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

Both our critics recommend 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.'

You can go back in time with Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman or stay in the present with a group of teenagers facing a serious issue. Whatever your preference, Up to Date's indie, foreign and documentary film critics have options for your weekend film-viewing.

Cynthia Haines

Wolfpack, R

  • The kinds of films he showed his kids was kind of strange since the reason he was keeping his kids locked up was to avoid the drugs and violence of New York City. My question was, "How much of this really was true?"

A Little Chaos, R

  • I felt like it could be a double feature with Far From the Madding Crowd. There’s a lot of humor in it, but it’s about repression.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, PG-13

  • It’s a bittersweet coming of age film with interracial relationships, love and rites of passage. I was broadsided by the end of the film.

Steve Walker

I'll See You in My Dreams, PG-13

  • A luminous Blythe Danner reluctantly welcomes companionship.

A Little Chaos, R

  • Feminist landscape architect played by Kate Winslet shakes up, then beautifies, Louis XIV's Versailles

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, PG-13

  • There’s a scene where he and the girl talk about a decision she’s made about her care. It’s shot in one, uninterrupted six or seven-minute take. The camera never moves, and I went, "Wow."