Windy City Times

Windy City Times is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Danielle Solzman, Richard Knight
Rating Title/Year Author
Colette (2018) Danielle Solzman ...Colette is a film that is appropriate for this new era following the start of the Times Up movement. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
Lazy Eye (2016) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2017
Loving (2016) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2016
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Richard Knight Best of all, of course, are those two incorrigibles Edina and Patsy -- as endearingly, hilariously awful as ever. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2016
The Witness (2015) Richard Knight The result is both a loving homage and a truly thought-provoking redress of history. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2016
Eye in the Sky (2015) Richard Knight A thought-provoking and very entertaining ride driven by [Helen] Mirren's uncompromising performance. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2016
Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015) Richard Knight A charming ugly duckling story with some surprising and very welcome turns. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2016
Fourth Man Out (2015) Richard Knight A canny twist on the typical 'dude comedy.' EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2016
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015) Richard Knight [Stephen] Cone's nuanced script and his sure touch with his actors...is always a pleasure to bask in, as are many of the naturalistic performances. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2016
Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) Richard Knight Those with an interest in both Hollywood and queer history will find much to like here. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2015
Suffragette (2015) Richard Knight Mulligan's richly detailed performance holds you and makes the sometimes unbearable journey that is Suffragette worth the trip back in time. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2015
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013) Richard Knight Sensationally entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2015
The Innocents (1961) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
At the Devil's Door (2013) Richard Knight McCarthy's marvelously unnerving set pieces are in service to a headscratcher of a story that never coagulates. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
This Is Where I Leave You (2014) Richard Knight deserves to get left behind EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
The Two Faces of January (2014) Richard Knight Stylish, cinematically lush and well-acted by its gorgeous three leads. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
The Skeleton Twins (2014) Richard Knight Announces the arrival of a remarkable talent and I eagerly await (Craig) Johnson's next film. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
The Last of Robin Hood (2013) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
Yves Saint Laurent (2014) Richard Knight stylish-boy, is it stylish-but lacking in substance. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
To Be Takei (2014) Richard Knight A lively and warm tribute. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
Love Is Strange (2014) Richard Knight Driven by the tour de force performances of John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, Love Is Strange...is artful and beautifully realized. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
The Giver (2014) Richard Knight Vaguely enjoyable but rather pedestrian-a quasi-Pleasantville. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
The Dog (2013) Richard Knight As entertaining as its central subject. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
Into the Storm (2014) Richard Knight (Will) blow out of town as quickly as it came. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) Richard Knight Familiar yet diverting EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
Violette (2013) Richard Knight The movie really captures the often lonely, torturous existence of the true artist-a huge feat in itself. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
Lucy (2014) Richard Knight Faster than the speed of light, Lucy is certainly the best film I've seen this summer. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
Tammy (2014) Richard Knight An amiable but rather thin road comedy. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2014
Jersey Boys (2014) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
The Case Against 8 (2014) Richard Knight The fight for marriage equality has never been more thrillingly recorded than in this at turns exciting and deeply moving film. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
Burning Blue (2014) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Richard Knight The picture has the energy of a classic cliffhanger serial and really zips along, skipping from one plot point to the next. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
The Normal Heart (2014) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton (2013) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
God Loves Uganda (2013) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
Neighbors (2014) Richard Knight You either agree to partake in the beer pong of a plot before laying down your money or stay home. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
The Quiet Ones (2014) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
Blue Ruin (2013) Richard Knight A crafty little thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat--in all the ways that are good and familiar. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
Child's Pose (2013) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
Hateship Loveship (2013) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
Bad Words (2014) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
The Monuments Men (2014) Richard Knight A fidgety movie that because of its star wattage, great subject matter and shoehorned-in random jaunty moments sometimes entertains but never really satisfies. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
Reaching for the Moon (2013) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
Pit Stop (2013) Richard Knight One of those small miracles that cinemaphiles justly revel in and it's a supreme addition to the queer-cinema canon. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
Her (2013) Richard Knight A lyrical, deeply felt movie with a surprisingly gentle spirit. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Richard Knight [An] ultimately hollow exercise in movie excess. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
August: Osage County (2013) Richard Knight New Hollywood motto: Never act with kids, dogs or Streep--when she's in Mommie Dearest mode, that is. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Richard Knight 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2014