The Last Thing I See

The Last Thing I See is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Brent McKnight
Rating Title/Year Author
B Old (2021) Brent McKnight Does M. Night Shyamalan's latest work? To be honest, I'm not entirely sure, but it's a compelling watch. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
C+ Hydra (2019) Brent McKnight Lo-fi, with few frills, the action in Hydra is undeniable. If only there was more or the rest of the movie measured up in any way. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2021
A Swan Song (2021) Brent McKnight Topped off by one of the best performances of the year, this is funny and sweet, sad and joyous, simultaneously soul-crushing and life-affirming, and deeply, deeply human. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2021
A Pig (2020) Brent McKnight Part truffle-centric revenge saga, part moody, introspective character study of a broken man trying to heal, it's by turns delightful and moving, but always very, very odd and unlike anything else out there. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2021
B Black Widow (2021) Brent McKnight A strong-enough final ride for Black Widow and Johansson, with a well-earned emotional core, and a stellar supporting performance from Florence Pugh. And comfortable pants. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2021
C+ Silat Warriors: Deed of Death (2019) Brent McKnight Hardcore fans of martial arts cinema should give Silat Warrior: Deed of Death a chance. Outside of that demographic, however, it's a hard sell. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2021
B- The Forever Purge (2021) Brent McKnight Full of heavy-handed political posturing built atop a foundation of gratuitous violence, we expect and receive nothing less from The Forever Purge. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
C F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Brent McKnight We've come so very far from the days of hijacking shipments of DVD players. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
A- Werewolves Within (2021) Brent McKnight A quirky small-town whodunit. With werewolves. What's not to like? EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021
B Gaia (2021) Brent McKnight If you needed any more proof that mushrooms are creepy as hell. And muddy philosophical survivalist weirdos who live off the grid in the deep woods. They're creepy, too. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2021
B All the Streets Are Silent: The Convergence of Hip Hop and Skateboarding (1987-1997) (2021) Brent McKnight Fans of hip hop and skateboarding-particularly from this ten-year stretch-will find much to love. For others, mileage may vary, though the filmmakers still craft a compelling, at times bittersweet portrait of a specific time and place. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
B Akilla's Escape (2020) Brent McKnight Strong, understated performances, vivid stylistics, and a frenetic enthusiasm elevate a plot that, on a nuts and bolts level, could have been a fairly standard outlaw-on-the-verge-of-retirement story. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2021
B The Amusement Park (1973) Brent McKnight When you think you're going to get a straightforward educational video but you hire George Romero for the project and wind up instead with a hellish nightmare about elder abuse. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2021
C+ Cruella (2021) Brent McKnight Cruella is a dog with a big bark and no teeth to back up its snarl. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
B- Sound of Violence (2021) Brent McKnight Strings together gorgeous, extravagant bursts of violence and color, and cool, inventive sound design with limp, flimsy storytelling beats. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2021
C+ Seance (2021) Brent McKnight A solid if unspectacular debut that attempts to play with horror conventions to mixed results. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2021
B- Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Brent McKnight There's plenty of vicious, mean-spirited violence to sate the bloodlust in the core audience. And at the same time, 'Spiral' rewrites the script in an interesting enough way that takes the story to fresh (ish) places. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2021
C Wrath of Man (2021) Brent McKnight Continually shouts out quiet parts as loud as humanly possible. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2021
B Cliff Walkers (2021) Brent McKnight A taut, chilly spy thriller, one full of suspense, betrayal, treachery, and the usual slick execution and eye for detail one expects from Zhang. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2021
B+ Cross the Line (2020) Brent McKnight Once Cross the Line sets its hooks, it doesn't let up, raking the viewer and protagonist across a lot full of gravel and broken glass. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2021
B- Boys from County Hell (2020) Brent McKnight Though the film generally moves along at a brisk, if occasionally meandering clip and throws a few wrinkles into standard vampire traditions, it never truly sinks its teeth into the material. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2021
B- We Broke Up (2021) Brent McKnight We Broke Up was never destined to be much more substantial than what it is on the surface. And that's fine. It's a pleasant enough foible, which is the intent. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2021
B+ Jakob's Wife (2021) Brent McKnight Jakob's Wife has it all. Barbara Crampton. Larry Fessenden. Priests. Vampires. Rats. Splatter. The line, "I'm going to tongue f&@k a hole in your neck until I puke blood." You know, all the best horror things. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2021
C- Honeydew (2020) Brent McKnight There's potential in Honeydew from both an aesthetic and story perspective, which makes it all the more maddening that it misses in such dire fashion. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2021
B Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Brent McKnight I truly hated the first half of 'Godzilla vs Kong.' Fortunately, the second half is glorious to behold. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2021
A- Nobody (2021) Brent McKnight I watched this with a giant grin on my face and even though it's early, Nobody is sure to go down as one of my favorite movies of 2021. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
B Russian Raid (2021) Brent McKnight "...a bunch of gnarly Russian dudes pounding one another into oblivion. That's why Russian Raid exists, and that's why it's fun as hell to watch." Yeah, that about sums it up. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2021
B Sentinelle (2021) Brent McKnight Quick, to the point, and violent, it gets in cracks skulls, and gets out. With a compelling, layered protagonist and badass turn from Olga Kurylenko, this more than scratches a particular action itch. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
B Lucky (2020) Brent McKnight Compact and efficient, Lucky puts a fun spin on the repeating timeline narrative. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
B+ Dons of Disco (2018) Brent McKnight There's nothing tragic, everyone got paid, there's little on the line, but Dons of Disco paints a fascinating, compelling portrait of dueling butt-hurt egos, wonton petty bitterness, and constant escalation. Totally low stakes, but absolutely compelling. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2021
B- Wrong Turn (2021) Brent McKnight Even with significant hang ups, Wrong Turn mostly delivers the goods. A fun, vicious hillbilly horror romp, full of gore and tension and just enough thematic similarities to get away with using the established name. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2021
B Willy's Wonderland (2021) Brent McKnight Nicolas Cage battling Satanic animatronics. That's it, that's the pitch. Based on how you feel about that, your mileage will certainly vary with Willy's Wonderland. I, for one, feel glad about it, thus this movie made me quite happy. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
C PVT Chat (2021) Brent McKnight Full of pressing, poignant ideas, and a grubby, throwback style, PVT CHAT never makes much of what it has. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
A Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) Brent McKnight Is 'Prisoners of the Ghostland.' as he claimed, truly the wildest movie Nicholas Cage has ever made? If not, it's certainly in the running. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
B- Ten Minutes to Midnight (2020) Brent McKnight They don't always land, but Ten Minutes to Midnight takes big, often wild swings. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
A- PG: Psycho Goreman (2020) Brent McKnight A reverent tribute to this style of schlocky, throwback horror/sci-fi cinema done to near perfection. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
C- Max Cloud (2020) Brent McKnight Fun until it isn't. The intentionally absurd plot can't maintain momentum for an entire film, and worst of all, it squanders Scott Adkins. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
B Skylines (2020) Brent McKnight Wild and ambitious and free-wheeling. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
C+ Archenemy (2020) Brent McKnight Ultimately, Archenemy proves frustrating as the most fun, intriguing characters, and exciting ideas take a backseat. The film has big aims and takes a bold leap, arms outstretched, but misses the target and plummets to the ground. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
A- Minor Premise (2020) Brent McKnight ...hinges on an inventive, original idea, and relies on clever execution and adroit narrative chops. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
B May the Devil Take You: Chapter Two (2020) Brent McKnight An effective and thrilling, if a tad familiar, genre party packed with all the horror goodies anyone could want. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
B The Queen of Black Magic (2020) Brent McKnight Bleak and dark, The Queen of Black Magic not only updates the original but brings its own edge of unhinged genre madness. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
B- Lapsis (2020) Brent McKnight A mysterious dystopian satire of the gig economy and the healthcare industry, among others, Lapsis executes big ideas on a budget, with inventiveness and creativity. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
B+ Anything for Jackson (2020) Brent McKnight A rollicking horror outing full of terror and heart. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
C Jiu Jitsu (2020) Brent McKnight A low-budget sci-fi action movie where Nicolas Cage and a bunch of cinematic badasses use martial arts to fight aliens. This is exactly the movie promised, for good and ill. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
B Freaky (2020) Brent McKnight Not always 100% successful-the plot is easily predictable and contains zero surprises-it's an effective, screwdriver-stabbing, corpse-sawing good time. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
B Wolfman's Got Nards (2018) Brent McKnight A warm, fuzzy hug of a documentary. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
B Synchronic (2019) Brent McKnight Ambitious and weird and unlike anything you're likely to encounter anytime soon. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
A- Possessor: Uncut (2020) Brent McKnight One of the freakiest, most diabolical sci-fi thrillers in some time EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
C- Antebellum (2020) Brent McKnight It's ambitious, I'll give it that, but while there's a worthy, crucial, interesting story to tell here, it isn't Antebellum. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020