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Richard Knight

Richard Knight
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% I Am Divine (2013) A loving biographical portrait that encompasses the legendary icon's rise to infamy while touching on the emotional complexities of its subject.‐ Windy City Times
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89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Lawrence is the rare female action-movie lead who carries on the fierce tradition of Sigourney Weaver in the Alien franchise -- easily the best and most enduring "special effect" this movie juggernaut has to offer eager audiences.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
92% Philomena (2013) Dench and Cooper could do this stuff in their sleep and keep us entertained, which they do, but it's the nuanced twists and turns in both the characters and the story that elevate the picture beyond the familiar. ‐ Windy City Times
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94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) A welcome addition to the queer movie canon.‐ Windy City Times
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75% Kill Your Darlings (2013) A very well-made film that gives us a peek into the formation of several future gay icons.‐ Windy City Times
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48% Carrie (2013) Perhaps the biggest flaw in this remake has to do with the ethereal beauty of its leading lady.‐ Windy City Times
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86% We Are What We Are (2013) Another welcome entry in the ongoing revival of horror movies that rely on character and setting rather than shock and gore to chill audiences to the marrow.‐ Windy City Times
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91% Valentine Road (2012) A deeply thought-provoking documentary.‐ Windy City Times
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96% Gravity (2013) One of the greatest man-versus-nature movies in cinematic history.‐ Windy City Times
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74% Concussion (2013) A very subtle, sophisticated take on modern relationships driven, naturally, by [Robin] Weigert's nuanced, hard edged performance.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
81% Don Jon (2013) It's in movies like the ribald but surprisingly endearing sex comedy Don Jon that Gordon-Levitt has connected best with audiences.‐ Windy City Times
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34% Passion (2013) Like late-period Hitchcock, you hang in there because there's enough zing left on the screen to let you know you're watching a real filmmaker at work-but the payoffs never really come and certainly the movie never lives up to its title.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
30% Austenland (2013) Although...mostly a nice, light, little trifle, it's ultimately half a soufflé at best-one that never quite rises to the occasion.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2014
71% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) A large-scale, middle-of-the-road work that is entertaining and moving in the way that many other movies about the struggle for race equality have been.‐ Windy City Times
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23% The Canyons (2013) Schrader's idea of a modern-day noir has promise but Ellis' script lets him down and leaves the actors adrift with no scenes to play.‐ Windy City Times
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53% Lovelace (2013) Ironically, even a movie about Linda Lovelace's rather sad life uses her more for her body than her character.‐ Windy City Times
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69% The Wolverine (2013) The standard action sequences pile up, interspersed with Wolverine's mooning about in a funk because he's lost the will to live.‐ Windy City Times
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93% Still Mine (2013) A bittersweet winner-driven by the strong performances and sharply observed nuances in both McGowan's script and direction.‐ Windy City Times
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22% Girl Most Likely (2013) A lot more entertaining than the majority of its critical raspberries would suggest. ‐ Windy City Times
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94% Fruitvale Station (2013) Flawed though it is by overstating the obvious, Fruitvale Station is also sensitively acted and well-intentioned.‐ Windy City Times
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86% The Conjuring (2013) An Overlook Hotel-sized creepshow that is genuinely frightening.‐ Windy City Times
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83% Laurence Anyways (2013) Suzanne Clement gives one of those legendary, no-holds-barred performances that announces the arrival of a sensational new screen presence.‐ Windy City Times
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48% I'm So Excited! (2013) The entertainment factor it delivers is as high and pixilated as it's whacked-out, crazy characters.‐ Windy City Times
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50% White House Down (2013) Instant blockbuster camp.‐ Windy City Times
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63% Byzantium (2013) Although audience fatigue regarding vampires has surely set in...this is a romantic, sensual, bloody good time of a movie for sophisticated adults.‐ Windy City Times
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55% Man of Steel (2013) A robotic exercise in moviemaking that will no doubt satisfy the requirements of millions of distracted moviegoers who no longer require absolute engagement to be entertained-and who might, in fact, prefer exactly that.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2014
