Although it canters down a well-trod path toward a predictable finish line, "The Cup" sustains interest through the smooth efficiency of its storytelling and the engaging performances of its lead…
Pic is a charmless teen-skewing trifle stocked with trendy slanguage and social-network gimcracks.
Writer-director Chris Fisher flirts with over-the-top exaggeration so often during "Meeting Evil" that auds might wish he'd gone all the way and dialed everything up to 11.
Writer-director Don Handfield fails to score with "Touchback," a lightweight and overlong feel-good drama that plays like a mashup of "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Friday Night Lights."
This well-crafted but heartrendingly grim pic probably will have to rely almost exclusively on ancillary tributes to reach a wider audience.