Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' May 25-27 | KCUR

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' May 25-27

May 25, 2018

It's Memorial Day weekend and, while many will venture out to a lake for celebrations, there are some who don't want to risk returning to work with a scathing sunburn. For those folks in the latter group, what better way to spend the long weekend than taking a well-deserved break at the local theaters? But what to see? The latest set of recommendations from Up to Date’s indie, foreign, and documentary Film Critics are always a good place to start.

Cynthia Haines

"Let the Sunshine In," not rated

  • Juliette Binoche plays a divorced painter looking in a slew of imperfect men for a life companion. The journey leads her to consider deeper questions about the nature of love.

"RBG," PG

  • In this illuminating documentary, two female filmmakers paint a three-dimensional portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, outlining the discrimination she faced in her early career as well as her rise as a pop cultural icon.

"Isle of Dogs," PG-13

  • Wes Anderson's unmistakable stye is front and center in this stop-motion fantasy feature, which follows a plucky group of intelligible dogs attempting to help a lost boy find his exiled canine companion.

Steve Walker

"Disobedience," R

  • After being shunned by her orthodox Jewish community in London, Ronit Krushka, played by Rachel Weisz, returns for her father's funeral and rekindles a love affair with the wife of the community's new rabbi.

"RBG," PG

  • This timely and spirited documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reveals her to be an outwardly timid avenger, a champion of underdogs and a spry wit.

"Isle of Dogs," PG-13

  • Wes Anderson's wildly creative animated film is a bittersweet tale about a human and canine revolt after all the dogs in a Japanese town are deported to Trash Island, a locale as grim and grimey as its name.

An earlier version of this post recommended the film, "Anything." As the film is no longer playing in the area, it has been removed.