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Luke Y. Thompson

Luke Y. Thompson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
25% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) A harsher script edit that forced characters to get to the point of a scene more quickly might have helped, as might more of a focus on the life of Paul himself‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
33% The Last Movie Star (2018) ...a love letter to Reynolds that manages to adore him unsentimentally, understanding that revealing the flaws can result in a fuller, richer portrait‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
43% The Hurricane Heist (2018) Yes, what we get is gleefully stupid, but it's more uneven than it oughta be. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
75% Small Town Crime (2018) You could center the story on any of these people, changing the perspective completely, and it would still be a compelling film‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
18% Death Wish (2018) If you can divorce your knowledge of the real world from this fictionalized telling, however, you can have fun with this‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
25% Samson (2018) I can't really endorse paying full price for Samson, as the target audience will probably find it a little cheesy, and the camp-value audience might be better served waiting for cable.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
50% Hellraiser: Judgment (2018) ...a must-rent for Hellraiser fans, and a reasonable maybe-rent for fans of the Saw series and more recent franchises in that vein, as well as anyone who is still awaiting the Spawn reboot.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
16% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Once your plot literally establishes that anything can happen for no reason because alternate dimensions, there's no compelling need for script logic any more.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
14% Winchester (2018) There's something extra-cool about haunted houses as period pieces: the finer the china and the linens, the more fun it'll be when some zombie spirit trashes the place.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Making Fun: The Story of Funko (2018) Non-fans may come away with a better understanding of the desire of grown adults to own toys; actual fans will want DVDs so they can freeze-frame scenes in the Funko offices looking for hints of future releases (there are a few). ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
91% Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018) This is a movie that not only justifies action sequels better than most, but also amps up the fun factor in every way.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
84% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) The ending may fall a bit flat, but you'll remember the journey.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018)'s like sitting through your oversharing neighbor's two-hour vacation slideshow.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
85% Okja (2017) ...once the story moves to America, and Jake Gyllenhaal somehow becomes Jar Jar Binks the Second, its on-the-nose jabs at big business and factory farming feel hysterical rather than earned.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
97% Coco (2017) I left Coco angry that its entire plot needn't have happened if the family had ever once acted reasonably or communicated properly.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
90% I, Tonya (2018) Unfortunately, the film never finds its tone, dithering between ironically sympathizing with Tonya and condescending to her.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) There's a lot to like in the new Star Wars film...But it is not, as so many are saying, either the best Star Wars movie ever nor even the best since The Empire Strikes Back. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
97% Ethel & Ernest (2016) Briggs has a gift for capturing the small details others might miss; Mainwood has put them into motion in a way that feels alive rather than a memorial.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
5% Just Getting Started (2017) ...nobody -- not the audience, and certainly not the cast -- deserves a clunker like this.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
No Score Yet The Second Coming of Christ (2017) So no, the Second Coming of Christ isn't exactly what I'd call good, but when it's bad, it is so in new ways for the genre.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
88% The Post (2018) The Ellsberg scenes utilize Spielberg's talents well: they are both adventure movie and social consciousness in that way that he loves. But this isn't Ellsberg's movie, unfortunately‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
57% Naples '44 (2017) In the end, the most important point made is that postwar occupation is hard, hard you hope today's stateside politicians will someday take on board.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
73% Hostiles (2018) Between bouts of violence, it's a dull journey‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) Justice League is fun, but in some ways a sadly missed opportunity.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) As a tagline for The Room once famously, falsely promised, The Disaster Artist burns with the passion of Tennessee Williams. As the subsequent tagline more honestly stated, experience this new black comedy; it's a riot.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
29% Amityville: The Awakening (2017) Amityville: The Awakening becomes a different kind of movie for its climax, embracing a cheesy camp factor that might have worked if the entire thing were that way.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water upends a classic monster movie trope for a more woke world.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
74% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) The best case hope is that viewers realize they're being led to question the Hollywood ending, and that's perhaps a leap of faith.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
96% Mudbound (2017) Mudbound is as good an example as you need for why diversity behind the camera matters. ‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
85% Darkest Hour (2017) It's hard to say the star doesn't deserve an award, but it's easy to state that little else about the movie does.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
34% Jigsaw (2017) ...this is a capable enough Saw sequel, definitely better than parts 4, 5, and 7.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
13% Geostorm (2017) Geostorm, which cribs heavily from The Day After Tomorrow and Armageddon, makes you wish you were watching either of those instead.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
81% Tragedy Girls (2017) In the end, Tragedy Girls is more Scream than Heathers, and might not attain great cult heights, but it's a fun Friday night flick‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
58% Killing Gunther (2017) ...until Gunther actually shows up, it's a case of rinse-lather-repeat, as each killer basically has one key trait that's played for laughs in the same way again and again.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Ragnarok isn't one of the more meaningful Marvel movies -- it's just an old-fashioned superhero smackdown. And sometimes that's exactly what you want in a comic book.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
100% Batman vs. Two-Face (2017) Return of the Caped Crusaders was the real final blowout; Batman vs. Two-Face feels like a side-tangent, but a fun one.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Is it blasphemy to suggest that Blade Runner 2049 is just okay and doesn't suck? ‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
47% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) The cinematic hug you seek is right here. Everypony, smile.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
91% Gerald's Game (2017) The movie, like real life, understands that victim-blaming head-voices are often more persistently traumatizing than the original perp was by himself.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Lego's #3 still beats some studios' #1, but they can't afford to keep the decline going‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) This may be more fun than Kingsman: The Secret Service, but it's still short of greatness, or rather, long of it. ‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
69% mother! (2017) Mother! starts as elegantly as Black Swan and concludes as grotesquely stupidly as Pi, but you can't take your eyes off it, for good and ill.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
26% Birth of the Dragon (2017) If you like Bruce Lee, try to get Ng cast in a different biopic, but avoid this one like a one-inch punch.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
44% Bushwick (2017) its best moments combines the role-reversal/neighborhood pride of Attack the Block with the "we are the enemy" mentality of The Purge. ‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
85% It (2017) The new cinematic Pennywise is a villain for the ages, and while you'll want more of him, it's hard to fault the movie for rationing out his pleasures rather than over-selling them.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
63% Savage Dog (2017) Adkins isn't likely to grow much, but Savage Dog recalls the vintage Cannon films of the 1980s - and if you get that reference, you should see it.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
75% Killing Ground (2017) Thankfully, despite his realistic tone, Power isn't about to pull a Michael Haneke and deprive you of the catharsis you expect. He just makes getting there a brutal drive.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) ...there are maybe ten minutes in the middle where I felt my attention waning-and yet I'd hate to discourage Nolan from trying to take this approach more often.‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
16% Wish Upon (2017) the risk of supernatural consequences for my saying this, I wish we had better.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016) It's a tough grade here, as I like some of 24X36 a lot, but overall feel it's a missed opportunity. In the end, I think 2.5/5 burritos is fair enough.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017