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:
352

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 151 - 200 of 352
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 100% A.K.A. Doc Pomus (2013) " "A.K.A. Doc Pomus" gathers friends, collaborators, and, of course, the music to show just how big the talent and how much bigger the heart of an incredible artist." — Oregonian
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3.5/5 92% Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2013) " The artist and the art are inseparable. Stanton is a man content in the "nothing" he's carved out for himself." — Oregonian
Posted Dec 23, 2013
4.5/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " 'American Hustle' has style and story to spare...It embodies so much of the American spirit and lifestyle into what is widely considered a truly American medium." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Dec 18, 2013
4/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Director/co-writer Adam McKay lets the nominal plot of the thing run too long, but there's lots of chortles, guffaws, and belly-shakers to be had..." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Dec 18, 2013
4/5 84% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " Whether or not you believe him, The Armstrong Lie raises interesting moral questions." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Dec 12, 2013
3/5 91% Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013) " In a weird way, Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? makes ideas fun, like the most pretentious episode of Sesame Street of all time. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted Dec 12, 2013
4/5 83% Persistence Of Vision " After watching "Persistence of Vision," stream the version of "The Thief and the Cobbler" available on Netflix. It will break your heart." — Oregonian
Posted Dec 10, 2013
1/5 50% Contracted (2013) " Our inability to identify with [Townshend] means we can't identify with the film's central horror, and thus "Contracted" isn't all that unsettling." — Oregonian
Posted Dec 10, 2013
3.5/5 53% Out of the Furnace (2013) " It's a movie that kicks up a lot of dust, but once the dust clears, you're only left with stale air." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Dec 6, 2013
4/5 88% The Punk Singer (2013) " Whether you like stories about music, creative people in general, or individuals who show strength in the face of adversity, The Punk Singer is essential viewing." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Dec 6, 2013
2.5/5 74% Bettie Page Reveals All (2013) " Mark Mori's film tells a story a lot of Bettie Page fans have wanted to hear, but in a chintzy manner that doesn't live up to the reputation of its subject." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3/5 85% Spinning Plates (2013) " What at first seemed like very separate experiences begin to merge. All the restaurateurs want to feed people and make them happy, and each puts a little of themselves into the effort." — Oregonian
Posted Dec 3, 2013
4/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " Nebraska is a movie that believes people can still be good and that they are at their best when being good to each other." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 26, 2013
3.5/5 92% Philomena (2013) " Philomena is really a performance movie. The writing is fine, as is the staging, but the true appeal is watching Coogan and Dench together on the screen. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 26, 2013
3/5 89% Frozen (2013) " The end result is middling. Youngsters will likely dig it, but this is one that parents and grown-up animation aficionados may struggle to stay invested in." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 26, 2013
4/5 92% Le Joli Mai (1963) " At nearly three hours, "Le Joli Mai" meanders, but it remains potent when it gets personal, even if the political aspects can seem a little dated." — Oregonian
Posted Nov 25, 2013
2/5 62% Nicky's Family (2013) " The documentary gets heavy handed with the contemporary material, but the actual story is one that deserves to be told." — Oregonian
Posted Nov 25, 2013
4/5 85% The Ides of March (2011) " It is a movie of our age, one that weighs the struggle of belief against a broken system and examines how both are affected by the vagaries of human foibles. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 25, 2013
4.5/5 89% The Descendants (2011) " While it has a surface layer that could be seen as trite or even pandering, I think that's deceptive. Beneath the veneer, Payne's latest is surprisingly uncompromising" — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 25, 2013
4/5 47% MacGruber (2010) " MacGruber doesn't worry about subtlety. A laugh is a laugh, high or low, so the team just barrels through and grabs them wherever and however they can get them." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 25, 2013
2/5 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) " X-Men: First Class is a wobbly film that never finds its balance. It is at times fun and even a little thrilling, but it's also mostly dopey and even boring." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 25, 2013
4/5 84% The Princess and the Frog (2009) " The Princess and the Frog deftly balances romance, humor, and adventure, working in musical numbers and comical asides while making it all part of the central story." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 25, 2013
2.5/5 97% The Queen (2006) " Unfortunately, the rest of the tribulations of the Royal family are cut from a fashion that has gone out of style...I found myself asking why I should care for these people. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 25, 2013
4/5 97% The Hurt Locker (2009) " The audience can never sit and watch content in the belief that it will all work out for any of these soldiers. It's hard to tell if the days are counting down or running out" — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 25, 2013
