Everybody's defying the odds in "Zoned In," an up-from-poverty striver story whose subject, Daniel "Sukie" Nartey II, makes it from the South Bronx to the Ivy League.
"Playing for Change" is a pan-global survey of varying styles of world music, is often so exhilarating, its neo-hippie utopianism doesn't seem so implausible.
A kidnapping turns prickly in the Down Under neo-noir "Cactus."
Gritty, lower-depths verisimilitude is vividly sustained throughout "Cook County."
The tragic backstory of "Tracing Cowboys" likely will color aud response if this demanding indie ever finds theatrical life beyond the global fest circuit.
A few minutes into "Thurgood" and he's got the audience eating right out of his hand. While that image may serve to describe the star power of Laurence Fishburne, it applies just as well to the late…
"Dare Not Walk Alone" zeros in on a single, lesser-known chapter of the civil rights movement and its continuing aftershocks on a local community.
"The Wrecking Crew" is a well-nigh irresistible treat for aficionados of music from the era when acts like the Beach Boys and the Monkees were topping the charts.