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Luke Y. Thompson

Luke Y. Thompson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
46% The Belko Experiment (2017) The Belko Experiment is my least favorite movie James Gunn has written.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
81% Mean Dreams (2017) Worth recommending entirely on its own merits.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
78% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Your inner child, if you still have one, should love it. Emphasis on the "if."‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
21% The Shack (2017) Regardless of which path you come at it by, it's a cleverly told lesson of love and forgiveness, and the most appealing movie sermon I've seen in years.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) ...am I supposed to be rooting for Gaston?‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
92% Logan (2017) Here, at last, was a Wolverine story that felt like the comics I remembered. And not just that: it's a comic-book superhero movie that genuinely pushes the form forward‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
3/5 100% Don't Kill It (2017) Mendez has clearly mapped out something bigger, but it doesn't matter if we never see the whole thing; like health insurance, just knowing it's there is enough. On top of this, the gore-fests are glorious, never letting the viewer feel cheated.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
39% Rock Dog (2017) ...we deserve better than a cut-rate Kung Fu Panda/Zootopia/Yellow Submarine mash-up that's substantially inferior to everything it apes. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
5/5 84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) ...it's a rare zombie movie that gets smarter as it goes along, and offers an ending that truly feels like a solid payoff‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
19% Collide (2017) Wait for some diligent YouTuber to edit together Hopkins' best moments, and you'll enjoy the best five minutes of the film for free.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
27% Fist Fight (2017) It won't satisfy everyone, but this wouldn't be a worthwhile R-rated comedy if it didn't take some risks.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) While I confess that I'd like to see Wick diversify his tactics beyond dropping opponents in armbars and shooting them in the ribcage or head repeatedly, I cannot deny that it's satisfying every time.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The generic parody movie may be dead in live-action, but the in-universe, studio-approved comedic take is one that still has room to play.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
6% Rings (2017) Before You Die, You Don't Need To See 'Rings'‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
33% A Dog's Purpose (2017) I mean, if it can make a cat dad like myself tear up, it's obviously working.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
42% Gold (2017) Nicolas Cage could possibly have had a ball with the role, but McConaughey, who says he was drawn to the character immediately, doesn't effectively communicate that love for the part.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
3/5 89% Raw (2017) ...it's atmospheric and full of nightmare visions, but you probably won't emerge saying, "Wow, what a great story I just got told!"‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
42% The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017) For the faithful, the reasonably breezy fish-out-of-water elements should sufficiently liven up the standard tropes...But in the end, BH Tilt is right: this is a targeted project, and isn't really for anybody else.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 60% Fraud (2016) Because the characters are fairly blank canvases beyond their specific deeds, one can easily project allegory upon them. Is it intended? Like almost everything else about this movie, I don't know and it doesn't matter.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
83% The Founder (2017) ...an enormously entertaining film about two essential Americana ingredients: hamburgers and capitalism.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
90% Ma (2017) ...will probably have a longer life on film-school curricula than in any theater or home collection, but it's audacious enough to warrant attention now.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2017
23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) It may be that I'm assessing on a curve because it's January. But if you miss the slasher icons of old and have little patience for the reboot attempts they get periodically, it's nice to see at least a worthy attempt to add to that pantheon.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
56% The Legend of Ben Hall (2016) It's a serviceable Aussie Western set circa 1864, one that moves at a good clip despite being more than two hours long.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
No Score Yet Coin Heist (2017) I suspect that in short order, you'll realize the real theft is of the minutes you could have spent doing something more productive.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
84% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) ...you come to this movie looking for thrills and peril, and you get plenty of it, along with some terrifically gross prosthetics ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/5 34% Live By Night (2017) ...while it may be unfair to compare Affleck to icons like Humphrey Bogart or James Cagney, he is at least aspiring to creative and industrial heights.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
85% Silence (2017) I don't believe that I'll ever watch it again for fun, but I appreciate what Silence is trying to do.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
20% Believe (2016) Faith-based filmmakers can still do better, but I've seen them do a whole lot worse.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
15% Incarnate (2016) That [Eckhart's] all-out capital-A acting nonetheless comes off as a misguided mess is vindicated by the fact that nothing about this movie is likely to be remembered long-term anyway.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
89% Jackie (2016) Jackie is not a feel-good movie; if you have any empathy in you, you'll feel sad at best and terrible at worst. It's meant to upset, and maybe motivate‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) ...like a punk rocker giving the finger, or a secretly chugged cocktail at a contentious family holiday dinner: arguably a cliched act of rebellion, possibly unnecessary, but most certainly welcome at the time.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
No Score Yet Behind 'The Cove' (2016) Probably about a quarter of the film's runtime is screenshots of web browsers, which is apt, as this is essentially a Condescending Wonka meme taken to feature length.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
86% Lion (2016) ...it misses the mark on the duality-Saroo goes from forgetting his past completely to suddenly being all about it, and it's a lot more complicated than that‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
76% Split (2017) ...reminds you that suspense is his natural milieu, while also making clear that some of the aspects of his work that have been considered unintentional camp are in fact his deliberate, deadpan sense of humor in play.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
0% My Dead Boyfriend (2016) To be fair, these actors are good at said talking, and they're not unappealing to watch, but the whole narrative seems rather pointless in the end.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
67% Buster's Mal Heart (2017) Doom and disorientation are omnipresent, but like Jonah/Buster, you'll want-nay, need-to press onward and discover the final revelation.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
46% Dog Eat Dog (2016) If you think Nic Cage trying to angrily mansplain the rapidly spiraling chaos around him is hilarious so long as it stays in the realm of fiction, it is.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
74% Trolls (2016) The only way to make a story this generic bearable is to go all-out crazy with the aesthetic, and that's precisely what director Mike Mitchell, codirector of the equally head-tripping The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water, has done.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
89% Loving (2016) Like life itself, Loving breathes and makes mortals of its participants; it's bold within its conventionality.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
90% Into the Inferno (2016) ...any one of these volcanoes and the culture surrounding it could have sustained an entire solo feature. What we have here is a bit more of an appetizer sampler‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
73% You've Been Trumped Too (2016) What's going on? Trump's golf course in Aberdeen, Scotland is the greatest, just terrific, and who cares if a handful of local people in their ugly houses got their water cut off and never had it restored in five years?‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
22% I'm Not Ashamed (2016) ...a faith-based movie worthy of some praise, and based on the sobbing sniffles surrounding me in that mall theater, works like a charm with the audience it's meant for.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2016
78% The Master Cleanse (2015) When events briefly take a dark turn at the end, we're left with more questions that should have been better answered in the movie proper.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
21% Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) ...like so many Kevin Smith movies, this one is primarily about the dialogue, and in those it comes closest of all Perry's films to aping the Eddie Murphy Nutty Professor movies‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
67% Rats (2016) A classroom supplement this is not, but an alternative scare selection for people who want non-traditional Halloween fare? That it is.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
2.5/5 29% Fear, Inc. (2016) Director Vincent Masciale clearly scored one great location (the fancy house), and uses it to its maximum potential, which is the dream of all budding auteurs. Yet he fails to make it look all that interesting.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
70% Trash Fire (2016) ...his dialogue is fantastic throughout, and his actors deliver it perfectly‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
2.5/5 60% Desierto (2016) Sam is never scary; he's just a threat because he has a gun and nobody else does.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Few directors can so instantly draw your attention to the screen the way Park can.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
84% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) You want to see Tokyo get trashed good, and it does, more cinematically so than in most of the previous franchise installments.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016