Jaime N. Christley

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Publications:
Apollo Guide , Daily-Reviews , Epinions.com , Film Written Magazine , House Next Door , Jacksonville Film Journal , Senses of Cinema , Slant Magazine
Total Reviews:
396
Location:
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Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 396
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 43% J. Edgar (2011) " Images of the living, yet decaying, body are what turn a cookie-cutter biopic into something far more personal." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 8, 2011
3.5/4 86% Silver Bullets (2011) " It's certainly autobiographical, and it's okay to accept that, but at the same time, it's a mistake to decide that that's the whole show. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 26, 2011
2/4 84% Puss in Boots (2011) " As handsome as any animated movie you can name, but it doesn't even have the slick, narrative efficiency of one of the Kung Fu Panda movies." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2011
3/4 24% The Three Musketeers (2011) " A moment's patience is soon rewarded by Anderson's vast store of rich, intoxicating imagery. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 21, 2011
3.5/4 89% The Descendants (2011) " At once mellow and light, there's hardly a scene that doesn't somehow revolve around death, or other grave matters." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2011
1.5/4 98% The Artist (2011) " Ignores everything that's fascinating and memorable about the silent-film era, focusing instead on a patchwork of general knowledge, so eroded of inconvenient facts that it doesn't even qualify as a roman à clef." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2011
2/4 95% Pina (2011) " By virtue of its subject alone, enthusiasts of modern dance will devour Pina. If it was in a bottle, they'd drink every drop; if it was in a squeeze-tube, they would rub it on their skin. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2011
1.5/4 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) " Sean Durkin sensitively but insistently strums one string on his acoustic guitar of cinema, then another, then back again." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 10, 2011
84% My Week with Marilyn (2011) " My Week with Marilyn is little more than Styrofoam packaging for a Michelle Williams Oscar campaign, all shrink-wrapped and ready to go." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 10, 2011
3/4 85% The Ides of March (2011) " The film's confident, understated rhythm is appealing, but more than that, Clooney takes a big gamble by pitting another, more conventional movie against the observational one and seeing what happens." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 5, 2011
87% Miss Bala (2012) " In spite of a non-expository manner of storytelling, impervious to the temptations of close-ups and gratuitous shot/reverse-shot, Miss Bala is a superficial affair, betrayed by its pursuit of large, important themes." — House Next Door
Posted Oct 5, 2011
3/4 82% Corpo Celeste (2012) " Alice Rohrwacher's debut feature exhibits the sort of mannerisms a certain stripe of cinephile tends to dread, on or off the festival circuit." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 24, 2011
91% Straw Dogs (1971) Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2011
1.5/4 41% Straw Dogs (2011) " The fissure between faithful, respectful monument and soulless, hot-**** modernization/transplant also paints Rod Lurie, fatally, into a corner." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2011
3/4 93% Drive (2011) " What you want to know about Drive is that its three big, action set pieces are impressive and exciting. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2011
3/4 95% Bande à part (Band of Outsiders) (1964) " The film sees Godard parsing out his feelings for Karina, then his wife, and meditating on the mercurial nature of his own preoccupations." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 7, 2011
3.5/4 100% Red Desert (1964) " Thematically, Red Desert is a distillation of Antonioni's preferred themes and imagery: alienation, anxiety, modern life, and industrialized landscapes. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2011
1/4 24% Conan the Barbarian (2011) " Conan the Barbarian seems to have little interest in '30s pulp stories, and only a little more in cheesy '80s epics. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 17, 2011
.5/4 33% 5 Days Of War (2011) " If 5 Days of War is any indication, Renny Harlin is looking to hoist himself up from the bottom of the barrel using the Blood Diamond template." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 14, 2011
0/4 79% Cold Fish (2011) " Don't let me talk you out of it--after all, I'm no kibbitzer." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2011
3/4 90% Attack the Block (2011) " Attack the Block distinguishes itself from its genre compatriots by prizing theme and place over referentiality and hip, out of the box "grindhouse"-ness." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 24, 2011
3.5/4 100% 4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle) (1987) " Four Adventures uses a country-mouse-and-city-mouse template to explore the morality, aesthetic sense, urban and rural savvy, and a host of other concerns. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 17, 2011
3.5/4 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " Some will complain that the film doesn't explain anything, blithely assuming you've read the books, and simply plows ahead. Good." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 13, 2011
2.5/4 36% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) " As with any auteur, there is, for better or worse, the question of the image. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 28, 2011
1/4 39% Cars 2 (2011) " Cars 2 looks like the work of multiple committees completing various objectives, with varying degrees of success." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 21, 2011
4/4 100% David Holzman's Diary (1967) " What makes it so effective as a puzzle film is the way it provokes us to piece together, mentally, the life that David must have had before we met him." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 13, 2011
1.5/4 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) " The film is ultimately undone by that old paradox of Hollywood movie production: If you are given enormous budget, you have to spend every penny." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2011
3.5 100% Went the Day Well? (1942) " A sickeningly giddy action thriller that looks forward to Straw Dogs, Inglorious Basterds, and Red Dawn." — Slant Magazine
Posted May 17, 2011
—— Duelle: Une Quarantaine (Twilight: A Quarantine) (1976) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
23% Sucker Punch (2011) " Sucker Punch promises cake and when you show up, it's fruitcake, and you're like, "What the **** is this ****?" Because nobody likes fruitcake!" — House Next Door
Posted Apr 4, 2011
20/100 —— Cypress Edge (2001) Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 25, 2010
4/4 95% Fireworks (Hana-bi) (1997) " Kitano uses his own face as a blank slate with which to sketch a complicated human being." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 7, 2004
4/4 100% The Mortal Storm (1940) " Romance becomes the irritant and, effectively, Borzage positions his romanticism as a contribution to Hollywood's anti-fascist crusade." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 14, 2003
70% Dogville (2003) " Accusations that von Trier is "manipulative" are well-founded. He certainly is. Where we are being manipulated to is a question we might do well to consider before answering." — Film Written Magazine
Posted Oct 7, 2003
79% Cabaret Balkan (Bure baruta) (1999) Film Written Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2003
79% The Funeral (1996) Film Written Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2003
60% The Minus Man (1999) Film Written Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2003
63% Contact (1997) Film Written Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2003
47% Small Soldiers (1998) Film Written Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2003
58% Crash (1996) Film Written Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2003
83% Tumbleweeds (1999) Film Written Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2003
67% Sugar Town (1999) Film Written Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2003
100% The Hidden Fortress (kakushi-toride No San-akunin) (1958) Senses of Cinema
Posted Nov 4, 2002
66% Labyrinth (1986) Film Written Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2002
85% Before the Rain (Pred dozhdot) (1994) Film Written Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2002
33% Gummo (1997) Film Written Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2002
93% Run Lola Run (Lola rennt) (1999) Film Written Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2002
76% Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1999) Film Written Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2002
2.5/5 100% Pelle Erobreren (Pelle the Conqueror) (1987) Daily-Reviews
Posted Sep 9, 2002
96% The Straight Story (1999) Film Written Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2002
85% Rosewood (1997) Film Written Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2002
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