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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 89% Lady Macbeth (2017) A fascinating portrait of empowerment gone awry.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
2.5/4 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) "Atomic Blonde" is no James Bond adventure, but it's sure to satisfy action junkies.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3.5/4 88% A Ghost Story (2017) You may not understand "A Ghost Story." But you won't forget it.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/4 93% Dunkirk (2017) Seldom has a film so eloquently captured the craziness, brutality and arbitrariness of war. "Dunkirk" just might be Nolan's masterpiece.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
2/4 53% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) "Valerian" has some cool visuals. But there's more to science fiction than pretty pictures.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3.5/4 89% Maudie (2017) "Maudie" is a work of art.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3.5/4 98% The Big Sick (2017) "The Big Sick" has a lot of charm.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) Another big-screen adaptation of this story probably wasn't necessary. But as unnecessary films go, it's well worth a look.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2.5/4 78% The Hero (2017) It's one of his finest and most memorable performances. Unfortunately, the script fails to rise to the level of Elliott's artistry.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/4 94% Baby Driver (2017) It's the kind of action-comedy that makes you want to see it again a second after it's over.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
3.5/4 77% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) "Beatriz at Dinner" is a meal of a film, with plenty to chew on.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
2.5/4 85% Band Aid (2017) As a performer, Lister-Jones acquits herself well on both the comedic and melodramatic fronts. And the scruffily charming Pally comes across as a hybrid of Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/4 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) "My Cousin Rachel" is more of an exercise in style than an adventure in emotion. In the competition for the multiplex dollar, it's relatively unmemorable.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/4 83% Megan Leavey (2017) If you have a soft spot for dogs, this is a love story you'll find irresistible.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/4 75% Wakefield (2017) Working from her own screenplay, director Robin Swicord delivers a film that balances wry humor and sly introspection.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3/4 84% The Wedding Plan (2017) This is a film of subtle humor and universal appeal. Just don't expect a carefree romp.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2/4 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Depp, who once was among the most risk-taking actors in film, seems to be merely going through the motions.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3.5/4 86% The Lovers (2017) Is romantic comedy dead? Not as long as the genre can accommodate a film as uniquely wonderful as "The Lovers."‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2.5/4 69% The Wall (2017) "The Wall" is merely an exercise in empty intensity. Watching it feels too much like being trapped in it.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/4 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) This is a film of subtle beauty.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/4 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Norman may be a mere wannabe, but "Norman" is a small gem.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/4 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) "Vol. 2" might have been a bit more focused. Still, it's an imaginative romp that once again reflects Gunn's unique and irreverent sensibility.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/4 96% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) This is a tough film that deals with serious issues, and that may hurt its box-office chances. But "Graduation" will probably be around long after less challenging fare is forgotten.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
1/4 67% Free Fire (2017) A criminal waste of an ensemble cast that should have found something better to do than lend their names to such a pointless exercise.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) If you long for a film in the tradition of such grown-up entertainments as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "The English Patient," this is one to get lost in.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Diesel and Johnson are at their testosterone-charged best. Theron, who seems to be auditioning to become the next Bond villain, is ruthlessness personified.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/4 69% Gifted (2017) "Gifted" is an engaging comedy-drama that avoids becoming too much of a tearjerker.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
1.5/4 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Young children will be entertained, but for the rest of the audience, pretty colors just aren't enough.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/4 46% Going in Style (2017) Caine deftly balances world-weariness and stoic resolve. Freeman virtually radiates hard-won wisdom. And Arkin, as usual, is the ultimate curmudgeon. Together, they create a dynamic not unlike that of a jazz combo in which each player is fully engaged.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2.5/4 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) "The Zookeeper's Wife" is little more than an old-fashioned melodrama, but for some moviegoers that will be enough.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/4 43% Song to Song (2017) Some moviegoers will find the experience frustrating; others will be exhilarated by a film that's far afield from the usual formulas.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/4 80% Personal Shopper (2017) Assayas is among France's most respected filmmakers, but just what he was attempting to do with this film is something of a mystery.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/4 46% Wilson (2017) "Wilson" isn't a bad film, but it could have used less melodrama and a lot more insight.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/4 73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) "The Sense of an Ending" does not provide easy answers. But it raises intriguing questions.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3.5/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) If you thought it was a bad idea to mess with a classic, "Beauty and the Beast" will persuade you that a tale as old as time is worth retelling.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) If you're looking for a film that offers pure escapism, "Kong: Skull Island" should definitely meet expectations.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan (2017) If this is indeed Jackman's final appearance as Logan, he's going out in style.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2/4 23% Table 19 (2017) If being seated at Table 19 is a drag, watching the film of the same name is worse.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/4 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) There's no dialogue, the pace is quite slow and the meaning of the story is subject to interpretation. Yet once you're on its wavelength, the film is a mesmerizing experience.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/4 83% A United Kingdom (2017) Oyelowo captures Seretse's quiet dignity while also hinting at the limits of his patience. And Pike is compelling as a woman who rises to the occasion regardless of the circumstances.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3.5/4 92% 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 97% 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 89% 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 83% 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 43% 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 84% 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