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Chris Knight

Chris Knight
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 40% The Skyjacker's Tale (2016) So what makes the taking of American Airlines flight 626 on New Year's Eve, 1984, worth its own documentary? Not too much, really. ‐ National Post
Posted Jan 20, 2017
2/4 76% Split (2017) There are moments of fear and loathing in the story, but at just under two hours the whole production overstays its welcome, and isn't really as clever as the director would have us believe. ‐ National Post
Posted Jan 20, 2017
3.5/4 81% The Founder (2017) It's Keaton... who brings the movie home. The flutter of emotions across his face at odd moments in the action happens too quickly to name them all, but the cumulative effect is beyond words. ‐ National Post
Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Searchers (Maliglutit) (2016) Kunuk has created another timeless fable of the Far North; a simple struggle played out on a vast canvas. ‐ National Post
Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/4 89% 20th Century Women (2017) The women are drawn so fully, and so artfully, that I had to give the film a conditional pass. ‐ National Post
Posted Jan 12, 2017
1.5/4 34% Monster Trucks (2017) There isn't much for parents to do other than count how many times a particular brand of pickup product-places itself before our eyes. ‐ National Post
Posted Jan 12, 2017
2/4 34% Live By Night (2017) There's a lot to recommend Affleck's fourth outing as a director, including sumptuous production design.. costumes and cinematography to match; and a restrained score from Harry Gregson-Williams. What's missing is a coherent throughline. ‐ National Post
Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 78% Patriots Day (2017) The film surges forward with a satisfyingly staccato, police-procedural rhythm. ‐ National Post
Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet California Typewriter (2016) Even though the revolution may not be typewritten, the machine has a growing legion of fans and users, some of whom were interviewed by director Doug Nichol. ‐ National Post
Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/4 83% Silence (2017) How you read it may depend in a large part on your own faith in a higher power, whether that be a Creator of everything, or merely the director of this film. If for no more than two hours and 20 minutes, Scorsese may make a believer of you. ‐ National Post
Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/4 86% A Monster Calls (2017) The film has been praised as an excellent coming-of-age tale, but even applying that term fails to do justice to its deliverance. This is a coming-of-age-of-reason story. ‐ National Post
Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/4 95% Fences (2016) Washington has brought Wilson's work to a larger audience than would have seen the live theatrical performance, and for that alone deserves great credit. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/4 71% Sing (2016) Writer/director Garth Jennings and co-director Christophe Lourdelet bring warmth and humour to the mix, and know well enough that when the big numbers kick in, the best thing to do is just let the music take over. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 21, 2016
2.5/4 31% Passengers (2016) This one is a flawed beast, but it gets enough things right to offer a worthwhile escape. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 21, 2016
2.5/4 91% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) The film is as sweet as a sugar cookie, and about as surprising. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 16, 2016
3/4 84% Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016) Benson's overall good manners and self-deprecating style have endeared him to most of his subjects, and almost every viewer. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 16, 2016
3.5/4 96% Neruda (2016) Even if you've only heard of Neruda's sonnets or his Stalinist leanings, you don't need much in the way of introduction to enjoy this meta-narrative. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 16, 2016
2.5/4 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) This may not be a new Christmas classic, but give it a little time and love, and it won't be the death of you. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 16, 2016
3.5/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The new characters are nicely fleshed out, particularly Jones's Jyn, whose initial cynicism gradually morphs into a steely resolve, its seed planted by the memory of her father, but watered by the idealism of the Rebellion. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 13, 2016
3.5/4 87% Lion (2016) It could roar if it wanted to, but settles for an expressive, almost infrasonic growl. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 9, 2016
4/4 95% Old Stone (Lao Shi) (2016) There's not a wasted moment in this tightly wound 80-minute moral tale, in which no good deed goes unpunished. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 9, 2016
2.5/4 40% Sadie's Last Days on Earth (2016) Sadie's Last Days doesn't take itself too seriously and doesn't want us to, either; Donnie Darko this ain't. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 9, 2016
1.5/4 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) There is a world of difference between Ho Ho Ho and Ha Ha Ha. Office Christmas Party manages a little of the first and not nearly enough of the second. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/4 70% Miss Sloane (2016) Miss Sloane is too good in the early going to be completely undone by a wonky finale. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet The Apology (2016) Hsiung clearly wanted to focus on several specific individuals, whose good humour and perseverance shine through in The Apology. It is one thing to talk about thousands of victims; quite another to look into the eyes of just three. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 2, 2016
