Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains: Director Jonathan Demme follows the former president
on the tour for his controversial book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. The film
suffers from a feeling of sameness, but it's an intriguing historical document,
full of affectingly candid moments.
The Kite Runner: The screen version of Khaled Hosseini's bestseller about friendship, betrayal
and redemption, set against the turmoil in Afghanistan during the last 30
years, is faithful to the novel to a fault. The narrative detail bogs down the
storyline about a haunted Afghan-American man blessed with the chance to
rectify a wrong he committed years ago.