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Chris Knight
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 97% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) The film runs to more than two and a quarter hours, yet the pacing seldom flags.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2/5 32% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) In the end, Felt's real story is more exciting - or at least potentially so - than the version that plays out on the screen.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 76% The Limehouse Golem (2017) The solid cast, including Eddie Marsan as a theatre impresario nicknamed Uncle, and Daniel Mays as Kildare's trusted lieutenant, helps keep the story afloat. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3.5/5 92% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) Even the most informed Hitchcock fan will learn something - for me, it was the realization that when Leigh's character gets in the tub, she first stands beneath the showerhead and THEN turns on the water. Who does that? ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2.5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) For all that kitschy beauty, I wouldn't want to spend one more minute with Moonee, here or anywhere else.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 63% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) It must be said that the film offers a soaring conclusion. The story may get a bit lost in its own hundred-acre wood, but it finds its way home eventually.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3.5/5 48% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) I am neither a seven-year-old girl nor a Bronie (look it up), but I can spot a decent film about anthropomorphic miniature horses when I see one.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4/5 97% Lucky (2017) It's a beautiful portrait of a kind of dogged stubbornness in the face of the inevitable.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
1.5/5 43% The Mountain Between Us (2017) The path of the story and its conclusion are telegraphed early on. When you crash on the top of a mountain, the only way you can go is down.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
5/5 88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) So let's not call Blade Runner 2049 a sequel. Call it the spiritual successor to one of the greatest science-fiction stories ever told. And it lives up to that billing.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
No Score Yet Great Great Great (2017) Great Great Great doesn't quite deserve that three-handed title, but it comes pretty close.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
2.5/5 76% Loving Vincent (2017) The style of one conversation after another, intercut with black-and-white memories and recreations of events in Van Gogh's life, makes the story play out like a televised police procedural. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
No Score Yet White Night (2017) Overall, White Night crafts a convincing portrait of the city - including its homelessness and violence - and manages mostly believable, often amusing interactions among its sprawling cast of characters.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
67% Don't Talk to Irene (2017) An above-average entry in the loveable-misfits comic sub-genre, Don't Talk to Irene is the kind of low-budget gem that can get lost in the glare of the Toronto International Film Festival.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
86% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) It's the work of actor-turned-writer/director Martin Provost, whose light touch with the material makes this a made-in-France pleasure. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
87% American Made (2017) If comedy is indeed tragedy plus time, then we've had just enough time since the 1980s to chuckle at one of its more tragic narratives.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
68% Victoria & Abdul (2017) There may yet come a more documentary account of Victoria's late-life infatuation with one of her subjects. For now, enjoy this one with a grain of salt and a hearty chuckle.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
53% 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
96% 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
84% 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
68% 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
30% 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 33% 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 29% 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 89% 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 87% 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 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 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 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 88% 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 89% 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 92% 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