Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' January 18-20 | KCUR

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' January 18-20

Jan 18, 2019

If this weekend's AFC Champshionship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots doesn't strike your fancy, and building a snowman just isn't your style, head to your nearest movie theater to see one of the recomended flicks from Up to Date's indie, foreign, and documentary Film Critics. 

​Steve Walker

"Burning," not rated

  • In contemporary Seoul, South Korea, an underemployed college graduate's dreams of becoming a writer are undermined when his new girlfriend returns from a trip to Kenya having befriended an enigmatic, Gatsby-like character.

​"Studio 54," not rated

  • A documentary about the infamous New York nightclub that, in post-Watergate and pre-AIDS 1977, became "the haven of inclusion" until the bacchanalia imploded due to felonious drug and tax evasion charges against the owners.

"Shoplifters," R

  • In this winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, a Japanese family of grifters, gamblers and thieves forms indelible bonds until a twist begs the question: What really defines a family?

​Cynthia Haines

​"Studio 54," not rated

  • Director Matt Tyrnauer's documentary chronicles how a New York nightclub got celebrities and drugs through the door, and became recognized as one of the great hedonistic sites in history.

"Shoplifters," R

  • The "resourcefulness" of a Japanese family of small-time crooks comes into question in Hirokazu Kore-eda's latest drama after they take in a beleaguered young girl they find in the cold.

"Maria by Callas," PG

  • A behind-the-scenes look into the life of an icon. More than 40 years after her death, the public gets a glimpse into the private and professional accomplishments of one of the most famous 20th century opera singers, Maria Callas.