This is not quite "Big Momma's House: The Musical." But maybe it should have been.
A straight-from-the-heart indie that renders in primary colors a sympathetic portrait of a Muslim-American college freshman beset by an identity crisis on the eve of 9/11.
An efficient, cable-ready docu that takes an up-close view of Arab-American high schoolers, parents, coaches and educators in Dearborn, Michigan.
A predictable but pleasant Mexican-American take on "Sense and Sensibility."
A technically proficient collage of interviews with Marian Anderson's intimates, performance tapes and archival footage.
Viewers might be pleasantly surprised by restraint of helmer Mikael Hafstrom's atmospheric thriller.
A muted and morose pic likely to elicit begrudging respect more than genuine enthusiasm from festivalgoers and adventurous homevid and VOD viewers.
Well-crafted doc should travel far in fest, nonprofit and tube venues.
"Zenith" commands attention and builds suspense by taking inventive detours through familiar territory.
"The Heart Specialist" is DOA.