Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)

"It's a much more interesting story than your usual Behind the Music arc."

Posted Dec 16, 2011

Luke Y. Thompson

2 87%

Blue Valentine (2010)

"Assuming one can use the word "enjoy" for what might be the greatest feel-bad movie of the year, I enjoyed BLUE VALENTINE a lot."

Posted Nov 17, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

3 91%

The Fighter (2010)

"Count me in as a lover of THE FIGHTER."

Posted Nov 10, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

4 94%

The King's Speech (2010)

"I think it would be more effective on the stage, sans score and with only the implications of greater world events in the background."

Posted Nov 8, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

5 69%

Life During Wartime (2010)

"The latest film by Todd Solondz is total critic-porn. I'm not sure whether or not broader audiences will embrace it, but then again, with this director, one never can be."

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

6 81%

Despicable Me (2010)

"Though it utilizes the latest visual technology, the cartoon comedy sensibility of DESPICABLE ME is old-school all the way"

Posted Jun 30, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

7 55%

Welcome to the Rileys (2010)

"...this movie was pretty good"

Posted Jun 30, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

8 82%

Four Lions (2010)

"One could compare this to SOUTH PARK, but at the risk of hyperbole, this may also be the War on Terror's very own DR. STRANGELOVE"

Posted Jun 30, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

9 71%

Monsters (2010)

""It's different looking at America from outside," they say, just in case we missed the metaphor."

Posted Jun 26, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

10 71%

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

"It's a whole lot of thought put into a movie in which not very much happens."

Posted Jun 24, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

11 90%

Lebanon (Levanon) (2010)

" of the best films of the year so far"

Posted Jun 23, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

12 76%

Cold Weather (2011)

"Once the story picks up, however, damned if Katz doesn't create genuine suspense, even though the stakes are almost hilariously low."

Posted Jun 23, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

13 93%

The Tillman Story (2010)

"This is a strong documentary"

Posted Jun 22, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

14 54%

The Killer Inside Me (2010)

"It's a character study of a sociopath, and works as narrative or titillation, a lot less so."

Posted Jun 19, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

15 93%

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

"What we have is an amiable character portrait that is enjoyable at times, but for me, difficult to get emotionally invested in."

Posted Jun 18, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

16 74%

Micmacs (Micmacs tire-larigot) (2010)

"Jeunet, like his obvious antecedent Terry Gilliam, is good at making stuff that's cool, and that should not be casually dismissed. But while he aims for the belly laugh, he misses the heart"

Posted May 27, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

17 36%

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"For all the talk of parkour, we never once feel the true tension of someone on a high wall taking death-defying chances. Even Disney's animated Aladdin seemed to be in more danger."

Posted May 27, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

18 47%

MacGruber (2010)

"...if a movie makes me laugh hard, and particularly if it does so on purpose, I call that good enough."

Posted May 21, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

19 40%

Letters to Juliet (2010)

"From the people who wish they'd brought you THE NOTEBOOK."

Posted May 13, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

20 66%

Solomon Kane (2012)

"Don't misunderstand -- this is no masterpiece akin to Orson Welles' similarly named Citizen, but it's entertaining pulp, cheesy but not campy."

Posted Apr 28, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

21 80%

I Am Love (2010)

"The movie isn't flawless -- a bizarre post-credits bit is nigh-impossible to make out -- but [Guadagnino's] skill with visual poetry makes a strong impression."

Posted Apr 28, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

22 55%

La Siciliana Ribelle (The Sicilian Girl) (2010)

"SICILIAN GIRL is, for my money, a more accessible and engrossing mafia tale than GOMORRA"

Posted Apr 28, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

23 44%

Suck (2010)

"Cameos from the likes of Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, Moby, Iggy Pop, and Alex Lifeson would seem to indicate that this is something to watch...instead, they clue us in that these no-longer-young rockers will apparently do anything for a buck."

Posted Apr 28, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

24 41%

Death at a Funeral (2010)

"The new DEATH AT A FUNERAL is every bit as profane as its predecessor, but it's a hell of a lot funnier. "

Posted Apr 16, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

25 51%

Chloe (2010)

"Things escalate slightly ludicrously...which may be the point - it feels like Egoyan is rather deliberately going over the top in most respects."

Posted Mar 25, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

26 20%

The Red Baron (Der rote Baron) (2008)

"Alas, this BARON is barren, more dead than red."

Posted Mar 20, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

27 51%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"Less a sequel to the original book than a sequel to the Disney animated version of the book, this movie is a wonder to look at, but a chore to sit through."

Posted Mar 4, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

28 84%

North Face (Nordwand) (2010)

"One hates to be overly hyperbolic about a movie in February, but let's just say I'll be very impressed if a movie grips me with its tension as much as did this for the rest of the first quarter of 2010 (how's that for an ad pullquote?)."

Posted Feb 12, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

29 62%

Frozen (2010)

"Will Adam Green make a great, iconic movie eventually? In time, perhaps. I don't think we do him any favors to claim he already has...but I will say that FROZEN is a step in the right direction."

Posted Feb 5, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

30 60%

The Shock Doctrine (2009)

"I'd recommend this most to younger audiences who are starting to take an interest in politics, and would be interested in a crash course on the last 30 years or so, at least from one particular perspective."

Posted Jan 28, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

31 85%

7 Days (Les 7 jours du talion) (2010)

"I found myself noticing the room tone above all else, which may be a testament to the sound guy, but it's also a testament to how engrossing some other aspects of the movie aren't."

Posted Jan 22, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

32 40%

44 Inch Chest (2010)

"There is an inherent degree of likability to a project like this, given the actors involved, but 44 INCH CHEST never transcends that to be greater than the sum of its cast."

Posted Jan 14, 2010

Luke Y. Thompson

33 92%

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

"...the movie retains its innocence without being bland, which is a tough balance to pull off."

Posted Jul 16, 2003

Luke Y. Thompson

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