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Luke Y. Thompson

Luke Y. Thompson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
50% Enter The Warriors Gate (Warrior's Gate) (2017) Hoene and Besson haven't constructed as tight a story as Steven Spielberg and his many protegees usually did, but they have nailed the feeling of a boy who could be a hero, if just for one day.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) Every DC Universe movie so far has juggled themes of love versus duty...But Wonder Woman is the first to suggest that love IS duty; if you love at all, you must fight to preserve that in the world. ‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
No Score Yet 96 Souls (2017) All the trappings of no-budget filmmaking are present here, from the too-long running time (ten minutes shy of two hours) to the spotlessly clean, off-the-rack costumes worn by amateurish actors in impeccable settings.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) When the opening sequence of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was done, I had a huge smile on my face. I wish I could tell you it lasted.‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
No Score Yet Max 2: White House Hero (2017) It's for kids. Yeah, they can do better, but they can also do a lot worse.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) If the idea is to have us relate to what it's like to be a wimpy kid, more family dynamics and less cartoon shtick would get us closer to that.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
100% Legion of Brothers (2017) Adds valuable context in a way not many others do.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
68% Alien: Covenant (2017) Like Alien 3, Covenant has plenty to interest, but not a whole lot to scare. ‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
55% Lowriders (2017) ...waiting for cable or on-demand won't likely affect anyone's enjoyment that much. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
29% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Like The Lone Ranger and John Carter, King Arthur has the feeling of a summer movie with great ambition, but which will simply be dismissed as "a mess."‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
21% Rupture (2017) Given an entire facility in a secluded location, Shainberg and Nelson don't come up with that many interesting things to do there.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Overall, it feels like spending time with old friends again, and the use of depth and size contrasts in the 3D is spectacular, if a lot to take in at times.‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
100% BANG! The Bert Berns Story (2017) Blending stock footage, vintage audio, re-creation, and many testimonials from heavy hitters from Ben E. King to Van Morrison, Berns' son Brett keeps things visually lively ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
17% N.O.L.A. Circus (2017) If you're going to use the recurring image of a naked black man with a bag over his head running for his freedom across a bayou, your satire A-game had better be really strong; Annest's, to say the least, is not. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) New-to-franchise director F. Gary Gray mostly maintains a look we've come to expect: the car chases are kinetic and exciting, while the out-of-vehicle action sequences are chopped and edited to hell‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
52% The Case for Christ (2017) There are no out-and-out villains in this film; just plenty of people with flaws. And it's with sympathy for all of them, perhaps, that Jon Gunn makes his best case for Christianity‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
15% Mine (2017) The co-director/co-writer team of Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro are none too subtle, and their reliance on hallucination sequences suggests a (misguided) lack of faith in Hammer to pull this off by himself.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
74% The Void (2017) In the Eighties, released widely in theaters, The Void could have been a franchise-starter. It'll probably be harder to find today, but it rewards the effort.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
10% Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999) ...the best effect remains Divoff, who plays the role with full intensity even during ridiculous moments‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
52% The Belko Experiment (2017) The Belko Experiment is my least favorite movie James Gunn has written.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
80% Mean Dreams (2017) Worth recommending entirely on its own merits.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
75% 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
20% 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
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) ...am I supposed to be rooting for Gaston?‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
93% 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 89% 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
47% 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
23% 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
26% 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 89% 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
7% 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
43% 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 90% 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
45% 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 67% 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
92% 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
50% 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
86% 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 35% 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
84% 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
33% 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
18% 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
88% 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