With Royals' season at a disappointing end, and the Chiefs having gotten their game out of the way on Thursday, sports fans might be looking for other things to do. This weekend's a perfect chance to check out recommendations from Up To Date's indie, foreign and documentary Film Critics. They won't get our boys in blue into the playoffs or make up for two painful losses on the gridiron, but they might help you forget.
78/52, Not rated
- This documentary pulls back the (shower) curtain on the 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits it took to sculpt the three minutes of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho that redefined screen violence and horror forever.
Loving Vincent, PG-13
- A creative interpretation of the life and allegedly mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh, depicted in more than 65,000 oil painted animations that mirror the artist's own style.
Lucky, Not rated
- The late Harry Dean Stanton stars in John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut, which follows a 90-year-old's journey toward (but not to) spiritual enlightenment. David Lynch, Ed Begley Jr., and Tom Skerritt also feature.
78/52, Not rated
- The 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits that comprise the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho are deconstructed, celebrated and psychoanalyzed in an Alexandre Philippe documentary that's catnip for movie lovers.
- Daniel Radcliffe plays one of four adventurous men who embark on an ill-advised trek through uncharted Bolivia only to encounter injury, insects and infighting that nearly destroys them all.
Victoria and Abdul, PG-13
- Twenty years after she first played Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown, Judi Dench again reigns supreme as the monarch at 81, who, despite intense opposition, befriends a Muslim man from India as tutor and confidante.