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Up To Date

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign And Doc Critics' 'Three To See' December 18-20

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Last-minute preparations for the holidays can be exhausting. Take a break this weekend and go see an indie or documentary film. Up To Date's  film critics share their recommendations:

Cynthia Haines

Spotlight, R

  • Reporters working for the Boston Globe uncover evidence of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal.

Brooklyn, PG-13

  • An young Irish immigrant is torn between her new home in Brooklyn and her life back in Ireland.

Room, R

  • A young woman and her son are imprisoned in a shed.

Steve Walker

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, R

  • Documentary about the rise of a radical political party amid the racial antipathy of America circa 1960s. 

Spotlight, R

  • Smart and suspenseful account of how Boston Globe reporters (including Mark Ruffalo) painstakingly uncovered the trail of pedophile priests.

Brooklyn, PG-13 

  • Saoirse Ronan is charming as an Irish girl on the cusp of womanhood adapting to America.
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