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Chris Knight
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 92% Logan Lucky (2017) This one offers pleasures you won't find anywhere else.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
4/5 86% Wind River (2017) Politics aside ... it's also just a really effective crime thriller.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3.5/5 97% Step (2017) A few quick question-and-answer chats could enlighten us, but Lipitz seems content to just observe. Not that it diminishes the film's emotional impact.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4.5/5 49% The Glass Castle (2017) It all adds up to a nuanced and emotional tale, anchored by equally fine performances by Larson and Anderson. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2/5 9% The Black Prince (2017) The Black Prince is a beautifully photographed film and an interesting historical tale from the murky depths of mid-19th century British colonialism, but it's a bloodless tale, bereft of passion or pathos.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
3/5 77% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) It's nice to see that Gore continues to fight the good fight. And that, even as Earth continues to set one annual temperature record after another, the tide may be starting to turn.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
3.5/5 82% The Trip to Spain (2017) The movie is most enjoyable when it's least relevant.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
4/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) It is both quietly brilliant and brilliantly quiet; imagine a recent Terrence Malick film with less cinematography and more plot.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
3/5 89% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) Indigenous people's contributions to musical history[,] any way you slice it, is vast.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4/5 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) Katherine is played by Florence Pugh, another almost-newcomer, with a few slight credits to her name. But you'll be seeing more of her, no doubt, such a force is she in Lady Macbeth.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3/5 100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) The result is a beautiful ride through early filmdom, and a rare glimpse at a period of cinema history that has suffered from both accident and neglect.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Each setting features its own editing rhythm, characters and score... Far from being a Memento-like puzzle to piece together, Dunkirk is a series of tense standoffs whose resolutions all funnel into the same prerequisite; get the soldiers home.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3/5 95% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) The Women's Balcony isn't a great film, but it is an appealing and good-natured farce that the Toronto fest deemed "rebellious and respectful." And how often can you get both those things in one movie? L'chaim!‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 100% Mermaids (2017) Mermaids walk among us. Which is odd, since they don't have legs. Ali Weinstein's charming documentary follows a variety of humans who are living the mermaid lifestyle.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
4/5 74% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) Elser's romantic entanglements serve to illustrate the kind of person he was, giving us another window into his mind.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2.5/5 76% The Little Hours (2017) It's slight, silly fun, in the manner of an extended Saturday Night Live sketch, and Baena gets a lot of mileage out of the whole nuns-behaving-badly shtick.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) There has been sporadic talk of continuing the Apes franchise, but to avoid a repetition of history, it might be best to stop it with this one. You don't monkey around with perfection.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2.5/5 68% The Journey (2017) It only works as well as it does thanks to the calibre of the actors.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
33% Blood Hunters (One Drop) (2016) The actors do their best to invest Corey Brown's headlong script with sympathy and a little gravitas, but sometimes it's all they can do to draw breath.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Darned if Holland's Spidey doesn't breathe new life into the old webslinger, who officially turns 55 this year and doesn't look a day over 15 in the movie. How'd they do it?‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
95% Radio Dreams (2017) Well worth tuning in for.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) It's all very naturalistic, funny and surprising, all the more so for not taking the easy path of milking the stand-up scenes for laughs.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
79% The Beguiled (2017) In an age when women are taking back the genres, The Beguiled makes for an interesting addition to the cinematic conversation. Rather than a radical gender-switch of characters, it's an old story with a new point of view.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
86% Okja (2017) Ultimately, Okja operates on too fantastical a level to function as a call to arms against the factory farm system, and its hot-and-cold tone may scald younger viewers while leaving older ones feeling cold. Consume at your own risk.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
94% Baby Driver (2017) The result is easily one of the best rides of the summer.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
No Score Yet The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship (2015) The mostly Canadian cast are good actors all, but nothing they're forced to say in Alessandra Piccione's screenplay rings true.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
78% The Hero (2017) Elliott walks through the tale with such lightness and grace that it's a joy just to watch him do it.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
54% 47 Meters Down (2017) The conflict, like the central plot element, is just deep enough to work.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
44% The Bad Batch (2017) Amirpour's genius -- and she's honed it even more since her first film -- is to find the cinematic sweet spot between atmosphere and exposition.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) It's as if Ridley Scott and James Cameron had a sci-fi symposium and then gave director Michael Bay all their worst ideas, duct-taped together.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
16% All Eyez on Me (2017) All Eyez could have been a much more powerful portrait of the artist who died far too young a man -- Tupac's own Straight Outta Compton, if you will -- if only it trusted viewers enough to give us the whole person.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
71% Manifesto (2017) Blanchett, whose body of work already includes playing elf-queen Galadriel, human queen Elizabeth I, Katherine Hepburn and Bob Dylan, does an incredible job embodying a variety of characters.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
76% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Beatriz at Dinner is an angry condemnation of willful, well-to-do blindness. But I wish it displayed more teeth and claws.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/4 48% Rough Night (2017) Rough Night feels like a rough draft, one that could have used at least one more pass by its writers before committing it to the screen.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/4 68% Cars 3 (2017) Pixar's animated films remain at their best when the company gives free reign to creativity. Just because actual cars come off a conveyor belt doesn't mean movies about them should feel like they do, too.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
1.5/4 76% Ballerina (2016) Perfectly animated leaps and bounds can only provide so much distraction.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
1/4 48% Churchill (2017) Alex von Tunzelmann's insipid screenplay... takes every opportunity to portray the British Prime Minister as a doddering fool with his head stuck in the last Great War.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/4 83% Megan Leavey (2017) [Cowperthwaite] balances the film's action and emotional beats nicely, although it must be said that the defining battle shies away from too much gore... (That's not a criticism; it makes the resulting film more kid-friendly, if still quite intense.)‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2.5/4 88% It Comes At Night (2017) It Comes at Night works best in the moments when it drills down into the social dynamics of the six survivors.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
1.5/4 45% Awakening the Zodiac (2017) Awakening the Zodiac has a slapdash feel that strains to fill the big screen.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/4 16% The Mummy (2017) That may sound like faint praise, but Universal's first chapter in its so-called Dark Universe franchise of gods and monsters is off to a fair start.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/4 71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) What follows is an incredible performance by Dyrholm as a woman doing her best to keep things together when her entire world seems to be falling apart, and with everyone right there to witness the unraveling.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
1/4 27% Drone (2017) Drone suffers from limited range and a greatly reduced payload.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3.5/4 78% Werewolf (2016) McKenzie doesn't stoop to deliver a pat happy ending, and even the moderately upbeat final scene features an oddly discordant note in the score that suggests not all is well.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3.5/4 92% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017) Film geeks can tap their toes to the strains of Jaws, Psycho, Star Wars and more with Score: A Film Music Documentary, a lively examination of the role of music in the movies.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
2.5/4 92% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) The result is an interesting tale, though a little dry at times. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 96% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) Mungiu's genius is the way he lets tiny ethical slips build almost imperceptibly into something treacherous, even dangerous.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
2.5/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) The balance is tipped toward the positive by the fact that the plot rattles along merrily, taking us from the wilds of Themyscira (Paradise Island for us old-timers) to wartime London, the trenches of Europe and more.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3.5/4 80% Becoming Bond (2017) It makes for great cinema about great cinema.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
3/4 79% Chuck (2017) It's a little bit pathetic, but Schreiber crafts such an innocence in his character that it's easy to root for him. And to remember him. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017