Dave Calhoun

Dave Calhoun

Agrees with the Tomatometer 86% of the time.

Dave Calhoun's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sydney Morning Herald, Time Out, Time Out Sydney

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 72% Interstellar (2014) "A bold, beautiful cosmic adventure story with a touch of the surreal and the dreamlike. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 27, 2014
3/5 91% The Way He Looks (2014) "This portrait of love and friendship among middle-class teens in São Paulo is sweet and sensitive, even if it has little especially new to say. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 21, 2014
4/5 98% Citizenfour (2014) "Citizenfour is at its most eye-opening and essential simply as a portrait of the then 29-year-old Snowden at a point of absolute no-return in his life. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 16, 2014
4/5 74% Bjork: Biophilia Live (2014) "Exactly what those links between music and nature are is not totally clear, but there's an entrancing harmony between what we see and hear. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 14, 2014
3/5 47% The Judge (2014) "A charismatic performance from Downey Jr and the growling presence of Duvall make up for a multitude of sins in this big and brash family drama . " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 14, 2014
3/5 97% '71 (2015) "The film's mix of hard-nosed realist drama with more heightened genre elements - action, certainly; horror, even - means that it's always distinctive and has you in its grip from start to finish. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 7, 2014
3/5 89% The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2015) "Fans and followers of the provocative French writer will surely gain the most from this tricksy, rough-and-ready, documentary-style comedy. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 16, 2014
4/5 100% Night Will Fall "This wise, sober new documentary is a reminder of historical horrors, but it's also a tale of censorship. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 16, 2014
5/5 95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) "We spend one day on Earth with Nick Cave, from dawn til dusk, via family, friends, a recording session and a gig, but it's just a neat device, and much of the film plays out like drama. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 16, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Jack to a King - The Swansea Story "For diehard Swansea FC fans, this doc detailing the club's rise from near-bankruptcy to the Premier League will have them crying and punching the air with nostalgia. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 9, 2014
3/5 78% Ballet Boys "At 75 minutes it's too brisk and feels like a TV series edited down to the bare minimum, with questions left hanging. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 9, 2014
5/5 92% Pride (2014) "It's a joyous film, full of love and warmth but unafraid to admit that with sticking out your neck comes struggle and sorrow. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 9, 2014
4/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "Hidden codes, secret meanings and mixed messages pulse through the reliable, old-fashioned, buzzing copper wires of this true-life British period drama. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 3, 2014
2/5 59% The Grand Seduction (2014) "The filmmakers hope for a fable-like charm rather than gritty credibility, but the whole thing feels as cynical as the villagers' convoluted mission. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 29, 2014
5/5 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "The Dardennes are never less than reliable, but this is one of their best, up there with The Child or Rosetta in its cast-iron sense of purpose. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 19, 2014
3/5 81% Lilting (2014) "This is a quiet, thoughtful London-set study of love, grief and cultural differences. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 5, 2014
2/5 13% A Promise (2014) "Despite decent performances, a promising dramatic set-up leads to little of real interest. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 29, 2014
2/5 56% Love Me Till Monday "The cast are a mixed bag, their inexperience not helped by some bum lines. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 8, 2014
3/5 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) "Hats off to Dreamworks for offering some bold surprises in a respectable sequel filled with moments of humour and emotion among its ample noise and movement. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 8, 2014
2/5 67% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) "An amiable mess. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 1, 2014
4/5 100% The Man Whose Mind Exploded "An intimate documentary portrait that oozes love and warmth. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 1, 2014
4/5 90% The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) (2015) "Director Diego Quemada-Díez condenses many acute observations about life as an emigrant into a sure-footed, credible story. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2014
2/5 43% Common People "Feels more like a community am-dram project than anything to be taken too seriously. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 10, 2014
3/5 83% Belle (2014) "A good-looking and exceedingly polite film where perhaps a more complex one with less good manners would have been better. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 10, 2014
3/5 81% Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist (2014) "An efficient, sprightly sports doc about the rise and fall of 1990s cycling superstar Marco Pantani. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 82% The Two Faces of January (2014) "An unhurried, louche thriller that gives way to claustrophobia as it starts to get its clammy hands around your neck. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 88% Catch Me Daddy (2015) "This unblinking and upsetting debut British film gives us surprising scenes and moods all along the way " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 19, 2014
