In a return to familiar territory for Tyler Perry, "Madea's Big Happy Family" provides deadly serious soap operatics and aggressively rousing religious uplift.
If "Outside Industry: The Story of SXSW" were any more inside-baseball in its focus, the interviewees would be wearing catcher's mitts.
A frequently unsettling account of how dubious "science" possibly led to an irreversible miscarriage of justice.
A slickly produced anecdotal account of how venture capitalists enabled maverick entrepreneurs to start and grow such companies as Intel, Apple, Genentech and Atari.
Surprisingly appealing in its exuberant amateurishness, "My Sucky Teen Romance" is a micro-budget horror-comedy tailor-made for teen geeks who are sufficiently self-aware to laugh at themselves.
A slight but likable dramedy about a tech-savvy young woman who attempts to interface with her long-estranged mother.
A quietly contemplative, deliberately paced tale of renewal and redemption, "A Year in Mooring" sails smoothly, if not downright defiantly, far beyond the commercial mainstream.
Despite the over-familiarity of its once-trendy time-tripping plot structure, "96 Minutes" maintains a brisk pace and generates a satisfying degree of suspense.
Exceptional performances by two femme leads and sensitive but unsentimental storytelling throughout.
Earnest and understated, "Weekend" has the intimate look and feel of a two-character stage play that has been opened up.
Think of it as the cinematic equivalent of a buzz-kill.