100% Portrait of Jason (1967) A non-stop, fascinating monologue that is enormously entertaining.‐ Windy City Times
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95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) As deeply entertaining and creative as it is socially enlightening.‐ Windy City Times
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49% Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's (2013) Close to hagiography-but who cares when faced with such an entertaining valentine as this.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2014
48% The Great Gatsby (2013) ...of such bacchanalian proportions that it requires an act of will to sit there passively as the senses are not merely assaulted but pummeled into submission. It's akin to watching a play staged on a carousel.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2014
70% Renoir (2013) a bittersweet delight‐ Windy City Times
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49% Pain & Gain (2013) An often hilarious black comedy with a nicely embedded moral.‐ Windy City Times
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68% Disconnect (2013) Stern's screenplay touches a nerve-the audience is nodding their heads at the outset of each of the stories and Rubin's excellent cast perfectly embody these familiar, everyday characters whose lives are suddenly upended.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2014
80% Ginger & Rosa (2013) Fanning's illuminating, naturalistic performance...is the best reason to see the movie‐ Windy City Times
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43% On the Road (2012) Although the film is sensationally photographed and artfully directed and scored, it's ultimately strictly dullsville, man. ‐ Windy City Times
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59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) While the movie looks great and kicks into satisfying high gear as it heads toward the last act...the tinhorn feeling of the bulk...leaves one yearning for another trip down the yellow brick road-the one first glimpsed by audiences in 1939.‐ Windy City Times
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90% Beyond The Hills (2013) A subtle, heartbreaking film that rewards the patient viewer.‐ Windy City Times
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69% Stoker (2013) Enthralling and tremendously entertaining.‐ Windy City Times
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81% Noordzee, Texas (North Sea Texas) (2012) There's a chilly, wistful and rather matter-of-fact tone to the proceedings and this helps separate the rather run-of-the-mill aspects of the plot from the herd of teenager-in-love movies.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2014
80% Warm Bodies (2013) To truly appreciate this zombie Romeo & Juliet you either go all the way with it or not at all.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2014
27% Struck by Lightning (2013) A sincere rather than charming or laugh-out-loud movie-and tonally, one of the latter would have made it work much better. It's also too serious-one wants more outrageousness-because that's what the fun little premise promises but doesn't quite deliver.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2014
93% Amour (2012) The performances of Riva and Trintignant are revelatory.‐ Windy City Times
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100% Cloudburst (2012) The two actors...bring out the best in these two women in spite of the plot lapses and odd tonal shifts...you believe wholeheartedly that these two are deeply in love, and Dukakis and Fricker gift their characters with a real bond of intimacy.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2014
79% Any Day Now (2012) A movie that embraces melodrama and is elevated by its willingness to do that.‐ Windy City Times
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17% Parental Guidance (2012) The kids are mostly a drag and the schmaltz is poured on as thick as maple syrup, but if those by-the-numbers Disney '60s comedies with Suzanne Pleshette and Dean Jones...are your thing, Parental Guidance will warm you up over the holidays‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2014
38% The Guilt Trip (2012) The laughs are gentle, of the chuckle rather than laugh-out-loud variety and they're plentiful enough to overlook the episodic sequences.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2014
60% Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (2012) Mishory's film walks the same forlorn street as that of Bruce Weber's 1988 Chet Baker documentary, Let's Get Lost, and shares its palpable fascination for an iconic individual cursed by both beauty and artistic genius.‐ Windy City Times
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69% Les Misérables (2012) Ironically, the grandly scaled Les Miserables may be the first epic-sized musical that leaves one feeling claustrophobic.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2012
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Here's hoping Jackson's love affair with technology shifts back to his real strength-good old-fashioned storytelling-and that he has the courage to edit down the film.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2012
62% Hitchcock (2012) The tone of the picture is often off-kilter throughout, but the subject matter and the performance of Helen Mirren as Alma go a long way toward forgiving the movie's strange anomalies.‐ Windy City Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2012