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Calvin Wilson

Calvin Wilson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

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 97% 45 Years (2015) "Daringly unsentimental, "45 Years" makes a persuasive case that marriage demands not only patience, but guts. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/4 30% Mojave (2016) "Ultimately, "Mojave" is little more than a B movie with pretensions. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 21, 2016
3.5/4 92% Anomalisa (2015) "With spot-on vocal performances from Thewlis, Leigh and Tom Noonan, the film is nothing less than mesmerizing - and must viewing for serious cinephiles. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 14, 2016
2.5/4 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "As cop comedies go, "Ride Along 2" gets the job done. But this sequel to the 2014 hit comes across as a significantly less funny rehash. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 14, 2016
4/4 82% The Revenant (2015) "Boldly original, "The Revenant" puts everything else playing at the multiplexes in the shade. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/4 31% Daddy's Home (2015) "If you're looking for a film that's just about guaranteed to make you feel good, you'd be well advised to drop by "Daddy's Home." " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 24, 2015
4/4 94% Carol (2015) ""Carol" demonstrates that a period piece can engagingly comment on modern times. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3.5/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) ""The Hateful Eight" is a cinema buff's dream - and unlike anything else in theaters this season. But that's only to be expected from Quentin Tarantino, one of the few directors with the clout to pursue his vision wherever it takes him. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 24, 2015
4/4 88% The Big Short (2015) "Far from being a dry economics lesson, "The Big Short" is an unsparing look at corporate skullduggery and its consequences - and the rare mainstream film with political bite. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3/4 68% The Danish Girl (2015) "Only when the camera is on Vikander does the film transcend its artifice. In one of the year's best performances, she imbues Gerda with such poignancy and grace that Redmayne all but fades into the background. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 17, 2015
4/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "Ridley, Boyega and Isaac make equally charismatic heroes, and Driver is surprisingly effective as the sinister Ren. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is commercial American moviemaking at its best. May the Force be with it. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 16, 2015
2.5/4 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "The most compelling onscreen presence is the whale- who, unlike the rest of the cast, is spared the wooden dialogue. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3.5/4 80% Macbeth (2015) ""Macbeth" takes liberties with the particulars of the Shakespeare play, but is fascinatingly true to its spirit. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 81% Chi-Raq (2015) ""Chi-Raq" doesn't always work, but it's a film that dares to take chances. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/4 94% Creed (2015) "Often, extending a movie franchise signifies a lack of imagination. But "Creed" is a knockout. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 24, 2015
2.5/4 61% Legend (2015) "Helgeland clearly has a feel for the Krays' criminal milieu, but it's not long before repetition sets in. There's only so much brutality that even the most bloodthirsty audience can tolerate. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 24, 2015
4/4 97% Brooklyn (2015) "If you think they don't make movies like they used to, "Brooklyn" is glorious proof to the contrary. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3.5/4 96% Spotlight (2015) ""Spotlight" isn't quite as good as "All The President's Men," the gold standard of films about journalism. But it's close. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2.5/4 44% The 33 (2015) "Disappointingly formulaic. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/4 65% Spectre (2015) ""Spectre" isn't bad - just slightly disappointing. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/4 94% Room (2015) "With visual and psychological precision, Abrahamson brilliantly evokes the experience of living outside of everyday reality. And he does so without resorting to either creepiness or sentimentality. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3/4 34% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "In Bullock, "Crisis" has a star who makes the whole thing seem better than it probably is. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3.5/4 86% Steve Jobs (2015) "As original and risk-taking as its subject, "Steve Jobs" will make you think differently about an American icon. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/4 48% Freeheld (2015) ""Freeheld" is a snapshot of a notable American moment. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3.5/4 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Despite its genre constraints, "Bridge of Spies" is among Spielberg's finest achievements - and a reminder that the past is much more than just a repository for nostalgia. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2.5/4 27% Pan (2015) "Wright seems overwhelmed by the material, and he fails to make us care about any of the characters. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3.5/4 92% 99 Homes (2015) "Bahrani nails the predicament in which so many working-class folks now find themselves. Although they cling to the American dream, for many of them it has become a nightmare. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3.5/4 89% Mississippi Grind (2015) "Among the virtues of "Mississippi Grind" is an unpredictability that's rare in movies these days. For much of the film, it's unclear just where it's going - and that's just fine. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3.5/4 94% Sicario (2015) "Far from being just another crime story, "Sicario" is cinema at its most ambitious. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/4 85% The Walk (2015) "Gordon-Levitt beguilingly captures Petit's irresistible charisma in a performance that completes his transition from indie-film favorite to big-budget star. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Sep 29, 2015
