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The latest releases and special screenings hitting Music City this week. For a complete list of upcoming releases, check out our 2024 Film Guide.

The Bike Riders Jeff Nichols (Mud, Loving) returns from an eight-year hiatus with this examination of the development and descent of a 60s biker gang featuring Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon, Norman Reedus, Jodie Comer, and Elvis’s Austin Butler. As we talk about in today’s feature article, it’s a low-key triumph from one of America’s most unassuming talents. Now playing in theaters

Thelma When a great-grandmother (June Squibb) falls victim to a con artist, she goes on a vigilante trek through the L.A. underworld to reclaim what’s here in a mashup of Point Break and Mission: Impossible that’s earned some of the year’s best reviews. Now playing in theaters

1999 @ The Belcourt Throughout June, The Belcourt offers twenty-five titles in celebration of the best movie year ever’s 25th anniversary. This week’s must-sees are Spike Jonze’s trippy Being John Malkovich, Jim Carrey’s career-best turn as Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon, teen movie Shakespeare adaptation 10 Things I Hate About You, horror phenomenon The Blair Witch Project, and Cuban music doc Buena Vista Social Club. The series also offers encores of Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and German import Run Lola Run. Hands down the can’t-miss cinematic event of the summer. 

A Celebration of Nicole Kidman @ The Belcourt As if 1999 weren’t enough, Nashville’s nonprofit cinema has assembled a career retrospective of the city’s most famous resident in honor of her recent American Film Institute Life Achievement Award. Kidman hand-selected eight of her best films, which will all screen twice, beginning with Gus Van Sant’s neo-noir To Die For and Kubrick’s farewell to 1999, Eyes Wide Shut. The series also includes Dogville, Cold Mountain, Birth, Rabbit Hole, Moulin Rouge!, and The Others–the latter of which Kidman will introduce on June 29th. 

Ghostlight A construction worker drifting further apart from his wife and daughter finds purpose acting in a community theater production of Romeo and Juliet in a film that still has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score six months after it made waves at Sundance. Now playing in theaters

The Exorcism Russell Crowe plays an addiction-addled actor starring in a demonic possession flick who must figure out if the sinister forces behind his unraveling are self-inflicted or supernatural. Now playing in theaters

Army of Darkness and Crank: High Voltage @ Belcourt Midnights Bruce Campbell introduces the Boomstick to medieval warriors in the third Evil Dead movie on Friday. Then, the craziest Jason Statham action opus ever put to screen gets the credit it deserves Saturday night as Hollywood’s everyman fends off mobsters while juicing his mechanical heart with any electricity he can find. Featuring a  Pre-recorded introduction from co-director and co-writer Mark Neveldine

Banel & Adama Duty conflicts with affection when the newly appointed chief of a Senegalese village must balance his failing leadership with his undying love for his wife. Now playing at The Belcourt

I Am: Celine Dion An intimate look at the Canadian ballad master’s recent illness and fight to keep doing what she loves against all odds. Now playing in theaters.

Ghost: Rite Here Rite Now The Swedish rock sensation brings their KISS-like energy to this concert film. Playing this weekend in theaters

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

Ishq Vishk Rebound (Hindi) An ensemble comedy about four twenty-somethings navigating love and self-discovery. Now playing at Regal Hollywood 27.

Kotee (Kannada) An honest man is called to action when he refuses to bend to the mob’s will in his attempts to pay for his sister’s wedding. Now playing at Regal Hollywood 27.

Umro Ayyar: A New Beginning (Urdu) A thief combats evil with his magic ban in this adaption of the Islamic epic Hamzanama. Now playing at Regal Hollywood 27.