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
3/5 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Building to a gratifying finale, the tale seems to end at a natural point before a very uninspired final scene tries to set up a sequel that this story definitely doesn't need. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
5/5 95% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Pain & Glory is another victory for the auteur Pedro Almodovar and sees Antonio Banderas deliver a career-best performance as an ageing artist undergoing an existential crisis. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3/5 88% Batman: Hush (2019) Overall, Batman Hush is an enjoyable slice of DC animation, but it will certainly irritate purists who don't like liberties taken with their source material. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
4/5 79% Good Boys (2019) Good Boys is at its best when it captures the subtle ways in which kids think they know everything and they really understand nothing. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood sees Quentin Tarantino deliver his best in years with a beautifully-realised cinematic odyssey into the Hollywood of yesteryear - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
3/5 55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The Dead Don't Die sees indie darling Jim Jarmusch offer a zombie horror-comedy that only he could with this bizarre but thoroughly calculated and deadpan slice of gore. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 40% Vita & Virginia (2019) "...this is sumptuous and well-acted filmmaking with an appropriately feminine touch from Button and poetic romantic words from the real-life writers themselves." - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
4/5 100% Anima (2019) It is essentially an extended music video, but what intriguing imagery it evokes! - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
5/5 91% Support the Girls (2018) Hall leads this charming comedy-drama from Andrew Bujalski to a portrayal of comradeship that positively glows, finding a realism but never falling into pessimism. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/5 64% Child's Play (2019) It all builds to a maniacal yet hilarious finale that will deliver the goods you expected. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 54% Ma (2019) Ma is a totally bonkers experience with memorably macabre moments and anchored by a darkly comic performance from Octavia Spencer, but don't go in expecting any more than that. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Long Shot is a romantic comedy that is the rare thing of being both funny and romantic. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 60% Greta (2019) Greta is clearly made with a great deal of good humour and pantomime theatrics that it is easy to be swept along. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Nevrland (2019) This Austrian drama is not short of triggering and uncomfortable moments, but it will certainly last long in the memory. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
5/5 94% Rafiki (2019) Rafiki is both a piece of engaging cinema and a political message. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 54% J.T. LeRoy (2019) JT LeRoy is a fascinating exploration of a shocking true hoax that revels more in an exploration of identity than the scandal, with excellent lead turns from Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
4/5 93% Giant Little Ones (2019) What is also great about Giant Little Ones is its fluid approach to sexuality and understanding that many people fail to fit into neat boxes of categorisation - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
3/5 47% Tell It to the Bees (2019) Tell It to the Bees is a sweet but sedate romance, anchored by a terrific turn from Holliday Grainger. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
2/5 37% Out of Blue (2019) The central mystery itself grows increasingly obvious as the film goes on, which resultantly means the second half of the film drags along until the ultimate revelations come out. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 81% Mid90s (2018) Jonah Hill directs a no-filter coming-of-age tale that succeeds in creating an authentic sense of time and place, despite some miscalculated areas. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 58% Under the Silver Lake (2019) Mitchell has created a wildly ambitious mixed bag that is highly entertaining and gorgeous but a definite acquired taste in its maddening execution. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
4/5 79% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) Cruz is at her expressive best here, giving Laura such vibrancy in the early celebratory scenes, but delivering the hysteria and fraught anxiety as events in the plot turn into every parent's worst nightmare. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
1/5 20% Serenity (2019) Neither tense, genuinely philosophical or surprising, Serenity ends up leaving the audience groaning, laughing hysterically at its awful execution, or willing the pain to end as its dated ideas play out. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 81% Boy Erased (2018) The performances are what deliver an emotional truth to these dark portrayals of a very present threat to LGBTQ people in the world. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 71% All Is True (2019) All Is True is just what you would want for a Shakespeare biopic directed by Kenneth Branagh - it's touching and impeccably well-acted, with great turns from the director and on-screen wife Judi Dench. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
4/5 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Playing against genre expectations and a slow pace will definitely turn off some viewers, but Burning rewards patient audience members with an enigmatic and eerie psychological character drama. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
