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Luke Y. Thompson

Luke Y. Thompson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
24% The Duel (2016) ...mostly makes for a satisfactory mano a mano battle in bullets and brutality ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jun 20, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Villisca (2016) Effective scares are generated with [the director's] phantoms, but the story could have reached another level if it had messed with our heads a bit more. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jun 20, 2016
1.5/5 80% Beyond the Gates (2016) Beyond the Gates takes a halfway decent story idea (Jumanji/Zathura, only with a horror game this time) and renders it oddly inert. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jun 13, 2016
70% Len and Company (2016) The beauty of Tim Godsall's film, adapted from a play by Carly Mensch, is that it eschews the obvious arcs and come-to-Jesus moments of your typical Bad Dad pics. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 8, 2016
4.5/5 38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) It's quickly apparent, unlike last time, that you are watching a movie made by and for fans. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jun 2, 2016
29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) being on one of those cooking challenge shows, ordered to make a chocolate cake, and told that your secret ingredient is a tray of horse manure. ‐ Forbes
Posted May 25, 2016
2.5/5 75% Last Days In The Desert (2016) A middling compromise between Terrence Malick-style meditation and Last Temptation of Christ-like spiritual probing ‐ Nerdist
Posted May 13, 2016
15% The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016) Well, the brothers Grimm are credited in the opening titles for the story of Briar Rose, but were they still alive, they might have passed on that favor. ‐ Forbes
Posted May 13, 2016
2/5 78% Elstree 1976 (2016) The movie's major take-away? Dave Prowse deserves his own documentary. ‐ Nerdist
Posted May 6, 2016
100% Dragon Inn (Long men ke zhen) (1966) This cast takes the project super seriously even at moments when you can't - and dammit, they'll make you believe. ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 6, 2016
2/5 3% Nina (2016) All in all, Nina is watchable in and of itself, but I can't recommend your paying full price for it, especially if you're a Nina Simone devotee. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Apr 28, 2016
88% My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) (2016) ...we can take or leave his windbag showbiz caricatures, whether they fall or prevail. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 13, 2016
43% Pandemic (2016) [John] Suits is trying to pick his shots and set them up just right so that they take you down. ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 8, 2016
49% Hardcore Henry (2016) ...delivers multiple great sequences...[but] it's almost too relentless ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 8, 2016
9% God's Not Dead 2 (2016) Ray Wise, as a scenery-chomping, Christian-hating, borderline-demonic representative of the hated ACLU, [was] undoubtedly cast based on his performance as Satan on the TV show Reaper. ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 31, 2016
98% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) You might have missed the chapter in your history books in which Napoleon II went full-Dr. Moreau in trying to commission a homicidal army of immortal monkeys... ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 31, 2016
86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) ...not quite true to life, but it is true to a condensed point-of-view looking back. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Mar 30, 2016
82% Standing Tall (La Tête Haute) (2016) Paradot exposes every last nerve and manages to be appropriately sensitive and confused between outbursts of rage. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 29, 2016
82% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) Big Holiday may not stand the test of time, but for audiences unsure about a Pee-wee comeback, it's the right mix of conservative nostalgia-bait and minor creative risk-taking. ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 18, 2016
43% Miracles from Heaven (2016) Miraculously turns out pretty good. ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 15, 2016
46% The Young Messiah (2016) ...the writer-director is either grossly pandering to his perceived audience, or has forgotten how to make a movie. ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/5 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) Eye in the Sky is a solid thriller, but a visually static one that doesn't particularly requires a big screen. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Mar 10, 2016
25% London Has Fallen (2016)'s politically incorrect, it's morally indefensible, it's difficult to take seriously...and it's also a whole lot of fun, especially if you were raised on the action flicks of the '80s. ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 2, 2016
80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) Eddie's story is compelling all by itself. It didn't have to be turned into a broad comedy with an invented mentor ‐ Nerdist
Posted Feb 27, 2016
0% Cabin Fever (2016) Unfortunately, director Travis Z doesn't quite have Roth's sense of humor about the whole thing, and takes it all very seriously. ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 12, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) Ryan Reynolds, who played a misbegotten faux-Deadpool in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and has nobly spent the subsequent six years trying to atone by doing it right, may finally have found his defining role ‐ Nerdist
