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Chris Knight

Chris Knight
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
52% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) You may call the latest movie a blatant attempt to boost sales of the building toy, and you'd be right ... But that would be less of a problem if there were more than mere commercial aspirations up on the screen.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
95% Stronger (2017) While the team mostly sticks to the standard biopic beats, there's enough variety to surprise and occasionally delight.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
81% Brad's Status (2017) Brad's Status may resonate with some mid-life viewers, particularly those who find themselves looking at a version of Stiller's clenched-jaw, angst-ridden face in the mirror.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Battle of the Sexes may have laughs aplenty, but at its heart is the serious issue of equality, and the argument is well served.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
No Score Yet Hunting Pignut (2016) The film doesn't sugarcoat the culture, but Blue knows there's an appeal there as well - it offers friendship, art and a playful sense of community, but also violence and the constant threat of substance abuse.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
34% American Assassin (2017) "Based on a novel" is about the only thing novel about it.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
67% mother! (2017) This is the director's first feature in which he is also the sole writer. The result is a movie in love with itself. Whether you share in that passion is an open question, and one mother! almost doesn't seem to care how you answer.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
33% Home Again (2017) Thus grumpified, I was less than forgiving when the film introduces a parody of a movie producer only to have one of the characters shake his head and say: "He was a parody of a movie producer."‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
2/4 21% Birth of the Dragon (2017) The movie promises the birth of a dragon, but delivers only a fictional midwife instead.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/4 30% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Director Marc Webb... keeps the plot moving forward at a decent clip, wrapping the whole thing up in a snappy 88 minutes.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2/4 30% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2017) Trueba is determined to give every actor, cameraman and grip a few scenes in which to shine, resulting in an overstuffed story that staggers from subplot to subplot.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
43% Bushwick (2017) Bushwick remains a fast-paced adventure, all the more so if you don't give yourself time to ask too many questions.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
1.5/5 88% Good Time (2017) There's a world of difference between a movie that makes you want to rave about it, and one that feels like you're watching it from inside a rave.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/5 38% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) The problem is that if you also ponied up for popcorn, parking and childcare, you're going to feel a bit shortchanged.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 93% 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 95% 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 48% 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 78% 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 85% 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 92% 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 90% 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 76% 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 77% 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
78% 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
85% 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
93% 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
77% 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
53% 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
43% 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
17% 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
73% 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
77% 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 46% 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 73% Ballerina (2016) Perfectly animated leaps and bounds can only provide so much distraction.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017