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Chris Knight
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 90%

The Witness (2016)

"Director James D. Solomon lets the story build slowly. What seems at first like a crusade for justice - how could 38 people have done nothing? - soon evolves into a morass of secondary and tertiary questions. Why did no one call out the Times' story? " ‐National Post
Posted Jun 16, 2016
1.5/4 49%

Genius (2016)

"There is plenty of genius on display, but the film, sadly, never comes close to being the equal of its subjects." ‐National Post
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/4 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"Kids should enjoy the frantic pace of the movie, but adult fans of Nemo (AFONs?) may grumble about diminishing returns." ‐National Post
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/4 96%

De Palma (2016)

"The film will appeal mostly to fans of the director's work, but even the more general cinephile will find much of interest here in its plainspoken ways." ‐National Post
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2.5/4 28%

Warcraft (2016)

"The film is mostly beautiful to look at - I could happily get lost in The Guardian's library - and the battle scenes are so visceral that pixels of blood sometimes land on the virtual camera lens" ‐National Post
Posted Jun 9, 2016
1.5/4 34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"This one features most of the same actors, which means the cast is just as smart. But the script ... it's the screenwriting equivalent of your least favourite uncle pulling a nickel out of your ear." ‐National Post
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3.5/4 84%

Maggie's Plan (2016)

"There's contentment to be found in watching an actor operating firmly within her comfort zone, just as it's thrilling to see a performer try something new and nailing it. Maggie's Plan delivers both these pleasures." ‐National Post
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3.5/4 100%

KONELINE: Our Land Beautiful (2016)

"If, on the other hand, you can handle some moral ambiguity being served by fantastic visuals, then keep looking at this beautiful, complicated, compelling documentary by Nettie Wild." ‐National Post
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2.5/4 80%

The Amazing Nina Simone (2015)

"The woman born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in 1933 North Carolina (she died in 2003) deserves better than this by-the-numbers documentary, written, directed and narrated by Jeff L. Lieberman." ‐National Post
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2.5/4 100%

The Waiting Room (2016)

"The Waiting Room plays out like a kind of cinematic dare: is it possible to make a war movie that doesn't feature a single moment of armed conflict? In that respect, it's a success." ‐National Post
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/4 82%

Chevalier (2016)

"Chevalier is billed as a comedy, though the laughs it evokes are often tinged with darkness and recognition." ‐National Post
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3.5/4 76%

Into The Forest (2016)

"Page and Wood truly carry the picture. Apparently they had a year to hang out and create something of a sisterly bond, and it comes through on the screen." ‐National Post
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/4 53%

Lolo (2016)

"The scattershot humour leads to an inconsistent tone, and a bit of confusion for the audience. " ‐National Post
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2.5/4 100%

I Am the Blues (2015)

"When the music takes flight, it's a thing of beauty. Heartache never sounded so good." ‐National Post
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/4 33%

The Steps (2015)

"Safe, innocuous and predictable." ‐National Post
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3/4 58%

Me Before You (2016)

"I walked into Me Before You with some trepidation: Would this be like a Nicholas Sparks adaptation? Good news -- or, depending on your film preferences, bad news: It isn't." ‐National Post
Posted Jun 2, 2016
4/4 98%

Love & Friendship (2016)

"This is a sterling comic role for [Beckinsale], and her timing is split-second perfection." ‐National Post
Posted May 27, 2016
3/4 100%

Sour Grapes (1987)

"It's still a fascinating journey, and the directors save some of the most shocking details until the end. At which point you'll realize that when you thought you were drinking deeply of the tale, it turns out what you had so far was merely a taste." ‐National Post
Posted May 26, 2016
2.5/4 89%

The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016)

"There are images as gorgeous as paintings, including rain-soaked streets and reflections in glass that are seldom even attempted in hand-drawn animation, and even less frequently managed so well" ‐National Post
Posted May 26, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet

Hevn (2015)

"Hevn remains a watchable time-waster. Jørgensen is particularly good." ‐National Post
Posted May 26, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet

Time Renegades (Siganitalja) (2016)

"Fans of twisty time-travel tales will relish this one; it's worth the subtitles." ‐National Post
Posted May 20, 2016
1.5/4 18%

Ratchet & Clank (2016)

"In addition to the generic science-fiction backgrounds, the characters all look to have been sculpted from the same brightly coloured dough. They have bounce but not much personality; it's the Megan Fox of animation." ‐National Post
Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/4 87%

Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)

"Two Lovers and a Bear is a richly philosophical tale." ‐National Post
Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/4 97%

Dark Horse (2016)

"The resulting film feels a little rough, but as long as you don't look it in the mouth it should appeal to those who like a good under-horse story." ‐National Post
Posted May 20, 2016
3/4 100%

Natasha (2015)