3/4 62% The Intern (2015) "These days, it's tough to find a comedy that even aspires to sophistication. "The Intern" entertainingly fills that slot. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2/4 9% Stonewall (2015) "In a way, "Stonewall" is proof that the gay community has fully made the transition to the mainstream. It's now subject to the kind of Hollywood nonsense that was previously reserved for heterosexuals. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3.5/4 71% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "In one of his strongest and most impressive performances, Maguire goes all in on Fischer's quirks and insecurities. Although Fischer is unquestionably a genius, he's not an easy person to like, and Maguire brilliantly gets that point across. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Sep 17, 2015
1.5/4 24% Captive (2015) "Oyelowo and Mara achieve terrific chemistry. Perhaps they'll work together again - in a better film. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Sep 17, 2015
92% Grandma (2015) ""Grandma" is a small film, but one with huge things to say about the meaning of family and the value of living on one's own terms. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/4 83% Mistress America (2015) "Gerwig pulls off an incredible trick: Somehow, she makes an inherently unlikable character, likable. It's one of the year's most intriguing and unmissable performances, and it confirms that Gerwig is among the brightest talents on the cinema scene. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3.5/4 91% The End Of The Tour (2015) "Despite a premise that seems anything but cinematic, "The End of the Tour" is an offbeat and fascinating film. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3.5/4 93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "Films often fail to capture the turmoil of being a teenager - but not this one. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3.5/4 78% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "Working from a fact-based screenplay by his longtime collaborator Paul Laverty, Loach addresses a theme that resonates throughout his work: the effect of the political on the personal. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 19, 2015
3/4 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "This is a movie whose charm sneaks up on you, like a spy in the night. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3/4 97% Tangerine (2015) ""Tangerine" has generated interest partly because it was made using iPhones augmented by other devices. But technology can only take a film so far - it's the story that really matters. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/4 65% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Quite a few filmgoers lament the shortage of movies for adults. "Ricki and the Flash" goes against that trend with rock 'n' roll attitude. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3.5/4 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) ""Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" proves that a summer flick can be as smart as it is exciting. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/4 44% Irrational Man (2015) "Spending time with "Irrational Man" would not be an irrational choice. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3.5/4 79% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) ""Infinitely Polar Bear" is a much-needed reminder that the realm of film is still a place to encounter something other than comic-book scenarios. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/4 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) ""Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is a must-see - and one of the best films of the year. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/4 58% Saint Laurent (2015) "Saint Laurent was a truly mythic figure. It's a shame that Bonello's film doesn't do him justice. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/4 93% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) ""I'll See You in My Dreams" is at once funny and poignant - and not just for moviegoers of a certain age. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted May 28, 2015
2/4 52% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) "It doesn't help that the characters caught up in this fact-based melodrama aren't particularly engaging. Or that Téchiné doesn't seem to have much of a feel for the material. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted May 21, 2015
2.5/4 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Brilliant performances aside, "Clouds of Sils Maria" is overlong and much too self-indulgently an "art film." It might have benefited from being just a bit more grounded. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/4 86% Ballet 422 (2015) "At its core, "Ballet 422" addresses a universal theme: The importance of having a dream, and the courage and dedication to make it come true. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 26, 2015
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