Christopher Long

Christopher Long

Agrees with the Tomatometer 89% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
10/10 97% L'Avventura (1960) "This is a world without design, where characters can no longer single-mindedly pursue goals and resolve problems. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 29, 2015
8/10 86% La Cienaga (2001) "Martel doesn't try to connect the dots with typical continuity editing either, opting instead to focus on textures and fleeting movements " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 29, 2015
10/10 83% Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant) (1972) "You can understand why (Petra Von Kant) is viewed by many as one of Fassbinder's masterpieces. Not bad for ten days' work, anyway. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 29, 2015
8/10 94% My Winnipeg (2007) "A remembrance of things forgotten. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 29, 2015
8/10 98% The Innocents (1961) "This is a space with ample room for both the living and the dead. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 23, 2014
8/10 86% Macbeth (1971) "I don't know that there's a clear winner in the contest for Roman Polanski's bleakest depiction of human nature. But "Macbeth" is indisputably in the running. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 23, 2014
7/10 No Score Yet The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (I banchieri di Dio) (The God's Bankers) (2002) "Whatever delusions of grandeur (Calvi) may have had while climbing the corporate ladder are dispelled by the discovery that he is but a tiny fish among the sharks. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 23, 2014
7/10 73% Burt's Buzz (2014) "Burt's not your typical entrepreneur. He's not your typical anything. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 23, 2014
9/10 91% Eraserhead (1977) "Sculpted out of blocks of stark light amid pools of impenetrable darkness. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 23, 2014
8/10 91% Ghost Bird (2009) "Crocker crafts a surprisingly suspenseful tale as he follows the battle of experts on each side as well as the more fundamental tug of war between faith and empiricism. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 23, 2014
7/10 No Score Yet Truth In Numbers? Everything According To Wikipedia (2011) "The question is whether there's a way to make that freely-available knowledge less... sh***y. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 23, 2014
4/10 70% Átame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) (1990) "The film's tone is so campy and off-kilter it's hard to take any of it seriously... it's equally hard to find any of it particularly funny. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 23, 2014
7/10 100% No No: A Dockumentary (2014) "Ellis emerges from the movie as a complex and thoughtful character. He loved to say and do outrageous things, but seldom did so without a calculated purpose. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 23, 2014
8/10 93% A Touch of Sin (2013) "It might be my least favorite of (Jia's) movies, but I still count it as one of the best films of 2013 which should tell you what I think of this extraordinary filmmaker. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 3, 2014
10/10 86% Breaking the Waves (1996) "Both a ferocious love story and a tale of the triumph of vital individual faith over ossified and corrupt organized religion. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 3, 2014
7/10 92% The Trials Of Muhammad Ali (2013) "It's hard to go wrong with footage of the charismatic and abrasive Ali who is not always depicted as a saint " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 3, 2014
8/10 82% Like Someone in Love (2013) "Kiarostami still possesses a remarkable knack for crafting vivid supporting characters from just a few details. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 3, 2014
8/10 100% Red River (2001) "Just when loyalty seems to be an entirely perverse and oppressive force in this world of might makes right, the film (shows) there are limits decent men won't cross. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 3, 2014
8/10 93% All That Heaven Allows (1955) "Works as a straightforward melodrama, but is so meticulously crafted by a visual master that it provides endless material for those who wish to mine for deeper social commentary. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 3, 2014
9/10 89% L'Eclisse (1962) "(Vittoria) desires... something, and the inability to articulate her need only heightens the desperation to fulfill it. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 3, 2014
7/10 89% Judex (1963) "In shaving off 210 minutes or so, Franju eliminates all the backstory along with any concern for motivation or logic. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 3, 2014
10/10 99% A Hard Day's Night (1964) "Critic Andrew Sarris wasn't just playing the fanboy when he described this movie as 'The Citizen Kane of jukebox musicals.' He just might have been selling it short. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 3, 2014
7/10 79% Scanners (1981) "Cronenberg is so great at juxtaposing the surreal with the mundane to generate both creeps and (nervous) laughter. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 3, 2014
10/10 85% La Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels) (2001) "I think it's not just Demy's masterpiece, but one of the great French films of the sixties, which is pretty high praise. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 3, 2014
8/10 97% Insomnia (1998) "It becomes clear the title of the film could just as well be 'The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - Tromsø.' " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 3, 2014
