Luke Channell

Luke Channell
Luke Channell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies Starburst HeyUGuys We Got This Covered

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 65% The Little Stranger (2018) After the credits roll it's Ruth Wilson's captivating performance that will resonate above all else. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/5 96% Western (2018) Western's refreshing rejection of formula and celebration of cross-cultural connection proves highly resonant in an increasingly divided world. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
8/10 97% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) Your Name may throw to many ideas at the wall, but it's an inventive, pristinely animated, emotionally resonant treat that reinforces Shinkai's undeniable talents. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
4/5 97% Lucky (2017) A superb character piece, an affecting yet humorous meditation on life and death as well as an aptly poignant farewell for Harry Dean Stanton. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
2/5 67% The Cured (2018) While the film is constricted by a limited budget, it's still disappointing how few visual risks are taken on such an alluring idea. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
4/5 78% Last Flag Flying (2017) While not rivalling Linklater's phenomenal bests, Last Flag Flying is superbly acted and punctuated with an abundance of warm, comical, touching moments. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
8/10 93% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Deceptively deep in both its sumptuous visual imagery and in its subtly moving themes, The Red Turtle is a transcendent little gem. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
3/5 77% The Ghoul (2017) Although the final result is a little unpolished and can be frustratingly ambiguous, Tunley's auspicious début has shown he's a director big on ideas, invention and ingenuity. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
3/5 46% Bushwick (2017) Offers impressively staged action and an intriguing premise, but is let down by uninspired dialogue and underdeveloped characters. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
2/5 66% Bitch (2017) Tonal inconstancies, bizarre character decisions and a chaotic narrative hamper the promising concept and the film ultimately feels like a wasted opportunity. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3/5 91% Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne) (2016) An unashamedly low-key, old-fashioned affair which leans heavily on the undeniable talents of its central duo. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/5 64% The Darkest Universe (2016) An exploration of human connections, emotions and life and definitely one of the most refreshingly original British films this year. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
3/5 90% Burn Burn Burn (2015) Though it follows a familiar path, Burn Burn Burn's strong performances and razor-sharp script make it worth the ride. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
4/5 83% Two Lovers and a Bear (2016) Nguyen has crafted a surprising, touching and deeply resonant love story. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 86% Nocturama (2017) Although the lack of characterisation and context is initially off-putting, this is an altogether provocative, compelling piece of work with an expertly-staged, thrilling finale. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
4/5 92% Prevenge (2017) Blends jet-black humour, edge-of-your-seat thrills and graphic gore with gleeful abandon. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
3/5 85% Lion (2016) Dev Patel's most sophisticated and touching performance to date helps hold things together as he expertly portrays Saroo's inner conflict and identity crisis. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
2/5 13% The Summoning (Planetarium) (2017) Rebecca Zlotowski's third film is a muddled, inscrutable jumble of ideas and images. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
2/5 91% Mindhorn (2016) A frustratingly slapdash and derivative affair. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/5 91% Certain Women (2016) An exquisitely crafted, empathetic study of the female experience that will seriously impress. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/5 91% Elle (2016) A multi-faceted, endlessly engaging, masterful success. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
3/5 44% King Cobra (2016) King Cobra is a sleek, darkly humorous, luridly enjoyable exploration of a real-life murder story but beyond its superficial pleasures, it's unlikely to stay with you. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
5/10 65% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Burton has successfully crafted some interesting characters and memorable images, but fails to place them into the coherent, concise narrative they deserve. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
7/10 99% Under The Shadow (2016) Under the Shadow effectively uses historical context and cultural issues to draw nuance and complexity from the horror genre, while acting as an impressive calling card for Anvari. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 84% Tallulah (2016) The film boats a trio of stand-out performances from its talented female cast and offers poignancy, humour and drama in equal measure. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
3/5 82% These Final Hours (2015) Has more to say than your usual apocalyptic affair. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
3/10 17% Special Correspondents (2016) Special Correspondents is a flimsy, irrelevant, unfunny 'satirical comedy' which adds up to nothing much at all. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
3/5 95% '71 (2015) An impressive debut feature buoyed by a captivating central turn. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/5 76% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) As a first step back into polite cinematic society after a long run of duffers, Hirschbiegel's film has a certain value to it. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
2/5 20% 360 (2012) There's one Anthony Hopkins monologue to remember, but that only highlights everything the rest of the film so sorely lacks. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/5 89% 52 Tuesdays (2015) Rough around the edges but sophisticated where it counts. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
5/5 98% 8 1/2 (1963) A carnival of the soul. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
4/5 98% Welcome To Leith (2015) Observed, even-keeled and well-researched, Welcome to Leith masterfully employs an array of perspectives and insightful news-clips, forming an urgent story which retains a certain objectivity on the offensive racist at its core. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2016
1/5 10% Point Break (2015) Pointless. Heartbreaking. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016