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Chris Knight

Chris Knight
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) This is Belle's story, and Watson does a fine job of updating the character for a modern world, providing her with steely strength, intelligence (she invents a horse-powered washing machine!) and determination.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3.5/4 77% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Being constantly in motion has served [Boyle] well, and T2 manages somehow to both wallow in nostalgia and stand back in judgment of it.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/4 90% Weirdos (2016) Kit may define himself as a weirdo, but this nostalgic, simple road trip is anything but.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2.5/4 83% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) If you're only going to watch a single '80s-themed musical-horror mermaid cannibal comedy this year, The Lure should be the one. And rest assured that whatever the rumoured remake of Splash offers, it won't be able to top this for sheer weirdness.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3.5/4 98% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) Clearly, Kore-eda has been pondering the hereafter for quite some time. After the Storm makes for a worthy and powerful addition to a lifetime of thought-provoking films.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3.5/4 78% Kong: Skull Island (2017) The newest Kong reboot is a rock 'em sock 'em popcorn monster movie flick, featuring the biggest Hollywood ape to date. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3.5/4 100% The Last Laugh (2017) A Jew walks into a comedy club. Is it OK for her to tell a joke about the six million who died? Can she, as Gilbert Gottfried asks, put the "Hah!" in Holocaust? This is the topic of a fascinating new documentary by Ferne Pearlstein.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 100% Window Horses (2016) It's lovely to watch how Fleming finds a way to express verse in animation.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
1.5/4 33% The Last Word (2017) Even when it does something right, The Last Word has a tendency to undermine its own success.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
1.5/4 75% Leap! (Ballerina) (2017) Perfectly animated leaps and bounds can only provide so much distraction.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2.5/4 21% The Shack (2017) Believers may not find enough to engage them in what amounts to a two-hour sermon about what they already know, while ye of little faith (ye know who ye are) will feel harangued.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
1.5/4 10% Bitter Harvest (2017) The story of the Holodomor is an important one, but Bitter Harvest plasters over the dark history with all manner of movie shortcuts.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/4 92% Logan (2017) Logan is a superhero movie like no other.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/4 67% Before I Fall (2017) Before I Fall suggests, like a lot of its cinematic cousins, that we treat every day with the same tender touch, as though anything we do might have great consequence. It's probably even right.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
1/4 40% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Two and a half hours of dull, aching unpleasantness.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/4 71% XX (2017) An eerie, effective mix.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2.5/4 35% The Great Wall (2017) An effective monster/action picture.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/4 96% Paterson (2016) A movie shaped by the style and structure of a poem. If it is also an echo, I urge you to be its shadow, and dance with it.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick: Chapter 2 works well by letting the audience laugh at such excesses, reminding us that there is a fine line between a punch and a punchline. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/4 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Funny, frantic entertainment that zips along for 104 minutes and won't leave you humming some dreadful earworm of a song. No assembly required.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
1/4 25% The Comedian (2017) There are very few surprises, pleasant or otherwise, in the film's interminable two-hour running time.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
4/4 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) It has important things to say about how one culture can be foisted on another in the name of globalization or efficiency. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent (2016) Between clips of him in TV's Quentin Durgens, M.P. and the made-in-Newfoundland film The Rowdyman, we see what a Renaissance man [Berman] is.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3.5/4 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) This is a timeless tale that has no need to shout (or even speak) about how deliriously beautiful it is.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2.5/4 43% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3.5/4 83% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/4 88% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
1.5/4 32% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2/4 35% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 80% Patriots Day (2017) The film surges forward with a satisfyingly staccato, police-procedural rhythm.‐ National Post
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/4 85% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/4 87% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/4 93% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/4 73% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
2.5/4 90% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
3/4 85% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
3.5/4 86% Lion (2016) It could roar if it wanted to, but settles for an expressive, almost infrasonic growl.‐ National Post
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
1.5/4 41% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/4 71% Miss Sloane (2016) Miss Sloane is too good in the early going to be completely undone by a wonky finale.‐ National Post
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016