1.5/4 64% Antibirth (2016) With its garish colour palette and sugar-high energy level, Antibirth sometimes resembles a cinematic glass of Kool-Aid. But successful films, unlike powdered drink mixes, require more than just throwing a few ingredients together. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 2, 2016
2/4 40% Lovesick (2016) If you've seen one rom-com, you've seen them all. That may not always be true, but it certainly sums up the way Lovesick unfolds. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Theater of Life (2016) The film also takes times to chronicle the refugees, addicts and other unfortunate folk who are the beneficiaries of this high-class soup kitchen... their individual stories adds a welcome layer to what might otherwise be a one-note doc. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester by the Sea may take its time making itself heard, but you can count on it. ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3.5/4 61% Allied (2016) Allied won't go down in history alongside Casablanca, but that won't be from lack of trying. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 23, 2016
2.5/4 54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) The messiness ultimately exceeds the fun, with Beatty/Hughes sucking some of the air out of what should be a more romantic denouement. But the cast makes the journey worthwhile. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet The Birdwatcher (2015) In fact, the whole film features that kind of quiet effectiveness. It doesn't demand noisy approval, but you might want to tweet about it. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/4 77% London Road (2016) It's an experiment you're unlikely to see the likes of again, and a surprisingly upbeat take on a terrible tale, sweetening the despair without diminishing its power. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 23, 2016
4/4 95% Moana (2016) Adults probably won't even mind if this becomes one of those high-rotation titles once the DVD/download option arrives. It is, like its title character, smart, quick-witted, inventive and melodious. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 22, 2016
2.5/4 88% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) What remains is a fascinating, Kafkaesque portrayal of justice (or lack thereof) in modern China, but it's no knee-slapper and, at more than two hours, it's long for a comedy. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 18, 2016
2.5/4 71% Bleed For This (2016) Deals too thoroughly in boxing-movie clichés to rise to the level of its actors. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 18, 2016
2.5/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The film is determined to do so much, introduce so many, and wow with such abundance that viewers may feel more fatigue than wonderment by the time its two-plus hours are done. Even director David Yates... can't quite rein everything in. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 18, 2016
3.5/4 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) In aesthetics and tone, Nocturnal Animals brought Darren Aronofsky's 2010 horror/thriller Black Swan to mind. It's less crazy, but just as satisfying if you accept it on its own wild-ride terms. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 18, 2016
2.5/4 48% Almost Christmas (2016) Sometimes, amid the holiday excess and overindulgence, you need a comic palate cleanser. Think of this as a cinematic After Eight mint. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 11, 2016
4/4 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is one of those movies with nary a wasted word; fitting, given the subject matter. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 11, 2016
2/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) It definitely out-Ryans ol' Saving Private, but the goal is questionable; there comes a point when most viewers will avert their eyes (and hence stop being viewers) just for a respite. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 4, 2016
3.5/4 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) You won't see a more majestic shot in a film this year than in the documentary The Eagle Huntress, when a bird of prey swoops down from its rocky perch to land on the leather-clad arm of its trainer. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 4, 2016
3.5/4 90% Doctor Strange (2016) There's only one word to describe, in this dismal year for movies, a superhero story that exceeds our expectations: Strange. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 4, 2016
2.5/4 75% Trolls (2016) Trolls is one animated adventure where parents, even if they aren't fully engaged, won't be completely enraged either. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 4, 2016
3.5/4 100% Off the Rails (2016) Irving offers a mostly sympathetic portrayal of his subject, interspersing interviews with cute animations of McCollum as a kind of MTA Superman, and highlighting the inability of the U.S. justice system to deal with such eccentric criminals. ‐ National Post
Posted Nov 1, 2016
3.5/4 98% Moonlight (2016) Barry Jenkins' second feature is basically Boyhood if it had been made about, well, someone else. That doesn't even begin to unpack the layers and resonances in this startling drama ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 28, 2016
1.5/4 19% Inferno (2016) To coin an anagram, "exploit nuance and battle forge" - that is, unexceptional and forgettable. ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/4 94% Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016) Animation isn't the usual style associated with biopics, though there have been some sterling examples... To those can now be added Miss Hokusai. ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 28, 2016
2.5/4 100% The Violin Teacher (Tudo Que Aprendemos Juntos) (2015) If The Violin Teacher hits many of the same notes, it also manages a few new ones. ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/4 100% Driving With Selvi (2016) The film offers the chilling statistic that some 250 million women worldwide were married before the age of 15, a third of them in India. There are many more Selvis out there with less happy narratives. ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 27, 2016