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Michael Calia

Michael Calia
Michael Calia's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Wall Street Journal

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Gotham: Season 1 - Red Hood (TV Episode) We keep learning just how far Fish Mooney will go to create an advantage over her enemies... No, this is not a family show.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
52% Gotham: Season 1 - The Blind Fortune Teller (TV Episode) The moment Jerome, with a psychotic grin and an unhinged cackle, reveals his guilt during an interrogation is chilling, and you can see why it looks like Jerome will eventually become the greatest of Batman's nemeses.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
79% Gotham: Season 1 - The Fearsome Dr. Crane (TV Episode) Donal Logue gets his first chance in a while to shine as Bullock as he gets most of the spotlight for this episode.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
67% Gotham: Season 1 - Welcome Back, Jim Gordon (TV Episode) Jim Gordon is back at the precinct and working homicide cases again. Gotham gets back into the groove, too, as the episode moves along several storylines, some in compelling fashion, and Jim gets closer to the dark truth at the heart of the city. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
68% Gotham: Season 1 - What the Little Bird Told Him (TV Episode) A mixed bag of an episode that was as frustrating as it was entertaining... Sometimes I wish Gotham would just slow down for a little bit.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
93% Westworld: Season 1 - Contrapasso (TV Episode) There is still plenty of room for weird stuff, particularly when it comes to Dolores, her reveries, her search for meaning, and whether she maintains a connection to the enigmatic Arnold, the park's late co-founder.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
96% Westworld: Season 1 - Dissonance Theory (TV Episode) The Man in Black returned to Westworld in a significant way this week, infusing the narrative with even more tantalizing clues about his backstory - and how he's been connected to the park all these years.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
90% Westworld: Season 1 - The Stray (TV Episode) There is still plenty of mystery in Westworld, but this week's episode worked to demystify some of the characters and their backgrounds, while Dolores's awakening continued apace. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
96% Westworld: Season 1 - Chestnut (TV Episode) While episode 2, titled "Chestnut," isn't as long as the pilot, there is still plenty to unpack, and it might help to have an extra few days to chew everything over.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
100% Westworld: Season 1 - The Original (TV Episode) There had to be action and intrigue, drama and sex, and hints at even more compelling - and scarier - things on the horizon.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
83% American Horror Story: Murder House - Afterbirth (TV Episode) This week's installment, the season finale, is more of a denouement, in which most of the loose ends of this season are tied up while the table is set for season two.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
58% American Horror Story: Murder House - Rubber Man (TV Episode) Another week, another mystery revealed. This time we learn just who it is behind the rubber mask of that murderous S&M freak plaguing the inhabitants of the Murder House. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
63% American Horror Story: Hotel - Be Our Guest (TV Episode) The American Horror Story: Hotel finale turned out to have an eerie sense of timing... it makes the finale feel even more bittersweet than it is. That is, if you've grown to love these characters despite their horrific proclivities.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
82% American Horror Story: Hotel - Battle Royale (TV Episode) The opening minutes of "Battle Royale," the show's first episode since mid-December, cleared up any mystery right away. By the end of the episode, however, we're left with a much more horrifying image of the Countess‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
86% American Horror Story: Hotel - She Gets Revenge (TV Episode) Last week's hodgepodge of the show's storylines threaded together a little tighter in this episode.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
64% American Horror Story: Hotel - She Wants Revenge (TV Episode) "She Wants Revenge," casts the Countess as an immortal on a mission. Well, make that several missions.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
36% American Horror Story: Hotel - The Ten Commandments Killer (TV Episode) In a show full of ghosts and monsters, John becomes the most truly haunted character on the show. The supernatural and the psychological collude to tear him apart and guide him toward the darkest recesses of human consciousness and behavior.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
100% American Horror Story: Hotel - Flicker (TV Episode) Through an extended glimpse at 1925, a time when the silent screen stars were on the verge of extinction thanks to the advent of talkies, we experience the Countess's introduction to immortality, and it's as sexy and disturbing as you'd think. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
67% American Horror Story: Hotel - Room 33 (TV Episode) There are other big developments, too, and Liz Taylor gets her moment in the spotlight, but let's start off with that vampire baby, shall we?‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
86% American Horror Story: Hotel - Devil's Night (TV Episode) Although chock full of the usual AHS-style gallows humor, "Devil's Night" also coursed with dead-serious pathos and horror.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
83% American Horror Story: Hotel - Chutes and Ladders (TV Episode) While episode one hit us over the head with some pretty horrifying images early, episode two settles into more of a narrative groove.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
77% American Horror Story: Hotel - Checking In (TV Episode) Perhaps it's a bit on the nose, but Murphy and crew had to do it: The Eagles' "Hotel California" plays as Lowe leaves... "You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave," indeed.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Winds of Winter (TV Episode) It's a good thing... that the season finale was full of massive developments, tying up several plot threads while leaving some others dangling in the most tantalizing way. This was the most complete episode of "Game of Thrones" yet, and possibly the best.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Battle of the Bastards (TV Episode) So, did Game of Thrones deliver this week? Yes, and then some.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
85% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - No One (TV Episode) This week's episode of Game of Thrones was full of welcome reunions, although they were mostly fraught with sadness, desperation, violence and urgency.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2016
96% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Broken Man (TV Episode) Now, with the sixth season working through its latter half, it's time to pick up the pace again, and that means narratives must collide.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
90% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Blood of My Blood (TV Episode) This week's episode ultimately feels like a deep breath before the big plunge coming down the home stretch of season 6.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Door (TV Episode) Well, have your eyes stopped crying and your mind stopped exploding after that ending?‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Book of the Stranger (TV Episode) While "Book of the Stranger" continued with the dialed-back pace of its predecessor, it ended strong with the series' two most important players making monumental decisions that will likely change the course of history in Westeros and beyond.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
89% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Oathbreaker (TV Episode) After stretching out suspense over Jon Snow's fate over a year and two episodes, there's no waiting around this week. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted May 8, 2016
88% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Home (TV Episode) Well, you can try to relax after that scene with Ramsay Bolton and the baby, but let's process this one thing at a time.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
84% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Red Woman (TV Episode) A new dawn breaks on Game of Thrones, but it's a spirit of mourning and mounting dread which grips everyone.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2016
32% The X-Files: Season 10 - My Struggle II (TV Episode) So that's how the 10th season of The X-Files is going to end, is it? Seriously? Fans of the show are probably flipping out... enraged that creator Chris Carter, who also wrote and directed this episode, dared to end things like this.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
85% The X-Files: Season 10 - Home Again (TV Episode) The X-Files returned to its normally more serious mode of storytelling, weaving a side story about Agent Scully's mother's failing health together with a "monster of the week" tale about a potentially supernatural killer in Philadelphia.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2016
100% The X-Files: Season 10 - Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-monster (TV Episode) It's hilarious, full of science fiction references and B-movie spirit, and, ultimately, rich with meaning. It's also great.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
86% The X-Files: Season 10 - Founder's Mutation (TV Episode) After shaking off the cobwebs with some series-rebooting exposition and revisionist conspiracy theorizing in the first episode, The X-Files returns to its standard form with an hour written and directed by old-school series veteran James Wong.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
94% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Mother's Mercy (TV Episode) So much blood.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2015
89% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Dance of Dragons (TV Episode) The end of "The Dance of Dragons," which fulfilled the promise of its title, will also go down as another great moment in the show's history.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Hardhome (TV Episode) Now that episode is why we watch Game of Thrones. It had everything: intrigue, cutting dialogue, people in despair, people finding inner strength.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted May 31, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - High Sparrow (TV Episode) Game of Thrones was in a groove this week. Instead of jumping all over the globe, there were several instances when narrative threads flowed right into each other, particularly when it focused on Brienne, Pod, Sansa and Littlefinger.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2015
95% Game of Thrones: Season 5 (TV, 2015) The season five premiere set up most of the game board - we're still waiting to see about Arya Stark in Braavos.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
30% True Detective : Season 2 - Omega Station (TV Episode) The last 20 minutes alternated between tense and bizarre moments, some strong, others head-scratching.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2015
84% True Detective : Season 2 - Black Maps and Motel Rooms (TV Episode) We begin this grim penultimate episode of the season with desperation in bloom right away.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2015
75% True Detective : Season 2 - Church in Ruins (TV Episode) It played a lot like a drugged-out blend of the climax of The Shining and the creepy masque at the heart of Eyes Wide Shut A perfectly creepy, True Detective-style celebration of the late Stanley Kubrick's 87th birthday.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2015
52% True Detective : Season 2 - Other Lives (TV Episode) After this week's episode, though, maybe the solution to the mystery isn't so crazy. Maybe it's just a more straightforward conspiracy.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2015
54% True Detective : Season 2 - Down Will Come (TV Episode) True Detective exploded into violence this week, culminating in an action-packed chase and shootout that left a heap of dead bodies, civilians and crooks alike.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015
72% True Detective : Season 2 - Maybe Tomorrow (TV Episode) That was one of the most bonkers episodes of True Detective in either season.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2015
44% Gotham: Season 1 - Rogues' Gallery (TV Episode) Thankfully, Gotham finally gave us its first taste of Arkham Asylum as a primary location this week, and it mostly delivered. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2015
73% Gotham: Season 1 - Lovecraft (TV Episode) The first half of Gotham's first season comes to an energetic and compelling end.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2014
54% Gotham: Season 1 - Harvey Dent (TV Episode) Hopefully, it's a taste of things to come -- if all works out well with Gotham in the long run.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2014