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Chris Knight

Chris Knight
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi provides a resoundingly positive answer to an old smuggler's long-ago query: "Let's see what this piece of junk can do."‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) The Other Side of Hope is a sweet story, though occasionally lacking in subtlety; Kaurismäki seems worried we might side with the skinheads, and goes out of his way to make Khaled sympathetic in almost every respect. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/5 100% Dim the Fluorescents (2017) And the final scene is a powerhouse; it jolted me out of my somnolence. But if the movie were 30 minutes shorter, I wouldn't have been so sleepy to begin with.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4/5 56% Pyewacket (2017) But one of Pyewacket's triumphs is the way it keeps its horrors grounded in reality, and its character in the forefront, proving you can be both smart and pretty scary; a good lesson for the genre.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
5/5 95% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water opens and closes on a sub-aqueous scene, but everything else about it is buoyant and uplifting.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
2/5 32% Wonder Wheel (2017) Rather than moving forward organically, the plot feels pinched and pushed into place, like one of those map tables in a war movie, with generals shoving pieces forward with croupiers' rakes.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4.5/5 100% Wexford Plaza (2017) As good as the actors are, the mall deserves a supporting credit. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
2/5 76% Sweet Virginia (2017) Sweet Virginia would clearly like to stake out some territory on the dark dramatic edges of the cinematic map, but ends up a little lost.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
4/5 96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) If there were ever the personification of "more than just a pretty face," it was [Hedy] Lamarr.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
5/5 100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Gradually, Faces Places swivels from a documentation of an art project into a gentle meditation on the transitory nature of art, and indeed of life. It feels like an unplanned shift, but Varda is too clever for that.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
3.5/5 91% Big Time (2017) Though beautifully shot, Big Time is at its most powerful when it focuses not on the skyscrapers but the man.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
2.5/5 67% Suck It Up (2017) There's much to be mined from this vein of friendship and loss, but Canadian director Jordan Canning backs into the story, leaving us grasping for clues to things that should be obvious.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
2.5/5 44% The Dancer (La danseuse) (2016) By the end of the performance, she collapses from exhaustion. So may the viewer. It's an awe-inspiring spectacle, and it helps anchor what is too often a somewhat staid biopic.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
3/5 60% Another WolfCop (2017) Another WolfCop a good-enough successor, if not the equal of the first. Lightning seldom strikes twice, although a wolf might.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
4.5/5 89% Radius (2017) Like a Twilight Zone episode of old, Radius opens with an arresting premise and then withholds some vital information, keeping you guessing right through to its shocking conclusion.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
4/5 92% The Breadwinner (2017) This is a grown-up story that can (and should) be seen by the young.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
4/5 73% Last Flag Flying (2017) Last Flag Flying continues a recent trend in American cinema of low-key, surprisingly mature war movies that manage patriotism without jingoism.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
4.5/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) By all rights, The Man Who Invented Christmas should be a humbug. Instead, it's a humdinger.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
2.5/5 50% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Washington's (and Gilroy's) newest project a victim of its own success. Anti-vanity, thy name is Roman.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3.5/5 97% Coco (2017) Purgatorial politics aside, the story is actually a sweet meditation on family and destiny, and the ways in which one can trump the other.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Considering Love and Other Magic (2016) There's a lovely symmetry at play. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3.5/5 84% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) There's philosophy under the surface.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Stegman Is Dead (2017) By the time the film wraps it's clear there's not much more to enjoy than these few scattered chuckles.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
4/5 68% Paradise (Ray) (2017) The director introduces an interesting framing device, interviewing his main characters dressed in plain clothes and facing a camera, the full significance of this reality-show type setup only becoming apparent at the end of the film. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3.5/5 86% Wonder (2017) Sometimes you have to just let go and surrender yourself to the wonder.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
5/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDonagh's genius is evident in the way he tugs and pushes the boundaries of good behaviour, often providing just enough motivation to mess with our sense of what's justified, and when.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/5 44% The Star (2017) Overall, The Star is content to deliver its news to the faithful. It's not out to change minds, although it does suggest that even a stubborn donkey can find a new purpose at Christmas.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/5 91% Thelma (2017) The less you know about the film going in the better. Trier's careful direction and screenplay (penned with his writing partner, Eskil Vogt) ensure that we're never lost in the narrative, even as the questions and uncertainties start to pile up.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2/5 40% Justice League (2017) [Justice League] occasionally finds its footing but often stumbles just at the moment it should soar.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
1/5 18% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) It you go, it'll cost you one hour and 40 minutes. It just seems longer.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird will definitely hold your attention.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3.5/5 80% My Friend Dahmer (2017) Director Marc Meyers brings a steady gaze and some sterling production values to the picture. It truly looks like 1978 Ohio, where Dahmer went to school. And by treating its subject seriously, we're invited to do the same. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/5 67% Infinity Baby (2017) Infinity Baby feels a little underdone. It's good company while it lasts, but before you know it you're on your own again.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/5 99% Jane (2017) Chuckles aside, the documentary Jane also shows the young scientist dealing with professional and personal adversity.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3.5/5 83% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) The movie is a lovely diversion, and a reminder of how recent some changes to women's rights have been.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3.5/5 99% God's Own Country (2017) God's Own Country is a love letter to the land, but also to an unconventional romance, struggling against intolerance.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
4/5 98% Dina (2017) This gap is sometimes heartbreaking, occasionally funny and most often both.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
2/5 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) It may be the season for giving, but I've already given this film two stars (one for Baranksi) and that's enough.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4.5/5 87% Novitiate (2017) Betts navigates a narrow path between praising the Church and damning it. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/5 81% The Square (2017) Between the long running time, a few loose ends, and a random bonobo in Moss's apartment, The Square doesn't deliver the kind of concentrated thinking person's entertainment as Östlund's previous film. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3.5/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Put your brain in neutral and enjoy!‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/5 83% Deliver Us (2017) The director doesn't judge; her doc is shot straight on, with as little editorial bias as she can muster.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
2/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) Ultimately, Suburbicon might have been better split into two movies, with each one given the space it needed to breathe. And isn't that what the suburbs promised?‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3/5 71% Wonderstruck (2017) If you can surrender yourself to the movie's charms, there are rewards to be found in this cinematic cabinet of wonders.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3.5/5 76% Thank You for Your Service (2017) The film remains watchable because there's real drama and camaraderie behind its message. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/5 95% Human Flow (2017) Ai's message is clear; the refugee crisis may take the form of faceless millions, but each pixel in that image of misery is a human being. It's a lesson worth remembering, and reflecting on.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 50% The Fortress (2017) Without giving too much away, there's something for everyone here. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2.5/5 76% Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017) The film ends with a two-minute-and-15-second shot of him on such a board, riding a rolling wave far out in the ocean. It might not be worth the two-hour journey to see it, but what a beautiful image. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
1/5 33% Leatherface (2017) This Chainsaw bites, and not in a good way.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
1.5/5 8% The Snowman (2017) The plot is a confused mess of dismembered bodies, postcard clues and go-nowhere scenes like the bunny-suited guy who is cleaning mould from Harry's apartment building. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017