4/5 53% Green Zone (2010) " Green Zone is a kind of All the President's Men for the Iraq War, with Matt Damon playing a fictionalized military version of Woodward and Bernstein" — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 25, 2013
4.5/5 92% Skyfall (2012) " Mendes and Deakins always put their bold vision in service to the action, making for clear fights and chases. Skyfall is a smooth movie." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 25, 2013
C 46% The Book Thief (2013) " "The Book Thief" renders a dark history in the most bland and inoffensive hues." — Oregonian
Posted Nov 25, 2013
2.5/5 40% First Comes Love (2013) " There are some fascinating insights, particularly as her infant son makes her re-examine her childhood...but "First Comes Love" also suffers from being self-obsessed." — Oregonian
Posted Nov 19, 2013
4.5/5 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " Blue is the Warmest Color is an expansive, personal epic, at once raw and unadorned, but also highly stylized. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 19, 2013
4.5/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " An overall more confident effort than the original film. With its feet firmly planted, the series can go about its business without feeling the need to establish everything." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 19, 2013
2/5 87% Il Futuro (2013) " There are some interesting plot points and decent performances, particularly from Martelli, but the ending doesn't really bring Scherson's ideas together in an impactful way. " — Oregonian
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3.5/5 73% The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013) " "Made of Stone" is packed wall-to-wall with performance footage past and present. The reunited band proves to be quite muscular, and the tunes have lost none of their luster." — Oregonian
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/5 93% A Touch of Sin (2013) " Zhangke builds his case gradually, starting with the more visceral action movie tropes before slowly inching the rug out from under his audience. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/5 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " Valleé and cameraman Yves Belangér shoot Dallas Buyers Club with a minimum of glitz, letting the earthy tones of the Texas decor match the dour mood of the subject matter. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 8, 2013
B+ 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " There's a little something for everybody in the "Thor" movies. Comedy, romance, crazy creatures, a colorful mythology, and, of course, great action." — Oregonian
Posted Nov 6, 2013
3.5/5 96% I Am Divine (2013) " It's a warm, affecting tribute, taking us inside the blessed existence of the person John Waters calls the world's greatest outsider." — Oregonian
Posted Nov 5, 2013
3/5 33% Best Man Down (2013) " The comic scenes are hackneyed and predictable, but "Best Man Down" turns out to have a heart as big as its title character." — Oregonian
Posted Nov 5, 2013
3/5 100% The Visitor (1979) " You'll likely you ask yourself just what you're watching several times...Whether that's a good or a bad thing is a matter of opinion, and there's a chance you'll change your mind on the subject." — Oregonian
Posted Nov 5, 2013
B 71% The Motel Life (2013) " "The Motel Life" doesn't so much end as it instead sits and takes a breath. Yet, it's hard to imagine any other conclusion that wouldn't have ruined it." — Oregonian
Posted Nov 4, 2013
5/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " McQueen pulls off a delicate balance between showing the real-life horrors of slavery and being exploitative." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Nov 1, 2013
D 69% About Time (2013) " By the end, most will wish they could turn back the clock and buy a ticket for something else." — Oregonian
Posted Nov 1, 2013
3/5 —— Forbidden Voices " Director Barbara Miller lets the women speak for themselves..The stories are powerful, as is the message, and for all three, the struggle is still ongoing." — Oregonian
Posted Oct 30, 2013
3/5 34% The Counselor (2013) " The actors' efforts make The Counselor passable, even allowing one to forgive rookie screenwriter mistakes and Daniel Pemberton's on-the-nose scoring. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3/5 —— Grand comme le Baobab (Tall as the Baobab Tree) (2013) " Tall as the Baobab Tree considers every point of view in its drama, and avoids being preachy, letting the truth of the scenario speak for itself." — Oregonian
Posted Oct 23, 2013
A 86% The Patience Stone (2013) " There are surprising developments and revelations along the way, and they all eventually dovetail into a beautiful conclusion." — Oregonian
Posted Oct 22, 2013
3/5 95% Birth Of The Living Dead (2013) " At 73, Romero himself is still a hoot, making me think a full documentary on the man and his career is long overdue." — Oregonian
Posted Oct 22, 2013
3/5 21% Paradise (2013) " Cody's cobbled together a respectable effort. Paradise is predictable, sure, and maybe a tad undercooked, yes, but it's just so likable, how could you not?" — DVDTalk.com
Posted Oct 19, 2013
4/5 99% Wadjda (2013) " Al-Mansour has coaxed strong, believable performances out of her entire cast. We feel we know these people and that their lives extend beyond the confines of this one story." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3.5/5 49% Carrie (2013) " The psychic mayhem is every bit as brutal and cathartic as it should be...Moretz unleash[es] her powers in orgasmic bursts, a deliberate choice in a film full of deliberate choices." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3.5/5 63% Hey Bartender (2013) " As a drinker looking at the beautifully photographed cocktails, I finally started to understand why foodies go nuts for similar exposés about chefs." — Oregonian
Posted Oct 16, 2013
3/5 22% Romeo and Juliet (2013) " It's about as straight a staging as you're likely to find. If you're the same age as the main characters, it will probably knock your socks off." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Oct 10, 2013
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