Lewis Knight

Lewis Knight
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
A huge film fan since childhood, I have written reviews on movies and television since 2015 on my reviews Tumblr page, before writing reviews and features for the website The Digital Fix from February 2017 and then at Mirror Online from February 2018, the latter alongside my duties as Assistant Community Manager.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 95% The Souvenir: Part II (2021) The Souvenir Part II is a vastly superior sequel film from Joanna Hogg that portrays an artist honing her craft, accepting loss and finding new desires. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2021
4/5 94% Benediction (2021) Benediction is an incredibly moving and beautifully realised biopic of Siegfried Sassoon from director Terence Davies and star Jack Lowden has never been better. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2021
5/5 84% Dune (2021) Dune is the sci-fi epic of a generation that is breathtaking, thought-provoking and gripping with a cast at the top of its game. Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson are the true stand-outs. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2021
5/5 91% The Power of the Dog (2021) The Power of the Dog is a haunting psychological drama from director Jane Campion that boasts a career-best performance from Benedict Cumberbatch. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2021
4/5 100% The Phantom of the Open (2021) The Phantom of the Open is a biographical golf comedy with an unlikely hero that will both make you laugh and cry. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2021
4/5 91% The Lost Daughter (2021) The Lost Daughter is an achingly sad directorial debut from Maggie Gyllenhaal that serves to showcase the myriad talents of star Olivia Colman. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2021
5/5 86% Belfast (2021) Belfast is a beautifully personal ode from Sir Kenneth Branagh to growing up and having an immortal connection to one's roots. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2021
4/5 73% Last Night in Soho (2021) Last Night in Soho is a flawed but highly entertaining and gorgeous film with style and scares in abundance from director Edgar Wright. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2021
2/5 39% Halloween Kills (2021) Halloween Kills fails to live up to the revitalised energy of its predecessor by offering a disappointing gore-fest with very little fun and the poor execution of its only fascinating themes. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2021
4/5 85% The Last Duel (2021) The Last Duel is a gritty, handsome and well-acted historical drama from Ridley Scott but it is certainly leading lady Jodie Comer who steals the show. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2021
4/5 90% Spencer (2021) Spencer is a powerful, gorgeously shot and well-acted psychological drama from Pablo Larraín with a top-form turn from Kristen Stewart - but may prove too uncomfortable for some. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2021
4/5 86% The Harder They Fall (2021) The Harder They Fall is an entertaining new offering to the Western genre but one made all the fresher with passionate direction from Jeymes Samuel and a charismatic ensemble. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2021
4/5 84% No Time To Die (2021) No Time To Die is a fitting swan song for Daniel Craig's James Bond era: moody, action-packed, imperfect and surprisingly bold. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2021
5/5 71% The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021) The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is a wonderfully peculiar biopic that will make you cry and laugh in equal measure with a perfectly cast ensemble of players - including Benedict Cumberbatch at his most likeable. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2021
4/5 92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a visually impressive, mythologically rich and heartfelt origin story that boasts laughs, grief and romance along with a great double-act from Simu Liu and Awkwafina. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2021
5/5 88% Zola (2021) Zola is a fiercely entertaining rollercoaster ride from director Janicza Bravo and features pitch-perfect performances from Taylour Paige and Riley Keough. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
2/5 62% Jungle Cruise (2021) Jungle Cruise may boast two charismatic stars but it is a tiresome cocktail of cliches, occasionally good dad jokes, and borrowing from previous better films. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
3/5 50% Old (2021) Old sees M Night Shyamalan offering some memorable escapism with twists, turns, and some heady moments of body horror - even if not everything about it lands as one might hope. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
4/5 79% Black Widow (2021) Black Widow sees Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff get her much-needed swan song in this thrilling but imperfect Marvel outing that also boasts a wonderful arrival to the MCU with Florence Pugh. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
4/5 59% F9 (2021) F9 offers Fast & Furious fans exactly what they would expect but takes proceedings to even more outlandish, cheesy and amusing places than they have ever been before. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2021
4/5 94% In the Heights (2021) In The Heights is a vibrant and ambitious musical with some gorgeous imagery, touching performances, energetic songs and dance numbers, and a true sense of place and purpose. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
5/5 98% The Father (2021) The Father is a moving and disorientating psychological drama that boasts another career-defining performance from the masterful Anthony Hopkins. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
2/5 26% The Woman in the Window (2021) The Woman in the Window is a puzzling mix of Hitchcockian thrillers from yesteryear, but there's enough twisty fun to enjoy amongst its sloppy execution. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
3/5 86% Firebird (2021) Ultimately, Firebird is not a revolutionary Queer romance by any means but it is a glossy love story with conviction and genuine historical tragedy. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2021
