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
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 (1927) 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