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Curtis Woloschuk's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film, Paste Magazine, Willamette Week

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 60% Joy (2015) Charged with navigating a half-dozen equally fraught relationships, Lawrence is at the top of her dexterous game. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 23, 2015
7.7/10 85% Orion: The Man Who Would Be King (2015) We're left to marvel at the collection of outlandish characters who contributed to the Orion legend. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2015
8/10 89% Mommy (2015) Mommy is Dolan's own problem child. Consequently, it proves fitting that his evident love for it not only saves it but establishes it as a potent reminder that sometimes cinema feels most vital when it's this raw and messy. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 29, 2015
7.5/10 34% Blackhat (2015) As fascinated with harnessing light as the early humans were, Mann sees the skylines of Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Jakarta as fluorescent palettes with which to indulge his aesthetic whims. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 23, 2015
6.8/10 72% American Sniper (2015) Clint Eastwood's latest portrait of a man of violence unfolds with an immediacy that the octogenarian multi-hyphenate rarely musters anymore. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2015
3/5 82% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014) Its unhurried pace and inability to wring tension from the conflicting accounts ensures that though it fascinates, the film never fully enthrals. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 21, 2014
3/5 64% Au bout du conte (Under the Rainbow) (2013) An accomplished actress herself, Jaoui draws committed performances from her ensemble that effectively ground the breezy material. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 11, 2014
2/5 24% Devil's Knot (2014) Egoyan listlessly retraces the trial's tragic course but uncovers nothing new about human nature in the belaboured process. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 20, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet IL Etait Une Foret (2013) Jacquet employs some poetic licence (and lyrical voiceovers) to venture into more fantastical territory. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 20, 2014
4/5 94% In Bloom (2014) As civility and sympathy prove to be in ... short supply, the girls' unwavering devotion to each other makes for absorbing drama. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 5, 2014
3/5 53% Haunter (2013) Though [Natali's] haunted-house tale ultimately lacks the strong storytelling its high concept calls for, it still compels with its ambition, occasional eloquence, and heart-in-the-right- place vibe. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 2, 2014
4/5 76% Noah (2014) Aronofsky's first bona-fide blockbuster is a sweat-stained labour of love. Audacious and uncompromising, it's a legitimate epic. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
8/10 89% Le Week-End (2014) Equally quick-witted and drawing from the same well of low-grade misanthropy (or perhaps it's just Britishness), Nick and Meg enjoy an easy repartee, tossing cutting remarks with the aplomb and precision of circus knife throwers. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 20, 2014
6/10 60% Non-Stop (2014) Despite the escalating ridiculousness, Non-Stop remains passable escapism until it runs headlong into a "Can I get real for second?" climax. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 28, 2014
6.3/10 27% Pompeii (2014) There are few other action filmmakers who can bring such enthusiasm to wanton destruction, racking up a massive body count and yet ensuring that the carnage goes down as smoothly as an overly buttered piece of popcorn. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 21, 2014
8.8/10 87% A Field in England (2014) [A Field in England] demonstrates how genuinely spellbinding cinema can be when it's wielded by an artist who doesn't so much play by his own rules as forego such restrictions entirely. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2014
3.9/10 23% That Awkward Moment (2014) Gormican operates under the assumption that we're still fully invested in these commitment-phobes, waiting on tenterhooks to see if they can wrap their heads around the Monogamy for Dummies life lessons being imparted. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 30, 2014
4/5 86% Doomsdays (2015) Mullins has fashioned a hilarious revisionist rebel movie that's absurdity is rivaled only by its acuity. ‐ Grolsch Film Works
Posted Jan 27, 2014
2/5 29% Grudge Match (2013) Cheap sentimentality can't disguise the crashing cynicism on display. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 20, 2014
4.5/10 39% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) It feels like the announcement of a franchisor's global expansion strategy. Nothing on screen can equal the dread that arises at the very thought of Euro Paranormal Activity. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2014
2/5 24% Devil's Knot (2014) It feels like work-for-hire by a director who can barely feign interest. A true crime. ‐ Grolsch Film Works
Posted Jan 2, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Misfire: The Rise and Fall of the Shooting Gallery (2013) Misfire stokes nostalgia for a time when great down-and-dirty films seemed to emerge from the ether rather than being laboriously born of very public cap-in-hand petitions. ‐ Grolsch Film Works
Posted Jan 2, 2014
D 29% Grudge Match (2013) The seniors' climactic bout might be the most dispiriting scene to unfold in a boxing ring since a broken-down Mike Tyson surrendered to Kevin McBride back in 2005. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Jan 2, 2014
3/5 64% August: Osage County (2013) Maybe if Wells had served chicken instead of fish he might've discovered his appetite for unhinged debauchery. ‐ Grolsch Film Works
