Need date night ideas? Take a look at this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Tucson.
Here are 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.
Paris Is Burning
A chronicle of New York City's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.
Boasting a Tomatometer Score of 100% and an Audience Score of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, this 1990 release has been a favorite of critics, with the Chicago Reader's Jonathan Rosenbaum saying, "One emerges from this film not only with a new vocabulary and a fresh way of viewing the straight world, but with a bracing object lesson in understanding what society 'role models' are all about."
It's screening at The Loft Cinema (3233 E. Speedway Blvd.) on Wednesday, July 3. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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 been a must-watch since its release on June 21.
"Cooley's film quickens and deepens," noted Anthony Lane of The New Yorker, while Salon's Matthew Rozsa said, "The latest installment, 'Toy Story 4,' is perhaps the bleakest (and most beautiful) of them all."
It's screening at Century Tucson Marketplace and XD (1300 E. Tucson Marketplace Blvd.) through Monday, July 1; Century 20 El Con and XD (3601 E. Broadway Blvd.) through Sunday, June 30; Century Park Place 20 and XD (5870 E. Broadway Blvd.) through Sunday, June 30; and RoadHouse Cinemas Crossroads (4811 E. Grant Road) through Thursday, July 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.
With a Tomatometer Score of 97% and an Audience Score of 77% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Booksmart" has gotten stellar reviews since its release on May 24. The New Republic's Kristen Evans said, "It's more John Hughes than Judd Apatow, and it's a little more 'Bridesmaids' than 'Lady Bird' ... a success on [its] own terms," and Salon's Erin Keane noted, "'Booksmart' puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age night-of comedy because it's focused on two girls, one of whom is also queer."
Catch it on the big screen at The Loft Cinema (3233 E. Speedway Blvd.) through Thursday, July 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its midsummer 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 a wider release on Wednesday, July 3, "Midsommar" already has a Tomatometer Score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. The Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips said, "The movie works best, I think, as a black-comic treatise on what can befall a garden-variety passive-aggressive mixed blessing of a boyfriend if he's not careful," while A.A. Dowd of The A.V. Club stated, "This is, in other words, a less perfectly crafted nightmare than 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."
Get a piece of the action at Century 20 El Con and XD (3601 E. Broadway Blvd.), Century Park Place 20 and XD (5870 E. Broadway Blvd.), RoadHouse Cinemas Crossroads (4811 E. Grant Road), and Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18 (5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz) through Thursday, July 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.