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Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' June 17-19

Berlin Film Festival

What does it take for Thomas Wolfe to achieve greatness? Up to Date’s indie, foreign and documentary film critic Steve Walker selected a biopic that helps break the mystery of his phenomenal writing. Dive in to one of these flicks while they're still on area screens.

Genius, PG-13

  • This exuberantly cerebral biopic features Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman as, respectively, esteemed editor Max Perkins, his frenetic protégé Thomas Wolfe, and Wolfe's unbalanced mistress.

The Lobster, R

  • Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in a dark, absurdist tale about a near future where single people must partner up lest they be turned into animals.

Love & Friendship, PG

  • A wry comedy of manners based on Jane Austen's novella Lady Susan, featuring a delicious Kate Beckinsale as a diabolical snob.
Since 1998, Steve Walker has contributed stories and interviews about theater, visual arts, and music as an arts reporter at KCUR. He's also one of Up to Date's regular trio of critics who discuss the latest in art, independent and documentary films playing on area screens.