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Up To Date

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' February 26-28.

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Feeling the need to cram before the Oscars are presented this Sunday? Up to Date's indie, foreign and documentary film critics suggest a few nominees to get you caught up.

Cynthia Haines

Mustang, PG-13

  • After innocently playing with boys on a beach, five orphan girls, their scandalized guardians confine them and arrange forced marriages.

45 Years, R

  • Approaching their 45th anniversary, a couple confronts a secret from their past.

Oscar Shorts: Animated, Live Action, and Documentary

Steve Walker

Mustang, PG-13

  • This Oscar-nominated Foreign Film is a gripping portrait of a traditional Turkish family's attempt to rein in five modern and rambunctious teenage sisters.

Son of Saul, R

  • A man in a World War II death camp stays alive by working for the Nazis to steer other prisoners to the gas chambers.

Spotlight, R

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