In the age of streaming entertainment, it can be hard to leave the couch. But movie theaters still offer a special experience for those willing to get out of the house. Want to see what's out there? Take a look at this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Atlanta.
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.
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 percent and an Audience Score of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Toy Story 4" has gotten stellar reviews since its release on June 21.
"[Director Josh] Cooley's film quickens and deepens," according to 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."
You can catch it at AMC Phipps Plaza 14 (3500 Peachtree Road NE) through Wednesday, July 3; AMC Dine-In Buckhead 6 (3340 Peachtree Road) through Wednesday, July 3; and Regal Atlantic Station ScreenX, IMAX, RPX & VIP (261 19th St. NW) through Wednesday, July 3. 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 to be released on Wednesday, July 3, "Midsommar" already has a Tomatometer Score of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
"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," noted A.A. Dowd of the AV Club. Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt said, "The skin-pricking pleasures of 'Midsommar' aren't rational, they're instinctive: a thrilling, seasick freefall into the light."
Catch it on the big screen at AMC Camp Creek 14 (3760 Princeton Lakes Pkwy.) through Wednesday, July 3; AMC Phipps Plaza 14 (3500 Peachtree Road NE) through Wednesday, July 3; and Regal Atlantic Station ScreenX, IMAX, RPX & VIP (261 19th St. NW) through Wednesday, July 3. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America, and the human condition.
With a Tomatometer Score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am" has become a favorite since its release on June 21. The San Francisco Chronicle's Zaki Hasan said, "While the format as such doesn't allow for a critical push-and-pull, that's not a debit. This is about time well spent on a life well lived. A series of pieces adding up to much more than the whole," and The Washington Post's Alan Zilberman noted, "It doesn't matter whether you've have read all — or any — of Morrison books. Either way, you may leave the theater wanting to pick one up on the way home."
Get a piece of the action at Regal Tara Cinemas (2345 Cheshire Bridge Road NE) and Regal Atlantic Station ScreenX, IMAX, RPX & VIP (261 19th St. NW) through Wednesday, July 3. 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 percent and an Audience Score of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" has become a favorite since its release on June 7. The Detroit News's 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 AMC Phipps Plaza 14 (3500 Peachtree Road NE) through Saturday, June 29. Click here for showtimes and tickets.