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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
2.5/4 32% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) The cast is first-rate, notably Neeson in the title role. "Mark Felt" benefits mightily from his very particular set of acting skills.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/4 56% Breathe (2017) "Breathe" is obvious Oscar bait, but its engaging story and appealing cast make that agenda easy to excuse.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/4 83% Marshall (2017) "Marshall" is one of the freshest and most entertaining films of the year.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/4 43% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Some of the plot turns seem a bit too convenient, and the film goes on for too long. But ultimately, it's a showcase for a pair of excellent actors who elevate the material.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4/4 88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) "Blade Runner 2049" is not just a movie but an event. Don't be the only human on your block not to see it.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4/4 84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) This is mainstream filmmaking at the top of its game.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3.5/4 87% American Made (2017) "American Made" is a stinging critique of U.S. foreign policy disguised as a freewheeling action comedy.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3.5/4 96% Stronger (2017) "Stronger" could have been little more than a melodrama. Instead, it's a surprisingly gritty film about refusing to give up, regardless of the odds.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3.5/4 81% Brad's Status (2017) This is the rare mainstream film that addresses the complexities of real life. "Brad's Status" may motivate you to question your own.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3.5/4 69% mother! (2017) Naysayers will no doubt argue that "mother!" is an incomprehensible mess. But as sheer visceral filmmaking, it's a must-see.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2.5/4 31% Rebel in the Rye (2017) This is a movie that Holden would have skipped.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/4 85% It (2017) If you're looking for a film that's guaranteed to have you gripping your seat, this is "It."‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/4 76% Crown Heights (2017) Stanfield deftly balances rage and resignation, and Asomugha is impressive as a crusader who refuses to give up.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/4 89% Good Time (2017) This film may not exactly be a "Good Time," but it's an interesting one.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/4 34% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) A stylish drama that assumes a reasonable amount of gray matter on the part of the viewer.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/4 76% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) Although "13 Minutes" is a period piece, it addresses issues that continue to resonate in society.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Perhaps "Logan Lucky" is best appreciated as a stealth commentary on tough times in America. It takes a director of Soderbergh's gifts to actually make that funny.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/4 49% The Glass Castle (2017) Larson turns in an engaging performance as a woman uncertain about just who she wants to be. But Harrelson comes close to upstaging her, imbuing Rex with a bold and intriguing complexity.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/4 99% Whose Streets? (2017) You may not agree with the politics of "Whose Streets?" But its power and passion are undeniable.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/4 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) An informative documentary that's certain to bolster awareness of an ongoing cause for alarm.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3.5/4 99% City of Ghosts (2017) This film will give you a new appreciation for the freedoms that are often taken for granted in a democracy.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3.5/4 82% Detroit (2017) Relentless in its storytelling, "Detroit" is a film of blistering impact.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
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 76% 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 91% 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 92% 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 49% 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 88% 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 77% 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 93% 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 84% 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 74% 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 86% 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 84% 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 67% 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 95% 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 66% 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 71% 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 38% 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