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

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 298
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
9/10 96% Safety Last! (1923) " You'll believe a man can die." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Jul 11, 2013
9/10 100% Marketa Lazarová (1967) " Vlacil's historical epic is a sensory overload... but I am certain of one thing. I have just seen a masterpiece." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Jul 11, 2013
7/10 100% The Loving Story (2012) " Reason both to be horrified and inspired by what people can accomplish, and a reminder that progress only happens through coordinated and relentless activism." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Jul 11, 2013
7/10 100% Vivan las Antipodas! (2013) " A living sculpture of sky, water, landscapes, and the tiny figures (humans and other animals) that inhabit them." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Jul 11, 2013
8/10 79% The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (1994) " Commentators who couldn't take flower power or Buddhist chants or even poetry seriously were doomed to underestimate (Ginsberg's) resolve time and again." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Jul 11, 2013
7/10 —— Of Two Minds (2012) " Show(s) what it's like to live day to day with moods that swing to the highest highs and the lowest lows" — Movie Metropolis
Posted Jul 11, 2013
8/10 100% Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (2011) " Dorman strikes the perfect balance between the work and the man. " — Movie Metropolis
Posted Jul 11, 2013
8/10 100% The Life of Oharu (Saikaku ichidai onna) (1952) " Oharu can only endure, and the viewer must endure along with her. " — Movie Metropolis
Posted Jul 11, 2013
9/10 85% Bestiaire (2012) " I am equally fascinated and unnerved by the experience, which is why I will surely return again." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
9/10 95% The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) " The rarest of cinematic treasures: a historical epic that is also intensely personal and emotionally earnest." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
9/10 98% Badlands (1974) " This tender treatment does nothing to alleviate the horror of the atrocities committed." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
10/10 97% Monsieur Verdoux (1947) " The film's cynical vision is as lucid as it is unrelenting." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
10/10 100% Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (A Man Escaped) (1957) " Not just the greatest prison escape film ever made, it is one of the greatest films of any kind ever made. And the coolest thing is, Bresson would get even better." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
5/10 36% Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology (2011) " Perhaps we're evolving into a race of Da Vincis. I think it's vastly more likely we'll continue to streamline methods for sharing cat videos." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
8/10 98% Repo Man (1984) " It was 1984 and Americans were on course to re-elect a s****y, sadistic, semi-sentient president. In a f****** landslide." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
7/10 100% Jigokumon (Gate of Hell) (1954) " It's 1160 and a good man is hard to find." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
8/10 80% Richard III (1956) " Director and star Sir Laurence Olivier doesn't shy away from center stage in this adaptation... nor would any sane person want him to." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
6/10 100% G-Dog (2013) " You don't have to believe in God to believe that Father Greg Boyle is doing God's work." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
4/10 38% One Day On Earth (2012) " Stretched so thin it almost disappears." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
8/10 96% 3:10 to Yuma (1957) " Daves isn't interested in cynicism. Redemption is probably too big a stretch as well, but there's plenty of room in-between." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
7/10 100% Jubal (1956) " Just the kind of beautiful world where a man in need of a miracle might find one, and the kind that can be despoiled a few acts of venality." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
10/10 95% Bande à part (Band of Outsiders) (1964) " So polished and assured it casts the supremely difficult illusion of being easy to make." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
7/10 —— GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling " Some of the women were talented athletes, but the wrestling was never as important as the wrestlers themselves." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
9/10 —— Kyuketsuki Gokemidoro (Body Snatcher from Hell)(Goke the Vampire) (1968) " Iron-clad-nutso proof that a film can be simultaneously ridiculous and smart, and should not be confused for disposable camp. " — Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 13, 2012
7/10 56% Heaven's Gate (1980) " I like Heaven's Gate just fine, but I don't love it. I wish I did. It's fun to participate in the redemption of a film maudit." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 13, 2012
7/10 88% Head Games (2012) " The film paints a dire picture that will strike fear into the hearts of many parents. How many concussions are too many? The documentary suggests the magic number might be one." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 13, 2012
