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Luke Y. Thompson

Luke Y. Thompson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 25% 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
95% 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
5/5 77% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) ...not just the best documentary it can be, but probably the best it could ever be...short of Kim himself rising from the grave and granting the directors an audience‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
3.5/5 33% Beauty And The Beast (La belle et la bête) (2016) ...it's rich in visual imagination. If only there were a little more faith in the visuals' ability to tell the story by themselves.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
15% Mr. Church (2016) ...the story of how a perfect black servant solves a white girl's every problem without ever once being threatening or contrary‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
53% Sadako Vs Kayako (2016) ...right up until this ended prematurely and irritatingly, I must admit I was with it all the way.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
100% Silicon Cowboys (2016) These former-Texas Instruments-employees-made-good are a likable bunch, especially in their particularly Texan way of recalling every major milestone in terms of what they were eating or drinking at the time.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
100% For the Love of Spock (2016) But while it's not necessarily the definitive portrait, For the Love of Spock serves as a great primer for your non-geek friend who doesn't get it yet.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
2/5 40% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) I admire Aja for trying to stretch beyond his comfort zone, but that admiration does not extend to my telling you to buy a ticket.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2016
52% 31 (2016) Deliberately or not, Rob Zombie has created a timely horror movie that riffs on many of the same factors which have given rise to Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
43% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) This reboot smartly doesn't try to escalate the material to bigger and better status, keeping things small and scrappy and relying on the fighters to be the best special effects.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
62% Klown Forever (Klovn Forever) (2016) It leaves a bad taste - and isn't novel enough to recommend sampling.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) So while the movie is a visual feast, just as you'd expect, its story is nonetheless fairly predictable fantasy-quest fare‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
48% Edge of Winter (2016) Alas, the plot takes a sudden and sophomoric turn about halfway through that Kinnaman, with his decent thespian chops, can't quite pull off, though he tries mightily.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
1/5 93% The Little Prince (2016) The classic scenes redone gave me chills; the new stuff made me facepalm.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2016
59% The Mind's Eye (2016) "...many practical gore effects should keep your eyes either riveted to or permanently averted from the screen (the former in my case, all the way)."‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
86% Citizen Soldier (2016) For want of a better term, this gives you a "first-person shooter" look at actual war: It's Call of Duty with no cheats or respawns, and real-world consequences.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
2.5/5 32% Abattoir (2016) Suffers from premature franchise blues.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2016
91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) I found little to actively dislike, but also no compelling reason to exalt it beyond the merely agreeable.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2016
11% Cell (2016) Eli Roth was once slated to direct, and would have been better.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
3.5/5 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Since embracing CG wholeheartedly, Emmerich has truly unleashed his inner Beavis and Butt-Head.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
57% The Neon Demon (2016) Ironically, the movie is what it critiques: it's shallow, and it's brutal...but it is very, very pretty to look at.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
22% The Duel (2016) ...mostly makes for a satisfactory mano a mano battle in bullets and brutality‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet The Axe Murders of Villisca (2017) 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) ...like 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
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016
2.5/5 76% Last Days In The Desert (2016) A middling compromise between Terrence Malick-style meditation and Last Temptation of Christ-like spiritual probing‐ Nerdist
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
2/5 79% Elstree 1976 (2016) The movie's major take-away? Dave Prowse deserves his own documentary.‐ Nerdist
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
50% Hardcore Henry (2016) ...delivers multiple great sequences...[but] it's almost too relentless‐ Forbes
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016