Jamie S. Rich

Jamie S. Rich

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Biography:
Jamie S. Rich is a novelist and comic book writer, whose work has been published by Oni Press, Dark Horse Comics, and Image Comics. He has contributed movie and music reviews to various alternative weeklies in Portland, OR, and currently writes about film for The Oregonian and DVDTalk.com. He is also a member of the Online Film Critics Society.
Publications:
DVDTalk.com , Oregonian , Portland Mercury
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
365

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 365
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/5 88% Willow Creek (2014) " Goldthwait's pacing is all wrong, taking far too long to get his film where it needs to be and creating zero tension along the way." — Oregonian
Posted Jun 27, 2014
2.5/5 —— The Past Is A Grotesque Animal (2014) " Laced with plenty of performance footage, "The Past" peels back the curtain on one of the strangest--or some might say most pretentious--music collectives currently going." — Oregonian
Posted Jun 20, 2014
79% Before You Know It (2014) " Touching and poignant, offering inspiring men a platform to show their struggles and triumphs during a stage of life that rarely gets its due, despite it coming to all of us eventually." — Oregonian
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2/5 36% Just a Sigh (2014) " The scenes with Devos and Byrne strive for some emotional relevance, but "Just a Sigh" keeps derailing on all the trivial things Alix gets up to." — Oregonian
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2.5/5 —— Don't Follow Me - I'm Lost " By film's end, you'll nearly be as ready to go home as the performer, but if you dig Bobby Bare Jr.'s music, you'll still be glad you took the trip." — Oregonian
Posted Jun 6, 2014
4/5 86% Night Moves (2014) " Reichardt doesn't needlessly dramatize...she lets the events move at their natural pace, allowing her characters to be as they are and do what they may. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
4/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " It's a CGI-laden shoot-'em-up that hits every target." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
85% Korengal (2014) " "Korengal" runs a gamut of emotions. The soldiers' lives can be heartbreaking, off-putting and even funny. Junger just lets them be who they are." — Oregonian
Posted May 30, 2014
3.5/5 86% Cold in July (2014) " With the actors so in command of their space, Mickle is freed to take the crime-fiction plotline and put it through a John Carpenter food processor." — DVDTalk.com
Posted May 29, 2014
3.5/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Singer has a strong grasp of the essentials: Days of Future Past stays light on its feet, allowing for moments of occasional levity, and giving his best actors room to do their work." — DVDTalk.com
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 96% Johnny Guitar (1954) " This Technicolor cowboy picture feels like it exists in some other dimension. "Johnny Guitar" satirizes macho posturing, even as it elevates the catfight to a whole new level." — Oregonian
Posted May 20, 2014
4/5 —— Short Peace (2014) " ...one of the more satisfying cinematic anthologies I've seen. It's a mixed bag, but in the best ways possible. " — Oregonian
Posted May 20, 2014
3/5 90% Big Joy (2014) " Even those who have no familiarity with Broughton should still find the movie fascinating. Broughton was a lover of life and embraced all means of expressing it." — Oregonian
Posted May 20, 2014
3/5 34% God's Pocket (2014) " ...for a first-timer cutting his teeth, that Slattery is this interesting in getting it almost right is commendable. I'm eager to see what he does next." — DVDTalk.com
Posted May 15, 2014
3.5/5 73% Godzilla (2014) " ...a well-constructed movie. The human action sequences are energetic and pack plenty of punch, setting up the bigger special-effects bouts that comprise the movie's final act. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted May 15, 2014
2/5 41% The Expendables (2010) " Desperation follows Stallone all through this movie. As any woman will tell you, it's unattractive when a man wants it too much. Those guys go home alone to look at blank box office receipts." — DVDTalk.com
Posted May 14, 2014
4/5 73% Flags of Our Fathers (2006) " ...a somber experience about the true price paid by individuals who fight in a war and how those individuals can get lost in the great machine." — DVDTalk.com
Posted May 14, 2014
4.5/5 91% Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) " The movie never grows so heavy that it buckles under its own furrowed brow. This is because the director...never forgets that his movie is about real people. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted May 14, 2014
—— Bucksville (2014) " It's an insightful portrayal of an extreme point of view without the expected self-righteous critique." — Oregonian
Posted May 13, 2014
67% Go Down Death (2014) " "Go Down Death" is visually stunning and, at times, darkly funny." — Oregonian
Posted May 13, 2014
3/5 73% Neighbors (2014) " The writing is generally competent, providing solid comedic scenarios for the actors to do their work. Much of the one-on-one between the performers has an air of improv." — DVDTalk.com
Posted May 9, 2014
4/5 86% Submarine (2011) " The delight of watching a smartly written movie like Submarine is watching the narrative shift from a safe place to one where things start to go seriously wrong. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted May 7, 2014
2.5/5 40% Due Date (2010) " I think this is what they mean by "the law of diminishing returns." Due Date is funny, but it's debatable whether it's funny enough." — DVDTalk.com
Posted May 7, 2014
3.5/5 63% The Five-Year Engagement (2012) " Thank goodness for a fine cast of comedic actors. Even when the comedy gets draggy, the confidence and likability of its two stars keeps the film from completely sinking. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted May 7, 2014
3/5 —— Home, James (2014) " "Home, James" is levelheaded about affairs of the heart, making for a deeper love story than the genre generally offers these days." — Oregonian
Posted May 5, 2014