2/5 29% The Captive (2014) "Beneath the well-tuned atmospherics lurks a schlocky, ludicrous and distasteful yarn " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 95% The Wonders (2015) "A personal, intimate film riffing on the wonderful strangeness of families - equally capable of love and destructiveness, happiness and despair, often all at the same time " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 89% Winter Sleep (2014) "Nuri Bilge Ceylan continues to dig with acute intelligence into the dark corners of everyday human behaviour " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 19, 2014
3/5 60% Maps to the Stars (2015) "This creepy portrait of Beverly Hills screw-ups is deeply silly, but it has just enough venomous bite " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 19, 2014
5/5 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Timothy Spall - a veteran of Mike Leigh's films - plays this eccentric, determined London bohemian like a bronchial, cantankerous, randy old toad with backache. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 15, 2014
2/5 10% Grace Of Monaco "Little is left to our imagination or intelligence as characters spout facts and exposition and we're treated to a parade of familiar historical figures in distracting smaller roles. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 14, 2014
3/5 100% Blue Blood "Stevan Riley succeeds in offering a restrained and insightful portrait of the personalities behind personal glories won and lost within the pressures of such an institutional hot-house. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 7, 2014
4/5 94% A Story Of Children And Film "Mark Cousins's infectious enthusiasm for cinema and his lightly worn knowledge shine through. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 1, 2014
3/5 82% The Double (2014) "Ayoade tips his hat to so many other filmmakers ... distilling all his references into a Pinterest board of paranoia and alienation. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 1, 2014
2/5 93% The Past (2013) "In the end, so much of The Past just doesn't have that crucial ring of truth to it. Disappointing and underwhelming. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 25, 2014
3/5 86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) "There's something magical and magnetic about this world of mature, know-it-all, ultra-cool vampires that Jarmusch creates and somehow it never seems at all silly. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 18, 2014
4/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "The film's shaggy-dog, sort-of-whodunit yarn offers laughs and energy that make this Anderson's most fun film since Rushmore. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 13, 2014
4/5 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) "The sheer warmth and liveliness of Fiennes's Dickens means he's impossible not to like. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 4, 2014
3/5 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) "The film is at its best when played as goofy comedy ... The later, country-hopping scenes feel like flicking through an old copy of National Geographic. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 17, 2013
4/5 59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) "Newcomer [Stacy] Martin and old-hand [Charlotte] Gainsbourg anchor these two films with performances you can't take your eyes off. They're the calm eyes of Von Trier's storm. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 17, 2013
4/5 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) "Chaotic and not especially pretty, it has more of the punkish, radical spirit of The Idiots or Dogville than the gloss or contained drama of Antichrist. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 17, 2013
4/5 91% Nebraska (2013) "An intimate road movie about one family that also lingers on the landscapes and fabric of an old-time, dying vision of the American Midwest " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 2, 2013
3/5 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) "As a primer, it's respectable; as cinema, it feels like a biblical gospel, always gearing up for the next big speech or moment, yet shackled by the greatness of its subject. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 26, 2013
3/5 84% Leviathan (2013) "After an hour it can feel like a chore. Yet the images are staggering - not least as the camera moves in and out of the ocean. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 26, 2013
89% My Joy (2011) "There are hints of Tarkovsky in the poetic exploration of place and memory and the film is a demanding, difficult work. But the sense of a Dantean journey and a vision of utter hell are powerfully conveyed. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 12, 2013
2/5 59% Dom Hemingway (2014) "There are only so many scenes anyone can take of Jude Law (never suited to the geezer role) strutting down streets shooting his gob off. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 12, 2013
4/5 85% Seduced And Abandoned "Baldwin and Toback make a snappy comic duo, and half of their talks with a line-up of luminaries focus on the art of filmmaking rather than the business. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 5, 2013
3/5 75% La religieuse (The Nun) "Measured and sensible, The Nun lacks the full-on claustrophobic horror of a film like The Magdalene Sisters and moves through events at a matter-of-fact distance. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 29, 2013
4/5 97% The Selfish Giant (2013) "Rooted in a very real, modern Britain ... But for all its stark realism, it has a touch of myth to it too, and it's lyrically shot. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 22, 2013
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