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Chris Knight

Chris Knight
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 45% The Promise (2017) Neither dreadful nor magnificent, it features some powerful performances in the service of what should be an undeniable truth.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2.5/4 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) It is not a perfect movie, but it is a consistently committed one.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/4 93% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) The film takes us through not just Jacobs's opposition to untrammelled, car-centric construction - starting with a plan to push streets through Washington Square - but also the kind of thinking that drove her activism.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
1/5 25% Unforgettable (2017) Unforgettable isn't an effective thriller. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) Davies isn't afraid to show the darker side of the sometimes melancholy poet - like the Turner biopic from a few years ago, this is the portrait of the artist as a conflicted and altogether human creative force.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/4 100% Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (2016) The film is bookended with modern female controllers, reminding us how things have changed. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3.5/4 92% Maudie (2017) This is a painter whose canvas was her life, and whose life her canvas. Maudie is a magnificent celebration of both.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2.5/4 88% Their Finest (2017) Scherfig is looking to make a forgettable light-hearted comedy-romance, and in that respect she has succeeded. If you want something grittier, there's always Dunkirk.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
1.5/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Certainly there's no need to spend so much time with Theron's character as she yells at her subordinates to "do something!" or whispers throatily to Dom that he has no choice but to follow her orders or else. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/4 90% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2017) The story is a sly mix of first-rate adventure and secondary-education satire.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
1.5/4 45% Song to Song (2017) Malick has been accused of ever-increasing navel-gazing in his movies, and this one does nothing to rebut that charge.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2.5/4 64% Gifted (2017) Gifted means well, but like little Mary, you may end up feeling smarter by half than what you're watching.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/4 45% Going in Style (2017) Going in Style may not provide a huge payoff, but its modest charms are still fun.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/4 38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) The film doesn't even feature the Smurfs' la-laaaa-la-la-la-la theme song, which is one more reason to like it. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/4 88% Frantz (2017) This remains a lovely story about acceptance and understanding, themes that never get old.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3.5/4 92% Obit (2017) This is one of the more unusual tales in this fascinating story of life (and death) in the obit department of the New York Times. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2.5/4 46% Ghost in the Shell (2017) There is some food for thought in this iteration, but by the time Hanka's CEO rolls out the spider-tank (pretty much what you'd imagine), it's clear that this ambitious effort has become a shell game with too much shell and not nearly enough ghost.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/4 58% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Its 14A rating in Ontario means it could function as an introduction to the Holocaust for more mature children, without completely scarring them. And it remains an incredible tale of humane behaviour countering a beastly evil.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2.5/4 85% Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2017) Gaga [has] an emphasis on personal interpretation of the music rather than formal technique ... Director Tomer Heymann shows some startling examples of the results; I just wish we could see more of them, and in greater length.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
1.5/4 74% The Void (2017) I just wish they had a better sense of narrative with this one - the gore is effective and voluminous, but the story it serves is reed-thin.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2.5/4 No Score Yet Chokeslam (2016) The result is a bout in which, it would seem, some holds are barred.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2/4 47% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) It's just silly enough to annoy viewers, without enough crack-pottery to amuse them.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/4 68% Life (2017) Life is a good science-fiction horror blend, but it falls short of greatness because its fear outweighs its curiosity.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2/4 40% Wilson (2017) Harrelson doesn't have enough character to ground himself in this one.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/4 100% The Second Time Around (2017) If you need a break from aliens, superheroes and explosions, you could do worse.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/4 92% Donald Cried (2017) The characters are so utterly believable. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/4 71% 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 78% 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 84% The Lure (C√≥rki 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 94% 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 77% 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 79% 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 19% 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 66% 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 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Two and a half hours of dull, aching unpleasantness.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/4 72% 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 95% 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 90% 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