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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 ——

Nightmare (2005)

"It has a great premise that it convolutes too much...film students are seldom as fascinating as they think they are."

Posted Apr 29, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

2 ——

Saint Martyrs of the Damned ()

"For the first hour, I thought this was the best movie I'd seen all year. At the hour and a half mark...I was wondering if things would ever wrap up."

Posted Apr 29, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

3 29%

Silent Hill (2006)

"SILENT HILL leaves a lot up to you to figure out, but gamers used to conventions like phasing in and out of alternate worlds should have no problem going along for the ride. Middle-aged critics are another story."

Posted Apr 29, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

4 ——

Ears, Open. Eyeballs, Click. ()

"I was fascinated. I can't ever recall finding a movie without distinct characters so compelling."

Posted Apr 25, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

5 46%

Edmond (2005)

"works well enough, until we come to the last 20 or so minutes of the thing"

Posted Mar 26, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

6 46%

Battle in Heaven (Batalla en el cielo) (2006)

"The cast are all non-actors, and boy, does it show."

Posted Mar 16, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

7 71%

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)

"...if it weren't for Plowright, things might fall quickly apart."

Posted Mar 16, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

8 73%

V for Vendetta (2006)

"If you don't know the source, the movie may strike you as a radical studio film. See it before you read the comic, because if you do it the other way, there's no going back."

Posted Mar 16, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

9 6%

Big Momma's House 2 (2006)

"If you find the idea of Martin Lawrence screeching "Ooooooh!" at the beginning of every sentence in order to sound feminine is a laugh riot, your movie of the year has arrived."

Posted Feb 2, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

10 51%

Manderlay (2006)

"I was with him 99%, but the stupid last-minute USA bashing [ticked] me off."

Posted Jan 19, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

11 78%

Munich (2005)

"it's an action/suspense movie that lets you enjoy the conventions of the genre, then keeps going where others would stop, to show you the long-reaching effects"

Posted Jan 12, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

12 4%

Bloodrayne (2006)

"It'd be a stretch to call the movie good, but at least it's fun-bad."

Posted Jan 12, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

13 61%

Shopgirl (2005)

"This movie nails some of the truths about the L.A. dating scene that most other movies don't go near."

Posted Jan 4, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

14 93%

Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)

"Sometimes conservatives are right - critics will praise a movie purely because it agrees with their politics"

Posted Jan 4, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

15 84%

King Kong (2005)

"Not that it matters what I say, but I do recommend seeing it. First two thirds are gold."

Posted Dec 13, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

16 12%

An American Haunting (2006)

"Low-budget films must be careful about period stuff."

Posted Dec 9, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

17 37%

Sorry, Haters (2005)

"SORRY, HATERS is amazing. And not what you probably think from the title."

Posted Dec 9, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

18 ——

Saat po long (S.P.L.) (Kill Zone) (2006)

"IRON MONKEY star Donnie Yen. MARTIAL LAW star Sammo Hung. If him, and him...If they fighted...Whowouldwin? "

Posted Dec 9, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

19 87%

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"It's beautifully shot, and not as slow-moving as you might think"

Posted Dec 9, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

20 82%

Walk the Line (2005)

"When it ended, I thought "Huh? But the story was just getting going!""

Posted Dec 9, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

21 76%

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005)

"even if you must categorize Narnia as a Christian movie, it's many times better than any overtly Christian movie in recent memory."

Posted Dec 9, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

22 71%

Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen) (1983)

"Disturbing, subversive, and unbelievably manages to find a happy ending in Hiroshima"

Posted Nov 10, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

23 95%

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

"As close to perfect as movies get."

Posted Oct 10, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

24 33%

Gummo (1997)

"Like watching life on the surface of an alien planet"

Posted Sep 16, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

25 86%

Easy Rider (1969)

"I don't think I'll watch EASY RIDER again, but it's a well-made piece for sure."

