In the mood for getting in touch with feelings? Check out this week's lineup of dramas showing on the big screen in and around Atlanta.
Here are 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.
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 90% 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 noted, "The acting by the two principals is impeccable, their portrait of male friendship is deeply felt."
Catch it on the big screen at AMC Phipps Plaza 14 (3500 Peachtree Road NE) through Wednesday, June 26. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Luo Hongwu returns to Kaili, the hometown from which he fled many years ago. He begins the search for the woman he loved, and whom he has never been able to forget.
With a Tomatometer Score of 92% and an Audience Score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Long Day's Journey Into Night" has become a favorite since its release in April 2018.
"You may carry the echoes of this indefinable masterpiece long after you've awakened from it," according to Ty Burr of the Boston Globe, while the Chicago Reader's Ben Sachs said, "Bi creates a strong atmosphere out of familiar detective-movie and melodramatic elements, thanks largely to the inventive camerawork and charismatic performances."
Want to see for yourself? It's playing at Regal Tara Cinemas (2345 Cheshire Bridge Road North East) through Thursday, June 27. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
A shy but ambitious film student falls into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man.
Released on May 17, "The Souvenir" has a Tomatometer Score of 90% and an Audience Score of 33% on Rotten Tomatoes.
"[Honor] Swinton Byrne and [Tom] Burke make for one of the year's most intriguing screen couples, although this is a romance based on anxiety, narcissism and opportunism rather than anything resembling genuine affection," noted Peter Howell of Toronto Star, while the Globe and Mail's Barry Hertz said, "This is not a movie that lets life simply play out as it is or was — it is instead a collection of memories, some sharp as shards but others smoothed down."
It's playing at Regal Tara Cinemas (2345 Cheshire Bridge Road North East) through Thursday, June 27. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Do the Right Thing
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
With a Tomatometer Score of 90% and an Audience Score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, this 1989 release has proven a solid viewing choice. The New York Daily News' Kathleen Carroll said, "In the final analysis, the best thing one can say for [Spike] Lee is that he takes risks, like all true artists. For unlike most of today's filmmakers, he's not afraid to really challenge a movie audience to do some serious thinking," and the Philadelphia Inquirer's Carrie Rickey called it "an exceptional film, a movie that wisely deprives you of the cozy resolutions and epiphanies so often manufactured by Hollywood."
Get a piece of the action at AMC Phipps Plaza 14 (3500 Peachtree Road NE) and Regal Atlantic Station ScreenX, IMAX, RPX & VIP (261 19th St. NW) on Sunday, June 30. Click here for showtimes and tickets.