Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' December 24-27
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.
- An young Irish immigrant is torn between her new home in Brooklyn and her life back in Ireland.
- Reporters working for the Boston Globe uncover evidence of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal.
- A young woman and her son are imprisoned in a shed.
- Jennifer Lawrence is terrific as the uncompromising Joy Mangano, who overcame steep odds and flagrant family dysfunction by inventing the Miracle Mop.
- 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.