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Chris Knight

Chris Knight
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
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
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
22% 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
70% 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 66% 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 82% 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 86% 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 15% 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 73% 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 90% 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 90% 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 97% 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
3/4 48% Alone in Berlin (2017) The story provides satisfaction, not least from Emma Thompson as Otto's wife and sometimes partner in crime. She's so good that she shows up lesser supporting actors; hardly her fault.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/4 84% Risk (2017) The twisty tale continues.‐ National Post
Posted May 12, 2017
3/4 71% Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 (2017) We have here that rare sequel: C'est bon, and it's not half bad.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/4 36% Snatched (2017) We're left with Schumer and Hawn reacting to a variety of improbable crises. Will they make it out alive? You may decide that $12 is too high a ransom to find out.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2.5/4 53% The Belko Experiment (2017) It's still a decent thriller if you can stomach the gore, but you may find yourself wishing the movie had let loose with just a little more inventiveness, given the fact that the central metaphor is so bleeding obvious.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2.5/4 84% The Wedding Plan (2017) In the relatively rarefied realm of Hasidic romance, it must surely place near the top.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/4 91% Hounds of Love (2017) The kidnappers are Emma Booth and comic actor Stephen Curry, playing his part terrifyingly straight.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
1.5/4 51% The Dinner (2017) The way the information is revealed feels like a cheat - maybe it works better in the novel, or in the two recent adaptations, one in Dutch and one in Italian, that preceded this one.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Jackie Boy (2015) You may even have a hard time buying one particular twist. But you won't soon forget it, either.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/4 92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) It will touch all but the most hard-hearted; in fact, I dare you to remain unmoved by its emotional finale.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/4 No Score Yet Donkeyote (2017) It's a moving tale, by turns heartbreaking and hilarious. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
3.5/4 No Score Yet Do Donkeys Act? (2017) They've done an amazing job, recording donkeys in action without any of the standard documentary conventions. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
1.5/4 11% Spark: A Space Tail (2017) If you're unlucky enough to see Spark, remember that while in space no one can hear you scream, your voice will echo in a movie theatre. But chances are your fellow patrons will sympathize.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/4 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Gere, almost 70 but still spry, manages to be at once likeable and infuriating in the role of Norman. We may question the means to that moderate rise, but surely he doesn't deserve such a tragic fall either.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet The Last Animals (2017) The Last Animals has one terrifying suggestion, when the meaning behind the title is revealed.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
2.5/4 50% 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 88% 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 26% Unforgettable (2017) Unforgettable isn't an effective thriller. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4 93% 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 91% 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 87% 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 85% 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