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Curtis Cook's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Willamette Week

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 No Score Yet Shut Up Anthony (2017) While the characters aren't always likable, their awkward misadventures are bound to get a chuckle.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
1/4 84% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) Puzzlingly, the movie rarely inhabits the entirety of the screen. Instead, a small, centered square or circle serves as a window to the film, with the rest of the screen in black -- a stylistic choice that makes for a difficult viewing experience.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
3/4 86% Nakom (2017) Cast largely with non-actors, Jacob Ayanaba carries this film masterfully, with Ghana's natural beauty standing out in every scene.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
1/4 14% Bitter Harvest (2017) The film's stark portrayal of Ukrainian suffering is stymied by a trite tale of young love.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/4 100% The Age of Shadows (2016) The Age of Shadows combines Korean historical fiction, thriller action sequences, and noir sensibilities, balancing calculated emotional drama with excitement and suspense.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/4 50% The Land of the Enlightened (2016) This is a visually stunning film that raises questions about what's next for Afghanistan, but the lack of a cohesive narrative makes it hard to care.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
2/4 100% The Distinguished Citizen (El ciudadano ilustre) (2016) The Distinguished Citizen is a purposefully paced comedy, every scene developing the film's absurdity while drawing the viewer further into the madness of Daniel's visit home.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/4 100% Rara (2016) Director Pepa San Martín crafts the story so that Sara's family turmoil is never directly explained to the audience. Instead, we see the tension of adult drama through the confused and disillusioned eyes of a young girl coming of age.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/4 83% Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) (2017) While the tone sometimes veers too zany, Like Crazy provides a fun romp through Tuscany alongside two fascinating, lovable characters.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/4 94% Glory (2017) Slow-paced and dialogue-heavy, Glory, by directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, uses grim satire to show how money, class, and power can unravel the best of our humanity. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
B No Score Yet Emily (2017) Despite the budgetary restrictions found in any independent feature, Emily is a compelling film.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B+ 100% Two Trains Runnin' (2016) Two Trains Runnin' reflects on the triumphs that inspire the soul and the tragedies that continue to plague the fight for racial equality.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
B No Score Yet Frank's Song (2014) Frank's Song is less a formal documentary, more an invitation into the life of an extraordinary old man.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
B+ 97% Aquarius (2016) Aquarius is the second feature by Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho (Neighboring Sounds), and the Portuguese-language film's pacing matches that of its senior protagonist: slow, deliberate and confident.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
C+ 44% King Cobra (2016) Slater and Franco are compelling in their roles, but King Cobra's jarring use of humor overly blurs the line between drama and satire while leaving a lot left unpacked.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
B No Score Yet Generation Found (2016) Generation Found is a documentary focused on alternative means of treating drug abuse in young people in Houston that offers an insightful and hopeful glimpse at successful resources for kids and families struggling with addiction issues.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
63% The Lost Arcade (2016) The Lost Arcade is an endearing documentary, but the film nonetheless feels significantly longer than its sub-hour and twenty minute run time.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
B 89% Do Not Resist (2016) Sure to affirm those who already agree with the documentary's ideology, convert a few wavering civilians, and shame anyone out there who legitimately believes that Concord, New Hampshire is in dire need of an armored personnel carrier.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
B 87% Mia Madre (2016) Writer-director Nanni Moretti packs as much humanity as he can into every scene, but at 108 minutes, piling so many crises into such a long and slow-paced film is a lot to ask of an audience.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
B 90% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) This documentary humanizes the tragic hardships of a deadly disease by capturing intimate moments.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
B 84% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) Within the first few moments of this film, some of the world's best musicians are seen playing an eclectic tune in an open-air market adjacent to the sea, defying any notions one might have had about an orchestral documentary.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
A 93% Tickled (2016) Tickled is a solid movie. It's also incredibly uncomfortable or intensely erotic.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
C 36% Honeyglue (2016) A twee romp through the familiar territory of indie faux-rebellion, James Bird's Honeyglue goes through all the regular motions.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
C+ 23% Being Charlie (2016) Complete with a long, pensive walk along the oceanfront, the film falls into well-worn devices found in many coming-of-age stories, but it's not without charmed performances.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
B+ 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) There's wonder in the desperation when we see Baker bleeding from the mouth in a bathtub as he practices the trumpet.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016