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Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' July 8-10


Although we don't have a Weekend To-Do List this week, Up To Date's indie, foreign and documentary film critics have a few new recommendations that might leave you bewildered.

Cynthia Haines

NUTS!, not rated

  • Dr. John Romulus Brinkley was an eccentric/flimflam man who made a fortune "curing" impotence with goat gonads. Need we say more?

Tickled, R

  • A documentary about an online fetish competition that centers around tickling. The film resulted in lawsuits and threats to the director.

Love & Friendship, PG

  • Kate Beckinsale plays Jane Austen’s Lady Susan, a young English widow who uses rich men as a vehicle for her climb toward wealth and status.

Steve Walker

Tickled, R

  • Engrossing and increasingly bizarre documentary follows an investigative journalist's hunt for the powers-that-be behind a subculture of tickling fetishists.

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.

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.
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.