Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' February 1-3 | KCUR

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' February 1-3

Feb 1, 2019

January has come and gone, and hopefully so have your Christmas decorations. If not, you're neighbors may be seeing red — but isn't everyone, with Valentine's Day just around the corner? If you're still looking for that perfect person to spoil you on February's official day of love (you have a couple weeks yet), swipe right on the next Tinder profile, and take them out for a true test-run with one of Up To Date's indie, foreign and documentary Film Critics' recommendations.

Steve Walker

"The World Before Your Feet," not rated

  • The beautiful eccentricities that make up the five boroughs of New York City — from random fig trees to Jean-Michel Basquiat's headstone — are examined in this documentary about Matt Green's years-long vow to walk its every block.

"Shoplifters," R

  • In this Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film, a Japanese family of grifters, gamblers and thieves forms indelible bonds until a twist begs the question: What really defines a family?

"The Favourite," R

  • Ten Oscar nominations went to this delightfully vulgar, lavishly designed romp from director Yorgos Lanthimos that stars Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone as ruthless ladies-in-waiting vying for the attentions of a mercurial Queen Anne, played to the hilt by Olivia Colman.

Cynthia Haines

"The World Before Your Feet," not rated

  • One man gives up his traditional life for an 8,000-mile trek through the streets of New York City. Matt Green spends his nights couch surfing with friends and strangers while exploring every nook and cranny of the city.

"Shoplifters," R

  • The "resourcefulness" of a Japanese family of small-time crooks comes into question after they take in a beleaguered young girl they find in the cold.

"On the Basis of Sex," PG-13

  • Based on a true story, Felicity Jones plays Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she builds a legal career marked by cases aimed at overturning a century of gender discrimination. Mimi Leder's drama comes as the associate justice of the Supreme Court celebrates 25 years on the bench.