Posted Feb 6, 2016
43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) The issue isn't with the insertion of Pride and Prejudice characters into a zombie apocalypse. It's with the insistence that all the beats of Austen's novel be followed. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Feb 4, 2016
87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) He's just a Po boy, from a Po family, who must spare him his life from that monstrosity. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jan 17, 2016
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) The Force Awakens is a Star Wars movie through and through...and a wonderful one ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Dec 16, 2015
81% The Revenant (2015) Let's just cut to the chase and say it - this is the western as Game of Thrones ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Dec 4, 2015
94% Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) (2015) of the year's best, if not THE best. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Dec 4, 2015
75% Moomins On The Riviera (Muumit Rivieralla) (2014) But when an original creation becomes an estate-managed franchise, something is lost - the author was willing to take creative chances with her characters in a way those who merely safeguard them can't. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Dec 4, 2015
65% Krampus (2015) I am deeply amused by just how much of an actual Grinch Dougherty seems to be. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Dec 4, 2015
78% Where to Invade Next (2016) Yet it's also eye-opening and sad to see that something as self-evident as "happy worker = productive worker" or "rehabilitation beats revenge" is such a radical notion that we, and Moore, stare upon them like novelties ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Nov 14, 2015
76% Baskin (2016) ...horror-hounds will relish the orgy of the damned that unfolds. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Nov 14, 2015
81% Southbound (2016) There are monsters in Southbound that are among the best I've seen onscreen in a long time ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Nov 14, 2015
93% Anomalisa (2015) Kaufman's allegorical universes are very pointed and focused - every metaphor is clear, every departure from reality connected to a specific neurosis. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Nov 14, 2015
90% A War (Krigen) (2016) ...whether you're a dyed-in-the-wool troop supporter no matter what, or a hardcore anti-warrior, you can watch and understand why Pedersen does what he feels he has to do ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Nov 14, 2015
No Score Yet Der Nachtmahr (2015) Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to have been a lot of thought put into things beyond, "E.T., but scary and German" ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Nov 14, 2015
90% The Lobster (2016) It's all pretty deadpan and frequently very funny - punctuated, as is Lanthimos' wont, with brutal violence towards animals ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Nov 14, 2015
65% Spectre (2015) If you're among the masses who adored Skyfall, I can see why Spectre might feel like a comedown. Now let me tell you why, for me, it is a wonderful course-correction. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Nov 6, 2015
87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) Appropriate for all ages, yet still acceptably funny for adults who have nominally grown out of admitting they ever liked Snoopy and the gang, this Peanuts is as big a winner as its protagonist Charlie Brown isn't. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Nov 2, 2015
13% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) The Ghost Dimension has a great gimmick, but offers not-so-great closure for the series. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Oct 23, 2015
18% Jem and the Holograms (2015) Jem and the Holograms is so cheap it makes Masters of the Universe look like Transformers. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Oct 22, 2015
89% They Look Like People (2015) ...plays like mumblecore that gradually gets twisted into paranoia like something George Noory or Alex Jones might discuss on late-night radio. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Oct 21, 2015
79% Tales of Halloween (2015) As a conceptual piece, it could use slightly tighter connective tissue, but as a fun sort of fright flick to watch with friends, it does the job. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Oct 21, 2015
33% The Green Inferno (2015) ...if you like the "classics," Eli Roth made this for you. If you've never seen one, it may be the only one you need to. And if you think it might offend you, it will - I'm not sure he'd have it any other way. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Sep 25, 2015
11% Pay the Ghost (2015) It's too silly to merit the serious performance Cage is trying to give, and the director wasn't canny enough to trigger his star's bananas-freakout button, which could have created a camp classic. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Sep 24, 2015
92% The Martian (2015) That he keeps finding ways to innovate (and get lucky, at times) is like a tribute to the American dream, but that it requires so much nerve-wracking tension at every moment is arguably an indictment of same. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Sep 23, 2015
15% The Transporter Refueled (2015) I'd feel fine endorsing it if you could see it for free. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Sep 3, 2015