Richard Knight

Richard Knight
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T-Meter Title | Year
64% Lazy Eye (2016) Writer-director Tim Kirkman's Lazy Eye is also performance-driven, quietly powerful and palpably sexy, although it's filled to the brim with dialogue-tons of it. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
89% Loving (2016) Negga is a wonder as the quiet storm at the center of the film, conveying much of her performance through her amazing eyes that telegraphs enormous strength. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
58% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Best of all, of course, are those two incorrigibles Edina and Patsy -- as endearingly, hilariously awful as ever. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
90% The Witness (2016) The result is both a loving homage and a truly thought-provoking redress of history. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
95% Eye In The Sky (2016) A thought-provoking and very entertaining ride driven by [Helen] Mirren's uncompromising performance. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
84% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) A charming ugly duckling story with some surprising and very welcome turns. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
86% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) Those with an interest in both Hollywood and queer history will find much to like here. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2015
73% Suffragette (2015) Mulligan's richly detailed performance holds you and makes the sometimes unbearable journey that is Suffragette worth the trip back in time. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2015
99% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) Sensationally entertaining. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
96% The Innocents (1961) That rare ghost story that fires on all cylinders: it's tremendously acted, sensationally photographed in deep-focus black and white, sumptuously produced and, best, genuinely frightening. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
39% At The Devil's Door (2014) McCarthy's marvelously unnerving set pieces are in service to a headscratcher of a story that never coagulates. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
43% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) deserves to get left behind - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
81% The Two Faces of January (2014) Stylish, cinematically lush and well-acted by its gorgeous three leads. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) Announces the arrival of a remarkable talent and I eagerly await (Craig) Johnson's next film. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
29% The Last Of Robin Hood (2014) The careful handling of the story has the unintended effect of sucking the life ( and practically all the juice ) out of what could have been a more-than-delicious piece of cinema trash. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
44% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) stylish-boy, is it stylish-but lacking in substance. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
91% To Be Takei (2014) A lively and warm tribute. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
94% Love Is Strange (2014) Driven by the tour de force performances of John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, Love Is Strange...is artful and beautifully realized. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
35% The Giver (2014) Vaguely enjoyable but rather pedestrian-a quasi-Pleasantville. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
91% The Dog (2014) As entertaining as its central subject. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
21% Into The Storm (2014) (Will) blow out of town as quickly as it came. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) Familiar yet diverting - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
85% Violette (2014) The movie really captures the often lonely, torturous existence of the true artist-a huge feat in itself. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) An exhilarating delight-a tongue-in-cheek, big-budget sci-fi blockbuster that could easily be this generation's Star Wars. - Knight at the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
67% Lucy (2014) Faster than the speed of light, Lucy is certainly the best film I've seen this summer. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
24% Tammy (2014) An amiable but rather thin road comedy. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2014
52% Jersey Boys (2014) Ironically, as the credits are rolling, Eastwood finally deigns to elevate the music and the energy to a level that the preceding 132 minutes could have desperately used. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
90% The Case Against 8 (2014) The fight for marriage equality has never been more thrillingly recorded than in this at turns exciting and deeply moving film. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
25% Burning Blue (2014) Describing Burning Blue as a gay variation on Top Gun with heart and soul ( and one with more than a dash of Brokeback Mountain thrown in for good measure ) just about sums up its appeal perfectly. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
90% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) The picture has the energy of a classic cliffhanger serial and really zips along, skipping from one plot point to the next. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
94% The Normal Heart (2014) The collaboration between Murphy and Kramer seemed like a natural from the moment it was announced, and now we have the proof of that sensible decision -- in all its incendiary, heart-wrenching magnificence. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
91% Big Joy (2014) As spritely put together as its subject -- another winning aspect of this charming look at the life of a free spirit whose life and work are an important part of queer history. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
100% God Loves Uganda (2013) A vitally important film that hopefully will also serve as a reminder to the U.S. LGBTQ movement that complacency about our hard-won freedoms is far from being a global thing. Far from it. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
72% Neighbors (2014) You either agree to partake in the beer pong of a plot before laying down your money or stay home. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
37% The Quiet Ones (2014) Things certainly do go bump in the night--and the day and the morning and at just about every other possible moment that Pogue can toss in an amped-up sound effect to scare the pants off his hopefully susceptible viewers. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
96% Blue Ruin (2014) A crafty little thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat--in all the ways that are good and familiar. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
92% Child's Pose (2014) Child's Pose, in addition to featuring [its] sensational mother-son act, is a fascinating look into a corrupt society that is at times equally jaw-dropping. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
51% Hateship Loveship (2014) Director Liza Johnston elicits some very affecting performances from her talented actors but these are in service to [Wiig's] rather colorless character whose blossoming is a bit hard to fall for. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
90% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) I will pay $50 to anyone who can prove that one single audience member worldwide texted "OMG, this plot is fantastic!" at any point during or after the movie. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
66% Bad Words (2014) Bateman...is one of those actors whose immense warmth can't be concealed no matter how disagreeable the character and he manages...to keep the fraying edges...forgivable. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
91% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) The ultimate reason why [it] feels fresh and vibrant [is because] it harkens so far back in movie history to find its inspiration that it proves the old "everything old is new again" maxim is true. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
30% The Monuments Men (2014) A fidgety movie that because of its star wattage, great subject matter and shoehorned-in random jaunty moments sometimes entertains but never really satisfies. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
65% Reaching for the Moon (2013) Baretto's movie, which is sensual and emotionally intense, benefits from [its] traditional approach and I don't think audiences who love to revel in this kind of movie will mind it, either. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
No Score Yet Pit Stop (2013) One of those small miracles that cinemaphiles justly revel in and it's a supreme addition to the queer-cinema canon. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
94% Her (2013) A lyrical, deeply felt movie with a surprisingly gentle spirit. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
79% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) [An] ultimately hollow exercise in movie excess. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
66% August: Osage County (2013) New Hollywood motto: Never act with kids, dogs or Streep--when she's in Mommie Dearest mode, that is. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
92% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) A perfectly realized period piece, so gorgeously shot it looks almost painterly but it's so god-awful grim and...so tightly focused on such a disagreeable character that I greeted its fade out as the equivalent of the end of a migraine headache. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
92% American Hustle (2013) An entertaining but bloated, starry, Grand Hotel-sized con artist caper that looks, sounds and feels like Scorsese without a smidgen of the electricity he effortlessly brings to his pictures. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014
100% Six By Sondheim (2013) A rich portrait of this great treasure of the American musical. - Windy City Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2014