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9:54 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' July 19-21, 2013

The Israeli drama Fill The Void looks at life in a Haredi community.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of July 19-21? Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens. 

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5:42 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Film Review: Tense Negotiations Across The Open Sea In 'A Hijacking'

Mikkel, a cargo ship cook, withstands 127 days of captivity in the Danish film 'A Hijacking.'
Credit Magnolia Pictures

On its surface, the Danish film A Hijacking (in Dutch, Kapringen) is a tense hostage drama about a cargo ship overtaken by Somali pirates and the ensuing negations for the crew's release.

But director Tobias Lindholm has much more on his mind. Besides making a nail-biter where the potential for death hovers in very close quarters, he's also commenting on socioeconomic class and the wide ethical gap between the cooks and engineers on board the ship and the suits back at the corporate office who really reap the most benefits.

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Up to Date
10:46 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' July 12-14, 2013

The boys vanquish a watermelon in 'The Kings of Summer.'

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of July 12-14? Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens. 

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

DVD Gurus: Scouting Out 70s Cinema

Paper Moon featured Tatum O'Neal's Oscar-winning performance.

Bruce Lee's final film, a cyborg Yul Brenner and Tatum O'Neal's Oscar-winning performance all have one thing in common-- they hit the silver screen in 1973.

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Up to Date
12:39 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Cool DVDs For A Hot Summer

Up to Date's independent, foreign & documentary film critics recommend The Intouchables on DVD.

If you're trying to escape the summer heat, stay cool indoors with one of our independent, foreign and documentary film critics' recommendations of films recently released on DVD.

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Up to Date
12:31 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' July 5-7, 2013

'We Steal Secrets' is on two of our critics' lists for this weekend's Three to See.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of July 5-7? Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens. 

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Up to Date
9:56 am
Fri July 5, 2013

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, July 5, 2013

'20 Feet From Stardom' is one of our independent, foreign and documentary film critics' picks this week.

A grumpy widower tries to remember his wife by joining her old choir, and a group of Los Angeles teenagers live it up by breaking into celebrity homes. 

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Up to Date
9:28 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' June 28-30, 2013

Cynthia Haines recommends the film Frances Ha this weekend.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of June 28-30?

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Up to Date
11:12 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' June 21-23, 2013

Joss Whedon shot his version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in only 12 days.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of June 21-23? Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

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Film
7:00 am
Wed June 19, 2013

LGBT Film Festival Serves Up Divine Fare With A Dash Of James Franco

James Franco is the director of "Interior. Leather Bar."

Any film festival centered around themes that appeal to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered audiences or their supportive allies is sure to be as eclectic as its targeted demographic. This year’s Kansas City LGBT Film Festival at Tivoli Cinemas in Westport makes good on that promise.

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Up to Date
11:18 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' June 14-17, 2013

Hava Nagila is one of Steve Walker's picks this weekend.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of June 14-17?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Superman: Flying High At 75

"Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero" by Larry Tye
Credit www.larrytye.com

He is the original superhero of modern times and this year fans around the world celebrate the 75th birthday of Superman.

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Up to Date
1:15 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' June 7-9, 2013

Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's is one of our critics' Three to See.

Looking for a great film to see this weekend, June 7-9, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, June 7

A family man has a dark side… as a Mafia hitman, and one actress turns the camera on her own family as she searches for her biological father. 

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Film
8:12 am
Fri May 31, 2013

'What Maisie Knew' Is That Her Parents Were Utter Failures

Julianne Moore and Onata Aprile as mother and daughter in "What Maisie Knew."
Courtesy Millennium Entertainment

There’s no more important job than parenting, and it can go wrong in so many ways. In the powerful new drama What Maisie Knew, an updating of the 1897 Henry James novel to contemporary New York City, the audience sits by helplessly watching what happens when the wrong people fall into that job.

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Up to Date
10:06 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See', May 24-27, 2013

Kon-Tiki

  Looking for a great film to see this Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27, 2013?

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Up to Date
9:45 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See', May 17-19, 2013

In The House

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of May 17-19, 2013?

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6:30 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Writing Teacher Finds A Prodigy With Problems In 'In The House'

Kristin Scott Thomas rapt by writing in "In the House"
Courtesy Cohen Media Group

Fans of both independent and foreign films can trust that, if they feature Kristin Scott Thomas, they're worth an investment of time, thought, and money.The bilingual actress has impeccable taste and can lift even mundane films to a place of esteemed elegance.

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Up to Date
11:44 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See', May 10-12, 2013

Renoir

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of May 10-12, 2013?

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9:38 am
Fri May 10, 2013

‘Renoir’ A Portrait Of An Artist In Decline

Michel Bouqet at work as "Renoir"
Courtesy Samuel Goldwyn Films

To look at the collected paintings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir is to see all possible colors and textures made more rich and tactile by the light. Gilles Bourdos’ evocative Renoir is less a comprehensive biography than a portrait of the man in his golden years (played with astonishing physical accuracy by Michel Bouquet) when his output is hardly dented at all by his physical impairments.

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Up To Date
11:47 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See', May 3-5, 2013

Credit Porchlight Films

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of May 3-5, 2013?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, May 3

The Angels' Share

A rebound romance, a look at the omnipresence of the digital world and a German girl’s confused journey at the end of World War II are all competing for moviegoers’ attention this weekend.

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Up to Date
1:58 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' April 26-28, 2013

"The Gatekeepers" remains on critic Cynthia Haines "Three to See" list.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of April 26-28, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

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Film
8:05 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Tip A Tumbler Of Fine Scotch To 'The Angels' Share'

The cast of 'The Angels' Share'
Courtesy Sixteen Films/EPA

It takes great skill to make a movie that balances potentially incongruous tones of brutality, comedy and hope. With the marvelous new movie The Angels’ Share, director Ken Loach demonstrates that he is gifted enough to do that.

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5:48 am
Fri April 26, 2013

From A Mucked Up Life, 'Mud' Barrels Through

Matthew McConaughey and Tye Sheridan make unlikely comrades in 'Mud'
Courtesy Roadside Attractions

A 14-year-old Arkansas kid gets mixed up with a murderer while pondering romantic notions about the meaning of love in Jeff Nichols’ assured and beautifully written Southern melodrama Mud.

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Up to Date
11:06 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' April 19-21, 2013

No

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Up to Date
11:27 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' April 12-14, 2013

Ryan Gosling in 'The Place Beyond The Pines.'

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of April 12-14, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

Cynthia Haines: The Gatekeepers; No; Quartet

Steve Walker: ​The Place Beyond The Pines; The Gatekeepers; No

Film
8:00 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Sins Of The Fathers Echo Throughout 'The Place Beyond The Pines'

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes struggle to define a family in "The Place Beyond the Pines"
Courtesy Focus Features

As stories about sons and fathers go, they can range from the Biblical to mythological - where patricide was the norm - to the searing contemporary take on fatherhood  in the new movie The Place Beyond the Pines by Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance.

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Up to Date
11:36 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' April 5-7, 2013

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of April 5-7, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

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Film
9:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Multiple Personalities Cross Time And Boundaries in '6 Souls'

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Julianne Moore headline the eerie "6 Souls"
Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

Made three years ago but only now seeing the light of day - though there’s nary a shaft of light in it 6 Souls is from the Swedish directing team Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. At times preposterous and blatantly derivative of films like Paranormal Activity and The Exorcist, it’s an effectively creepy psychological thriller that knows how to twist its plot threads around viewers’ necks, and it draws you in in spite of itself.

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