Paul Matwychuk

Paul Matwychuk

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Total Reviews:
74
Total QuickRatings:
43

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95% The Return (Vozvrashcheniye) (2003) " The Return feels like an experiment designed to find out how much basic plot information you can withhold from an audience and still have an interesting movie." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 4, 2005
48% Saw (2014) " Capped by a final plot twist so insane I almost feel obligated to salute it out of respect for its sheer lunacy." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 4, 2005
39% Birth (2004) " Birth is the beigest, most suffocatingly tasteful film I've seen since Woody Allen's Another Woman." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 4, 2005
64% Stage Beauty (2004) " Stage Beauty pretends to be a celebration of acting, but in fact it's saying you'll be happiest if you go through life playing the most conventional role you can find." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 4, 2005
68% Closer (2004) " To quote the haunting Damien Rice song that bookends the film, you can't take your eyes off of it." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 4, 2005
77% The Machinist (2004) " You can't stop thinking about how awful Bale looks-partly because his transformation is so unnerving, but also because the film doesn't give you anything else to think about. " — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 4, 2005
71% Gozu (Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu) (2003) " Anyone in the mood for a gender-bending yakuza comedy/horror film and who doesn't mind seeing a lot of bodily fluids spewing onto the screen ought to give Gozu a whirl." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 4, 2005
59% Enduring Love (2004) " The notion that being stalked can lead to a spiritual rebirth is pretty goofy, but Enduring Love is skillful enough to make it seem like a reasonable proposition." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 4, 2005
90% Kinsey (2004) " I don't think you could ask more from a biopic than what Bill Condon accomplishes with Kinsey." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 4, 2005
96% The Pianist (2002) " There's a rock-solid authenticity to every scene of The Pianist that seems utterly unquestionable to me." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 23, 2003
92% Standing In The Shadows of Motown (2002) " Standing in the Shadows of Motown takes one of the great unknown stories in music history and translates it to the screen in the blandest way possible." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 19, 2003
64% Evelyn (2002) " I can't say as I was surprised by a single scene in Evelyn, and yet, despite all the manipulations of the script, the film is so sincere and good-hearted that it won me over anyway." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 19, 2003
84% Margaret Cho - Notorious C.H.O. (2002) " Notorious C.H.O. made me laugh as long and hard as any movie I've seen this year." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 19, 2003
21% The Hot Chick (2002) " Couldn't someone take Rob Schneider and have him switch bodies with a funny person?" — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 19, 2003
72% Happy Times (2002) " Happy Times sounds like any of the dozens of heart-tugging comedies that Miramax seems to release every month, but it has such a peculiar premise and the central performance by Zhao Benshan is so winning that Zhang gets away with it by the skin of" — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 19, 2003
84% Little Otik (2001) " Like many Disney films, Little Otik is based on a classic European folktale, but while Disney cleans these stories up into candy-coloured moral fables ready to be adapted into breakfast cereals and ice shows, Svankmajer eagerly plunges into their d" — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 19, 2003
79% Audition (Ôdishon) (1999) " The Audition DVD includes a director's audio commentary for the final half-hour. You may as well turn the commentary on-you'll be clamping your eyes shut for most of it anyway." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Jan 19, 2003
33% The Truth About Charlie (2002) " Never do you get the feeling that anybody is in any real danger, or that there's any real attraction between Newton and Wahlberg-and when you're making a caper film that doesn't have any suspense or romance in it, there's not a hell of a lot else left for" — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Nov 29, 2002
74% Heaven (2002) " Arthouse hokum." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Nov 29, 2002
68% The Grey Zone (2002) " It's hard to imagine anybody ever being "in the mood" to view a movie as harrowing and painful as The Grey Zone, but it's equally hard to imagine anybody being able to tear their eyes away from the screen once it's started." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Nov 29, 2002
76% Igby Goes Down (2002) " Writer/director Burr Steers displays a pitch-perfect sense of the way Igby is at once repelled by his family and his upbringing and yet an unmistakable product of it." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Nov 29, 2002
66% Solaris (2002) " Solaris is what you'd call a "thinking person's sci-fi film," and it has all the strengths and weaknesses that that term implies." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Nov 29, 2002
72% The Ring (2002) " Nothing in Gore Verbinski's previous résumé indicated he had the ability to create the lingering atmosphere of low-key dread he displays in The Ring." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Oct 17, 2002
11% American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002) " One of the oddest and most inexplicable sequels in movie history." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Oct 10, 2002
75% Secretary (2002) " Secretary isn't a movie about humiliation or depravity at all; it's a dizzy fairytale about two people who help each other to stop feeling ashamed of the very things that give them pleasure." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Oct 3, 2002
38% Sweet Home Alabama (2002) " Reese Witherspoon is such a skilled comedienne that it's a shame that people seem to prefer seeing her in films like Sweet Home Alabama, which are completely unworthy of her talents." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Oct 3, 2002
40% Reign of Fire (2002) " Reign of Fire contains several scenes in which the screen is filled with immense fire-breathing dragons, but you don't feel the slightest twinge of awe or fear for the size of these creatures or their incredible destructive powers." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Oct 1, 2002
81% Stuart Little 2 (2002) " A small thing can have large significance: that's a nice theme for a children's film to have." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Sep 30, 2002
92% Mostly Martha (Bella Martha) (2001) " The surprising thing about Mostly Martha is not that it dodges the clichés it sets up... but that its fulfillment of those clichés, and the warmth you feel as a result, seem so honestly earned." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Sep 17, 2002
14% Swimfan (2002) " Amounts to little more than a waterlogged teenage version of Fatal Attraction." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Sep 17, 2002
26% Chelsea Walls (2001) " This thing is virtually unwatchable." — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Posted Sep 17, 2002
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