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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
3/4 79% Patriots Day (2017) Far from being exploitative, "Patriots Day" honors the Bostonians who responded to terrorism with strength. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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
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
Posted Jan 12, 2017
2.5/4 33% 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
Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 93% Hidden Figures (2017) "Hidden Figures" is a feel-good film of incalculable charm. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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
Posted Jan 5, 2017
4/4 88% Elle (2016) Get over your subtitle phobia and check out one of the best films of the year. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/4 95% 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
Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/4 88% Lion (2016) "Lion" is a family film in the best sense. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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
Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/4 88% Jackie (2016) Portman is simply brilliant, getting to the essence of Jackie without resorting to a mere impersonation. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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
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
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
Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/4 69% Miss Sloane (2016) If you've been wondering how Washington really works, this film is required viewing. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 8, 2016
1.5/4 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) This party is a dud. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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
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
Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/4 72% 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
Posted Nov 23, 2016
3.5/4 61% 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
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
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
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/4 89% Loving (2016) A beautiful film about daring to love, without fear or compromise. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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
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
Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/4 90% Doctor Strange (2016) This is as good as popcorn entertainment gets. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/4 78% 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
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/4 81% Denial (2016) "Denial" is a flawed but impassioned film that deals in big ideas. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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
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
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 92% 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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/4 45% Hands of Stone (2016) "Hands of Stone" isn't a knockout of a film, but it's light on its feet and throws a lot of good punches. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/4 98% Hell or High Water (2016) Much more than a genre piece, "Hell or High Water" takes you places that you thought the big screen had forgotten. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/4 60% War Dogs (2016) Working from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Stephen Chin and Jason Smilovic, Phillips delivers a film that raises provocative questions about the economic imperatives of war while masquerading as a buddy comedy. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3.5/4 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) It's not necessary to be a classical-music buff to be charmed by this thoroughly entertaining film that never hits a false note. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2.5/4 26% Suicide Squad (2016) "Suicide Squad" is an interminable muddle. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3.5/4 70% Café Society (2016) A love story drenched in nostalgia, "Café Society" is a film of rare beauty. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/4 92% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) "Eat That Question" may be of most interest to Zappa fans, but newcomers to the man and his music may also find it well worth a look. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3.5/4 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Damon is terrific as the impressively skilled yet poignantly haunted Bourne. Jones is malevolence personified as Dewey. And Vikander lends a steely confidence to Lee. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3.5/4 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) The film's title, suggesting a comic-book flick, will likely cause box-office confusion. But in a way, it's appropriate. "Captain Fantastic" is a truly heroic effort. ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jul 21, 2016