Calvin Wilson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Kansas City Star , St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Total Reviews:
166

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/4 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " "A Most Wanted Man" is the rare film that will remain on your mind long after you've left the theater." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/4 24% Third Person (2014) " "Third Person" doesn't lack for ambition, and it's nice to see Neeson in the kind of role that he excelled at before he morphed into an action star. But the film may have some folks wishing they'd bought a ticket to "Transformers 4" instead." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/4 86% Cold in July (2014) " "Cold in July" has all the qualifications of a midnight movie in the making." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted May 29, 2014
3.5/4 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " "Only Lovers Left Alive" breathes new and intriguing life into the vampire genre." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted May 1, 2014
3/4 86% Under the Skin (2014) " Visually stunning but virtually indecipherable ..." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Apr 18, 2014
4/4 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Isaac, who also shared the screen with Mulligan in "Drive," may remind some moviegoers of the young Al Pacino. And like Pacino, he has a gift for being appealing even when he's unpleasant." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3/4 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " Bursting with hipster attitude and New York atmosphere, the fact-based "Kill Your Darlings" is a coming-of-age chronicle that morphs into a crime story without missing a beat." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 26, 2013
3.5/4 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " One of the best films of the year." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/4 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " One of the best and most courageous films of the year." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 31, 2013
4/4 93% Fruitvale Station (2013) " Coogler immerses the viewer in Grant's world, creating empathy for his struggles while also examining the realities that limit his options." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jul 25, 2013
4/4 95% Stories We Tell (2013) " As one watches it, certain questions may arise. But don't worry - the answers are fascinating." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted May 30, 2013
3.5/4 98% Mud (2013) " McConaughey brings to the film a heartfelt and beautifully realized angst. And Witherspoon is excellent as a woman who can't help being who she is, regardless of any pain that may cause." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Apr 25, 2013
45% To The Wonder (2013) " Does it deserve to be seen? Absolutely. Just be aware of what you're getting into." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Apr 18, 2013
3/4 80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " "The Place Beyond the Pines" is an ambitious drama about the ways in which one bad decision can reverberate across generations." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Apr 11, 2013
3.5/4 93% No (2013) " "No" is filmmaking of the first order." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 28, 2013
2/4 38% Admission (2013) " "Admission" is one film you may not want to get into." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 21, 2013
93% Amour (2012) " It is an inspirational film in the truest sense, and one to see with someone you love." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3.5/4 82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) " "Rust and Bone" has heart and soul." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 11, 2013
4/4 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " Unlike too many films these days, "Zero Dark Thirty" dares to embrace complexity. And that makes it not just state-of-the-art entertainment, but a great film." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 10, 2013
3/4 33% Deadfall (2012) " Perhaps the best thing about "Deadfall" is the lifelike messiness of its ending. A couple of the characters have a lot of explaining to do, and this is one case where a sequel might be in order." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 14, 2012
3/4 88% The Big Picture (2012) " "The Big Picture" ends perhaps a bit too ambiguously, but there's something refreshing about its faith in the moviegoer's intelligence." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 7, 2012
3.5/4 87% Life of Pi (2012) " "Life of Pi" is as enchanting as it is ambitious." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 20, 2012
3/4 74% Hello I Must Be Going (2012) " "Hello I Must Be Going" is at once an intriguing character study and a refreshingly offbeat romance." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3.5/4 90% Keep the Lights On (2012) " The performances are first-rate, with Lindhardt particularly moving as a guy who's in deep denial about just how much he can expect from a relationship with an addict." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3/4 41% Little White Lies (2012) " "Little White Lies" is a bit too long, but has plenty of Gallic charm." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3.5/4 89% Compliance (2012) " A disturbing, fact-based look at the ways in which people can be bullied into bowing to the demands of authority figures." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 30, 2012
4/4 95% The Imposter (2012) " "The Imposter" is one of the best films of the year." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 24, 2012
3/4 90% The Well-Digger's Daughter (2012) " "The Well-Digger's Daughter" is perhaps a bit too sentimental. But the performances are so heartfelt that its occasional excesses are easily forgiven." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 17, 2012
3.5/4 79% Ruby Sparks (2012) " Sparklingly entertaining." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 3, 2012
4/4 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) " "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is a film to get lost in." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jul 19, 2012
3/4 93% Turn Me On, Dammit! (2012) " True, the film deals with sex. But at heart, it's really about romance." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jul 6, 2012
3.5/4 83% Your Sister's Sister (2012) " This is a smart, moving film that's also very, very funny." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jun 28, 2012
2.5/4 29% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2012) " Certainly, there's a comedy to be made about multigenerational conflict. But "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" never quite finds its groove." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jun 8, 2012
3/4 75% Sound of My Voice (2012) " "Sound of My Voice" at once dramatizes and questions the power of belief." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jun 1, 2012
2/4 22% Darling Companion (2012) " [It] has a fine cast, but doesn't seem to have much to say other than lamenting the unfairness of getting old." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted May 18, 2012
3.5/4 90% Bernie (2012) " Black is terrific. Rather than winking at the audience, he plays Bernie as a guy who's thoroughly unaware that there's anything unconventional about his behavior." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted May 18, 2012
2/4 83% The Salt of Life (2012) " Episodically structured and lethargically paced, the new film attempts to convince us that there's something incredibly charming about an old guy who makes a habit of ogling young women. Actually, the whole scenario is pretty creepy." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Apr 20, 2012
3.5/4 97% The Kid with a Bike (2012) " This is a film that's not always easy to watch, but just about impossible to forget." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Apr 13, 2012
3/4 84% The Forgiveness of Blood (2012) " A memorable portrait of a society and the demands it makes on those caught up in it." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 30, 2012
3/4 67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) " It's an engaging love story that should appeal to moviegoers with a flair for the offbeat." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 23, 2012
3/4 64% Young Goethe In Love (2011) " An old-fashioned romance that's easy to like even if you have no interest in German literature, illegal duels or the more romantic aspects of committing suicide." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 17, 2012
4/4 95% Pina (2011) " "Pina" isn't just for dance fans or those curious about the latest in 3-D. It's a celebration of life." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 10, 2012
4/4 79% Shame (2011) " The film is a raw, unsparing look at the downside of humanity." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 20, 2012
3.5/4 94% Pariah (2011) " "Pariah" is a small film about a big subject: the struggle to be who you are, not who others would like you to be." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 20, 2012
3/4 51% The Iron Lady (2012) " Even if you have little interest in Thatcher or why she mattered, you'll likely respond to the contradictory yet charismatic character that Streep has conjured from truth and myth." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 12, 2012
3.5/4 83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) " It's a well-crafted film that wears its old-fashionedness with pride." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 23, 2011
3/4 66% We Bought a Zoo (2011) " Crowe seems to be making baby steps into new territory, both stylistically and emotionally." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 23, 2011
2/4 77% Outrage (2011) " True Kitano fans will find its title sadly ironic." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 16, 2011
4/4 91% Into The Abyss (2011) " "Into the Abyss" makes a strong case for the inhumanity of capital punishment, regardless of the crime or the criminal." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 23, 2011
3/4 70% Revenge of the Electric Car (2011) " "Revenge of the Electric Car" lacks the urgency of "Who Killed the Electric Car?" But Paine's thorough knowledge of his subject, and engaging way with an interview, make the follow-up film a fun ride." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 23, 2011
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