4/5 63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Velvet Buzzsaw is a messy but scathing portrayal of a shallow art industry that provides enjoyably baroque horror and a top-notch ensemble of performers. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Director Marielle Heller offers a heartfelt and subtly devastating true story of loneliness and desperation. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
9/10 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Guadagnino creates a perfectly judged atmosphere of melancholy, longing, tranquillity and inner turmoil as the heat of the summer engulfs Elio with a rising attraction to Oliver. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
8/10 67% Wonderstruck (2017) Wonderstruck is a picture-perfect adaptation of Selznick's novel... with a stylistic focus on the unspoken akin to Haynes' masterpiece Carol. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
6/10 7% The Snowman (2017) It rides too much on the coattails of previous crime films, including the works of David Fincher, and the mystery becomes increasingly obvious, silly and unthreatening, despite the mean-spirited twists away from the book. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
7/10 76% Una (2017) Una is not an easy watch by any means - not graphic in visual content but in its emotional and verbal exchanges - but the performances will keep you gripped throughout. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
8/10 79% The Beguiled (2017) Coppola evokes the repression of female sexuality dominant in her earliest work The Virgin Suicides, but with an added dose of violence, and really utilising the excellent cast for all its worth. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
5/10 76% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Despite a great deal of faithfulness to its source material...the whole film comes across as rather clinical and unaffecting; all of this is strange considering the emotions at play. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
5/10 50% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) All the newcomers in the lead roles are strong enough to work as a solid group of teenage comrades, however, the material they get is clichéd and shallow - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
9/10 81% Personal Shopper (2017) The film for all its interesting style and intertextuality remains indebted to Stewart's terrific central performance. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
9/10 91% Elle (2016) Elle defies genre: it mixes humour, horror, thrills and melodrama, but above all else, it is a slice of the life of Michèle Leblanc, one of the most interesting female characters in cinema for a long time. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
7/10 91% Certain Women (2016) Reichardt, in addition to the slow and methodical storytelling, continues to use the landscape to tremendous effect, the cinematography is gorgeous and the location plays a great role in underscoring every scene. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
8/10 93% Logan (2017) Jackman can rest easy knowing that he has left the Wolverine's legacy on a high, providing fans with the violent and emotionally rich character piece they craved and delivering a great piece of suspenseful film-making and an original superhero flick. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
7/10 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Verbinski is not subtle with these themes, particularly the comparison of the hellish spa to the ruthless corporate world Lockhart craves to ascend in, but in his lead actor, he really manages to sell this and produce a smarter film for it. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
9/10 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) The truth of the matter is that the film Toni Erdmann is a family drama but one laced with enough humour that there is room to interpret proceedings as a situational comedy, however, that would undermine the heartbreaking pathos within. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
4/5 63% Bird Box (2018) Overall, Bird Box is a strong thriller for Netflix from The Night Manager director Susanne Bier. It's not groundbreaking or the best of its kind, but it's a tense and entertaining watch for genre fans and casual viewers alike. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
2/5 50% Postcards From London (2018) It's got the trappings of a great coming-of-age drama, but sadly gets a little too bogged down in its lush aesthetics and avant-garde pretensions. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
5/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Shoplifters is a heart-warming examination of domestic poverty in Tokyo, and a modern Dickensian masterpiece worthy of its Palme d'Or award. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
4/5 73% Assassination Nation (2018) Expect style over substance, but when the messages are so relevant and the execution so uncompromising and thrilling, it's hard not to enjoy some feminine and entirely justified vengeance. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/5 82% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) Utøya - July 22 is the most uncomfortable film of the year, for better or worse, but you won't see another film like it, regardless of Paul Greengrass' alternative take on this subject matter. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Every shot is immaculate, and there are often intense close ups of the cast, so much so that the film feels very much as if we are seeing the world through the eyes of the young lovers and they are the centre of each other's world. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/5 100% Only You (2018) Only You is wonderfully natural and feels like an indie with realism and heart, and mostly that is down to the brilliant lead performances. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/5 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) With raw emotional scenes but a great deal of deadpan humour, the witty script really hits it out of the park. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) The final result of this film by Jon S. Baird is the impression of a passion project but a failure to be anything more than formulaic. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018