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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

Wake in Fright (2012)

"It's the sort of movie they don't make any more, and ONLY made in the '70s."

Posted Aug 31, 2012

Luke Y. Thompson

2 ——

Nudist Colony of the Dead ()

"Some movies are so bad they're good. This one tries to hit that spot, yet fails so much even at that, that it somehow transcends utter ill-judged ineptitude and attains a new bizarro level of brilliance."

Posted Oct 6, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

3 15%

Sex and the City 2 (2010)

"There's a half-hour of good stuff to be had in this big-screen sequel...unfortunately, it's preceded by nearly two hours of listless filler."

Posted May 27, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

4 26%

After.Life (2010)

"I have seen my share of cheapie horror flicks that invariably end with the CARNIVAL OF SOULS twist...[Wojtowicz-Vosloo] knows you know this stuff, and offers it up as a possibility right off the bat. "

Posted Apr 11, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

5 49%

Antichrist (2009)

"But there is one very definite way to take the vibe of the whole thing, I'd say, and that's that this movie knows exactly what it is to suffer from panic attacks."

Posted Dec 18, 2009

Luke Y. Thompson

6 64%

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

"Whatever my reservations, and they are only few, I welcome back the Gilliam of old."

Posted Nov 9, 2009

Luke Y. Thompson

7 90%

The Messenger (2009)

"Grief is universal, and watching soldiers deal with complex emotions seems to me universal too."

Posted Nov 9, 2009

Luke Y. Thompson

8 85%

Looking for Eric (2010)

"It's not a total 180 -- there is still working-class despair, and a fair share of violence, some of it related to football and guns. But it leaves you with a smile on your face, for the right reasons."

Posted Nov 9, 2009

Luke Y. Thompson

9 75%

The Road (2009)

"Overall, THE ROAD is a horror movie in the truest sense -- it is about the horror of humanity, the horror of our legacy, the horror of what we might become."

Posted Nov 9, 2009

Luke Y. Thompson

10 92%

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

"...a rollicking, kid-friendly animated adventure, albeit one full of ironic dialogue and bizarre non-sequiturs that will fly over the young 'uns' heads."

Posted Nov 1, 2009

Luke Y. Thompson

11 81%

Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009)

"Is it better than Captain Eo? No, but it's better than Moonwalker. That said, this was made for the fans, and they're very clear about that. Fans will love it."

Posted Oct 30, 2009

Luke Y. Thompson

12 20%

Amelia (2009)

"...essentially anything interesting she did is handled via old newsreel footage and newspaper headlines flying at the screen. The 1976 NBC TV movie starring Susan Clark showed us all the action, yet a modern movie can't?"

Posted Oct 22, 2009

Luke Y. Thompson

13 42%

Jennifer's Body (2009)

"I don't think it's trying to subvert that kind of movie, which is what people seem to have been hoping for. It's trying to BE that kind of movie."

Posted Sep 18, 2009

Luke Y. Thompson

14 75%

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

"Agree or not -- and in the interests of full disclosure, I'll note that I agree more than I disagree -- Moore's voice broadens the debate in a vital way."

Posted Sep 17, 2009

Luke Y. Thompson

15 26%

Land of the Lost (2009)

"...too flawed to love unconditionally, while at the same time being too bizarre to hate."

Posted Jun 13, 2009

Luke Y. Thompson

16 ——

Cannibal Ferox (1997)

"I enjoy the flick, and will watch it again. But the [DVD] extras? Almost counterproductive. I don't care for them."

Posted May 24, 2009

Luke Y. Thompson

17 ——

I Drink Your Blood (1971)

"...you've never seen anything quite like it."

Posted May 17, 2009

Luke Y. Thompson

18 ——

Un Gatto nel cervello (Nightmare Concert A Cat in the Brain) (1990)

"At times the movie feels like a sitcom "clip show," or a Corman-esque way to maximize the use of archival material. It is nonetheless an entertaining viewing, with Fulci doing a good job as "himself""

Posted Apr 30, 2009

Luke Y. Thompson

19 51%

Observe and Report (2009)

"In other words, if Paul Blart were a monthly comic, and Alan Moore took over the writing, this might be the result."

Posted Apr 9, 2009

Luke Y. Thompson

20 98%

The Wrestler (2008)

"FINALLY, a movie has come along that depicts the business as it is, recognizing that the potential for drama comes not from the pretense of competition, but in the lives of those who work toward that pretense."

Posted Dec 17, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

21 49%

Twilight (2008)

"I know it's expected to be a huge blockbuster and all, but it's been quite some time since I've seen a would-be blockbuster so resolutely try to sabotage itself."

Posted Nov 21, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

22 64%

Quantum of Solace (2008)

"I can understand fans of campier Bonds not liking Craig generally, but his version is gradually learning to have a sense of humor, so maybe you'll like his next one better."

