Dr. Filmlove's Film Reviews and Ratings

Dr. Filmlove's Film Reviews and Ratings 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 Parker
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/4 Spiral Farm (2019) Luke Parker A transient drama concerning our worlds and the worlds we have yet to know. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
2.5/4 Greyhound (2020) Luke Parker As the captain and crew of Greyhound scoured for foes, I couldn't help but feel I was also missing something beneath the surface. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2020
3.5/4 Gettysburg (1993) Luke Parker More frenetic than a re-enactment, less assuming than a lecture, and even less sentimental than a Hollywood drama. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
4/4 Hamilton (2020) Luke Parker Great care went into making this project as cinematic, encompassing, and true [to the theater] as possible. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
2.5/4 The Old Guard (2020) Luke Parker The Old Guard, as much as it is dedicated to an explosive popcorn experience, is just as devoted to the compassion holding up the sword. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2020
4/4 The Grey Fox (1982) Luke Parker It's an adventure as bountiful as any, set in a world where appreciation and innovation left the Wild West behind, but allowed its sentiments to linger a little while longer. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2020
3.5/4 Hammer (2019) Luke Parker It possesses such a strong understanding of its characters that if its half-dead catalyst was sprawled out in their living room instead of a cornfield, the heart behind the decisions wouldn't flake. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2020
2.5/4 Shirley (2020) Luke Parker While the film's quest to irk is regularly fulfilled and Elisabeth Moss shines as the titular author, the pretentious pomp of the onscreen academics and the overall lack of thrills makes this "thriller" a promising dud. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2020
3/4 Judy & Punch (2019) Luke Parker Its well-flowed tempo and constant barrage of gut-wrenching humor, sickening abuse, and medieval ignorance is sometimes compromised by an awkward rudder...but is otherwise great fun. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2020
3/4 Faith Based (2020) Luke Parker A surprisingly affectionate and compassionate tale of bum-luck charisma, uphill determination and lasting friendship. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2020
2.5/4 Capone (2020) Luke Parker The film is founded on some great ideas. But by fiendishly avoiding examinations beyond surface-level sentiments, it lays an egg. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2020
3.5/4 True History of the Kelly Gang (2019) Luke Parker In trading the American frontier for barren branch graveyards and facts largely for fiction, this stylized folk tale is patched together by the same needles that weave myths. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2020
2.5/4 Banana Split (2018) Luke Parker All it takes is the film's obligatory blow-up scene to confirm any suspicion that April and Clara's friendship is made of hay. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2020
2.5/4 The Sharks (2019) Luke Parker Cool gazes and strikingly extended shots work together to harness a steady sense of uneasiness in the viewer, who's forced to sink in their seat and doubt how far Rosina can go. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2020
3/4 Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2018) Luke Parker Why Don't You Just Die!, a red-soaked blood fest sometimes axed by its own relentless stamina, is a grim and smartly constructed mound of chaos EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2020
2.5/4 Phoenix, Oregon (2019) Luke Parker The movie never crisps out of its doughy form. And watching it try to rise is not too blazing a task. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2020
1/4 The Hunt (2020) Luke Parker A blistering sore of a production and a political party pooper. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
3/4 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Luke Parker The film strikes oil over and over again, shaping a sharp narrative around a typically chained character and impressively grating a DCEU well that's felt tapped for years. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
3.5/4 What Did Jack Do? (2020) Luke Parker It's simply an excursion of style, one which deserves as many logical rematches as your brain can handle. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
2.5/4 Underwater (2020) Luke Parker Its current proudly flows in the same direction as Hollywood's greatest and quirkiest monster movies. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
1.5/4 Dolittle (2020) Luke Parker Dolittle impresses neither the kid (who may giggle), the adult (who will grunt), nor the kid inside the adult (who never shows up). EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2020
2.5/4 Just Mercy (2019) Luke Parker While there's something to be said for a historical film that articulates its timely purpose and connection so coherently...Just Mercy's spoon-fed approach is not only unappreciated, uncreative, and unartistic, but degrading as well. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2020
