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Chris Knight

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 92% The Outpost (2020) It's a stirring tribute, and a reminder that war movies may be born in Hollywood, but they are conceived on the battlefield.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/5 65% Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful (2020) Boundary-pushing photographer or pervert with a camera? However you view Helmut Newton, the documentary Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful from Gero von Boehm is likely to challenge your views.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
4/5 100% White Lie (2019) The film runs 96 minutes, but set aside some time for post-screening conversation with whomever's in your bubble.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
2.5/5 No Score Yet Catch and Release (Keely and Du) (2018) The resulting product is serious, well shot and thoughtful to a point, but it cries out for more shaded characters and motivations.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
2/5 70% Abe (2020) [Abe] is a palatable cinematic snack but makes a few rookie mistakes in its presentation.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
3.5/5 64% Enter the Fat Dragon (2020) Is it possible for a movie to be at once a throwback, a throw-down and a throw forward? Yes, yes it is.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
3.5/5 89% Father Soldier Son (2020) The result is a slice of life; American life, to be sure, but not that different from the other varieties to be found around the world, with their quotidian aches and pains, triumphs and losses.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
3/5 37% Guest of Honour (2020) Bizarre...and oddly compelling...‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3.5/5 81% The Old Guard (2020) I wouldn't want The Old Guard to live forever, but neither would I begrudge it a well-earned second act.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3.5/5 79% Greyhound (2020) Greyhound feels like a Benjamin Button of a movie. It was born old. But that doesn't make it any less appealing.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 98% Hamilton (2020) The results are the next best thing to being there.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
3/5 84% Mr. Jones (2020) It's an important and compelling story, but oddly bloodless in the telling.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
1.5/5 56% Strange But True (2019) Decidedly strange and not at all true.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
2.5/5 No Score Yet Bella Ciao! (2018) The sprawling cast captures the always-in-flux nature of the neighbourhood.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
3.5/5 79% Hammer (2019) [Hammer reminds] us that every family has baggage. It's just that in this case it happens to include two satchels stuffed full of cash.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
4/5 40% Irresistible (2020) Count on Stewart to take us back to basics, and make us laugh while doing it.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
2.5/5 75% Shoot to Marry (2020) The result has connected with viewers. Shoot to Marry was named Breakout Feature Audience Award winner at the Slamdance festival... more recently, the online Canadian Film Festival gave it the Best Feature prize. I'm a little more torn.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
3.5/5 70% 7500 (2020) Dramatically speaking, it's a white-knuckle landing.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
3.5/5 93% Dads (2020) Their stories will likely move you to tears -- one of the film's underlying messages seems to be that it's OK for dads to cry -- but they also illustrate just how many ways there are to be a great dad.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
4/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) It's an incredible odyssey.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
2.5/5 9% Artemis Fowl (2020) It's a messy, noisy film, clearly anxious for a sequel. And I'd be happy to see one; there's so much potential in this one that if it settled down and took its time, Artemis Fowl could evolve into a really great franchise.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
3/5 79% Judy & Punch (2020) Actor and now first-time writer/director Mirrah Foulkes is more interested in using her story to highlight the dangerous chasm between superstition and rationality.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
4/5 70% Becky (2020) I can guarantee that if this film had opened in cinemas, it would have elicited screams and a few well earned shouts of "Woo!" from the audience. Becky rocks.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
1/5 15% Survive the Night (2020) The dialogue is as dull as an Ikea pencil, often to the point of being unintentionally hilarious.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
2/5 91% Spelling the Dream (2020) Spelling the Dream does a good job of celebrating this immigrant excellence, but beyond that it struggles to create the same kind of tension as its documentary predecessor [Spellbound].‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
3/5 69% The High Note (2020) Misunderstanding, cameos and a final-act twist bendier than a pretzel round out the fun.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
3.5/5 86% Dreamland (2019) To have one Stephen McHattie in your movie may be considered a fortuitous accident. To have two is clearly casting genius.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
3/5 82% Screened Out (2020) Even Hyatt isn't advocating we ditch our phones completely. But the notion to unplug a little more often, a little more mindfully, is hard to argue against. Just let me ride out the pandemic first.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
4/5 96% The Painter and the Thief (2020) You won't guess where the movie ends up - in terms of shock value, I was reminded of the final scene of Marwencol, another great documentary set at the crossroads of art and crime...‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
4/5 38% The Roads Not Taken (2020) The film speaks to one of the world's great poems, a universe of soulful longing and gorgeous ambiguity in a mere 144 words.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
3.5/5 76% Military Wives (2020) Like a well-run army operation, the story of Military Wives Choir has no surprises and no missteps.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
3.5/5 87% The Trip to Greece (2020) .. the joy for viewers is in the familiarity of the travellers, not to mention the escapist nature of their journey...‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
2.5/5 65% The Lovebirds (2020) It's just enough to lift the movie from meh to middling, at least for a night on the couch. Though if some crazy situation ends the lockdown and pushes The Lovebirds back into theatres, don't go...‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
3/5 65% Castle in the Ground (2019) It's more than the movie needs to get its point across. But it's not enough to sink this cautionary tale, which asks a disturbing question: when misery finally decides to part company, how does it manage to let go?‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3/5 80% Red Rover (2018) Still, it's easy to be won over by the film's upbeat nature...‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
4/5 87% Spaceship Earth (2020) Time can't dim the enthusiastic, optimistic energy of the Biospherians, many of whom are interviewed today. It's apparent from their recollections that, for all the problems them encountered in their sealed Garden of Eden, it was a formative time...‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
65% Clementine (2019) A sweet drama that's too easy to peel...‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
3/5 93% Becoming (2020) We hear her before a book signing explaining the importance of eye contact and listening and empathy, but when the event begins, it's pretty clear that it all comes naturally...Becoming gives] viewers what they want...‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
3/4 77% Essential Killing (2010) Too often in cinema, "existential" serves as code for "boring." That would be a mistaken assumption about this film from Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
3.5/5 75% Tammy's Always Dying (2019) The screenplay slips in some lovely, thought-provoking sentiments about adult children with childish parents...‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
4.5/5 100% A Secret Love (2020) Amazing but wonderful, for despite feeling like interlopers, audiences will learn much about the family dynamic here...‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
3.5/5 79% Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story (2020) ...this is a fascinating look at how a criminal and a legal system can change over the course of 15 years.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
3/5 90% The Willoughbys (2020) It's spinning too fast to hold together perfectly, but The Willoughbys provides some decent chuckles. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
4/5 90% Blood Quantum (2020) Blood Quantum is a thrilling, bloody zombie story with nods to Romero's genre-defining work, and to Quentin Tarantino, not to mention some beautiful, brief forays into graphic-novel territory.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
4/5 100% The Grey Fox (1982) The Grey Fox isn't a precise record of history - for one thing, Miner's story in the film ends on a different note than it did in real life. But it's a beautiful piece of Canadiana...‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
1/5 68% Extraction (2020) I've seen workout videos that had more interesting dialogue.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
2/5 56% Resistance (2020) The film is not the equal of its subject. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
3.5/5 100% James VS His Future Self (2020) When was the last time someone in a romantic comedy delivered a Schrödinger's cat zinger?‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
3/5 57% Curtiz (2019) ...a fun ride into history but maybe not worth playing again...‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
2/5 72% Vivarium (2020) If one of the unearned clichés of suburban dwellers is a supposed lack of critical thinking and a requirement for spoon-feeding of information, Vivarium does little to suggest that it believes any differently about its audience.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020