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✹ WEEKLY FILM RUNDOWN: February 23-29

✹ WEEKLY FILM RUNDOWN: February 23-29

The latest releases and special screenings hitting Music City this week. 

Drive-Away Dolls Ethan Coen splits from his brother for this goofy crime caper that finds two best friends (Margaret Qualley, Geraldine Viswanathan) unwittingly carting a trunk full of drugs on a road trip to Tallahassee as gangsters (Pedro Pascal, Colman Domingo) close in and corrupt politician (Matt Damon) seethes. Now playing in theaters. 

Perfect Days  German film legend Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire, Paris, Texas) has earned some of the best reviews of his career with this tale of a content toilet cleaner in Tokyo reflecting on the beauty of the world. A heck of a way to close out the winter on a life-affirming note. Now playing at AMC Thoroughbred 20 and The Belcourt. 

Stopmotion While working on her magnum opus, a stop-motion animator loses her grip on reality as her fantasy world bleeds into her day-to-day. The trailer has more striking visuals than 75% of films released in a given year. Now playing in theaters.

Ordinary Angels Hilary Swank lays on the Southern accent thick to play a recovering alcoholic called by God to help a widower father (Alan Ritchson) manage his chronic illness in the latest from Franklin’s own Kingdom Story Company. Now playing in theaters. 

Crash the Future Matt Damon and Ben Affleck produced this documentary about an underground art community dodging sniper fire in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War and their successful quest to get U2 to raise awareness about the conflict. Now playing at AMC Thoroughbred 20.

Seagrass A Japanese-Canadian woman reeling from the death of her mother brings her family to a remote retreat to try to save her marriage. A major hit at last year’s Toronto Film Festival. Regal Hollywood 27.

The Stolen Valley It’s changed titles since it premiered at the 2022 Nashville Film Festival, but the on-the-nose dialogue and clunky social commentary remain intact in this story of a Navajo mechanic searching for her father who teams up with a cowgirl outlaw. It sure is gorgeous to look at, though. From Franklin-based Evolve Studios. Now playing at AMC Murfreesboro 16, AMC Thoroughbred 20, and Regal Hollywood 27.

Demonslayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba It’s a bad day when you come home to find your family slaughtered and your sister a demon, but it’ll be a great weekend for fans of this mega-hit anime franchise. Now playing in theaters.

A Hip Hop Story A group of old-school rappers try to save hip hop from its current crisis. Now playing at AMC Thoroughbred 20.

Guadalupe: Mother of Humanity The vision of Mary that rocked Mexico 500 years ago gets the documentary treatment just in time for Lent. Now playing at Regal Hollywood 27 and Regal Streets of Indian Lake (Hendersonville).

Swoon: A Love Series: The Belcourt is the ultimate Valentine’s Day destination with a host of classic romances like Casablanca and City Lights as well as beloved contemporary entries, including weepfest The Notebook and Richard Linklater’s restored Before Trilogy. This week brings Francis Ford Coppola’s restored version of his musical One From The Heart, the rerelease of contemporary French classic Amélie, and Guinivere Turner’s trailblazing indie 90s romance Go Fish.

Tenet Christopher Nolan’s COVID era mindwarp finally hits IMAX unencumbered. Now playing at AMC Thoroughbred 20 and Regal Opry Mills 20. 

Les Misérables The 2012 adaptation of the iconic Broadway show featuring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway in her Oscar-winning role makes its way back to theaters. Now playing at AMC Thoroughbred 20.

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

Article 370 (Hindi) After a spate of violence hits Kashmir in 2016, a government agent vows to put an end to terrorism. Now playing at Regal Hollywood 27.

Manjummel Boys (Malayalam) A group of friends on vacation in the woods face a barrage of humorous mishaps. Now playing at Regal Hollywood 27.

Crakk - Jeethegaa Toh Jiyegaa (Hindi) A cast off from the slums becomes an underground extreme sports star. Now playing at AMC Thoroughbred 20 and Regal Hollywood 27.

Political War (Hindi) Unscrupulous politicians stoke religious conflicts to win an election. Now playing at Regal Hollywood 27.

Rajadhani Files (Telugu) The true story of a corrupt government that betrays a group of farmers who pooled their land together to build the capital city of Amaravati. Now playing at Regal Hollywood 27.

Sundaram Master (Telugu) An intimate character study of a social studies teacher who inspires students in a remote village. Now playing at Regal Hollywood 27.

Flight 404 (Arabic) Days before her pilgrimage to Mecca, an Egyptian woman must return to the hometown she left behind to pay a debt.  Now playing at Regal Opry Mills 20.