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Rating Title/Year Author
Outback (1971) Luke Y. Thompson It's the sort of movie they don't make any more, and ONLY made in the '70s. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2012
Nudist Colony of the Dead (1991) Luke Y. Thompson Some movies are so bad they're good. This one tries to hit that spot, yet fails so much even at that, that it somehow transcends utter ill-judged ineptitude and attains a new bizarro level of brilliance. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2010
Sex and the City 2 (2010) Luke Y. Thompson There's a half-hour of good stuff to be had in this big-screen sequel...unfortunately, it's preceded by nearly two hours of listless filler. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2010
After.Life (2009) Luke Y. Thompson I have seen my share of cheapie horror flicks that invariably end with the CARNIVAL OF SOULS twist...[Wojtowicz-Vosloo] knows you know this stuff, and offers it up as a possibility right off the bat. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2010
Antichrist (2009) Luke Y. Thompson But there is one very definite way to take the vibe of the whole thing, I'd say, and that's that this movie knows exactly what it is to suffer from panic attacks. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2009
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) Luke Y. Thompson Whatever my reservations, and they are only few, I welcome back the Gilliam of old. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2009
The Messenger (2009) Luke Y. Thompson Grief is universal, and watching soldiers deal with complex emotions seems to me universal too. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2009
Looking for Eric (2009) Luke Y. Thompson It's not a total 180 -- there is still working-class despair, and a fair share of violence, some of it related to football and guns. But it leaves you with a smile on your face, for the right reasons. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2009
The Road (2009) Luke Y. Thompson Overall, THE ROAD is a horror movie in the truest sense -- it is about the horror of humanity, the horror of our legacy, the horror of what we might become. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2009
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Luke Y. Thompson ...a rollicking, kid-friendly animated adventure, albeit one full of ironic dialogue and bizarre non-sequiturs that will fly over the young 'uns' heads. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2009
Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) Luke Y. Thompson Is it better than Captain Eo? No, but it's better than Moonwalker. That said, this was made for the fans, and they're very clear about that. Fans will love it. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2009
Amelia (2009) Luke Y. Thompson ...essentially anything interesting she did is handled via old newsreel footage and newspaper headlines flying at the screen. The 1976 NBC TV movie starring Susan Clark showed us all the action, yet a modern movie can't? EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2009
Jennifer's Body (2009) Luke Y. Thompson I don't think it's trying to subvert that kind of movie, which is what people seem to have been hoping for. It's trying to BE that kind of movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2009
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) Luke Y. Thompson Agree or not -- and in the interests of full disclosure, I'll note that I agree more than I disagree -- Moore's voice broadens the debate in a vital way. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2009
Land of the Lost (2009) Luke Y. Thompson ...too flawed to love unconditionally, while at the same time being too bizarre to hate. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2009
Observe and Report (2009) Luke Y. Thompson In other words, if Paul Blart were a monthly comic, and Alan Moore took over the writing, this might be the result. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2009
The Wrestler (2008) Luke Y. Thompson FINALLY, a movie has come along that depicts the business as it is, recognizing that the potential for drama comes not from the pretense of competition, but in the lives of those who work toward that pretense. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2008
Twilight (2008) Luke Y. Thompson I know it's expected to be a huge blockbuster and all, but it's been quite some time since I've seen a would-be blockbuster so resolutely try to sabotage itself. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2008
Quantum of Solace (2008) Luke Y. Thompson I can understand fans of campier Bonds not liking Craig generally, but his version is gradually learning to have a sense of humor, so maybe you'll like his next one better. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2008
Deadgirl (2008) Luke Y. Thompson Jenny Spain's performance as the Deadgirl is a thing of wonder, feral and frightening, yet vaguely seductive in a twisted way. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2008
Visioneers (2008) Luke Y. Thompson This is fairly familiar territory, and it's lacking an edge EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2008
Hunger (2008) Luke Y. Thompson ...a very striking and impressive debut EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2008
Waltz With Bashir (2008) Luke Y. Thompson Definite must-see if you think you can handle it. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2008
W. (2008) Luke Y. Thompson Nothing wrong with a little caricature, as it's what keeps the movie entertaining. But some day I'd like to see a movie on this topic that really tries to get to the truth as well. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2008
