3 Best Movies in Theaters Right Now: ‘Don’t Breathe’ and More
Summer movie season is starting to wrap up, but that doesn’t mean that audiences should expect fewer exciting films to choose from in the coming months. This week is no exception, with several notable movies — from the latest R-rated horror flick to John Kransinski’s second directorial effort — set to hit the big screen. Can’t decide what to buy tickets for first? Here are our staff’s picks for the three best movies in theaters now.
1. Don’t Breathe
Directed by Fede Alvare, the R-rated horror flick follows a trio of reckless thieves who break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. It’s not long before they discover they’re wrong. Jane Levy, Dylan Minette, Stephen Lang, Danel Zovatto, and Emma Bercovici co-star in the film.
The scary flick has earned positive reviews, scoring an 88% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics have praised the home invasion story for being an exciting and thrillingly nerve-wracking addition to the horror genre.
2. The Intervention
The R-rated comedy drama, written and directed by Clea DuVall, features a star-studded ensemble cast, including DuVall, Cobie Smulders, Melanie Lynskey, Natasha Lyonne, and Jason Ritter. The movie follows four couples whose weekend getaway takes a sharp turn when one of the pairs discovers that the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.
Currently holding a 77% score on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has earned mostly positive reviews. Though the film boasts a somewhat familiar storyline, its honest and intimate delivery has earned praise among critics.
3. The Hollars
John Krasinski directs and stars in this family dramedy, which follows a struggling New York artist who returns to his small hometown when his mother falls ill. Once back home, he gets immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, overeager ex-girlfriend, and an old high school rival. Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins, Charlie Day, Sharlto Copley, and Margo Martindale round out the cast.
The film has earned mixed reviews, scoring a 48% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Though some have called it predictable and full of “indie-movie clichés,” Krasinski has earned high praise for directing “with humor and compassion,” as has the terrific starring cast.