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Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' January 15-17

Energized by the Oscar nominations this week? Up to Date's indie, foreign and documentary film critics have some suggestions to shape your weekend cinematic experience.

Cynthia Haines

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. 

Spotlight, R

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

Steve Walker

Carol, R

  • I just think it's a beautiful, sublime, moving film, capturing this conflict in this time.

Joy, PG-13

  • I think Jennifer Lawrence is terrific. I don’t know who else in the world could have played this woman and made you feel her journey… it's a wonderfully-arced narrative. She’s got pluck and moxie.

Spotlight, R

  • Smart and suspenseful account of how Boston Globe reporters painstakingly uncovered the trail of pedophile priests

Bob Butler

Concussion, PG-13

  • Will Smith in Concussion is probably the best performance he'll ever give.

Brooklyn, PG-13 

  • Brooklyn is a small, intimate, break-your-heart movie.

Spotlight, R