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Calvin Wilson

Calvin Wilson
Calvin Wilson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Kansas City Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Hüller is amusingly discombobulated as the uptight Ines. But the film is perhaps best appreciated as a showcase for the gifted Simonischek, whose portrayal of Winfried/Toni is one for the ages.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/4 98% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Hosseini is impressive as a man who feels compelled to take action, regardless of the ramifications. And Alidoosti persuasively embodies Rana's pain.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3.5/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Reeves is thoroughly persuasive as a killer who takes pride in his expertise. The role he began with 2014's "John Wick" is tailor-made for his laconic acting style.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/4 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Despite considerable progress, the film suggests, much work remains to be done - and Baldwin's voice remains as relevant as ever.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
1.5/4 25% The Comedian (2017) A film so low in energy that it's almost as if it was made to assist airline passengers in falling asleep.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/4 84% Julieta (2016) "Julieta" is a paean to longing, regret and the often painful experience of being human.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2/4 42% Gold (2017) "Gold" is a major disappointment - a film of admirable ambition but woefully underwhelming execution.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3.5/4 89% 20th Century Women (2017) "20th Century Women" takes a while to kick in but eventually finds its groove.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/4 82% The Founder (2017) Not just another biopic, "The Founder" is a morality tale that raises provocative questions about consumer culture, its benefits and its consequences. You won't look at a Big Mac the same way again.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/4 81% Patriots Day (2017) Far from being exploitative, "Patriots Day" honors the Bostonians who responded to terrorism with strength.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 84% Silence (2017) This may not be Scorsese's best film, but it's unquestionably his most impassioned.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/4 96% Paterson (2016) It's a perfect vehicle for Driver, who endearingly captures the hangdog humility of his character.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2.5/4 35% Live By Night (2017) It's worth seeing for Affleck's charismatic performance and for its vision of America as a land of greed, violence and political expediency that some moviegoers will find all too familiar.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 92% Hidden Figures (2017) "Hidden Figures" is a feel-good film of incalculable charm.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3.5/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) "A Monster Calls" is the rare film that addresses the mysteries of childhood without succumbing to schmaltz.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
4/4 89% Elle (2016) Get over your subtitle phobia and check out one of the best films of the year.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/4 93% Fences (2016) "Fences" is perhaps best appreciated as a showcase for the brilliant acting of Washington and Davis. Their performances are virtually guaranteed to garner Oscar nominations.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/4 86% Lion (2016) "Lion" is a family film in the best sense.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
2.5/4 31% Passengers (2016) The film eventually runs out of rocket fuel, piling on the special effects but arriving at a disappointing conclusion.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/4 90% Jackie (2016) Portman is simply brilliant, getting to the essence of Jackie without resorting to a mere impersonation.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/4 93% La La Land (2016) At a time when musicals seldom grace the big screen, "La La Land" is practically a miracle.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
2.5/4 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) "Collateral Beauty" is based on a premise so preposterous that the film shouldn't work. But the illusion of credibility is sustained just well enough to keep things from falling apart.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3.5/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) "Rogue One" spins "Star Wars" into a whole new orbit.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/4 70% Miss Sloane (2016) If you've been wondering how Washington really works, this film is required viewing.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
1.5/4 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) This party is a dud.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) "Manchester by the Sea" is one of the best films of the year.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
1/4 11% Man Down (2016) The best that can be said for this film is that it's short.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Ford delivers a tiresomely weird drama that's pitched somewhere between the cinematic realms of directors David Lynch.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3.5/4 62% Allied (2016) An old-fashioned film that slyly nods to contemporary sensibilities, "Allied" is an engaging showcase for Pitt and Cotillard.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3.5/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) What might have been a cynical cash grab is a delightful romp through new but equally spellbinding territory.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/4 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) This halftime walk is more like a long slog.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/4 89% Loving (2016) A beautiful film about daring to love, without fear or compromise.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/4 98% Moonlight (2016) Basking in this "Moonlight" is one of the cinematic joys of the year.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
3.5/4 94% Arrival (2016) Working from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer, director Denis Villeneuve creates a richly imagined world in which the theme of extraterrestrial outreach is addressed with a refreshing dignity.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/4 90% Doctor Strange (2016) This is as good as popcorn entertainment gets.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
2/4 19% Inferno (2016) In his third performance as Langdon, Hanks has little to do but look distressed, bewildered or flabbergasted. His greatest acting challenge may have been keeping a straight face.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/4 90% Certain Women (2016) "Certain Women" requires patience from the viewer and isn't for anyone, but it's a film of quiet and lingering beauty.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/4 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) "Keeping Up With the Joneses" is hardly worth the effort.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/4 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) A well-crafted horror film with strong performances and a palpable sense of time and place.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
3.5/4 51% The Accountant (2016) Fresh and delightfully offbeat, "The Accountant" proves that a thriller can be complex and nuanced while fulfilling its mission to entertain.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/4 79% American Honey (2016) Some may consider "American Honey" too long and more than a bit repetitive. But Arnold's not after a mere snapshot. Her aim is nothing less than a mural of contemporary American life.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/4 82% Denial (2016) "Denial" is a flawed but impassioned film that deals in big ideas.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
3.5/4 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Although the story becomes increasingly complex as it goes along, the emotional payoff is more than worth it.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3.5/4 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) "Deepwater Horizon" is a tribute to heroism and a warning against corporate greed.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) What redeems "Queen of Katwe" is the performance of Oyelowo, who imbues Katende with an exhilarating blend of humor and humanity.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
2/4 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Only when there's an opportunity to blow things up does Fuqua seem fully engaged.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
3.5/4 61% Snowden (2016) Gordon-Levitt turns in an Oscar-worthy performance as a man who's all too aware of what he's letting himself in for. And Woodley skillfully balances a range of emotions as Lindsay.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/4 93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) Rarely has a film more eloquently captured the universality of human experience.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3.5/4 85% Sully (2016) "Sully" is the kind of film that may be described as old-fashioned and never goes out of style.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/4 47% Complete Unknown (2016) Despite its flaws, "Complete Unknown" raises provocative questions about the nature of identity and whether it's more a comfort or a trap.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016