Posted Sep 16, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

26 84%

Three...Extremes (Saam gaang yi) (2005)

"if you're familiar with any of those three directors, you might expect that THREE...EXTREMES lives up to its name. And you would be correct."

Posted Sep 16, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

27 75%

Crash (2004)

"It's the sort of movie that makes people feel like they've heard an important statement without actually having said anything much."

Posted Sep 16, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

28 79%

Red Eye (2005)

"the bulk of the movie is taut, compelling, and simply consists of two people talking to each other."

Posted Aug 19, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

29 77%

Tetsuo: The Ironman (1989)

"One of the first movies to give me a sense that there were no boundaries."

Posted Jul 11, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

30 ——

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler (1999)

"Is this title an oxymoron? Not really -- he was better here than in most of his movies."

Posted Jul 7, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

31 41%

Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970)

"One of the best sequels ever, building on the story while re-delivering what fans liked about the first"

Posted Jul 7, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

32 75%

True Stories (1986)

"Absolutely amazing. If there is such a thing as the perfect American movie, this certainly comes close."

Posted Jul 7, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

33 27%

Fantastic Four (2005)

"Yes, it's kinda stupid, but it's basically fun."

Posted Jul 6, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

34 74%

War of the Worlds (2005)

"Spielberg seems to have totally forgotten that he's a wuss, and plays this like the Holocaust and 9-11 combined."

Posted Jun 27, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

35 79%

Batman: The Movie (1966)

"...can we at least all agree that 'Da na na na na na na na...BAT MAN!' is one of the greatest superhero themes ever?"

Posted Jun 27, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

36 72%

Batman (1989)

"As a movie spectacle, it delivered. As Batman, well...it got a lot of things wrong."

Posted Jun 27, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

37 81%

Batman Returns (1992)

"The movie in which Tim Burton mostly fixes what he got wrong ... Unfortunately, he also screws up the stuff he got right."

Posted Jun 27, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

38 41%

Batman Forever (1995)

"Kilmer's appeal in the role may be partially due to the fact that his actual public persona resembles Bruce Wayne more closely than that of any other Bat-thespian."

Posted Jun 27, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

39 11%

Batman & Robin (1997)

"I don't know anyone who'll admit to liking BATMAN AND ROBIN. Except me."

Posted Jun 27, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

40 85%

Batman Begins (2005)

"I'm being hard on the movie because I care. On balance, it's still a lot closer to the essence than Burton or Schumacher came."

Posted Jun 27, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

41 62%

Kamikaze Girls (2004)

"It's weird and colorful in that uniquely Japanese way of being insane and weird."

Posted Jun 27, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

42 54%

Happy Endings (2005)

"I enjoyed HAPPY ENDINGS, despite the fact that it uses several narrative devices I hope never to see in indie movies again for some time."

Posted Jun 27, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

43 97%

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

"You don't really need me to review THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY for you, do you?"

Posted Jun 27, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

44 100%

On the Waterfront (1954)

"Do the politics make it bad? Not at all. It's a fictional story, not a soapbox."

Posted Jun 27, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

45 97%

Notorious (1946)

"There's no mincing words here: NOTORIOUS is badly dated."

Posted Jun 27, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

46 ——

36th Chamber (2000)

"...this movie owns Tarantino's ***. And I bet Quentin would admit it, too."

Posted Jun 27, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

47 53%

The Roost (2005)

"...there are some very creative turns and things I honestly did not expect."

Posted Jun 18, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

48 55%

Madagascar (2005)

"Like SHREK 2 and other Dreamworks toons, MADAGASCAR features lots of lame references to other movies and appropriations of other movies' songs"

Posted May 28, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

49 84%

Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)

"about the best documentary movie anyone could make about ten-year olds learning ballroom dancing. But still, it's a movie about ten-year olds learning ballroom dancing."

Posted May 25, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

50 39%

Sahara (2005)

"While I'd be happy to see another cinematic adventure for Dirk Pitt, I don't ever want to see another Breck Eisner film in my life."

Posted Apr 10, 2005

Luke Y. Thompson

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