10/10 97% Pickpocket (1959) "This mysterious film composed of silence and emptiness accumulates extraordinary power, and unleashes it in a profoundly moving moment. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 3, 2014
7/10 84% George Washington (2000) "An exceptionally beautiful movie with some winning performances from a young and unproven cast, " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 19, 2014
8/10 93% A Brief History of Time (1992) "Morris. Hawking. Two of my favorite artists together. It couldn't miss, and it didn't. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 19, 2014
8/10 100% The Hidden Fortress (kakushi-toride No San-akunin) (1958) "An immaculately staged bit of escapist entertainment that should not get lost among Kurosawa's more celebrated works. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 19, 2014
8/10 82% Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013) "A deeply unsettling experience, a muffled cry from and for a woman cast aside by her family and by history. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 19, 2014
7/10 No Score Yet Better Things: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones "A moving testament to the life and work of a major American artist. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 19, 2014
8/10 100% Come Back Africa "(The film)succeeds simultaneously as activism, as drama, and as a time capsule. It feels like the delicate spell would be broken if a single variable was altered. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 6, 2014
7/10 85% Tess (1979) "This is Kinski's show and she flat out steals it. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 6, 2014
10/10 97% Breathless (1961) "A unique hybrid, both the realization of years of critical writings by Godard and ... also a film made by an unabashed cinephile. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 6, 2014
7/10 97% King of the Hill (1993) "It all seemed like an oddly straightforward ... choice for Soderbergh at the time, but he has proven since then that his lateral range is almost immeasurable. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 6, 2014
8/10 69% Visitors (2014) "Whatever Visitors lacks in philosophical heft it more than compensates for in sheer sensual, textual pleasure. It's good to have Mr. Reggio back. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 27, 2014
8/10 82% The Long Day Closes (1992) "Davies keeps looking back until it hurts, and that's where his art begins. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 29, 2014
8/10 No Score Yet La Vie de Bohème (Bohemian Life) (1993) "The kind of pocket universe you'd love to slip into for a summer or two, as long as you could stage a strategic exit before the food runs out. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 29, 2014
7/10 96% Thief (1981) "An ancient time... when master criminals were manly men with giant tools. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 29, 2014
9/10 83% You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! (2013) "(Resnais is) still so far ahead of the multiple generations that have tried to follow in his footsteps, sometimes you just start feeling embarrassed for everyone else. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 23, 2014
7/10 100% More Than Honey (2013) "Imhoof's globetrotting odyssey is more concerned with contemplation than investigation. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 23, 2014
8/10 91% Caesar Must Die (2013) "A double hybrid that occupies a space somewhere between documentary and fiction right along the border of cinema and theater. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 23, 2014
8/10 94% Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) (1930) "Dietrich's clinical detachment only enhances the fetishistic quality of the scene. There is never a doubt about who's in charge. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 23, 2014
9/10 100% Agantuk (The Stranger) (2003) "Perhaps Ray's most memorable character since Apu. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 23, 2014
8/10 100% Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World) (1984) "Satyajit Ray's characters must be the most subtly shaded and lovingly observed in all of cinema. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 23, 2014
9/10 98% Kumonosu Jô (Throne of Blood) (Macbeth) (1957) "These most powerful of men are just puppets or, more aptly, fools embracing the illusion that they are masters of a world that views them as ... a punchline to the cosmic joke " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3/10 75% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) "There's a documentary-like pleasure in watching so many legends of comedy share the screen... along with the disappointment of watching so many very funny people fail to be funny at all. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 23, 2014
6/10 82% Nostalghia (1998) "One of the moistest movies you've ever seen. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 23, 2014
5/10 No Score Yet The Comeback (Encore) (The Day the Screaming Stopped) (2006) "If, like me, you ever wanted to see a slasher film starring Jack Jones then this is your best option. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 23, 2014
8/10 No Score Yet Uomini contro (Many Wars Ago) (2012) "Rosi doesn't conflate courage or conviction with success... maybe he read a history book or two, and learned that sometimes the hero's journey just ends. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 23, 2014
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