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
2/5 53% The Witches (2020) The Witches is a rather flat adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic of the same name, but does boast a delightfully camp performance from Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2020
4/5 77% Summer of 85 (Été 85) (2020) Summer of 85 is an earnest coming-of-age romance that makes the most of its colourful eighties aesthetic and charming performances from newcomers Félix Lefebvre and Benjamin Voisin. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
4/5 74% Ammonite (2020) Ammonite is a gorgeous and understated period drama that works best as a character study of the often unappreciated Mary Anning, played by a magnificent Kate Winslet. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2020
4/5 91% Body of Water (2020) Body of Water is a powerful and hard-hitting tale of a struggle with anorexia which shows the talent of first-time feature director Lucy Brydon and a gripping performance from Sian Brooke. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2020
4/5 83% Undine (2020) Undine is a cryptic modern fairy tale from director Christian Petzold that boasts some beautifully restrained performances from Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2020
5/5 95% The Human Voice (La Voz Humana) (2020) The Human Voice is an utterly gorgeous short film from Pedro Almodovar that features a glorious performance from Tilda Swinton. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2020
5/5 97% Nomadland (2020) Nomadland is a soulful character study from Chloe Zhao that features an awards-worthy performance from Frances McDormand as an untethered yet haunted traveller. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2020
3/5 42% Rebecca (2020) Netflix's Rebecca is a serviceable period romance that is exceedingly pleasing on the eyes but fails to provide a truly gripping a take on Daphne du Maurier's Gothic masterpiece - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 90% Another Round (Druk) (2020) Another Round is a riotous and thoughtful study of alcohol consumption that balances comedy and character study, anchored by a versatile lead performance from a top-form Mads Mikkelsen. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 96% Mogul Mowgli (2020) Mogul Mowgli is an affecting piece of cinema and an electric performance from star/co-writer Riz Ahmed proves he is one of Britain's finest talents. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) The Trial of the Chicago 7 is an ever-relevant and riveting tale of systemic corruption, buoyed by excellent performances and another fast-paced Aaron Sorkin script. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
4/5 89% Supernova (2020) Supernova is a moving examination of a couple grieving for their still-living partners, with beautifully understated performances from Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
3/5 79% My Zoe (2019) My Zoe is an ambitious family drama that goes to some unlikely and undercooked places, but it is hard to not admire the work from triple-threat Julie Delpy. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
5/5 96% Saint Maud (2020) Saint Maud is thoroughly atmospheric, unsettling, and uncompromisingly tragic character study that proves both director Rose Glass and star Morfydd Clark are new talents to behold. The ending will leave your jaw on the floor. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
4/5 81% The Boys in the Band (2020) The Boys in the Band is a charming revival of a landmark gay drama that boasts moving and nuanced turns from its talented ensemble, especially from Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
4/5 98% Rocks (2020) Rocks is a heartbreaking and heartwarming British coming-of-age drama that boasts an excellent ensemble of young performers, particularly lead Bukky Bakray. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
3/5 92% Nocturnal (2019) Nocturnal is a well-acted kitchen sink drama that shows off Cosmo Jarvis' brooding masculine charisma. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
4/5 91% Monsoon (2020) Monsoon is a contemplative character study of a man returning to his ancestral land with a charismatic and naturalistic lead performance from Henry Golding. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
4/5 99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) Miss Juneteenth is an authentic tale of motherhood and chasing dreams, told with heart and realism, and with an excellent lead performance from Nicole Beharie. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
3/5 91% Enola Holmes (2020) Enola Holmes is a breezy family adventure that confirms further stardom for Millie Bobby Brown. However, it is ultimately lacking in memorability and does not utilise its cast effectively. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
4/5 81% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) I'm Thinking of Ending Things is the weirdest film of the year so far and will stay with you for a long time afterwards - even if you're not entirely cast under its spell. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
2/5 60% Project Power (2020) Project Power sadly fails to live up to its potential despite charismatic turns from Jamie Foxx and rising star Dominique Fishback, ultimately serving as a generic action flick. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
4/5 94% Babyteeth (2020) Babyteeth is a profoundly moving tale of a young girl making the most of the time she has with her parents and lover, with stunning performances from Eliza Scanlen, Essie Davis, and Ben Mendelsohn. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
3/5 73% An American Pickle (2020) An American Pickle is an uneven fish-out-of-water tale with odd couple elements that has some winning qualities in the dual performances of Seth Rogen, but never quite hits a home run. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
3/5 63% Spree (2020) Overall, Spree is an entertaining commentary on social media evils, but do not expect it to say anything particularly original or profound. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
4/5 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) How to Build a Girl is a sweet and winning adaptation of Caitlin Moran's semi-autobiographical novel, anchored by an endearing and charismatic performance from Beanie Feldstein who is quickly become a poster child for the coming-of-age genre. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
