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.
The Eternal Memory A documentary portrait of Alzheimer’s ravaging a prominent Chilean couple may not make the best date night, but this Sundance winner is so much more than a polemic of the week. If you only show up to docs like this, maybe the status quo really will go away. Now playing at The Belcourt.
A Tribute to William Friedkin Experience The French Connection’s car chase, The Exorcist’s pea-soup-soaked meditation on faith, and Cruising’s career-best Al Pacino descending into madness while going undercover in gay BDSM clubs to catch a serial killer. First up is the taut trucking epic Sorcerer that finds Roy Scheider and Co. hauling loads of nitroglycerin through the Amazon. Now through October at The Belcourt.
A Tribute to Paul Reubens I’m not sure why Paul Reubens gets a pass from the same people who will surely piss on the graves of Roman Polanski and Woody Allen, but if Pee-wee Herman retakes his much-earned pace in the zeitgeist and Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime gets a public screening along with the long-neglected Mystery Men, I’m willing to overlook it for a month or so. I guess Reubens and Johnny Depp together in Blow was too much to ask though. Through September 24th at The Belcourt.
The Nun 2 The weakest entry in The Conjuring Universe gets a sequel that finds Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) once again coming face to face with every Catholic school kid’s worst nightmare. Sure to be a serviceable start to spooky season. Now playing in theaters.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 Ever wonder why those striking writers are so scared of AI? Now playing in theaters.
The Unknown Country A Native American woman (Lily Gladstone) gets back to her South Dakota roots while attending a family wedding. Even though the Lakota are the next big thing in radical chic, this one looks distinct enough to give a chance. Now playing at The Belcourt.
Kokomo City This black-and-white documentary following four black transgender “sex workers” will be the biggest thing at the movies since Barbienheimer. There’s even a screening with an intro from a “community organizer!” Sure to attract the most insufferable white people in Nashville this weekend.
Aristotle & Dante Discover Secrets of the Universe A brooding teen meets a free-spirited sprite at the swimming pool one summer in this adaptation of the bestselling Y.A. novel that’s earned some consistent praise. With Eva Longoria. Now playing in theaters.
The Latest in Bolly/Tolly/Kolly/Lollywood and Other Special Presentations of Asian and Middle Eastern Imports.
Jawan (Hindi/Telugu/Tamil) A wronged man goes up against a sadistic outlaw to right the wrongs of society while falling in love with a female cop. The type of over-the-top action flick Hollywood wrongheadedly abandoned in the early 90s. Now playing at AMC Thoroughbred 20 and Regal Hollywood 27.
Miss Shetty and Mr Polishetty (Telugu) A single feminist who never wanted to marry tries to suppress her burgeoning trad desires when she meets a charismatic city boy. We know where Matt Walsh would be this weekend if this were in English. Now playing at Regal Hollywood 27.
Mar3y El Breemo (Arabic) A watermelon vendor learns he is the heir to a great fortune. But when his brothers-in-law steal the two melons where he hid his diamonds, he must risk everything to claim what’s his. Now playing at Regal Opry Mills 20.