Posted Nov 14, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

23 29%

Deadgirl (2008)

"Jenny Spain's performance as the Deadgirl is a thing of wonder, feral and frightening, yet vaguely seductive in a twisted way."

Posted Nov 12, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

24 70%

Visioneers (2008)

"This is fairly familiar territory, and it's lacking an edge"

Posted Nov 4, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

25 90%

Hunger (2009)

"...a very striking and impressive debut"

Posted Nov 2, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

26 96%

Waltz with Bashir (2008)

"Definite must-see if you think you can handle it."

Posted Nov 2, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

27 59%

W. (2008)

"Nothing wrong with a little caricature, as it's what keeps the movie entertaining. But some day I'd like to see a movie on this topic that really tries to get to the truth as well."

Posted Oct 17, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

28 58%

Quarantine (2008)

"...this is what the Resident Evil sequels should have been."

Posted Oct 10, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

29 69%

Religulous (2008)

"...simultaneously the most entertaining and least informative documentary I've seen in years"

Posted Oct 9, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

30 15%

Hounddog (2008)

"Certainly, there is severe unpleasantness afoot, but defining the movie by its most controversial scenes isn't entirely fair."

Posted Sep 18, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

31 ——

Jackson (2008)

"It takes chances without being self-consciously edgy, it makes you look at at least one familiar actor in a whole new way, and most of all it ENTERTAINS."

Posted Sep 15, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

32 9%

Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

"A remake of the Thai movie by the same name. As well as every other movie about a hitman who lives by his own rules."

Posted Sep 5, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

33 71%

The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

"An efficient slasher with a surprisingly slow build-up and a decent amount of originality. Plus the best use of Vinnie Jones in any movie"

Posted Aug 4, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

34 13%

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

"...if I'm going to see a movie about a guy who wakes up an evil supernatural warrior, and then has to fight him, I don't need 5-minute speeches about the backstory between every major scene."

Posted Jul 31, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

35 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

"...if, like me, you've always thought the Paul Dini/Bruce Timm animated version was tops, you should be pretty happy with what Christopher Nolan has done this time around."

Posted Jul 17, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

36 68%

Logan's Run (1976)

"It's a good story with a well-defined sense of jeopardy, and appropriate performances by York and Agutter, but my most major problem is that too much is unexplained."

Posted Jul 10, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

37 67%

Death Wish (1974)

"We know Bronson can be a tough guy, but not so much the mild-mannered guy; he seems to be trying to split the difference the whole time"

Posted Jul 10, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

38 67%

Silent Running (1972)

"The movie has a great premise, but the execution doesn't live up to the potential."

Posted Jun 16, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

39 17%

The Happening (2008)

"Shyamalan's direction always seems so serious that it's easy to imagine he may be screwing up when he draws laughs, but I'd lay down money that many of these were deliberate."

Posted Jun 15, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

40 67%

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

"I had a moderate amount of fun, and proclaim THE INCREDIBLE HULK pretty okay. But I have seen better."

Posted Jun 13, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

41 50%

Sex and the City (2008)

"...after two and a half hours with these ladies, I've decided that I like them."

Posted Jun 2, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

42 45%

The Strangers (2008)

"THE STRANGERS basically is FUNNY GAMES all over again. Well-crafted suspense in which the director refuses to give you the catharsis you seek in order to "make a point.""

Posted May 31, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

43 84%

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

"[T]he best of the Indiana Jones movies...it's insanely wonderful, in every sense of those words."

Posted May 25, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

44 52%

Funny Games (2008)

"I do recommend the movie for those who like seriously hardcore suspense...The violence is absolutely uncomfortable, but I think that point could have been amply made without the violation of reality"

Posted Mar 19, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

45 80%

The Lost (2008)

"The examination of a wounded male ego run amuck shows what we should fear in ourselves as well as others"

Posted Mar 2, 2008

Luke Y. Thompson

46 17%

Saw IV (2007)

"...parts of it are good, and the rest really feels like cynical photocopying."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Luke Y. Thompson

47 44%

Hostel: Part II (2007)

"For the first time, [Roth's] sense of humor doesn't undercut the unsettling nature of the material"

Posted Jun 15, 2007

Luke Y. Thompson

48 15%

The Wicker Man (2006)

"...features an over-the-top leading man utilizing every single tic in his arsenal that has ever been impersonated by a comedian, and doing so seemingly with gleeful abandon and blissful unawareness"

Posted Feb 9, 2007

Luke Y. Thompson

49 55%

Alpha Dog (2007)

"Imagine a Larry Clark movie minus the constant alarmism, given a decent script and competent actors. I know, it's tough."

Posted Jan 11, 2007

Luke Y. Thompson

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