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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
3/4 48% 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 61% 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 42% 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 79% 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 48% 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 75% 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 25% 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 96% 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 82% 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 88% 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 83% 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 80% 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
3/4 84% Silence (2017) This may not be Scorsese's best film, but it's unquestionably his most impassioned.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/4 96% Paterson (2016) It's a perfect vehicle for Driver, who endearingly captures the hangdog humility of his character.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2.5/4 35% Live By Night (2017) It's worth seeing for Affleck's charismatic performance and for its vision of America as a land of greed, violence and political expediency that some moviegoers will find all too familiar.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 92% Hidden Figures (2017) "Hidden Figures" is a feel-good film of incalculable charm.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3.5/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) "A Monster Calls" is the rare film that addresses the mysteries of childhood without succumbing to schmaltz.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
4/4 91% Elle (2016) Get over your subtitle phobia and check out one of the best films of the year.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/4 93% Fences (2016) "Fences" is perhaps best appreciated as a showcase for the brilliant acting of Washington and Davis. Their performances are virtually guaranteed to garner Oscar nominations.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/4 85% Lion (2016) "Lion" is a family film in the best sense.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
2.5/4 30% Passengers (2016) The film eventually runs out of rocket fuel, piling on the special effects but arriving at a disappointing conclusion.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/4 88% Jackie (2016) Portman is simply brilliant, getting to the essence of Jackie without resorting to a mere impersonation.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/4 92% La La Land (2016) At a time when musicals seldom grace the big screen, "La La Land" is practically a miracle.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
2.5/4 14% Collateral Beauty (2016) "Collateral Beauty" is based on a premise so preposterous that the film shouldn't work. But the illusion of credibility is sustained just well enough to keep things from falling apart.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3.5/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) "Rogue One" spins "Star Wars" into a whole new orbit.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/4 75% Miss Sloane (2016) If you've been wondering how Washington really works, this film is required viewing.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
1.5/4 40% Office Christmas Party (2016) This party is a dud.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/4 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) "Manchester by the Sea" is one of the best films of the year.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
1/4 17% Man Down (2016) The best that can be said for this film is that it's short.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Ford delivers a tiresomely weird drama that's pitched somewhere between the cinematic realms of directors David Lynch.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3.5/4 59% Allied (2016) An old-fashioned film that slyly nods to contemporary sensibilities, "Allied" is an engaging showcase for Pitt and Cotillard.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3.5/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) What might have been a cynical cash grab is a delightful romp through new but equally spellbinding territory.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/4 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) This halftime walk is more like a long slog.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/4 89% Loving (2016) A beautiful film about daring to love, without fear or compromise.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/4 98% Moonlight (2016) Basking in this "Moonlight" is one of the cinematic joys of the year.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
3.5/4 94% Arrival (2016) Working from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer, director Denis Villeneuve creates a richly imagined world in which the theme of extraterrestrial outreach is addressed with a refreshing dignity.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/4 89% Doctor Strange (2016) This is as good as popcorn entertainment gets.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
2/4 21% Inferno (2016) In his third performance as Langdon, Hanks has little to do but look distressed, bewildered or flabbergasted. His greatest acting challenge may have been keeping a straight face.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/4 92% Certain Women (2016) "Certain Women" requires patience from the viewer and isn't for anyone, but it's a film of quiet and lingering beauty.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/4 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) "Keeping Up With the Joneses" is hardly worth the effort.‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016