A wearyingly predictable thriller about "extreme tourists" who unwisely venture into a veritable ghost town near the site of the infamous nuclear power plant disaster.
This ponderously paced mashup of painfully sincere drama and beautifully lensed documentary won't survive very long in the theatrical wilderness.
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.
Documaker Mark Meatto strikes an effective balance between focusing on ambitious musicianship and stealing sidelong glances at internecine tensions in "How to Grow a Band."
Affecting performances and effective storytelling are the hallmarks of actor Matthew Lillard's debut effort as a feature director.
An infectiously joyful account of a whistle-stop tour by three appealing folk-pop ensembles.
When a documentary begins with its subject using his crutch to deliver a vicious blow to the director's nose, it's reasonably safe to expect less-than-smooth sailing ahead.
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