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Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' August 14-16

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William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal face off in 'Best of Enemies'.

The kids have gone back to school, and maybe it's time for you to go back to the movie theater. Up to Date's indie, foreign and documentary film critics have a few ideas to spruce up your weekend.

Cynthia Haines

Best of Enemies, R

  • The thing that’s quite amusing is the pompous attitudes of these men and their accents.

Mr. Holmes, PG

  • (Director) Bill Condon made some real mistakes in casting, except for Milo Parker, and he plays the (little boy).

Tangerine, R

  • This film is really about friendship. It is endearing; it’s entertaining. It’s funny.

Steve Walker

Best of Enemies, R

  • Deliciously acerbic documentary about the feud between intellectuals Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley

Tangerine, R

  • Inventive indie film set on Christmas Eve in L.A. with sassy transgender sex workers

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

  • A luminous Blythe Danner reluctantly welcomes companionship.

Bob Butler

Best of Enemies, R

  • The movie makes a very strong point: there was a time long ago when at 5:30 at night, the entire nation turned on TV and watched the news, and they weren’t getting polemics.

Tangerine, R

  • Think of a screwball comedy about transgender prostitutes. Somehow it doesn't compute and yet it works perfectly.

End of Tour, R

  • The film is basically a love letter to (David Foster Wallace).