The 3 best dramas screening around Redwood City this week

Image: If Beale Street Could Talk/TMDb

In the mood to get real? Don't miss this week's lineup of dramas showing on the big screen in and around Redwood City.

Here are the highest rated drama films to catch in theaters, based on critical scores sourced from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. (Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango.)

If Beale Street Could Talk





After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.


With a critical approval rating of 94 percent and an audience score of 75 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "If Beale Street Could Talk" has become a favorite since its release on December 25.

The site's critical consensus notes that "'If Beale Street Could Talk' honors its source material with a beautifully filmed adaptation that finds director Barry Jenkins further strengthening his visual and narrative craft."

It's playing at Century 20 Downtown Redwood City and XD (825 Middlefield Road) through Thursday, Jan. 10. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Green Book



Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

With a critical approval rating of 81 percent and an audience score of 75 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Green Book" has proven a solid option since its release on November 16.

According to the site's critical consensus, "'Green Book' takes audiences on a surprisingly smooth ride through potentially bumpy subject matter, fueled by Peter Farrelly's deft touch and a pair of well-matched leads."

Want to see for yourself? It's playing at Century 20 Downtown Redwood City and XD (825 Middlefield Road) through Thursday, Jan. 10. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Bohemian Rhapsody



Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet - finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

With a 62 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is well worth a watch according to the viewing public.

Per the site's critical consensus, "'Bohemian Rhapsody' hits a handful of high notes, but as an in-depth look at a beloved band, it offers more of a medley than a true greatest hits collection."

Catch it on the big screen at Century 20 Downtown Redwood City and XD (825 Middlefield Road) through Thursday, Jan. 10. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

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