Film Written Magazine

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 95%

You Can Count On Me (2000)

"Here's a lovely little movie, perfect in every way I can think of."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

2 78%

The Pledge (2001)

"The entire team - in front of the camera and behind - pulls together for this one, and the rewards of giving this film your patience are plenty."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

3 81%

Kippur (2000)

"The narrative is a construction of scenes left out of normal war movies, and the result is one of the greatest and most unusual movies about war that I've ever seen."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

4 94%

Last Resort (2001)

"It's a memorable, melancholy, touching film."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

5 81%

Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

"The filmmakers show no love for 'Nosferatu,' or Murnau, or even the cinema itself. The filmmakers have contempt for these things, and contempt for you, too."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

6 35%

Where the Heart Is (2000)

"The movie is a heartless, impersonally crafted result of a joint cooperative effort between Wal-Mart, 20th Century Fox, Kodak, and the Oprah Winfrey Book Club."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

7 46%

What Lies Beneath (2000)

"A very dumb but entertaining horror-suspense flick."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

8 53%

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

"The funniest joke is on Ron Howard, who spent $123 million on a heartless movie that attacks consumerism and thinks it promotes love and unity."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

9 73%

Finding Forrester (2000)

"'Good Will Hunting' afterbirth."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

10 76%

Gladiator (2000)

"It's not a classic by any stretch of the imagination, but it's worth catching."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

11 78%

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

"Unfortunately, the film itself is also a system that breaks down, and I'm almost ready to say that that is not acceptable."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

12 55%

Hamlet (2000)

"This movie has an immediacy and raw power that escapes not only the average Shakespeare adaptation, but also most new films coming out these days."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

13 81%

Pollock (2000)

"In a way, 'Pollock' is primarily successful as an actor's film, not a painter's."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

14 73%

Before Night Falls (2001)

"It has the concentration of a novel, the rhythms of a poem, and the beauty of a series of full-color photographs."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

15 97%

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001)

"A very standard comic bookish story dressed up as art-house fare."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

16 57%

Nadja (1995)

"What makes it special, however, and even a kind of classic, is the style, edge, and sly humor that Almereyda gives to the generic components."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

17 100%

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)

"Like any good film history professor, Scorsese makes us want to see what else is out there, to continue the construction of our own movie autobiography."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

18 63%

Chocolat (2000)

"Merciless banality that will give your cringing muscles an excellent workout."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

19 85%

Billy Elliot (2000)

"This is a movie on autopilot, and I hated every cloying, calculated moment of it."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

20 82%

The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) (1994)

"There are feats of acrobatics in this film that are comparable to any dance or fight sequence in motion picture history."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

21 90%

Fa Yeung Nin Wa (In the Mood for Love) (2001)

"Even though the running time is only just over ninety minutes, it somehow seems a drag, and at its worst, a repititious bore."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

22 67%

Too Much Sleep (2001)

"Maquiling deploys the well-worn story with skill ... his Jack Crawford sails into personal redemption, instead of filmmaker contempt."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

23 56%

The Mexican (2001)

"[It has an] overall feeling of having been neutered and declawed. On the other hand, however, I can't say I didn't have any fun."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

24 61%

When Brendan Met Trudy (Stolen Nights) (2001)

"The joy that went into making this film will shine for anyone who's open to it."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

25 68%

Shaft (2000)

"A couple degrees more fun than it probably has a right to be."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

26 52%

Titan A.E. (2000)

"I'm a little reticent to call this an incredible, action-packed thrill ride..."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

27 47%

The Perfect Storm (2000)

"Whenever Petersen veers away from the crashing waves and focuses instead on the human element, the picture goes into a slump."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

28 82%

X-Men (2000)

"Full of creatively staged, compelling action sequences, features a strong cast, believable characters, and a healthy dose of style."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

29 57%

Road Trip (2000)

"Extremely funny."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

30 ——

1999 Year-in-Review ()

"1. Topsy-Turvy; 2. Boys Don't Cry; 3. Bringing Out the Dead"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

31 ——

2000 Year-in-Review ()

"1. Hamlet; 2. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai; 3. The Virgin Suicides"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

32 82%

Gattaca (1997)

"There are enough good things about this film to satiate a science fiction fan, a film buff, or someone who's both."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

33 97%

Insomnia (1998)

"A compelling story that covers some uncharted thriller territory."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

34 0%

In God's Hands (1998)

"If it weren't for the surfing footage in this film, it wouldn't even be worth writing about, let alone watching."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

35 88%

American Beauty (1999)

"A wonderful film."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

36 61%

American Pie (1999)

"Very funny."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

37 50%

Any Given Sunday (1999)

"This movie is an incoherent mess."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

38 64%

Anywhere But Here (2000)

"A paper-thin, weeper/feel-good woman's picture."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

39 62%

Arlington Road (1999)

"Can I recommend 'Arlington Road'? Not in this lifetime. But I eagerly await what Pellington can do with a decent script."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

40 51%

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

"There's plenty of laughs, and... well, what more do you want?"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

41 93%

Being John Malkovich (1999)

"A fascinating, head-spinning, hilarious movie experience."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

42 87%

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

"The film has an atmosphere of dread and tension that's hard to contrive."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

43 28%

The Bone Collector (1999)

"Tiresome nonsense."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

44 88%

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

"There may be a great actress in Swank."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

45 71%

Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

"An uncompromising, brilliant, edgy, funny and enormously satisfying piece of work from two men who are masters of their trade."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

46 40%

Big Daddy (1999)

"If this is what going to the movies is all about for you, you can have it."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

47 54%

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

"A simple-minded drama; every demographic of instability is represented here."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

48 71%

The Cider House Rules (1999)

"It's a 'nice' film, not eager to offend, agitate, or finally, stimulate."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

49 77%

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

50 55%

The Mummy (1999)

"A kick-ass horror comedy which is not suitable for any kind of serious analysis."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jaime N. Christley

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