Think of it as the cinematic equivalent of a buzz-kill.
"Peace" proves newly relevant in the wake of the Honshu earthquake and subsequent tsunami, suggesting increased arthouse viability.
A well-cast but generally unremarkable drama about an Iraq War vet's struggle to recover from physical and psychological wounds at a military rehab hospital.
Stephane Gauger's sophomore feature, "Saigon Electric," is brash, baldly commercial and trendy.
Low-key charmer about the joys and challenges of being -- temporarily, at least -- a Yuletide icon.
Sold to MSNBC Films for broadcast later this year (in a much shorter version), it's a tube natural.
A low-key Argentine drama that spins a minor boss-employee contretemps into a moral fable.
An engrossing look at the benefits and perils of "medical tourism."
A modest, involving drama that hits few surprising notes but feels astutely knowledgeable about its subject.
"Almost Perfect" starts out as a romantic comedy, then gradually wends its way toward a more serious treatment of family dysfunction.
"Wretches & Jabberers'" ability to mix humor and emotion is the strong suit of this upbeat, music-saturated docu.