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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 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 37% 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 73% 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 51% 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 78% 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 44% 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 96% 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 74% 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 91% 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 43% 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 22% 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 49% 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 39% 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 fantástica) (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 87% 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 67% 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 96% 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 80% 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 73% 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 54% 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 84% 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
3.5/4 82% Molly's Game (2018) This is a "Game" that couldn't be more fun to watch.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3.5/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) This tale of an unscrupulous and egocentric billionaire couldn't possibly be timelier.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
2.5/4 51% Downsizing (2017) The film then wanders into murky, puzzling territory, leaving viewers to wonder exactly what the story was all about.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/4 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) "Call Me By Your Name" is a visually stunning coming-of-age story that boasts a star-making performance by Chalamet.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/4 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) The film is best appreciated as a showcase for Jackman, who makes a dazzling Barnum and holds on to our sympathies even as the character proves to be something of a heel.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3/4 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) Like the fairground ride for which it's named, "Wonder Wheel" is entertaining but not enlightening.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) In a world bursting with flashy popcorn movies, there's still nothing quite like a "Star Wars" flick.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
4/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) "The Shape of Water" is one of the best films of the year.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3.5/4 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Far from being a dry biopic, "Darkest Hour" reminds us that some things - such as honor and freedom - are worth fighting for.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/4 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Franco delivers a comedy that's delightfully offbeat. It probably helps if you've actually seen "The Room," but you can safely spare yourself that experience.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
2.5/4 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) This origin story relies far too heavily on the Dickens tale without adding much interest.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/4 76% Last Flag Flying (2017) Neither an indictment nor an endorsement of war, "Last Flag Flying" reclaims patriotism as a uniter, not a divider.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is entertaining in a way that's practically unheard of these days.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3.5/4 87% Novitiate (2017) Most films, especially mainstream ones, are about the forces that whirl around characters. "Novitiate" grapples with what's going on inside them.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) Lots of movies are set to be popping up in multiplexes, but few as wonderful as "Lady Bird."‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2/4 40% Justice League (2017) A film in which solid storytelling is neglected in favor of grandiose but ultimately empty special effects.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/4 85% Wonder (2017) "Wonder" is a family film in the best sense.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
1/4 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) This is the feel-bad film of the year. Recommend it to someone you hate.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3.5/4 67% Wonderstruck (2017) Those who are merely looking for a flick that goes well with popcorn may be bored, but true cinema buffs will be in heaven.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/4 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Although Branagh delivers a film that's reasonably watchable, the not-so-mysterious truth is that "Murder on the Orient Express" didn't need to be remade.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) If your goal is to spend a few hours escaping from reality, "Thor: Ragnarok" is definitely for you.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/4 29% Suburbicon (2017) If you're merely out for a good time at the movies, you can safely skip "Suburbicon." But true film buffs will want to peek behind the blinds of Clooney's latest directorial endeavor.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017