3/4 1917 (2019) Luke Parker 1917 is an atmospheric appendage of tragedy, horror, soul, and devastation, one whose...evident obsession with technique often overrides other important factors of the creative body. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
3/4 A Hidden Life (2019) Luke Parker Its throbbing narrative basks, and basks, and basks in the nefarious interference of belief...and that sort of ambition, while well-fostered, runs the serious risk of driving audiences towards indifference of its reigning principles. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
2.5/4 Bombshell (2019) Luke Parker Fair and balanced. Ha! EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2019
3/4 The Garden Left Behind (2019) Luke Parker It's easy enough to make a film that elicits the target that comes with this seemingly and shamefully cursed set of demographics, but it's much harder to present that story as innately and gracefully as The Garden Left Behind EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
3/4 Richard Jewell (2019) Luke Parker Wading through a pool of snap-happy reporters and bloodthirsty gumshoes, it is a timely and polarized tale of trial-by-fire accusations. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
10/10 Marriage Story (2019) Luke Parker With a persistent and frankly remarkable sense of compassion...[Baumbach elects] the more mature stance that there are simply no winners in divorce. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2019
2.5/4 Queen & Slim (2019) Luke Parker A protruding lack of realism turns a great deal of the film's authenticity sour. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2019
4/4 For Sama (2019) Luke Parker It is here, in the youth's reactions to the turmoil surrounding them that Waad exposes the underlying, strikingly unexplored devastation at hand. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
3/4 Doctor Sleep (2019) Luke Parker [Doctor Sleep's] biggest fault in entering an arena of bickering and strong-minded visions is that it only offers a few of its own. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
2.5/4 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Luke Parker Miller, whose work at the helm of Deadpool saw a pleasant balance between action and comedy, cannot groom the three-man-teamed screenplay to satisfy as anything other than a well-executed, if cyclic game of cat and mouse. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/4 The General (1926) Luke Parker Artistic perfection. [February 19, 2019] EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
4/4 The Wizard of Oz (1939) Luke Parker The words in both its melodies and dialogues have become a part of the vernacular, and their simply-put lessons ("there's no place like home") still ring true. [February 4, 2019] EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
3.5/4 The Shining (1980) Luke Parker [The Torrence's] night of anarchy, spearheaded by Nicholson's ferocity, has become one of cinema's most iconic and deranged events. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
1.5/4 Judy (2019) Luke Parker Not even Renee Zellweger can hide the indelible fact that Judy comes far from even reaching the rainbow. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
4/4 Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Luke Parker The journey...is slow, deliberate, and well thought out, spending most of its time on drawing questions out of the audience than making an action-filled juggernaut. [February 1, 2018] EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
1.5/4 Happy Death Day (2017) Luke Parker [Happy Death Day] has a very indolent and superficial perception of what it's like to be a young woman at college. [February 1, 2018] EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
3/4 Thank You for Your Service (2017) Luke Parker [Teller] drags the emotional turmoil of a thousand men, making Schumann a living martyr of a broken system. [February 1, 2018] EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
2/4 The Snowman (2017) Luke Parker The final takeaway is nothing more than a feeling of dread towards the egregious and bountiful missed opportunities. [February 1, 2018] EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
3.5/4 Hostiles (2017) Luke Parker Hostiles is unyielding and brutal, and is a fine addition to the masterclass of modern westerns. [February 1, 2018] EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/4 Brokeback Mountain (2005) Luke Parker The passion created here...makes no restrictions on who can understand and appreciate it. This is as fine a love story as there is. [May 10, 2018] EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
3/4 Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Luke Parker Solo, as far as unnecessary prequels go, is not bad. [May 25, 2018] EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
3/4 The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) Luke Parker [Alvarez] does an excellent job encapsulating the intense, dehumanizing, and claustrophobic nature of the experiment. [July 10, 2018] EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/4 Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Luke Parker [Fallout] has a star who takes the risks...that, until someone gets really hurt, create an experience unlike any other. [July 28, 2018] EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/4 The King of Comedy (1983) Luke Parker With laughs that feel more self-inflicted than involuntary, The King of Comedy is an incredibly eerie film to experience. [August 28, 2018] EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019