Quarantine (2008) Luke Y. Thompson ...this is what the Resident Evil sequels should have been. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2008
Religulous (2008) Luke Y. Thompson ...simultaneously the most entertaining and least informative documentary I've seen in years EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2008
Hounddog (2007) Luke Y. Thompson Certainly, there is severe unpleasantness afoot, but defining the movie by its most controversial scenes isn't entirely fair. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2008
Jackson (2009) Luke Y. Thompson It takes chances without being self-consciously edgy, it makes you look at at least one familiar actor in a whole new way, and most of all it ENTERTAINS. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2008
Bangkok Dangerous (2008) Luke Y. Thompson A remake of the Thai movie by the same name. As well as every other movie about a hitman who lives by his own rules. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2008
The Midnight Meat Train (2008) Luke Y. Thompson An efficient slasher with a surprisingly slow build-up and a decent amount of originality. Plus the best use of Vinnie Jones in any movie EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2008
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) Luke Y. Thompson ...if I'm going to see a movie about a guy who wakes up an evil supernatural warrior, and then has to fight him, I don't need 5-minute speeches about the backstory between every major scene. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2008
The Dark Knight (2008) Luke Y. Thompson ...if, like me, you've always thought the Paul Dini/Bruce Timm animated version was tops, you should be pretty happy with what Christopher Nolan has done this time around. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2008
Logan's Run (1976) Luke Y. Thompson It's a good story with a well-defined sense of jeopardy, and appropriate performances by York and Agutter, but my most major problem is that too much is unexplained. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2008
Death Wish (1974) Luke Y. Thompson We know Bronson can be a tough guy, but not so much the mild-mannered guy; he seems to be trying to split the difference the whole time EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2008
Silent Running (1972) Luke Y. Thompson The movie has a great premise, but the execution doesn't live up to the potential. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2008
The Happening (2008) Luke Y. Thompson Shyamalan's direction always seems so serious that it's easy to imagine he may be screwing up when he draws laughs, but I'd lay down money that many of these were deliberate. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2008
The Incredible Hulk (2008) Luke Y. Thompson I had a moderate amount of fun, and proclaim THE INCREDIBLE HULK pretty okay. But I have seen better. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2008
Sex and the City (2008) Luke Y. Thompson ...after two and a half hours with these ladies, I've decided that I like them. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2008
The Strangers (2008) Luke Y. Thompson THE STRANGERS basically is FUNNY GAMES all over again. Well-crafted suspense in which the director refuses to give you the catharsis you seek in order to "make a point." EDIT
Posted May 31, 2008
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Luke Y. Thompson [T]he best of the Indiana Jones movies...it's insanely wonderful, in every sense of those words. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2008
Funny Games (2007) Luke Y. Thompson I do recommend the movie for those who like seriously hardcore suspense...The violence is absolutely uncomfortable, but I think that point could have been amply made without the violation of reality EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2008
The Lost (2008) Luke Y. Thompson The examination of a wounded male ego run amuck shows what we should fear in ourselves as well as others EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2008
Saw IV (2007) Luke Y. Thompson ...parts of it are good, and the rest really feels like cynical photocopying. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2007
Hostel Part II (2007) Luke Y. Thompson For the first time, [Roth's] sense of humor doesn't undercut the unsettling nature of the material EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2007
The Wicker Man (2006) Luke Y. Thompson ...features an over-the-top leading man utilizing every single tic in his arsenal that has ever been impersonated by a comedian, and doing so seemingly with gleeful abandon and blissful unawareness EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2007
Alpha Dog (2006) Luke Y. Thompson Imagine a Larry Clark movie minus the constant alarmism, given a decent script and competent actors. I know, it's tough. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2007
Rocky Balboa (2006) Luke Y. Thompson Yes, it's corny and manipulative. But wonderfully so. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2006
Venus (2006) Luke Y. Thompson He's got it! Yeah, baby, he's got it! Here's your Oscar/Here's Best Actor/The X-factor EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2006
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) Luke Y. Thompson The first Tykwer flick since Run Lola Run that really feels like it delivers on the promise he showed us back then. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2006
Children of Men (2006) Luke Y. Thompson Destined to stand alongside such adult-skewing sci-fi as A Clockwork Orange, Blade Runner, and any other seminal dystopian flick you'd care to name. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2006