Alex Rivera's ambitious directing debut lacks the vision, or the budget, to pull off its fusion of sci-fi and aspirational saga.
Once it is established that professional boxer Dimitri Salita is also a practicing Orthodox Jew, Jason Hutt's journeyman docu, "Orthodox Stance," holds few surprises.
Idiocy in myriad forms being something of a homegrown specialty, Hollywood needn't normally import stupidity.
Acclaimed shorts and TV commercials helmer Jens Jonsson makes a confident but mixed-bag move to features in "King of Ping Pong."
"Fields of Fuel" addresses the issue of alternative energy and biofuels with its own kind of forward momentum.
A messy Texas stew of racial tension, personal liberation and murder-in-retrospect detective story.
A pleasingly non-formulaic romantic seriocomedy, "Definitely, Maybe" has charm and some depth, even if it's ultimately more a third-base hit than a home run.
A sometimes hilarious, often wrenching pas de deux between actors Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson.
An impeccably mounted survey of voices from across the spectrum of African-American accomplishment.
Virtually all the characters in William Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba" steal repeated glances at their watches, indicating that time passes for each of them and they have other places to be. Except…
Director Udayan Prasad transposes an urban myth, first published in 1971 by Pete Hamil, to post-Katrina Louisiana.