Geekweek

Geekweek is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Luke Y. Thompson
Rating Title/Year Author
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2010) Luke Y. Thompson It's a much more interesting story than your usual Behind the Music arc. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2011
Blue Valentine (2010) Luke Y. Thompson Assuming one can use the word "enjoy" for what might be the greatest feel-bad movie of the year, I enjoyed BLUE VALENTINE a lot. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2010
The Fighter (2010) Luke Y. Thompson Count me in as a lover of THE FIGHTER. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2010
The King's Speech (2010) Luke Y. Thompson I think it would be more effective on the stage, sans score and with only the implications of greater world events in the background. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2010
Life During Wartime (2009) Luke Y. Thompson The latest film by Todd Solondz is total critic-porn. I'm not sure whether or not broader audiences will embrace it, but then again, with this director, one never can be. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2010
Despicable Me (2010) Luke Y. Thompson Though it utilizes the latest visual technology, the cartoon comedy sensibility of DESPICABLE ME is old-school all the way EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2010
Welcome to the Rileys (2010) Luke Y. Thompson ...this movie was pretty good EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2010
Four Lions (2009) Luke Y. Thompson One could compare this to SOUTH PARK, but at the risk of hyperbole, this may also be the War on Terror's very own DR. STRANGELOVE EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2010
Monsters (2010) Luke Y. Thompson "It's different looking at America from outside," they say, just in case we missed the metaphor. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2010
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (1984) Luke Y. Thompson It's a whole lot of thought put into a movie in which not very much happens. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2010
Lebanon (2009) Luke Y. Thompson ...one of the best films of the year so far EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2010
Cold Weather (2010) Luke Y. Thompson Once the story picks up, however, damned if Katz doesn't create genuine suspense, even though the stakes are almost hilariously low. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2010
The Tillman Story (2010) Luke Y. Thompson This is a strong documentary EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2010
The Killer Inside Me (2010) Luke Y. Thompson It's a character study of a sociopath, and works as such...as narrative or titillation, a lot less so. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2010
The Kids Are All Right (2010) Luke Y. Thompson What we have is an amiable character portrait that is enjoyable at times, but for me, difficult to get emotionally invested in. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2010
Micmacs (2009) Luke Y. Thompson Jeunet, like his obvious antecedent Terry Gilliam, is good at making stuff that's cool, and that should not be casually dismissed. But while he aims for the belly laugh, he misses the heart EDIT
Posted May 27, 2010
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) Luke Y. Thompson For all the talk of parkour, we never once feel the true tension of someone on a high wall taking death-defying chances. Even Disney's animated Aladdin seemed to be in more danger. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2010
MacGruber (2010) Luke Y. Thompson ...if a movie makes me laugh hard, and particularly if it does so on purpose, I call that good enough. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2010
Letters to Juliet (2010) Luke Y. Thompson From the people who wish they'd brought you THE NOTEBOOK. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2010
Solomon Kane (2009) Luke Y. Thompson Don't misunderstand -- this is no masterpiece akin to Orson Welles' similarly named Citizen, but it's entertaining pulp, cheesy but not campy. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2010
I Am Love (2009) Luke Y. Thompson The movie isn't flawless -- a bizarre post-credits bit is nigh-impossible to make out -- but [Guadagnino's] skill with visual poetry makes a strong impression. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2010
The Sicilian Girl (2009) Luke Y. Thompson SICILIAN GIRL is, for my money, a more accessible and engrossing mafia tale than GOMORRA EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2010
Suck (2009) Luke Y. Thompson Cameos from the likes of Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, Moby, Iggy Pop, and Alex Lifeson would seem to indicate that this is something to watch...instead, they clue us in that these no-longer-young rockers will apparently do anything for a buck. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2010
Death at a Funeral (2010) Luke Y. Thompson The new DEATH AT A FUNERAL is every bit as profane as its predecessor, but it's a hell of a lot funnier. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2010
Chloe (2009) Luke Y. Thompson Things escalate slightly ludicrously...which may be the point - it feels like Egoyan is rather deliberately going over the top in most respects. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2010
The Red Baron (2008) Luke Y. Thompson Alas, this BARON is barren, more dead than red. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2010
Alice in Wonderland (2010) Luke Y. Thompson Less a sequel to the original book than a sequel to the Disney animated version of the book, this movie is a wonder to look at, but a chore to sit through. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2010
North Face (2008) Luke Y. Thompson One hates to be overly hyperbolic about a movie in February, but let's just say I'll be very impressed if a movie grips me with its tension as much as did this for the rest of the first quarter of 2010 (how's that for an ad pullquote?). EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2010
Frozen (2010) Luke Y. Thompson Will Adam Green make a great, iconic movie eventually? In time, perhaps. I don't think we do him any favors to claim he already has...but I will say that FROZEN is a step in the right direction. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2010
The Shock Doctrine (2009) Luke Y. Thompson I'd recommend this most to younger audiences who are starting to take an interest in politics, and would be interested in a crash course on the last 30 years or so, at least from one particular perspective. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2010
Les sept jours du talion (2010) Luke Y. Thompson I found myself noticing the room tone above all else, which may be a testament to the sound guy, but it's also a testament to how engrossing some other aspects of the movie aren't. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2010
44 Inch Chest (2009) Luke Y. Thompson There is an inherent degree of likability to a project like this, given the actors involved, but 44 INCH CHEST never transcends that to be greater than the sum of its cast. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2010
5/5 Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) Luke Y. Thompson ...the movie retains its innocence without being bland, which is a tough balance to pull off. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2003