Calum Baker

Calum Baker
Calum Baker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): One Room With A View
Publications: One Room With A View

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) No murders or revolutions necessary in this well-constructed and moving exploration of great talents who deserve their dues. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
3/5 75% Godzilla (2014) Though a lovingly-made and (relatively) worthwhile franchise update, the Nolanesque seriousness becomes pointless and distracting. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
4/5 73% Inherent Vice (2015) Compulsively watchable and suitably frustrating, this stoner noir is one of Anderson's cleverest films, no doubt - but by some distance his least wise. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
5/5 95% Amy (2015) An incredible study and a challenge to public complicity, what sticks most from this tender and complex portrait is its subject's gaze; Kapadia forces us into Amy's mind and keeps us there. A cinematic treat. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) A genuine must-see for anyone who wants a studious, moving, sometimes horrifying and ultimately inspirational insight into what makes the world tick. Unmissable. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
5/5 89% 52 Tuesdays (2015) Well-drawn and well-acted, this microbudget Australian pic deserves to be seen by everyone. Genuine and realistic, this is empathetic without kowtowing to overwrought trans tragedy: Adelaide Buyers Club this ain't. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 93% 99 Homes (2015) Bahrani's vérité gets somewhat lost among his amplified quasi-thrillery plot beats, but this low-key master continues to grow with a wider scope and commanding actors. Don't miss 99 Homes. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 100% Junun (2015) Better than a completist's curio, this experiment sees Anderson, on beautifully raw form, tackling a new theme: spiritual transcendence. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
4/5 85% Paper Planes (2015) Paper Planes hardly pushes the family film envelope, but fine acting and deft direction help stick the landing... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/5 96% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) Stylistically Listen to Me Marlon is lyrical, emotive and, for its sheer formal qualities, quite perfect. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
5/5 92% Anomalisa (2015) A late-breaking dream sequence is perhaps a slice of Kaufman too far, threatening to derail this beautiful journey through its sheer lack of subtlety - thankfully though, a compelling, hugely affecting final sequence brings it all back with panache. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 62% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) A sincere treatment with better pacing than similar films, The Man Who Knew Infinity is really at its best when showcasing its brilliant lead performers. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/5 73% Louder Than Bombs (2016) The unhappiness occasionally descends into old clichés of difficult people being difficult - but it's that rare middle-class crisis so fascinatingly conceived, shot and edited that you'll forgive it anything. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 94% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) An original and leftfield look at the Afro-Eurasian migrant crisis of recent years, Fire at Sea is, more than anything, a showcase for the extraordinary intelligence of its director, Gianfranco Rosi. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
4/5 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) It sticks with familiar styles but does so with unique ideas and heartfelt panache. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
3/5 71% Café Society (2016) Effortlessly well-made cinematic comfort food at its warmest. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 38% Morgan (2016) Morgan boasts a stellar ensemble, an intriguing stylistic mishmash, and history's lamest car chase. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
5/5 97% 13th (2016) What we have here is an honest-to-god portfolio of horror and insanity, an exceedingly well-structured talking-head essay on the (black) body politic... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 95% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) An accomplished and moving drama about ignored narratives, womanhood and religion, The Innocents would perhaps be better served focusing less on the latter. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 81% The Founder (2017) The Founder is by and large very watchable, with a uniformly strong cast largely underused behind an under-directed Keaton. Ultimately, the filmmakers just weren't the right people for the job... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 100% P.S. Jerusalem (2017) P.S. Jerusalem, narrated intermittently by its director-cinematographer, is a fascinating, frustrating personal study of dysphoria and turmoil. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 92% Tanna (2016) Some sequences sag, through little more than familiarity, but Tanna largely engages and, when the rhythms really click, moves with spine-tingling depth. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 95% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) Building only anticlimactically, what it needed (ironically) was better planning. This film's message is vital; sadly the film itself isn't. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
2/5 48% War Machine (2017) Underusing countless charismatic performers in his ragtag bunch of what one assumes should be colourful characters, Michôd hasn't created a satisfying film so much as a series of impressively lifeless scenes. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
3/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) An uncharismatic documentary featuring many charismatic people, Whitney is basically watchable but hampered by an inability to push far enough. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
5/5 98% City of Ghosts (2017) The story, as assembled, therefore reflects the refugees' shifting situations, with a naturalistic combination of horror, tenderness and the vicarious heroic kick of seeing journalists sticking it to wrongdoers. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 91% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) This effortless picture is anchored by a barnstorming Roland Møller; he and his director juggle motives and expectations to alarming effect. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 92% High Flying Bird (2019) Not quite a slam-dunk, High Flying Bird is worth watching for its high points but often gets sluggish. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
2/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) This is dour, exposition-heavy, strangely under-imaginative, and aggravatingly boring - and what happened to those fantastic beasts? - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019