10/10 98% This Is Not a Film (2012) " I find myself returning again and again to Jafar Panahi's apartment in Tehran, the defining location for the year in cinema, one of the defining locations in all of cinema." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 13, 2012
9/10 78% Lonesome (1928) " A mostly-silent film that showcases all the vitality of the late silent era. " — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 29, 2012
6/10 100% Quadrophenia (1979) " When you're an angry young man, there's no better way to prove you're an individual than to dress and act exactly like everybody else." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 29, 2012
8/10 95% Weekend (2011) " Weekend works beautifully in the moment, and lingers long after an initial viewing. It's certainly an affair to remember." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 29, 2012
7/10 100% La Terra trema (1948) " It's a rough slog... but La terra trema shows that Visconti, with just his second feature, was already a master of the medium." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
7/10 100% La Haine (Hate) (1996) " The conveniently manufactured ending is a let-down, but the display of raw emotion and kinetic energy lingers with the viewer long after the film is over." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
9/10 88% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011) " Abbas Kiarostami's Tuscan sun-dappled enigma is the cinematic gift that is going to keep on giving for decades." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
7/10 —— No More Excuses (1968) " It's irrelevant to call this movie or the people in it "weird" because, well, just look at the rest of the world. Also, the chimp is really cute." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
7/10 —— Chafed Elbows (2000) " It's all good clean fun, of course. I can't believe Disney hasn't remade it yet." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
7/10 —— Babo 73 (1964) " Mead only appears intermittently coherent which makes him a perfect match for the story" — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
8/10 64% Putney Swope (1969) " The commercials... are absolutely brilliant, and the sheer gonzo tenacity of the whole enterprise makes it all work, even the stuff that doesn't work." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
7/10 100% Sommarlek (Summerplay) (Illicit Interlude) (Summer Interlude) (1951) " Bergman's trademarked brooding is tinged with a surprising hopefulness. Even if love can't last, there is still art, and that's not a bad consolation prize." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
3/10 72% Shallow Grave (1995) " I'm not surprised that in my youth I thought Shallow Grave was a pretty cool movie. What surprises me now is that the adults at the time gave this ridiculous movie a pass." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
6/10 —— Give Me The Banjo " I learned a lot about some great musicians I didn't know before, and I was motivated to check out their work, and that's a fine accomplishment for any documentary." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
7/10 —— Something's Gonna Live (2010) " Hollywood reserves several minutes out of every year to commemorate its past. Fortunately filmmakers like Daniel Raim are here to fill out the rest of the schedule." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
9/10 98% The 39 Steps (1935) " At its most breathtaking when both Hitchcock and his characters fully embrace the surreality of the story" — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
5/10 40% Planeat (2011) " A movie by true believers for true believers, and I am not one." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
5/10 53% Gray's Anatomy (1997) " Soderbergh does (Gray) no favors with a series of overwrought stylistic choices." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
8/10 90% And Everything Is Going Fine (2010) " It's all quite deeply moving, and if you remain untouched by the end credits, you have some self-examination of your own to do." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
9/10 93% Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2012) " The literal "once upon a time" of a series of disillusioned men who no longer think about the future because they obsess over the past. " — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
7/10 88% Down by Law (1986) " Perhaps it's not what you expect from a prison movie, but Jim Jarmusch has always adhered to his own personal vision." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
9/10 95% La Promesse (The Promise) (1996) " (The Dardennes') "first" film has attained a special place in the hearts of critics and other viewers. Its reputation has not been exaggerated in the least." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
9/10 89% Rosetta (1999) " Rosetta (is) a perpetual motion machine constantly racing away from a lens that will always catch up to her." — Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
8/10 60% From the Other Side (De L'autre Cote) (2003) " Akerman assumes the persona of a visitor who is probing the surface with the keen eye of a trained observer, but also with the humility of a stranger." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 15, 2012
8/10 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " If you dig Thor or Cap or Hulk, please check out the original sources. Support your local comic book shop. You wouldn't have any of these movies without them." — Movie Metropolis
Posted May 7, 2012
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