Posted Jan 2, 2014
C 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) Faced with an opponent desperately clinging to the last vestiges of his reputation, Gibney uncharacteristically fails to fully pull back the curtain. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Dec 21, 2013
2/5 41% Oldboy (2013) To its credit, Spike Lee's remake isn't a slavish imitation. On the other hand, its grit is a grey substitute for the original's vision and verve. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 4, 2013
D 41% Oldboy (2013) There's little perverse pleasure to be found in a revenge tale that's told without a trace of passion. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Nov 27, 2013
1/5 17% Free Birds (2013) Even tykes will tell it to get stuffed. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 25, 2013
4.9/10 39% Delivery Man (2013) Spending its climax making overtures about risking it all without ever taking a chance itself, Delivery Man ultimately completes its own arc from laziness into outright gutlessness. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 22, 2013
C- 39% Delivery Man (2013) A new release has rarely felt so stillborn. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Nov 21, 2013
C+ 60% Ender's Game (2013) A young adult film that refuses to be easily dismissed. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Nov 7, 2013
B- 71% The Motel Life (2013) The Motel Life fulfills its modest ambitions, mining glimmers of muted beauty from these brothers' otherwise bleak existences. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Nov 7, 2013
C+ 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) The film possesses considerable persuasive power despite its modest substance and simple construction, making it very much like the timeless songs it showcases. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Oct 30, 2013
4/5 93% Okami kodomo no ame to yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) (2012) Despite rigorously ripping up the conventions of werewolf lore, Mamoru Hosoda's anime fantasy unfolds with an elegance that seems effortless. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 25, 2013
C- 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) There's perhaps nothing more cringe-inducing than a square's view of a radical subculture. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Oct 21, 2013
2/5 12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) What Harald Zwart's film lacks is the focus that might make this cluttered set-up more than the sum of its dour design, raging hormones, incessant skirmishes and wearying exposition. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 28, 2013
8.2/10 99% Short Term 12 (2013) Ultimately, it's because of what goes unsaid in the film that its various onscreen relationships feel authentic and lived in. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 23, 2013
C- 31% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) If Kick-Ass 2 manages to distinguish itself at all, it's by establishing a new standard for the level of disinterest a film can show in its title character. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Aug 18, 2013
C- 42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) There's very little fun to be had watching a kids' flick so aware of its own mortality. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Aug 7, 2013
C 64% 2 Guns (2013) The climax unfolds with all the grace of a herd of bulls storming through a Mexican standoff. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Jul 31, 2013
2/5 43% Red 2 (2013) You'd hope that, emboldened by the success of its predecessor, Red 2 would come out swinging. Instead, it opens with a shot of a Costco sign... ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 30, 2013
C 52% The To Do List (2013) The To Do List ultimately proves a lazy, self-involved lover, too busy indulging its own fetishes and desires to tend to the viewers' needs or offer them much gratification. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Jul 24, 2013
8.2/10 94% The Hunt (2013) Fittingly for a film that deals with actions that can't be undone, The Hunt leaves you with a sickening feeling that's almost impossible to shake. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 23, 2013
C 54% The Look of Love (2013) It's a case of "fourth time unlucky" for frequent collaborators Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan. Well, "uninspired" might be more accurate. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Jul 23, 2013
5.2/10 67% Turbo (2013) The prevailing sense with Turbo is that it's overly calculated while receiving none of the basic care and attention it requires in order to thrive. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 19, 2013
7.7/10 No Score Yet A Little Closer (2012) Remarkably assured in terms of both tone and craft, A Little Closer suggests that Petock is poised to take a great leap forward with his next feature. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 19, 2013
C- 67% Turbo (2013) It seems "slow and steady wins the race" doesn't carry much weight in an era of instant gratification. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Jul 16, 2013
6.3/10 No Score Yet Cartoon College (2012) Failing to practice what it preaches regarding the focus and devotion that superior storytelling demands, Cartoon College remains little more than a rough sketch. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2013
B 95% A Hijacking (2013) Tobias Lindholm's slow-burning thriller makes a bid for verisimilitude that extends well beyond the use of natural light and handheld cameras. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Jul 10, 2013
7.2/10 94% The History Of Future Folk (2013) There's much to admire about visitors from beyond who believe that the answer to our problems might arrive courtesy of just the right chord progression. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 7, 2013