5/5 94% Bad Education (2019) Bad Education is a darkly funny, cynical, but empathetic take on a true story with wonderfully layered turns from Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney. Director Cory Finley is a force to be reckoned with. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2020
3/5 81% The Old Guard (2020) The Old Guard is an entertaining action romp that utilises the star-power of Charlize Theron but still remains a formulaic and superficial piece of work. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
4/5 98% Hamilton (2020) Hamilton finally arrives on our screens as an immersive and original spectacle which proves the talents of creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and the rest of its diverse and passionate ensemble cast. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
4/5 64% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is a colourful, camp, and cringe-worthy ode to the titular music competition and a reminder of why the weird and wonderful contest is so widely loved. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
4/5 74% The King of Staten Island (2020) The King of Staten Island sees Pete Davidson deliver a refreshingly honest, raw, and personal comedy-drama that clearly speaks from his own life experience, even if it is a little uneven and overlong. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
3/5 70% The High Note (2020) The High Note is a charming music dramedy but the whole is less successful than the sum of its parts. Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross make likeable heroines throughout even if the tale is a little by-the-numbers. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
2/5 66% Extraction (2020) The action rolls along like something out of a video game but without the forward momentum and love for characters that the Russo Brothers gave us in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
4/5 87% Emma. (2020) Does this take on Emma offer a world-changing or revolutionary take on the classic tale of Miss Woodhouse? Not particularly, but it does all it can to give a frivolous, colourful, and quirky new take on Jane Austen's classic anti-heroine. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The biggest weapon in this film's arsenal, however, has to be The Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss, one of the greatest actresses of her generation, who delivers vulnerability, brittle strength, and fury in spades - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/5 75% To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You continues the love story of Lara Jean and Peter with a believable love triangle and an increasingly mature tone - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3/5 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) The Rhythm Section is an entertaining but formulaic thriller that proves Reed Morano's ability at creating atmosphere and seeing Blake Lively immerse herself into a role against type is rewarding. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Quite simply put, Parasite is a thrilling masterpiece from Bong Joon-ho, a director at the height of his powers offering a film that is profoundly entertaining, wonderfully realised, and thought-provoking. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
4/5 77% Richard Jewell (2019) Richard Jewell is a fascinating and gripping account of a real-life hero being persecuted by the corrupt powers he had always respected. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
5/5 69% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell is a fast-paced, riveting, and timely portrayal of a landmark moment in media history and is anchored by three flawless performances from Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 73% Harriet (2019) Harriet is a stirring, spiritual, and tense watch that utilises Cynthia Erivo's talents and unmistakable star quality. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
5/5 92% Monos (2019) With increasingly heart-thumping and unpredictably ruthless scenes accumulating, Landes builds to a rollercoaster finale that leaves you anxious until the final frame - which will likely stay etched in your mind for some time. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/5 93% And Then We Danced (2020) And Then We Danced is a sensual exploration of identity that pulsates with desire, highlighting the dancing and dramatic talents of its star Levan Gelbakhiani. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
4/5 94% Honey Boy (2019) Honey Boy is a moving portrait of fatherhood, abuse, and redemption that is anchored by a superb turn from Shia LaBeouf as his own father, laying his soul bare on camera. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems is an acquired taste as it aims to provoke audience anxiety and concern, but those in its thrall are rewarded with laugh-out-loud moments, the edge of your seat tension, and a great showcase for Adam Sandler's talents. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 71% The King (2019) The King tries to tackle too much in its run time, but a host of great performances and atmospheric handling of warfare and backstabbing makes this a historical epic hit for Netflix. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
2/5 33% Rare Beasts (2019) Rare Beasts is a chaotic, flawed, but promising debut from Billie Piper in the role of director. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
5/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a heartrending and sensual tale of longing, female solidarity, and heartache that is thrillingly performed by its cast and vividly directed by Celine Sciamma. A love story for the ages. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
5/5 94% Marriage Story (2019) Marriage Story is one of the year's best films and an unrelentingly honest, bittersweet piece of open-hearted cinema from director Noah Baumbach. Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver have never been better. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
5/5 66% Matthias & Maxime (2019) The film is one of longing, nostalgia, and hope for the future, and a future of which looks bright for Dolan's directorial career. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019