2/5 34% Stage Fright (2014) " Surprisingly lighter in touch and less reliant on violence than you'd expect, "Stage Fright" is an entertaining mash-up." — Oregonian
Posted May 5, 2014
1.5/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the franchise's equivalent of Batman & Robin. It's overdone and bloated, with too much of everything except internal logic." — DVDTalk.com
Posted May 2, 2014
4/5 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " It's got the spirit of old rock 'n' roll mixed with romantic poetry and gothic gloom, powered by Einstein's theory of spooky action. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted May 2, 2014
A 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " Saulnier's script avoids exposition...the filmmaker reveals each bit of truth only as necessary, turning an otherwise straightforward plot into an increasingly dense mystery. " — Oregonian
Posted Apr 30, 2014
3/5 73% Like Crazy (2011) " Even in its failings, Like Crazy succeeds in capturing the hard work and the tedium that goes into making a relationship function." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Apr 29, 2014
3.5/5 76% Kick-Ass (2010) " Kick-Ass is kind of a side bet, a wink at the genre and the big game the masked men play. Which is fine by me, I had a lot of fun watching it. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted Apr 29, 2014
2.5/5 85% Chronicle (2012) " The first half comes off as the dirty demo that Trank and Landis made as a proof of concept; the second half would be what happened when people with money showed up and ruined it." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Apr 29, 2014
4/5 95% Star Trek (2009) " The filmmakers stick to what has made Trek an enduring property, keeping their story simple, taking their time to establish the characters before sending them into action..." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Apr 29, 2014
4/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " Writer/director Joss Whedon...has managed his own superheroic feat: a summer movie knock-out that gets everything right." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Apr 29, 2014
1.5/5 63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) " If [Raimi] cared at all about what he was doing, he'd...put his actors back on track, but he's bought the goofiness wholesale and is doling it out in huge, stinking scoops." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Apr 29, 2014
4/5 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " The big moments here come as great swells, with the different characters standing up in the face of adversity and pushing forward. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted Apr 29, 2014
3/5 90% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) " A touching narrative that puts a youthful, human face on an ages-old struggle." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 28, 2014
4/5 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " Why Finding Vivian Maier works is it never feels like an intrusive exposĂ©...[It] will leave you both fascinated and inspired." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Apr 24, 2014
2.5/5 80% The Den (2014) " "The Den" is unsettling without being excessively gory, building legitimate dread rather than resorting to cheap scares." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 21, 2014
3/5 100% Approved for Adoption (2013) " The anecdotes Jung shares ache with honesty, effectively relating how he eventually reconciled his lack of a past with the promising future his new family offered him." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 21, 2014
3/5 60% Winter In The Blood (2014) " Spencer has lots of potential star power. The truth of his performance provides the emotional core of this well-told drama." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 16, 2014
2.5/5 83% A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness " The interpretation is less important than the trip." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 14, 2014
4/5 86% Under the Skin (2014) " Everything about this adaptation of the violent science-fiction novel is designed to work on two levels: the audience's expectation and Glazer's undermining of the same." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/5 84% The Unknown Known (2014) " Rumsfeld comes off as a man ruled by caprice, subject to his whims without ever wondering why he had them. And that, when it comes down to it, is all the more unsettling." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3.5/5 86% Joe (2014) " The film's most effective anchor is not the cinematic aesthetic, but Nicholas Cage. Joe provides him with an opportunity to once more put some soul into his work." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/5 62% Draft Day (2014) " Draft Day is very much Kevin Costner's show. This is where the actor's campaign to remind moviegoers how much we all liked him solidifies." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/4 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " ...not just the story of an insane moviemaking vision, but really, a treatise on what it means to create and the powerful aphrodisiac that is the unbridled artistic impulse." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Apr 11, 2014
C 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " The overly complicated inner workings of the various criminal gangs just add bloat." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 9, 2014
2.5 82% The New Rijksmuseum (Parts 1 and 2) (2013) " Unsurprisingly, tedious boardroom meetings are as tedious to watch as to participate in." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 7, 2014
3/5 95% Jason and the Argonauts (1963) " "Jason and the Argonauts" features some of Harryhausen's most memorable stop-motion creations, including the giant bronze statue Talos and a creepy army of swordfighting skeletons." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 7, 2014
2/5 89% Cheap Thrills (2014) " You'd be better off watching the old "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" episode with Peter Lorre and Steve McQueen that did basically the same thing far better and in much less time." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 7, 2014
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