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.
Fallen Leaves Finnish art cinema superstar Aki Kaurismäki returns with this Cannes-lauded wry comedy about an alcoholic and an itinerant grocery clerk finding love at the ass-end of the welfare state. It’s dark, smarmy, and as heartfelt as they come. Now playing at the Belcourt.
Night Swim A washed-up baseball player (Wyatt Russell) and his wife (Kerry Condon) hope for a new start when he moves his family to a suburban oasis. But the backyard pool has a demonic past that just might prove the ultimate threat to familial unity. The latest Blumhouse January horror entry looks ridiculous, but so did M3gan when it was released a year ago. Now playing in theaters.
Winter Classics The Belcourt knows we’re in the dregs. To help combat our seasonal blues, it’s culled together the best in snowy cinema. There are horror classics (The Thing and Misery), family favorites (Frozen and 101 Dalmatians), and cinephile catnip (McCabe & Mrs. Miller and Doctor Zhivago). This weekend offers the triumvirate of The Shining, Fargo, and Disney’s live-action bobsled dramedy Cool Runnings.
Sunday Supper Every Sunday until Valentine’s Day, The Belcourt offers up a bounty of films about culinary delights from all-time classics like My Dinner with Andre and Babette’s Feast to cult films The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover and I am Love. This weekend brings actor turned Williams Sonoma spokesman Stanley Tucci’s 1996 indie comedy Big Night about a struggling Italian restaurant in the Big Apple.
Some Other Woman Twilight’s Ashley Greene takes on the role of femme fatale in this erotic thriller about a housewife (Amanda Crew) who finds herself replaced by a mysterious woman while vacationing with her husband (Tom Felton from Harry Potter). Good to see those former YA It Kids are still getting work. Now playing at Regal theaters.
The Latest in Bolly/Tolly/Kolly/Lollywood and Other Special Presentations of Asian and Middle Eastern Imports.
Devil (Hindi) A British secret agent travels to India to solve a mystery that may alter the course of the world in the latest Bollywood action comedy. Now playing at Regal Hollywood 27.
Husband for Sale (Arabic) The title of this Egyptian farce says it all. Now playing at Regal Opry Mills 20
Abo Nasab (Arabic) A doctor combats problems with his family tree as he fights to conform to Egyptian society in increasingly outlandish ways. Now playing at Regal Opry Mills 20.