Richard Knight

Richard Knight

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Knight at the Movies , Windy City Times
Critics' Group:
Chicago Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
383

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% The Innocents (1961) " That rare ghost story that fires on all cylinders: it's tremendously acted, sensationally photographed in deep-focus black and white, sumptuously produced and, best, genuinely frightening. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
25% At The Devil's Door (2014) " McCarthy's marvelously unnerving set pieces are in service to a headscratcher of a story that never coagulates. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
43% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) " deserves to get left behind " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
81% The Two Faces of January (2014) " Stylish, cinematically lush and well-acted by its gorgeous three leads. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) " Announces the arrival of a remarkable talent and I eagerly await (Craig) Johnson's next film. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
29% The Last Of Robin Hood (2014) " The careful handling of the story has the unintended effect of sucking the life ( and practically all the juice ) out of what could have been a more-than-delicious piece of cinema trash. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
44% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) " stylish-boy, is it stylish-but lacking in substance. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
90% To Be Takei (2014) " A lively and warm tribute. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
97% Love Is Strange (2014) " Driven by the tour de force performances of John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, Love Is Strange...is artful and beautifully realized. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
35% The Giver (2014) " Vaguely enjoyable but rather pedestrian-a quasi-Pleasantville. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
94% The Dog (2014) " As entertaining as its central subject. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
20% Into The Storm (2014) " (Will) blow out of town as quickly as it came. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " Familiar yet diverting " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
83% Violette (2014) " The movie really captures the often lonely, torturous existence of the true artist-a huge feat in itself. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " An exhilarating delight-a tongue-in-cheek, big-budget sci-fi blockbuster that could easily be this generation's Star Wars. " ‐ Knight at the Movies
Posted Oct 2, 2014
66% Lucy (2014) " Faster than the speed of light, Lucy is certainly the best film I've seen this summer. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
24% Tammy (2014) " An amiable but rather thin road comedy. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jul 6, 2014
53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Ironically, as the credits are rolling, Eastwood finally deigns to elevate the music and the energy to a level that the preceding 132 minutes could have desperately used. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
93% The Case Against 8 (2014) " The fight for marriage equality has never been more thrillingly recorded than in this at turns exciting and deeply moving film. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
27% Burning Blue (2014) " Describing Burning Blue as a gay variation on Top Gun with heart and soul ( and one with more than a dash of Brokeback Mountain thrown in for good measure ) just about sums up its appeal perfectly. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
92% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " The picture has the energy of a classic cliffhanger serial and really zips along, skipping from one plot point to the next. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
94% The Normal Heart (2014) " The collaboration between Murphy and Kramer seemed like a natural from the moment it was announced, and now we have the proof of that sensible decision -- in all its incendiary, heart-wrenching magnificence. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
90% Big Joy (2014) " As spritely put together as its subject -- another winning aspect of this charming look at the life of a free spirit whose life and work are an important part of queer history. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
100% God Loves Uganda (2013) " A vitally important film that hopefully will also serve as a reminder to the U.S. LGBTQ movement that complacency about our hard-won freedoms is far from being a global thing. Far from it. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
73% Neighbors (2014) " You either agree to partake in the beer pong of a plot before laying down your money or stay home. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " Things certainly do go bump in the night--and the day and the morning and at just about every other possible moment that Pogue can toss in an amped-up sound effect to scare the pants off his hopefully susceptible viewers. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
96% Blue Ruin (2014) " A crafty little thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat--in all the ways that are good and familiar. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
93% Child's Pose (2014) " Child's Pose, in addition to featuring [its] sensational mother-son act, is a fascinating look into a corrupt society that is at times equally jaw-dropping. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
50% Hateship Loveship (2014) " Director Liza Johnston elicits some very affecting performances from her talented actors but these are in service to [Wiig's] rather colorless character whose blossoming is a bit hard to fall for. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " I will pay $50 to anyone who can prove that one single audience member worldwide texted "OMG, this plot is fantastic!" at any point during or after the movie. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
65% Bad Words (2014) " Bateman...is one of those actors whose immense warmth can't be concealed no matter how disagreeable the character and he manages...to keep the fraying edges...forgivable. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " The ultimate reason why [it] feels fresh and vibrant [is because] it harkens so far back in movie history to find its inspiration that it proves the old "everything old is new again" maxim is true. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
31% The Monuments Men (2014) " A fidgety movie that because of its star wattage, great subject matter and shoehorned-in random jaunty moments sometimes entertains but never really satisfies. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
58% Reaching for the Moon (2013) " Baretto's movie, which is sensual and emotionally intense, benefits from [its] traditional approach and I don't think audiences who love to revel in this kind of movie will mind it, either. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
No Score Yet Pit Stop (2013) " One of those small miracles that cinemaphiles justly revel in and it's a supreme addition to the queer-cinema canon. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
94% Her (2013) " A lyrical, deeply felt movie with a surprisingly gentle spirit. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " [An] ultimately hollow exercise in movie excess. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
64% August: Osage County (2013) " New Hollywood motto: Never act with kids, dogs or Streep--when she's in Mommie Dearest mode, that is. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " A perfectly realized period piece, so gorgeously shot it looks almost painterly but it's so god-awful grim and...so tightly focused on such a disagreeable character that I greeted its fade out as the equivalent of the end of a migraine headache. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
93% American Hustle (2013) " An entertaining but bloated, starry, Grand Hotel-sized con artist caper that looks, sounds and feels like Scorsese without a smidgen of the electricity he effortlessly brings to his pictures. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
100% Six By Sondheim " A rich portrait of this great treasure of the American musical. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " A familiar and very satisfying collision of art versus commerce or lowbrow, mainstream taste...versus highbrow sophistication. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
96% I Am Divine (2013) " A loving biographical portrait that encompasses the legendary icon's rise to infamy while touching on the emotional complexities of its subject. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Lawrence is the rare female action-movie lead who carries on the fierce tradition of Sigourney Weaver in the Alien franchise -- easily the best and most enduring "special effect" this movie juggernaut has to offer eager audiences. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
92% Philomena (2013) " Dench and Cooper could do this stuff in their sleep and keep us entertained, which they do, but it's the nuanced twists and turns in both the characters and the story that elevate the picture beyond the familiar. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " A welcome addition to the queer movie canon. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " A very well-made film that gives us a peek into the formation of several future gay icons. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
49% Carrie (2013) " Perhaps the biggest flaw in this remake has to do with the ethereal beauty of its leading lady. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
85% We Are What We Are (2013) " Another welcome entry in the ongoing revival of horror movies that rely on character and setting rather than shock and gore to chill audiences to the marrow. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
90% Valentine Road " A deeply thought-provoking documentary. " ‐ Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
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