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Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' November 6-8

Whether you want to tackle life in China after the Cultural Revolution or sit back and take in a dark comedy about two friends going through a tough time, Up to Date's indie, foreign and documentary film critics have choices for you this weekend.

Cynthia Haines

The Second Mother, R (Portuguese with English subtitles)

  • Brazilian housekeeper's daughter moves in and causes havoc.

The Assassin, not rated (Mandarin)

  • This is one of the most visually stunning films I’ve ever seen. It is a dreamlike experience.

Coming Home, PG-13 (Mandarin)

  • The affect the Chinese Cultural Revolution has on a Chinese family 

Steve Walker

Miss You Already, R

  • Dark comedy about lifelong friends Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore coping with cancer, chemo, and infertility.

Truth, R

  • Cate Blanchett gives a fiery performance as the 60 Minutes producer behind the story that led to Dan Rather's departure from CBS.

The Second Mother, R (Portuguese with English subtitles)

  • Funny and trenchant Brazilian film about how a domestic worker's daughter shakes up the family her mother works for

Bob Butler

The Second Mother, R (Portuguese with English subtitles)

  • In a very subtle way, this is a hugely satirical movie... It’s incisive in the way it picks apart the ruling class.

Coming Home, PG-13 (Mandarin)

The Walk, PG