The New Yorker" said, "Malek does an impressive job of re-creating Mercury's moves onstage, but the core of the performance is Malek's intensely thoughtful, insight-rich channelling of Mercury's hurt, his alienation and isolation even at the height of his fame."

It received an Oscar for Best Picture and Malek was nominated for Best Actor.

Get a piece of the action at Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 & RPX - Greenville (1029 Woodruff Road) through Saturday, February 23. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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