"The screenplay is adept at capturing the confusion of the young." ‐National Post
Posted May 20, 2016
3/4 92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"Some viewers may find the violence a bit much, although it does lean toward the cartoonish... Best of all, it's funny. It's fair to say that in this instance, Nice Guys do finish first." ‐National Post
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 62%

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)

"It fills a hole in popular scientific knowledge, and does so with a measure of grace and good humour." ‐National Post
Posted May 19, 2016
3.5/4 89%

Dheepan (2016)

"The refugees are all played by first-time actors, and create an appealing naturalism in their performances. And the camerawork places us, if not quite in their shoes, then at least in their vicinity, bobbing and weaving in their wake." ‐National Post
Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 58%

Money Monster (2016)

"Foster, directing from a script by Jamie Linden, Alan DiFiore and Jim Kouf, lets the hostage drama play out in the foreground while slyly building a secondary layer of drama." ‐National Post
Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet

The Rainbow Kid (2015)

"I thought I had this film's number. Turns out it had mine." ‐National Post
Posted May 6, 2016
3.5/4 73%

Disorder (Maryland) (2016)

"The term "gritty" gets thrown around a lot in criticism... But this second feature from French writer/director Alice Winocour certainly deserves the adjective; you could pave your driveway with this dark, effective thriller." ‐National Post
Posted May 5, 2016
2.5/4 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"The crowded cast makes for a long (148 minutes!) and messy movie." ‐National Post
Posted May 5, 2016
2.5/4 81%

Viva (2016)

"The central characters are beautifully rendered; Medina in particularly crafts a complicated portrait of a man yearning to express his feminine side, without ever becoming camp." ‐National Post
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 91%

Green Room (2016)

"Saulnier crafts a gruesome setup as simple as is it inevitable. " ‐National Post
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1/4 0%

Precious Cargo (2016)

"Suggests a team trying desperately to crack the formula to create a good movie. So far, they've got the "movie" part down pat." ‐National Post
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 76%

Keanu (2016)

"What's astonishing is how the leads manage to keep the comic energy from flagging too much over the film's 100 minutes." ‐National Post
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2.5/4 17%

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"Not great, not risible, just fair." ‐National Post
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2.5/4 71%

A Hologram for the King (2016)

"The least plausible and yet most enjoyable moments of A Hologram for the King are its first... It's an inspired bit of lunacy perfectly in keeping with the central character's combination of optimism and angst. The film never quite hits that note again." ‐National Post
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/4 97%

Sing Street (2016)

"Sing Street is certainly a joyous movie, but it lacks the lightning-in-a-bottle quality of Once." ‐National Post
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet

Prisoner X (2015)

"Despite some nifty plot twists, the story feels loose, and lacks a sense of urgency. Maybe it worked better on paper?" ‐National Post
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/4 94%

The Jungle Book (2016)

"The real jungle may be a fragile place full of endangered species, but in the eyes of a man-cub it is everything, encompassing heaven and hell in equal measure. That's a wide and appealing canvas for a director. No need to colour outside the lines." ‐National Post
Posted Apr 14, 2016
1.5/4 30%

Criminal (2016)

"Perhaps the least believable aspect of Criminal - and there are many contenders - is that Bill's widow finds herself falling for Costner's character... the way this film chooses to include it is - hey, now I know why they picked that title." ‐National Post
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3.5/4 90%

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

"The newest chapter in the Barbershop franchise... styles itself as a love letter to Chicago's South Side neighbourhood, with a sombre postscript." ‐National Post
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/4 97%

The Dark Horse (2016)

"Curtis sells us on both the man's frailty and his drive; his performance alone is enough of a reason to check this one out." ‐National Post
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet

Across the Line (2015)

"Across the Line not only showcases some fine black actors, it delves into a topic that Hollywood is continuing to struggle with. It's a pity we struggle with these same issues in Canada, but also a point of pride that this film was made here." ‐National Post
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/4 85%

Francofonia (2016)

"Francofonia is part-history lesson, part-philosophical ramble, as the filmmaker, acting as narrator, ponders the meaning of collected artworks, going so far as to suggest that they are the ultimate spoils of war." ‐National Post
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2.5/4 49%

Hardcore Henry (2016)

"Most of the movie consists of long sequences of running, jumping and fighting, making you realize that such things are better viewed from outside the body doing them." ‐National Post
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3.5/4 52%

Demolition (2016)

"The movie is smart enough not to hit us over the head with the parallels between disassembling a machine and dissecting the soul, but it's also savvy enough not to stay mum on the subject." ‐National Post
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/5 84%

Midnight Special (2016)

"Midnight Special is the kind of film that raises just enough questions to keep things moving forward, and then answers about half of them. ... What remains unknown should feel like an invitation to ponder, rather than a plot-hole pothole." ‐National Post
Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/4 86%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"It captures a specific time, with its goofball moustaches and too-tight tees, clearly but without any drippy nostalgia. " ‐National Post
Posted Mar 31, 2016
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