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Up To Date’s Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics’ ‘Three to See,’ September 30-October 2

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If the excitement of the first presidential debate left you with a little drama fix you need to itch, Up to Date has your prescription. This week, our film critics return to bring you the latest indie, foreign and documentary films showing on local screens. 

Robert Butler

Hell or High Water, R

  • Chris Pine and Ben Foster play brothers who seek revenge on a bank that threatens their family’s land. The chase of Sheriff Hamilton, played by Jeff Bridges, makes for an action-packed Western heist thriller.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, Not rated

  • A recollection of the 'Fab Four,' filled with interviews and music, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the world's greatest band. 

Little Men, PG

  • Two teenage boys from different social classes become fast friends until a conflict between their families challenges their relationship.

Cynthia Haines

The Dressmaker, R

  • Armed with a sewing machine, a seamstress returns to take vengeance on the town that exiled her as a child in this revenge comedy.

Little Men, PG

  • A tale of two teenaged companions whose friendship is beset by an undertone of class warfare between their parents. 

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, Not rated

  • A documentary featuring music, interviews, and stories of the iconic rock band from 1963 until their break up in 1966.

Steve Walker

Little Men, PG

  • Tensions in an increasingly gentrified Brooklyn play out through the friendship of two middle school boys whose families become adversaries.

The Dressmaker, R

  • Kate Winslet sizzles as a fashion designer who return to her dusty, quirky hometown only to find continued questions about the death of her primary school classmate.

The Hollars, PG-13

  • "The Office" alum John Krasinski directs and stars in this dark comedy about a family reuniting when the matriarch, the great Margo Martindale, becomes ill.
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.