4 notable dramas worth checking out in Cary this week

In the mood for a stirring story? Take a look at this week's lineup of dramas showing on the big screen in and around Cary.

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.

(Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango. Movie ratings and showtimes are subject to change.)

Gully Boy




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 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Gully Boy" has gotten stellar reviews 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."

You can catch it at Regal Crossroads Stadium 20 & IMAX (501 Caitboo Ave.) through Thursday, February 28 and Frank Theatres Parkside Town Commons Stadium 11 (1140 Parkside Main St.) through Friday, February 22. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

The Favourite




In 18th century England, 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 94 percent and an Audience Score of 65 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Favourite" has become a favorite since its release in December of 2018. "Weisz and Stone are both brilliantly witty and nimble, but Colman's performance is nothing short of sublime," according to A.O. Scott of the "New York Times," while "The Atlantic"'s David Sims said, "Despite its period setting, "The Favourite" just might be Lanthimos's most trenchant and relevant work yet."

The movie earned 10 Oscar nominations including one for Best Picture.

Get a piece of the action at Regal Crossroads Stadium 20 & IMAX (501 Caitboo Ave.) through Sunday, February 24. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Cold Pursuit




Nels Coxman's quiet life comes crashing down when his beloved son dies under mysterious circumstances. His search for the truth soon becomes a quest for revenge as he seeks coldblooded justice against a drug lord and his inner circle.

With a Tomatometer Score of 73 percent and an Audience Score of 60 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Cold Pursuit" is well worth a watch. "The New York Post"'s Johnny Oleksinski called it, "an excellent film," while James Berardinelli of ReelViews said, "Cold Pursuit" works as intended."

It's playing at Regal Crossroads Stadium 20 & IMAX (501 Caitboo Ave.) through Thursday, February 28 and Cinebistro Waverly Place (525 New Waverly Place) through Thursday, February 28. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Bohemian Rhapsody




Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet -- finding a way to keep the band together amid all the success and excess.

With a Tomatometer Score of 61 percent and an Audience Score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is well worth a watch. The New Yorker's Richard Brody said, "Rami Malek does an impressive job of re-creating Mercury's moves onstage, but the core of the performance is Malek's intensely thoughtful, insight-rich channeling of Mercury's hurt, his alienation and isolation even at the height of his fame."

The movie garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.

In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at Regal Crossroads Stadium 20 & IMAX (501 Caitboo Ave.) through Sunday, February 24. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

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