Lewis Knight

Lewis Knight
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9/10 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Guadagnino creates a perfectly judged atmosphere of melancholy, longing, tranquillity and inner turmoil as the heat of the summer engulfs Elio with a rising attraction to Oliver.‐ The Digital Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
8/10 67% Wonderstruck (2017) Wonderstruck is a picture-perfect adaptation of Selznick's novel... with a stylistic focus on the unspoken akin to Haynes' masterpiece Carol. ‐ The Digital Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
6/10 7% The Snowman (2017) It rides too much on the coattails of previous crime films, including the works of David Fincher, and the mystery becomes increasingly obvious, silly and unthreatening, despite the mean-spirited twists away from the book.‐ The Digital Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
7/10 75% Una (2017) Una is not an easy watch by any means - not graphic in visual content but in its emotional and verbal exchanges - but the performances will keep you gripped throughout.‐ The Digital Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
8/10 79% The Beguiled (2017) Coppola evokes the repression of female sexuality dominant in her earliest work The Virgin Suicides, but with an added dose of violence, and really utilising the excellent cast for all its worth.‐ The Digital Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
5/10 75% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Despite a great deal of faithfulness to its source material...the whole film comes across as rather clinical and unaffecting; all of this is strange considering the emotions at play. ‐ The Digital Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
5/10 48% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) All the newcomers in the lead roles are strong enough to work as a solid group of teenage comrades, however, the material they get is clichéd and shallow‐ The Digital Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
9/10 80% Personal Shopper (2017) The film for all its interesting style and intertextuality remains indebted to Stewart's terrific central performance.‐ The Digital Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
9/10 91% Elle (2016) Elle defies genre: it mixes humour, horror, thrills and melodrama, but above all else, it is a slice of the life of Michèle Leblanc, one of the most interesting female characters in cinema for a long time. ‐ The Digital Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
7/10 91% Certain Women (2016) Reichardt, in addition to the slow and methodical storytelling, continues to use the landscape to tremendous effect, the cinematography is gorgeous and the location plays a great role in underscoring every scene.‐ The Digital Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
8/10 93% Logan (2017) Jackman can rest easy knowing that he has left the Wolverine's legacy on a high, providing fans with the violent and emotionally rich character piece they craved and delivering a great piece of suspenseful film-making and an original superhero flick.‐ The Digital Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
7/10 43% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Verbinski is not subtle with these themes, particularly the comparison of the hellish spa to the ruthless corporate world Lockhart craves to ascend in, but in his lead actor, he really manages to sell this and produce a smarter film for it.‐ The Digital Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
9/10 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) The truth of the matter is that the film Toni Erdmann is a family drama but one laced with enough humour that there is room to interpret proceedings as a situational comedy, however, that would undermine the heartbreaking pathos within. ‐ The Digital Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
4/5 62% Bird Box (2018) Overall, Bird Box is a strong thriller for Netflix from The Night Manager director Susanne Bier. It's not groundbreaking or the best of its kind, but it's a tense and entertaining watch for genre fans and casual viewers alike.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
2/5 50% Postcards From London (2018) It's got the trappings of a great coming-of-age drama, but sadly gets a little too bogged down in its lush aesthetics and avant-garde pretensions.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
5/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Shoplifters is a heart-warming examination of domestic poverty in Tokyo, and a modern Dickensian masterpiece worthy of its Palme d'Or award.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
4/5 73% Assassination Nation (2018) Expect style over substance, but when the messages are so relevant and the execution so uncompromising and thrilling, it's hard not to enjoy some feminine and entirely justified vengeance.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/5 75% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) Utøya - July 22 is the most uncomfortable film of the year, for better or worse, but you won't see another film like it, regardless of Paul Greengrass' alternative take on this subject matter.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Every shot is immaculate, and there are often intense close ups of the cast, so much so that the film feels very much as if we are seeing the world through the eyes of the young lovers and they are the centre of each other's world.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Only You (2018) Only You is wonderfully natural and feels like an indie with realism and heart, and mostly that is down to the brilliant lead performances.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/5 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) With raw emotional scenes but a great deal of deadpan humour, the witty script really hits it out of the park.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2/5 92% Stan & Ollie (2018) The final result of this film by Jon S. Baird is the impression of a passion project but a failure to be anything more than formulaic.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
5/5 59% Vox Lux (2018) Vox Lux is an essay from director Brady Corbet that is an examination of our manic contemporary culture, and one where Natalie Portman sparkles as a glittery pop diva who rises out of violence.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
5/5 93% The Favourite (2018) Lanthimos doesn't disappoint.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 63% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King is an entertaining elegy to Scottish independence, but is rather paper-thin in terms of character.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
2/5 13% Life Itself (2018) Fogelman flips between... more cinematic elements and the soapy dynastic drama he is good at, which detracts from the positives considerably.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 95% In Fabric (2018) This horror comedy... is both a colourful homage to vintage 1970s and 1980s horror, but also a brilliant dark comedy that is hilarious and disturbing in equal measure.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
5/5 88% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) The whole film hinges on the performance of Maggie Gyllenhaal, who excels at selling both the protagonist's emotional choices but also how she's losing perspective on her life.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) The Front Runner is a topical but mostly unbiased biopic that offers a great turn from Hugh Jackman to create a thought-provoking political drama that proves that Jason Reitman can also go big.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
3/5 87% Colette (2018) Another worthy addition to the Keira Knightley costume drama canon.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
5/5 92% Mandy (2018) Cosmatos has crafted a film that is all at once comical, brutal, heartbreaking, sweet, and also nightmare fuel.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/5 92% Arctic (2019) Arctic is a gruelling survival thriller that isn't for the faint-hearted, but Mads Mikkelsen is magnetic in this ice-cold and bare-bones tale.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 70% Hold the Dark (2018) A crime thriller meets a twisted dark fairytale in its abstract but haunting quality that leaves room for some twisted folklore undercurrents and the threat of the supernatural.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
5/5 94% Wildlife (2018) Its slow pace may not be for everyone, but Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal are perfection in this quietly tragic directorial debut from Paul Dano.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Feig treads a fine line between sinister thriller conventions and macabre farce here, but it manages its humour rather brilliantly...‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to have a bloomin' good time with Cruise and co.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
2/5 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Pacific Rim: Uprising fails to enthrall with its weak script, dull action sequences, and forgettable characters. John Boyega, however, is certainly one of Hollywood's more interesting stars.‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018