Christopher Long

Christopher Long

Agrees with the Tomatometer 88% of the time.

Publications:
Cineaste Magazine , Movie Metropolis
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
298
Location:
Near Philly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 78% 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 —— 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 84% Tess (1979) " This is Kinski's show and she flat out steals it." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 6, 2014
10/10 97% Breathless (À bout de souffle) (By a Tether) (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 68% 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 —— 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 77% 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 (2013) " One of the moistest movies you've ever seen." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 23, 2014
5/10 —— 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 —— 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
7/10 92% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) " A wig, hairy prosthetic hands, and a slouched posture were all Barrymore needed to bring Stevenson's defining creation to life, and he did so with gusto." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 23, 2014
10/10 100% Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari) (1953) " It soon becomes clear that they have planned their trip at a bad time; it is equally clear that every time is a bad time." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 19, 2013
5/10 93% Frances Ha (2013) " (Gerwig's) willingness to hold absolutely nothing back deserves mad respect and can't help but make a viewer feel guilty for finding it all quite exasperating." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 19, 2013
9/10 89% Russian Ark (2002) " It's worth noting that the footage was manipulated ... in post-production, but this unbroken take still functions as a documentary record of an exceptional logistical feat." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 19, 2013
9/10 97% Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) (1922) " Whatever your opinion regarding intellectual property, I'm sure you'll agree we're fortunate that the movie survived, even in its various contested and truncated forms." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 19, 2013
8/10 93% Barbara (2012) " Hoss is such a star, one of the finest actresses in the world. Her work with Petzold is exceptional, but I find myself wondering what Fassbinder would have done with her. " — Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 19, 2013
7/10 100% Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (2012) " Unfettered freedom is a source of dismay to the Roman homicide detective... He wants to have limits, he simply doesn't know where they are." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 19, 2013
9/10 87% Tabu (2012) " A recovered memory of something that never happened. " — Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 10, 2013
7/10 100% The Hitch-Hiker (1953) " If they gave awards for holding a gun in every single scene of a film from start to finish, (William) Talman would have won." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
7/10 95% The Stranger (1946) " Welles might not have had control in the editing room, but he indulged his penchant for long takes with the able assistance of ace cinematographer Russell Metty," — Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
8/10 —— Night Tide (1963) " The film is so deftly crafted ... that the creaks in the screenplay don't show too glaringly. " — Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
9/10 98% Eyes Without a Face (1962) " (The film) made audiences faint and critics bristle with some of its grisly depictions. " — Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
7/10 100% I Married a Witch (1942) " The movie's practical magic still looks perfectly groovy, and doesn't need any kind of digital re-imagining. " — Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
8/10 100% Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room (2012) " Potty training is enough of a responsibility for most toddlers. Just imagine the burden when you're also your family's sole bread-winner." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
8/10 76% La Notte (1961) " Pay closest attention when the least seems to be happening, and you never know what you'll notice." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
7/10 83% The Uninvited (1944) " Its thrills and chills are little frissons that tickle the imagination instead of grabbing by the throat." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
9/10 100% Katzelmacher (1969) " Shot in just over a week and provides the writer-director with a larger collection of personalities to send careening against each other. " — Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
9/10 63% Liebe ist Kälter als der Tod (Love Is Colder Than Death) (1969) " Flouting conventional wisdom, Fassbinder stages scene after scene against a blank white wall as characters shuffle back and forth and almost disappear into the blinding haze." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
7/10 100% La Cage Aux Folles (1979) " Renato and Albin shared the same hopes and fears as heterosexual parents and (were) both willing to sacrifice anything for the sake of their child." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
8/10 97% To Be or Not to Be (1942) " Singing "Heil pbbt!" right in Der Fuehrer's face was certainly an act of resistance, and Lubitsch, Benny, Lombard, and company sure knew how to carry the tune." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
10/10 100% The Earrings of Madame De... (Diamond Earrings) (1954) " Ophuls didn't make it look effortless; he simply made it look flawless. Perfection that produces a sense of awe and the (accurate) impression that nobody else could have made it." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
8/10 90% Seconds (1966) " A fun house mirror world that never looks quite right because it never is, and never was." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
9/10 89% Mahanagar (The Big City) (The Great City) (1967) " Ray was known for his historical tales, but lost absolutely nothing with the shift to contemporary urban life. " — Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
9/10 94% Charulata (1964) " Madhabi Mukherjee was already an accomplished actress, but Charulata made her a beloved star. It's easy to understand why." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
8/10 92% Things to Come (1936) " (Wells) never imagined our 21st century gadgets would be so tiny; pocket-sized streaming devices for a population more interested in gazing at navels than at stars." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Jul 12, 2013
9/10 96% Safety Last! (1923) " You'll believe a man can die." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Jul 11, 2013
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