St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/4 Destroyer (2018) Daniel Neman In some respects, "Destroyer" plays like a movie that would ordinarily go straight to Showtime, and only a few things help it rise above that level to reach a state of mediocrity. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
2/4 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Daniel Neman Ronan deserves better. And so do we. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
1.5/4 Big Kill (2018) Daniel Neman "Big Kill" plays on the screen for a little more than two hours. But at best it contains maybe 30 minutes of story. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
2.5/4 The Front Runner (2018) Daniel Neman As played by an aloof Hugh Jackman - the Australian actor affects an uneven accent - Hart is little more than a cipher. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2018
Day One (2018) Daniel Neman You can't help but be inspired by "Day One." It's a story of truly good people doing truly good work. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2018
Där regnbågen slutar (1999) Daniel Neman It is a film that is full of the stuff that gets cut out of other documentaries: phones ringing, people clearing their throats before speaking, the pleasantries exchanged before the conversation truly begins. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2018
2/4 Swimming to Ferguson (2018) Daniel Neman As a movie, it flails in the water and swims against the tide. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/4 White Boy Rick (2018) Daniel Neman Demange coaxes a mostly passable performance out of Merritt - it's not bad for a debut - and a quietly nuanced one from McConaughey. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
Sorry to Bother You (2018) Calvin Wilson "Sorry to Bother You" is an uncompromising and timely film of unapologetic brilliance. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2018
2/4 Skyscraper (2018) Calvin Wilson Just another film that squanders the movie-star charisma of Johnson, who should consider lending his box-office clout to more worthy projects. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2018
4/4 Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Calvin Wilson In a cinematic world crowded with comic-book flicks, "Ant-Man and the Wasp" stands out. And that's no small accomplishment. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2018
3/4 Whitney (2018) Kevin C. Johnson It's all the Whitney Houston documentary you'll ever need - if you need one at all. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2018
3.5/4 Leave No Trace (2018) Calvin Wilson "Leave No Trace" isn't a popcorn flick, but serious film buffs will find much to appreciate. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2018
2.5/4 Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Calvin Wilson "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" is a sequel that barely justifies its existence. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2018
3.5/4 Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Calvin Wilson Haley engagingly traces the arc of the father-daughter relationship while deftly avoiding sentimentality. And he elicits fine performances from a splendid cast. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2018
3.5/4 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Calvin Wilson Another "Jurassic" flick wasn't necessary, but it's a fantastic ride all the same. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2018
3.5/4 Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Calvin Wilson At a time when tolerance and compassion often seem to be under siege, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" reminds us that the softest voices often have the strongest impact. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2018
3.5/4 Incredibles 2 (2018) Calvin Wilson Bursting with style and imagination, "The Incredibles 2" sets a standard that few superhero flicks - animated or live-action - can match. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2018
2.5/4 Ocean's 8 (2018) Calvin Wilson Bullock and Blanchett are more than credible as crooks, and Hathaway is delightful as the self-absorbed Daphne. Unfortunately, "Ocean's 8" turns out to be a poor showcase for their talents. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/4 Hotel Artemis (2018) Calvin Wilson "Hotel Artemis" is neither a sequel nor a remake, but a film of considerable originality. And that makes it a rarity at the multiplex. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2018
1.5/4 The Seagull (2018) Calvin Wilson Chekhov would be appalled. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2018
3.5/4 First Reformed (2017) Calvin Wilson Provocative and mesmerizing, "First Reformed" is a film that demands to be seen. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2018
3.5/4 On Chesil Beach (2017) Calvin Wilson If you think this is just another exercise in arthouse cinema, you're in for a surprise. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2018
3/4 Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Calvin Wilson An adventure that lacks poetry but succeeds as popcorn entertainment. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2018
3/4 Deadpool 2 (2018) Calvin Wilson The film's greatest asset is Reynolds, who in Deadpool finally found the role of his dreams. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2018
1.5/4 Book Club (2018) Calvin Wilson Keaton and Fonda, icons of American cinema, deserve much better material. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2018
3/4 Pope Francis -- A Man of His Word (2018) Calvin Wilson In his affect and attitude, he's refreshingly free of bluster. And it's almost unbelievable that a man of his power and prestige insists on maintaining such a modest lifestyle. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2018
3.5/4 The Rider (2017) Calvin Wilson Cinema that's challenging and offbeat is always in danger of being overlooked. But "The Rider" deserves to be seen. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2018
2/4 Life of the Party (2018) Calvin Wilson McCarthy is always the life of the party, but this film is something of a drag. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2018
3.5/4 Tully (2018) Calvin Wilson Not many films address motherhood with as much irreverence and insight as "Tully." EDIT
Posted May 3, 2018
3/4 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Calvin Wilson A film that's overlong and overstuffed but somehow avoids being a chore to watch. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2018
3.5/4 Lean on Pete (2017) Calvin Wilson "Lean on Pete" demands a different kind of attention from moviegoers. But the rewards are worth it. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2018
3/4 I Feel Pretty (2018) Calvin Wilson This film is unlikely to impress the Academy, but it'll probably make you feel better about yourself. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2018
2/4 Final Portrait (2017) Calvin Wilson Working from his own screenplay, Stanley Tucci (best known as an actor) delivers a character study that's low on character development. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2018
2.5/4 Rampage (2018) Calvin Wilson 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/4 Beirut (2018) Calvin Wilson Hamm brings a poignant world-weariness to Skiles, and Pike brings to her role a persuasive grittiness. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2018
3.5/4 Pandas (2018) Jody Mitori The film creates an immersive experience with sweeping views of the mountains of Sichuan, but while the scenery is stunning, the focus stays on the bamboo-loving Qian Qian and her struggles in her new environment. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2018
3.5/4 A Quiet Place (2018) Calvin Wilson If you're looking for a film that will keep you thrillingly off-balance, this is the place. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2018
2/4 The Miracle Season (2018) Calvin Wilson It's downright depressing to see Oscar winners Hunt and Hurt struggling to make something meaningful out of their superficially written characters. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/4 The Big Lebowski (1998) Joe Holleman I'll just say this: The Big Lebowksi is an excellent movie - and damn funny. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2018
3.5/4 Foxtrot (2017) Calvin Wilson Particularly impressive is Ashkenazi, who brings to Michael a soulful but volatile insecurity. It's a hauntingly realized performance. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/4 Ready Player One (2018) Calvin Wilson What the film lacks in substance, it makes up for in style. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2018
4/4 Isle of Dogs (2018) Calvin Wilson 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? EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2018
1.5/4 Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Calvin Wilson Tickets to "Pacific Rim Uprising" should come with a package of aspirin. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/4 The Death of Stalin (2017) Calvin Wilson "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. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2018
2/4 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) Calvin Wilson This is a political thriller that's woefully short on thrills. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/4 Tomb Raider (2018) Calvin Wilson 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/4 Thoroughbreds (2017) Calvin Wilson 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/4 A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Calvin Wilson 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2018
2.5/4 Red Sparrow (2018) Calvin Wilson "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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2018