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Calvin Wilson

Calvin Wilson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) "Sorry to Bother You" is an uncompromising and timely film of unapologetic brilliance.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
2/4 46% Skyscraper (2018) Just another film that squanders the movie-star charisma of Johnson, who should consider lending his box-office clout to more worthy projects.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
4/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) In a cinematic world crowded with comic-book flicks, "Ant-Man and the Wasp" stands out. And that's no small accomplishment.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3.5/4 100% Leave No Trace (2018) "Leave No Trace" isn't a popcorn flick, but serious film buffs will find much to appreciate.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
2.5/4 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" is a sequel that barely justifies its existence.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3.5/4 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Haley engagingly traces the arc of the father-daughter relationship while deftly avoiding sentimentality. And he elicits fine performances from a splendid cast.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3.5/4 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Another "Jurassic" flick wasn't necessary, but it's a fantastic ride all the same.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3.5/4 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) At a time when tolerance and compassion often seem to be under siege, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" reminds us that the softest voices often have the strongest impact.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3.5/4 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Bursting with style and imagination, "The Incredibles 2" sets a standard that few superhero flicks - animated or live-action - can match.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2.5/4 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Bullock and Blanchett are more than credible as crooks, and Hathaway is delightful as the self-absorbed Daphne. Unfortunately, "Ocean's 8" turns out to be a poor showcase for their talents.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/4 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) "Hotel Artemis" is neither a sequel nor a remake, but a film of considerable originality. And that makes it a rarity at the multiplex.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
1.5/4 69% The Seagull (2018) Chekhov would be appalled.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3.5/4 93% First Reformed (2018) Provocative and mesmerizing, "First Reformed" is a film that demands to be seen.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
3.5/4 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) If you think this is just another exercise in arthouse cinema, you're in for a surprise.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3/4 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) An adventure that lacks poetry but succeeds as popcorn entertainment.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3/4 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) The film's greatest asset is Reynolds, who in Deadpool finally found the role of his dreams.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
1.5/4 53% Book Club (2018) Keaton and Fonda, icons of American cinema, deserve much better material.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3/4 84% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) In his affect and attitude, he's refreshingly free of bluster. And it's almost unbelievable that a man of his power and prestige insists on maintaining such a modest lifestyle.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3.5/4 97% The Rider (2018) Cinema that's challenging and offbeat is always in danger of being overlooked. But "The Rider" deserves to be seen.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
2/4 37% Life of the Party (2018) McCarthy is always the life of the party, but this film is something of a drag.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
3.5/4 86% Tully (2018) Not many films address motherhood with as much irreverence and insight as "Tully."‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3/4 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) A film that's overlong and overstuffed but somehow avoids being a chore to watch.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
3.5/4 90% Lean on Pete (2018) "Lean on Pete" demands a different kind of attention from moviegoers. But the rewards are worth it.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3/4 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) This film is unlikely to impress the Academy, but it'll probably make you feel better about yourself.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2/4 74% Final Portrait (2018) Working from his own screenplay, Stanley Tucci (best known as an actor) delivers a character study that's low on character development.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2.5/4 52% Rampage (2018) Clearly, this is a star vehicle - and the eminently likable Johnson is unquestionably a star. Through sheer force of personality, he elevates "Rampage" into something reasonably entertaining.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/4 81% Beirut (2018) Hamm brings a poignant world-weariness to Skiles, and Pike brings to her role a persuasive grittiness.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3.5/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) If you're looking for a film that will keep you thrillingly off-balance, this is the place.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2/4 50% The Miracle Season (2018) It's downright depressing to see Oscar winners Hunt and Hurt struggling to make something meaningful out of their superficially written characters.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3.5/4 95% Foxtrot (2018) Particularly impressive is Ashkenazi, who brings to Michael a soulful but volatile insecurity. It's a hauntingly realized performance.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/4 72% Ready Player One (2018) What the film lacks in substance, it makes up for in style.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
4/4 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) There's so much going on in "Isle of Dogs" that it probably has to be seen at least twice to be properly appreciated. How many films can you say that about?‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
1.5/4 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Tickets to "Pacific Rim Uprising" should come with a package of aspirin.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/4 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) "The Death of Stalin" should please moviegoers who appreciate humor that's significantly more sophisticated than we've become accustomed to encountering on the big screen these days.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
2/4 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) This is a political thriller that's woefully short on thrills.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/4 51% Tomb Raider (2018) Vikander, who won an Oscar for her performance in "The Danish Girl," has more than enough charisma to carry the film. She's not so much a wonder woman as she is a heroine who's up for whatever challenges she faces.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/4 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Although the film is a bit too schematic in its updating of film noir, it also signals a talent to watch. And Finley elicits fine work from his cast.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/4 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) It's hard to understand what went wrong - the cast couldn't be more appealing, and the film is bursting with special effects. But as an emotionally satisfying experience, it's a bust.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
2.5/4 47% Red Sparrow (2018) "Red Sparrow" clearly aspires to be a spy thriller in the classic tradition - all the elements are in place. It's the execution that's woefully lacking.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4/4 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fant├ística) (2018) In our increasingly polarized time, "A Fantastic Woman" bridges the gap between ignorance and understanding through the transcendent power of art.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3.5/4 88% Annihilation (2018) A science-fiction flick that's at once intellectually ambitious and extremely frightening.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3.5/4 70% Happy End (2017) "Happy End" is an art film in the classic sense - ambitious, provocative and hard to shake off.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/4 97% Black Panther (2018) Believe the hype: "Black Panther" transcends its comic-book origins, achieving a mythic grandeur that's nothing short of exhilarating.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3/4 79% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Bening is outstanding as a woman who fears that her fame and beauty are slipping away, and Bell ("Billy Elliot") brings to his character a heartbreaking vulnerability.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3.5/4 71% Hostiles (2018) Clearly influenced by classic Westerns, particularly the films of director John Ford, "Hostiles" is a worthy addition to the genre.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2.5/4 52% 12 Strong (2018) "12 Strong" lacks depth but fulfills its mission to entertain.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/4 85% The Final Year (2018) Anyone interested in the ways in which diplomacy works - and how it sometimes doesn't - will find the documentary educational and perhaps even enlightening.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
4/4 88% The Post (2018) In an era in which journalistic outlets are increasingly accused of delivering "fake news," this film is a reminder that few things are as precious - and vital - as the truth.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2.5/4 57% The Commuter (2018) Starts off as a smart thriller in the Hitchcock tradition. Unfortunately, the film soon goes off the rails.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) "Phantom Thread" is the kind of film that's rarely made anymore - uncompromising, sophisticated and smart.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018