Want 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 San Antonio.
Here are the top-ranked 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.
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."
It's playing at Cinemark Movies 16 (5063 N.W. Loop 410th) through Wednesday, March 20. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist Henry Wilcox and his wife Ruth, and the downwardly mobile working-class Leonard Bast and his mistress Jackie.
With a Tomatometer Score of 94 percent and an Audience Score of 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this 1992 release has garnered plenty of praise.
"A can't-miss opportunity to experience some of the finest filmmaking of the 20th century," according to Barry Hertz of the Globe and Mail, while the Los Angeles Times' Kenneth Turan said, "What sets 'Howards End' apart is the complex emotional life of its characters."
It's playing at Alamo Drafthouse Stone Oak (22806 Us Highway 281 North) through Sunday, March 17, and Alamo Drafthouse Park North (618 N.W. Loop 410, Suite 307) through Saturday, March 16. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
England, early 18th century. 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 93 percent and an Audience Score of 67 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Favourite" has garnered plenty of praise since its release in December.
"Yorgos Lanthimos' dryly funny historical feature is all about power, and that means literally wearing the pants in a strange time," noted Cate Young of indieWire, while the New York Times' A.O. Scott said, "Weisz and Stone are both brilliantly witty and nimble, but Colman's performance is nothing short of sublime."
It's playing at Regal Fiesta Stadium 16 (12631 Vance Jackson) through Wednesday, March 20. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight against an opponent with ties to his family's past, Adonis Creed is up against the challenge of his life.
With a Tomatometer Score of 84 percent and an Audience Score of 82 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Creed II" has proven a solid option since its release in November.
The Atlantic's David Sims said, "Creed II fits the mold of every Rocky sequel-competent, entertaining, and a little passionless," and the San Diego Reader's Matthew Lickona noted, "Ryan Coogler, having gone on to bigger and bigger things, steps aside and lets relative newcomer Steven Caple, Jr. do the job of mixing the beats of Rocky III and Rocky IV into a smooth groove for the son of Apollo Creed (Michael B. Jordan)."
You can catch it at Cinemark Movies 16 (5063 N.W. Loop 410th) through Wednesday, March 20. 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 a Tomatometer Score of 79 percent and an Audience Score of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Green Book" is well worth a watch.
Christopher Orr of the Atlantic noted, "First-rate execution can't solve all of a film's problems, but Mortensen and Ali offer a reminder that it can solve an awful lot of them."
Catch it on the big screen at Regal Alamo Quarry Stadium 16 (255 E. Basse Road) and Regal Northwoods Stadium 14 (17640 Henderson Pass) through Wednesday, March 20. Click here for showtimes and tickets.