Lewis Knight

Lewis Knight
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
A huge film fan since childhood, I have written reviews on movies and television since 2015 on my reviews Tumblr page, before writing reviews and features for the website The Digital Fix from February 2017 and then at Mirror Online from February 2018, the latter alongside my duties as Assistant Community Manager.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 93% Monos (2019) With increasingly heart-thumping and unpredictably ruthless scenes accumulating, Landes builds to a rollercoaster finale that leaves you anxious until the final frame - which will likely stay etched in your mind for some time. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/5 93% And Then We Danced (2019) And Then We Danced is a sensual exploration of identity that pulsates with desire, highlighting the dancing and dramatic talents of its star Levan Gelbakhiani. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
4/5 93% Honey Boy (2019) Honey Boy is a moving portrait of fatherhood, abuse, and redemption that is anchored by a superb turn from Shia LaBeouf as his own father, laying his soul bare on camera. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/5 94% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems is an acquired taste as it aims to provoke audience anxiety and concern, but those in its thrall are rewarded with laugh-out-loud moments, the edge of your seat tension, and a great showcase for Adam Sandler's talents. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 71% The King (2019) The King tries to tackle too much in its run time, but a host of great performances and atmospheric handling of warfare and backstabbing makes this a historical epic hit for Netflix. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
2/5 40% Rare Beasts (2019) Rare Beasts is a chaotic, flawed, but promising debut from Billie Piper in the role of director. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
5/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019) Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a heartrending and sensual tale of longing, female solidarity, and heartache that is thrillingly performed by its cast and vividly directed by Celine Sciamma. A love story for the ages. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
5/5 97% Marriage Story (2019) Marriage Story is one of the year's best films and an unrelentingly honest, bittersweet piece of open-hearted cinema from director Noah Baumbach. Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver have never been better. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
5/5 58% Matthias and Maxime (2019) The film is one of longing, nostalgia, and hope for the future, and a future of which looks bright for Dolan's directorial career. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Its biting satire and message against the illogical and hateful messages depicted ensure that many will be sold on how the beloved Jewish director from New Zealand brings Nazi Germany to life. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
5/5 90% Waves (2019) Despite clearly being a film of two halves and filling a lengthy runtime, Waves delivers a moving, empathetic, shocking, and sensual film. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
5/5 92% The Lighthouse (2019) With elements of the gothic, dark fairy-tale, and incomprehensible handling of time, The Lighthouse remains incredibly elusive throughout, which only serves to make it more hypnotic as it weaves its dark web before it reaches its chilling climax. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
5/5 84% The Report (2019) Adam Driver continues to prove himself at delivering affecting but understated performances and slides into the leading role of an unlikely pen-pushing hero with a believable sense of gravity but also the sense of an everyday man. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
5/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a visually stunning, rapturous, and highly personal examination of class, race, and gentrification in a modern urban landscape and is one of the year's best pieces of cinema. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is what a good trip to the cinema is all about. It is a witty, surprising, and terrifically performed film from Rian Johnson and an all-star modern classic whodunnit that subverts expectations. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
3/5 53% Waiting for the Barbarians (2019) Despite its allegorical trappings, Waiting for the Barbarians is very on the nose and very clear in its message from the outset and throughout. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/5 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) A heartwarming buddy comedy, The Peanut Butter Falcon is a modest film that is filled with emotion, humour, and empathy with charming performances across the board. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/5 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Building to a gratifying finale, the tale seems to end at a natural point before a very uninspired final scene tries to set up a sequel that this story definitely doesn't need. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
5/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Pain & Glory is another victory for the auteur Pedro Almodovar and sees Antonio Banderas deliver a career-best performance as an ageing artist undergoing an existential crisis. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3/5 88% Batman: Hush (2019) Overall, Batman Hush is an enjoyable slice of DC animation, but it will certainly irritate purists who don't like liberties taken with their source material. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
4/5 79% Good Boys (2019) Good Boys is at its best when it captures the subtle ways in which kids think they know everything and they really understand nothing. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood sees Quentin Tarantino deliver his best in years with a beautifully-realised cinematic odyssey into the Hollywood of yesteryear - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
3/5 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The Dead Don't Die sees indie darling Jim Jarmusch offer a zombie horror-comedy that only he could with this bizarre but thoroughly calculated and deadpan slice of gore. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 40% Vita & Virginia (2019) "...this is sumptuous and well-acted filmmaking with an appropriately feminine touch from Button and poetic romantic words from the real-life writers themselves." - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
4/5 100% Anima (2019) It is essentially an extended music video, but what intriguing imagery it evokes! - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
5/5 91% Support the Girls (2018) Hall leads this charming comedy-drama from Andrew Bujalski to a portrayal of comradeship that positively glows, finding a realism but never falling into pessimism. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/5 63% Child's Play (2019) It all builds to a maniacal yet hilarious finale that will deliver the goods you expected. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 54% Ma (2019) Ma is a totally bonkers experience with memorably macabre moments and anchored by a darkly comic performance from Octavia Spencer, but don't go in expecting any more than that. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Long Shot is a romantic comedy that is the rare thing of being both funny and romantic. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 60% Greta (2019) Greta is clearly made with a great deal of good humour and pantomime theatrics that it is easy to be swept along. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Nevrland (2019) This Austrian drama is not short of triggering and uncomfortable moments, but it will certainly last long in the memory. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
5/5 94% Rafiki (2019) Rafiki is both a piece of engaging cinema and a political message. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 54% J.T. LeRoy (2019) JT LeRoy is a fascinating exploration of a shocking true hoax that revels more in an exploration of identity than the scandal, with excellent lead turns from Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
4/5 93% Giant Little Ones (2019) What is also great about Giant Little Ones is its fluid approach to sexuality and understanding that many people fail to fit into neat boxes of categorisation - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
3/5 48% Tell It to the Bees (2019) Tell It to the Bees is a sweet but sedate romance, anchored by a terrific turn from Holliday Grainger. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
2/5 37% Out of Blue (2019) The central mystery itself grows increasingly obvious as the film goes on, which resultantly means the second half of the film drags along until the ultimate revelations come out. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 81% Mid90s (2018) Jonah Hill directs a no-filter coming-of-age tale that succeeds in creating an authentic sense of time and place, despite some miscalculated areas. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 58% Under the Silver Lake (2019) Mitchell has created a wildly ambitious mixed bag that is highly entertaining and gorgeous but a definite acquired taste in its maddening execution. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
4/5 78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) Cruz is at her expressive best here, giving Laura such vibrancy in the early celebratory scenes, but delivering the hysteria and fraught anxiety as events in the plot turn into every parent's worst nightmare. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
1/5 20% Serenity (2019) Neither tense, genuinely philosophical or surprising, Serenity ends up leaving the audience groaning, laughing hysterically at its awful execution, or willing the pain to end as its dated ideas play out. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 80% Boy Erased (2018) The performances are what deliver an emotional truth to these dark portrayals of a very present threat to LGBTQ people in the world. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 71% All Is True (2019) All Is True is just what you would want for a Shakespeare biopic directed by Kenneth Branagh - it's touching and impeccably well-acted, with great turns from the director and on-screen wife Judi Dench. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
4/5 95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Playing against genre expectations and a slow pace will definitely turn off some viewers, but Burning rewards patient audience members with an enigmatic and eerie psychological character drama. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
4/5 63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Velvet Buzzsaw is a messy but scathing portrayal of a shallow art industry that provides enjoyably baroque horror and a top-notch ensemble of performers. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Director Marielle Heller offers a heartfelt and subtly devastating true story of loneliness and desperation. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
8/10 68% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
7/10 76% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018