The Good Shepherd (2006)
The Lookout (2007)
Cape of Good Hope (2005)
"A socially-relevant and meaningful film from South Africa which supplies plenty of reasons to feel optimistic about humanity's prospects."
Sacco and Vanzetti (2007)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Giuliani Time (2006)
The Ultimate Gift (2006)
"Perhaps predictable, sentimental and sappy, but who cares, when it also oh so effectively delivers the salient message that much is expected of those fortunate enough to have been born blessed with so much. "
Rent a Rasta ()
"A daring documentary which exposes sex tourism in Jamaica as not merely the harmless indulgence of horny white women gone wild, but as a burgeoning trend which is wreaking havoc on Caribbean culture and family structure. "
Reno 911!: Miami (2007)
The Heart of the Game (2005)
Daddy's Little Girls (2007)
"Gabrielle Union has never before exhibited as much of an emotional range as seen in this role as an ice princess whose cold heart melts when offered an opportunity with a real man who comes with a ready-made family. "
Hannibal Rising (2007)
"The film's near fatal flaw rests with the recasting of Hannibal as an admirable Nazi hunter capable of compassion, a person who bears little relation to the psychopathic misanthrope who so easily sent shivers running up and down an audience's spine. "
The Departed (2006)
" This overplotted, emotional dump plods along as if the characters are stuck in the cinematic equivalent of quicksand, never generating any traction because no matter how much everybody vents, nothing of consequence ever transpires. "
Monster House (2006)
Heading South (2006)
"This fascinating flick, using physical desire as a metaphor, examines political problems plaguing Haiti in the Seventies while simultaneously exploring pleasure purely from an older woman's point-of-view. "
African American Lives (2006)
"Narrated by Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this four-part PBS series follows the extraordinary efforts of nine famous blacks to find their roots, including Whoopi Goldberg who learns that she's not really Jewish. "
The Motel (2005)
Jesus Camp (2006)
From Other Worlds (2004)
"Picture a campy cross of My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) and The Brother from Another Planet (1984) in which you get to enjoy laughs galore, allusions to horror classics, and a timely social message. "
Smokin' Aces (2007)
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
Breasts: A Documentary (2006)
"Be forewarned that despite this critic's stamp of approval, this flick does trade in misogyny, profanity, the N-word, violence and drug use. Notexactly appropriate for impressionable young minds, despite the kid-friendly PG-13 rating. "
"If you've ever wondered what the course America history might have taken if the south had won the Civil War, you might like to check out this infinitely creative, alternately sobering and humorous look at America's lingering legacy of racism. "
Gridiron Gang (2006)
The Dead Girl (2006)
"This overhaul of the original eliminates Uncle Remus as well as the other ethnically offensive aspects to yield a politically-correct adventure about a mischievous hare which can be safely shared with the children, and enjoyed by kids of every age."
Mad Cowgirl (2006)
Freedom Writers (2007)
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Death of a President (2006)
"So long as you think it's okay to depict a realistic-looking assassination of a sitting president via doctored news footage, then you're likely to enjoy this intriguing whodunit in which George Bush is blown away by one of his fed-up detractors. "
Iraq in Fragments (2006)
Independent Lens (2006)
"The premise powerfully postulated here is that not only Ethiopians, but millions and millions of other Africans are suffering due to the paltry prices paid by big business for natural resources which most people from developed countries take for granted. "
Casino Royale (2006)
"A praiseworthy production which all but renders the carefully-cultivated James Bond franchise unrecognizable, adding up to an exercise in frustration for purists expecting a familiar 007 spectacular. "
The Architect (2006)