In the market for high-caliber entertainment? Take a look at this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Albuquerque.
Read on for the highest-rated films to catch, based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer Score, which reflects the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics.
Toy Story 4
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.
Boasting a Tomatometer Score of 98% and an Audience Score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Toy Story 4" has proven to be a critical darling since its release on June 21.
The New Yorker's Anthony Lane said, "(Josh) Cooley's film quickens and deepens," while Matthew Rozsa of Salon noted, "The latest installment, 'Toy Story 4,' is perhaps the bleakest (and most beautiful) of them all."
It's playing at Century Rio 24 and XD (4901 Pan American Freeway NE) through Sunday, July 7. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
With a Tomatometer Score of 97% and an Audience Score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, this 1975 release is a critical darling.
"'Jaws' is a grisly film, often ugly as sin, which achieves precisely what it set out to accomplish — scare the hell out of you," according to Arthur Cooper of Newsweek, while The Washington Post's Gary Arnold said, "I don't think there's a more exciting talent at work right now than (director Steven) Spielberg, an authentic moviemaking prodigy, and perhaps his worst problem from June 20, 1975, on will be preventing success from making a nervous or artistic wreck of him."
Want to see for yourself? It's playing at Icon Cinema Albuquerque (13120-A Central Ave.) on Sunday, June 30. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Set for wide release on Wednesday, July 3, "Midsommar" already has a Tomatometer Score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The AV Club's A.A. Dowd said, "This is, in other words, a less perfectly crafted nightmare than (director Ari) Aster's last one. But there's a deranged integrity to its sprawl, and to the filmmaker's willingness to embrace the darkest, most unsparing aspects of human desire," and Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt noted, "The skin-pricking pleasures of 'Midsommar' aren't rational, they're instinctive: a thrilling, seasick free fall into the light."
It's screening at Century Rio 24 and XD (4901 Pan American Freeway NE) through Thursday, July 11. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.
With a Tomatometer Score of 93% and an Audience Score of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on June 7.
The Detroit News' Adam Graham said, "'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' is poignant filmmaking with an invigorating spirit," while Soren Andersen of the Seattle Times stated, "The acting by the two principals is impeccable, their portrait of male friendship is deeply felt."
It's screening at Century Rio 24 and XD (4901 Pan American Freeway NE) through Thursday, July 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.