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Dave Calhoun

Dave Calhoun
Dave Calhoun's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sydney Morning Herald, Time Out, Time Out Sydney

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 53% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) I won't give away one of the best gags, but the sight of a giant cat causing mayhem in a city built of LEGOs definitely makes up for some of the film's less inspired passages.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
4/5 100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) This is Tavernier's own film story so don't expect a linear, full history of the cinema of the time. However, it's anything but dry, as the film swoons with passion for Gallic films and filmmaking. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 100% The Work (2017) Some context is lost in favour of a lot of weeping and wailing, but this remains an eye-opening experience.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3 84% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) It can sometimes feel like 'Insyriated' is awkwardly carrying the weight of an entire complicated conflict on its shoulders - but its sense of claustrophobia and immediacy can also feel horribly convincing.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) This is kid-gloves historical storytelling. It's sometimes amusing, and occasionally touching, but there's nothing here to scare the horses.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 97% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Three Billboards plays like a country ballad that's full of improvised riffs on old themes: Its verses head off in different directions, some violent and swearing, others reflective or funny. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 91% Lean on Pete (2017) There's tragedy here, but what's most winning about Lean on Pete is how Haigh never lingers on misery. He's as interested in surprising kindnesses and the goodness of most folks as he is in life's knocks.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
4/5 88% Human Flow (2017) This is angry, thoughtful, straightforward activist journalism: blunt, simple and impossible to ignore.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
4/5 98% God's Own Country (2017) It unfolds under grey, blustery spring skies; as lambs emerge blinking and unsteady into the world, so too does this young man's nervous, raw sexuality.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
2/5 83% Una (2017) As a film 'Una' suffers from the need to open out the story for the screen: it's loaded with flashbacks and new characters, unnecessary side business. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
4/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) 'Dunkirk' gives us a short, sharp dose of the oddness and horror of war, dropping us right into the fray.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
3/5 73% Wonderstruck (2017) Haynes lends the film an air of childish magic and Carter Burwell's magnificent front-and-centre score adds energy and character. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 67% The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (2016) An infectious portrait of independent thought and living.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3/5 43% Hampstead (2017) Don't come looking for social realism. This is an unapologetically fluffy film.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3/5 80% Stockholm, My Love (2016) There's always a sense of wide-eyed wonder to Mark Cousins's films.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
4/5 97% BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE) (120 battements par minute) (2017) Campillo's film has a furious forward momentum that's inspired by the determination of its characters and bolstered by Arnaud Rebotini's house-music score.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
4/5 88% Good Time (2017) This eyes-open-to-the-world NYC crime thriller is cocky, grubby and electric.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) There's precious little warm blood pumping through this beautifully crafted but clinical film.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
4/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) An exquisitely crafted drama of seduction, survival and sexual awakening.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
4/5 92% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) A deeply humane film, as well as a quietly hilarious one.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 88% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) There's great energy to this film: quick dialogue, snappy performances and a lived-in feel.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
3/5 85% Okja (2017) The creature effects are charming, but the pig-chasing antics and cartoonish corporate nastiness that dominate much of the film become seriously grating.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) It's patchy and chaotic - but also an energetic spectacle. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
1/5 5% The Last Face (2017) Sean Penn's pompous, ethically bankrupt humanitarian aid drama would surely have worked better as a charity single.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
2/5 40% Whisky Galore (2017) This creakily old-fashioned remake of the 1949 Ealing comedy never finds its feet.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
3/5 50% The Promise (2017) You have to swallow some inadequacies to get the most out of The Promise. It is appealingly photographed and boasts some stunning location work, yet it's also saddled with the tone of a biblical epic, invisibly watermarked with the label important. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/5 86% LA 92 (2017) Works hard to give a sense of what it must have been like on the ground.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
3/5 48% Going in Style (2017) All three stars deliver exactly what you expect from them -- nothing more, nothing new -- but their onscreen familiarity is a strange comfort in itself.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
4/5 74% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) This is a mature film that asks us to bring a lot of ourselves to it.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3/5 53% Mad to Be Normal (2017) Tennant's performance is strong, and he gives energy to a script that jolts in different directions looking for focus. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
5/5 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) It's rare to see a film that makes such subtle sense of an artist's life and mind.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
4/5 91% The Olive Tree (El olivo) (2016) Commentary on a changing Europe underpins 'The Olive Tree', but the human relationships are most poignant here.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
3/5 96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Charged, intelligent but not entirely satisfying.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
4/5 71% Viceroy's House (2017) Clumsily fuses political drama with romantic melodrama.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
4/5 57% Trespass Against Us (2017) The accents may not be perfect, but the sparring between father and son, with violence just underneath the surface, is convincing.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
4/5 94% Fences (2016) Washington is very good, but it's Davis - hurt, proud, determined - who's the star of this show.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/5 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) It has just enough of those two ingredients that made the first film such a gem: style and soul.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 73% Sing (2016) The animation itself might not be the most inventive out there (this isn't Pixar), but where Sing soars is in its one-by-one attention to its ensemble of beasts and its obvious passion for music‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) The relentless gloom can feel oppressive, but there's plenty of ambition here, especially in the layered storytelling and woozy sense of time and place, with plenty of soaring aerial shots that nod quietly to the all-seeing eye of a computer game.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A punchy standalone action tale about a spunky Rebel Alliance resistance group.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/5 91% Uncle Howard (2016) A testament to lives cut short and stories half-told.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
4/5 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) It echoes Hansen-Løve's previous films in her delicate approach to the passing of time and her sensitivity toward life's expectations and disappointments.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
4/5 96% Moana (2016) There's not a prince or potential husband in sight; Moana's future is entirely defined by her leadership and ability to fend off the mansplaining know-it-all Maui. As messages go, we'll take it.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
4/5 100% The New Man (2016) A playful, painful film, artful and honest.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
2/5 81% Indignation (2016) A mildly interesting coming-of-age tale, nothing more.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
4/5 96% 13th (2016) The film is both a powerful work of history and a lucid argument for change.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 90% Courted (L'hermine) (2015) Fitfully entertaining, with some grabby trial scenes.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
4/5 92% Southside With You (2016) A small, successful sketch of now-great lives.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
4/5 76% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) Compelling as a Cold War thriller.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
4/5 90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) Pablo Trapero recalls the case in gruesome, macabre detail, exploring it with energy and elan.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016