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Up To Date

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' December 24-27

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Whether you're anticipating the arrival of St. Nick or just enjoying a few days off from work, Up to Date's indie, foreign and documentary film critics have a few ideas about how to spend your vacation. 

Cynthia Haines

Brooklyn, PG-13

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

Spotlight, R

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

Room, R

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

Steve Walker

Joy, PG-13

  • Jennifer Lawrence is terrific as the uncompromising Joy Mangano, who overcame steep odds and flagrant family dysfunction by inventing the Miracle Mop.

Carol, R

  • A luminous Cate Blanchett plays a 1950s housewife who falls in love with Rooney Mara's unassuming department store clerk.

The Big Short, R

  • The confusing mortgage fraud scandal examined in Michael Lewis' best-seller becomes a wildly entertaining black comedy.