4/5 91% Sublet (2021) Ultimately, Sublet is a vivid and well-acted drama from filmmaker Eytan Fox that examines the commonalities and differences at play between two generations of gay men. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
3/5 No Score Yet My First Summer (2020) My First Summer is a sun-soaked tale of grief that also shows the healing power of love and human connection, even if some elements feel somewhat thinly drawn. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
3/5 90% Jump, Darling (2020) Even though it may be somewhat too slight, Jump, Darling is a touching and intimate drama that also proves to be a powerful swan song for the legendary Cloris Leachman. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
3/5 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Zack Snyder's Justice League is a DC Comics epic that will be a delight for fans despite its lengthy runtime and some unnecessary plot detours that may turn-off general audiences. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
5/5 96% Petite Maman (2021) Petite Maman is a sublime light fantasy from director Celine Sciamma that tackles the enduring power of mother-and-daughter relationships across more than one generation. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
4/5 96% I'm Your Man (2021) I'm Your Man is a charming robo-romance that boasts a memorable turn from Dan Stevens as a dashing but appropriately awkward android named Tom. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
4/5 93% Ordinary Love (2020) Ordinary Love is a hard watch but the performances ensure that you are supporting these characters every step of the way. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3/5 80% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar is an utterly barmy, random, and cartoonish comedy that works especially well as a showcase for Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo's talents, but really won't be for everyone. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
4/5 78% I Care a Lot (2021) I Care A Lot is a gloriously fun dark comedy thriller that boasts a wonderful supporting cast and a deliciously evil star turn from Rosamund Pike. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
4/5 90% Kajillionaire (2020) Ultimately, Kajillionaire is an imperfect but a witty and enjoyable adventure with a character who feels like a misfit but will find her own way to grow. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2021
4/5 97% Dead Pigs (2018) Dead Pigs is a charming, quirky, and unique directorial debut from Cathy Yan and is another sign of her promising future in cinema. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
4/5 75% The World to Come (2021) The World to Come is a beautifully realised drama detailing a hidden and burning desire with strong lead performances from Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
4/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Judas and the Black Messiah is a powerful and gripping historical thriller that boasts fiery turns from both Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
3/5 69% Land (2021) Land is a visually-appealing and delicate feature debut for director Robin Wright and boasts another strong performance for the accomplished actress, even if its journey feels somewhat cliché and unoriginal. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
3/5 76% Eight for Silver (2021) Eight for Silver is a brutal take on a classic horror monster from director Sean Ellis, but ultimately proves overlong and says less than it promises in its fiery opening half-hour. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
3/5 79% In The Earth (2021) In the Earth may not live up to its early promise but it once again proves that Ben Wheatley's visceral filmmaking is so well suited to the unpredictability of horror. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
4/5 86% Passing (2021) Passing is a gorgeously crafted literary adaptation from first-time feature director Rebecca Hall, who provides career-best work from Tessa Thompson and a luminous performance from Ruth Negga. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
5/5 95% Mass (2021) Mass is a powerful chamber piece that blisters with searing emotion thanks to deft direction and writing from Fran Kranz and devastating performances from Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney, and - most of all - Ann Dowd. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
3/5 86% On the Count of Three (2021) On the Count of Three is a morose buddy comedy that, while uneven, boasts genuine chemistry between director-actor Jerrod Carmichael and charismatic co-star Christopher Abbott. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
4/5 96% CODA (2021) CODA is a charming and sensitive coming-of-age tale from director Sian Heder that also proves Emilia Jones is a star on the rise. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
2/5 66% How It Ends (2021) How It Ends is a pretty but meandering series of comedic cameos that offers a mixed bag of gags and not really anything interesting to say. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
4/5 88% The Dig (2021) The Dig is a thoughtful, melancholic, and restrained film about a major archaeological discovery that also truly explores the people who found it. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
4/5 57% Malcolm & Marie (2021) Malcolm & Marie sees Zendaya light up the screen in this fiery two-hander that proves Sam Levinson is a filmmaker to watch - even if some of the topics discussed are a bit too niche for general audiences. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
2/5 20% Stardust (2020) Stardust fails to do justice to musical icon David Bowie, with the lack of his back catalogue feeling especially absent, along with an inability to capture his unique and otherworldly essence. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
4/5 75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) Pieces of a Woman triumphs over structural issues by boasting exceptionally powerful work from its star Vanessa Kirby, along with a haunting supporting performance from Ellen Burstyn. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2021
4/5 95% Soul (2020) Pixar's Soul is a tear-jerking animated adventure that taps into some weighty themes but proves incredibly touching for the whole family. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020