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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 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
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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
2.5/4 26% Suicide Squad (2016) "Suicide Squad" is an interminable muddle.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
3.5/4 83% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Lin seems most concerned with keeping things moving, and on that score he succeeds.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
3.5/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon and Jones prove to be a relentlessly inventive comic ensemble. And Hemsworth is a revelation as a guy who's blissfully unaware of his sheer incompetence.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
2.5/4 70% The Infiltrator (2016) Just because a story actually happened doesn't mean it will make for compelling cinema. This is a prime example.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
3.5/4 77% Wiener-Dog (2016) At a time when even niche films are virtually scrubbed clean of any traces of eccentricity, Solondz's downbeat vision of humanity is downright refreshing.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/4 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) If you've been looking for a film that puts a daringly surreal spin on "Cast Away," you'll be in paradise.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/4 75% The BFG (2016) It's a film that casts a unique and often mesmerizing spell. But it's also a bit too talky, particularly in the early going, and Spielberg lets numerous opportunities for humor slip by.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/4 90% Art Bastard (2016) Cenedella may never become a household name, but "Art Bastard" argues persuasively that fame is overrated.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
2.5/4 47% Free State of Jones (2016) "Free State of Jones" aspires to greatness but fumbles badly.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/4 50% Genius (2016) Those interested in Wolfe and his enduring legacy would be better off reading one of his novels than seeing this film.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
3.5/4 94% Finding Dory (2016) Audiences should find "Dory" one of Pixar's most charming achievements.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/4 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) Maggie's plan may or may not work out. But as a smart, perceptive commentary on modern times, "Maggie's Plan" succeeds beautifully.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Chu is more craftsman than poet, but the charismatic ensemble cast engages in the trickery with style.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 97% Dark Horse (2016) It's an old-fashioned tale of an individual overcoming the odds - only in this case, that individual happens to be a horse.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
3/4 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) Although at slightly less than 90 minutes the film seems too long, it's an impressive showcase for Samberg's oddly endearing brand of comic cluelessness.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
3/4 81% Sunset Song (2016) "Sunset Song" is not without flaws, but it's an art film of uncommon beauty.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
3.5/4 89% The Lobster (2016) If you're open to embracing a film that declines to pander to expectations, you should definitely make a date with "The Lobster."‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
3.5/4 98% Love & Friendship (2016) A delightful comic romp that fans of the classic English author will love.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
2/4 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "X-Men: Apocalypse" isn't a catastrophe, but you may find it lacking.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
2/4 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "A Bigger Splash"? More like a small trickle.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
3.5/4 92% The Nice Guys (2016) Does it include scenes that some may find painful to watch? You bet. Will you be entertained? Thoroughly.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
3.5/4 61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) The multiplexes are full of films that promise little more than a forgettable good time. "The Man Who Knew Infinity" is just as entertaining, but far more substantial.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 84% The Meddler (2016) Much like its main character, "The Meddler" exudes an irresistible charm.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) To the short list of superhero flicks that exceed expectations, add "Captain America: Civil War."‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
3.5/4 96% Sing Street (2016) With its intriguing characters and exhilarating music, "Sing Street" is the best film about being young, gifted and Irish since "The Commitments."‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
3/4 76% Keanu (2016) At its best, "Keanu" is reminiscent of Woody Allen's early, funny films such as "Take the Money and Run" and "Bananas," which were also uneven but frequently hilarious.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
3.5/4 70% A Hologram for the King (2016) It's true that not much happens - except cinema at its finest.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/4 73% Miles Ahead (2016) A jazzy and unconventional tribute to an American icon, "Miles Ahead" is quite a ride.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/4 89% The Invitation (2016) Psychological thrillers just don't get any better than this.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/4 95% The Jungle Book (2016) With its combination of state-of-the-art technology and old-school charm, "The Jungle Book" should thrill children and adults alike.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) "Barbershop: The Next Cut" combines the broad comedy that moviegoers have come to expect from the franchise with social commentary that's surprisingly effective.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
52% Demolition (2016) Offbeat and unpredictable, "Demolition" takes a wrecking ball to audience expectations.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 20% I Saw the Light (2016) If you're interested in Williams and his music, this film is better than nothing - but not by much.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/4 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) It's not necessary to be a jazz fan to get lost in this poetic and poignant film.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Snyder delivers a superhero epic that's a significant improvement on his work on its predecessor, "Man of Steel."‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
3/4 83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) If you've ever been hopelessly in love - and who among us hasn't? - you'll likely recognize some part of yourself in the unrealistic but upbeat Doris.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
3.5/4 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) This is the kind of intelligent, thought-provoking mainstream film that's in danger of becoming extinct. "Eye in the Sky" is miles above the average multiplex flick.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
2/4 46% Knight of Cups (2016) This is the kind of film that makes moviegoers long for good, old-fashioned storytelling.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "Embrace of the Serpent" is film at its most ambitious and uncompromising.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) If you think foreign films can't compete with Hollywood when it comes to delivering popcorn entertainment, prepare to be carried away by "The Wave."‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016