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✹ WEEKLY FILM RUNDOWN: December 8-14

✹ WEEKLY FILM RUNDOWN: December 8-14

The latest releases and special screenings hitting Music City this week. For a list of new and upcoming films, check out our 2023 Movie Guide.

Eileen An isolated prison guard (Thomasin McKenzie) in small-town Massachusetts finds her budding friendship with the facility’s new psychologist (Anne Hathaway) spiral into obsession as their professional and personal lives erode in impeccable noir fashion. Read our review here. Now playing at AMC Thoroughbred 20, Regal Green Hills 16, and Regal Opry Mills 20

Maestro Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic will premiere on Netflix this Christmas, but The Belcourt has made it possible to see one of the year’s most formidable awards contenders on the bigscreen in an exclusive engagement. Now playing at the Belcourt.

Die Hard in Dolby Take some time out of the holiday season to see the action classic in a premium format. Then, skip the “Is it a Christmas movie?” debates because you don’t want to be that guy. Playing in Dolby at AMC Stones River 9 and AMC Thoroughbred 20 and in standard format at Regal and AMC

The Shop Around the Corner Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan star in the essential holiday romance from Hollywood’s heyday as two star-crossed lovers at a leather shop in Budapest. The movie that inspired You’ve Got Mail. Playing this weekend at The Belcourt

Love Actually 20th Anniversary Even if you hate the ultimate romantic comedy, it’s worth a watch just to spite the “Love Actually is problematic” crowd. Now playing in theaters. 

Elf  (Reissue) James Caan is the unsung hero of this whole movie. Now playing at AMC Thoroughbred and AMC Murfreesboro 16

The Polar Express (Reissue) Uncanny CGI Tom Hanks is still the most disturbing image of the 21st century. It’s no wonder Gen Z is so messed up. Now playing at AMC Thoroughbred and AMC Murfreesboro 16.

Oppenheimer (Reissue) Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster Oscar frontrunner about the atom bomb gets its pre-holiday encore this week. The perfect chance to catch one of the year’s standouts the way it was meant to be seen. Now playing in theaters. 

The Cello An “insidious cello” wreaks havoc on its owner's life. Somehow, Jeremy Irons and Tobin Bell are involved in this Saudi-American co-production from Saw alum Darren Lynn Bousman. Now playing in theaters.

The Disappearance of Shere Hite This documentary about how the author of the bestseller that “liberated the female orgasm” fled from public life made a splash at the Nashville Film Festival, and has continued to gain plaudits throughout the fall.  Now playing at AMC Thoroughbred 20. 

Waitress: The Musical The live Broadway recording of popstar Sara Bareilles’s adaptation of a 2007 indie movie finds its way to screens for one week only. Enjoy, but remember that an illegal immigrant murdered the original film’s director, Adrienne Shelly, in 2006, which none of the press materials want to point out for some reason. Now playing in theaters. 

The Oath A Hebraic warrior fights to preserve his nation’s history against a corrupt king (Billy Zane) in 400 A.D. Now playing in theaters

The Perfect Christmas A family endures conflicts, mishaps, and suspected criminal activity that challenges their ideal holiday in this low-budget, feel-good effort. Now playing at Regal

The Latest in Bolly/Tolly/Kolly/Lollywood and Other Special Presentations of Asian and Middle Eastern Imports.

Extra Ordinary Man (Telugu) A movie extra could get the chance to shine when he’s promoted to leading man as long as he overcomes some comic hurdles. Now playing at Regal Hollywood 27. 

Hi Nana  (Telugu) When his daughter meets a woman from his past, a fashion photographer tries to keep the origins of her mother a secret to avoid dealing with his own trauma. Now playing at AMC Thoroughbred 20 and Regal Hollywood 27.

Joram (Hindi) A fugitive goes to great lengths to protect his baby as his enemies close in. Now playing at Regal Hollywood 27.

The Last Wife (Vietnamese) During the Nguyen Dynasty, a married woman’s life takes an unexpected turn when she reunites with a childhood friend. Now playing at Regal Hollywood 27.