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Christopher Long

Christopher Long
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 92% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) A wig, hairy prosthetic hands, and a slouched posture were all Barrymore needed to bring Stevenson's defining creation to life, and he did so with gusto. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 23, 2014
10/10 100% Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari) (1953) It soon becomes clear that they have planned their trip at a bad time; it is equally clear that every time is a bad time. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 19, 2013
5/10 93% Frances Ha (2013) (Gerwig's) willingness to hold absolutely nothing back deserves mad respect and can't help but make a viewer feel guilty for finding it all quite exasperating. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 19, 2013
9/10 89% Russian Ark (2002) It's worth noting that the footage was manipulated ... in post-production, but this unbroken take still functions as a documentary record of an exceptional logistical feat. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 19, 2013
9/10 97% Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) (1922) Whatever your opinion regarding intellectual property, I'm sure you'll agree we're fortunate that the movie survived, even in its various contested and truncated forms. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 19, 2013
8/10 93% Barbara (2012) Hoss is such a star, one of the finest actresses in the world. Her work with Petzold is exceptional, but I find myself wondering what Fassbinder would have done with her. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 19, 2013
7/10 100% Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (2012) Unfettered freedom is a source of dismay to the Roman homicide detective... He wants to have limits, he simply doesn't know where they are. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 19, 2013
9/10 87% Tabu (2012) A recovered memory of something that never happened. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 10, 2013
7/10 100% The Hitch-hiker (1953) If they gave awards for holding a gun in every single scene of a film from start to finish, (William) Talman would have won. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
7/10 96% The Stranger (1946) Welles might not have had control in the editing room, but he indulged his penchant for long takes with the able assistance of ace cinematographer Russell Metty, ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
8/10 No Score Yet Night Tide (1963) The film is so deftly crafted ... that the creaks in the screenplay don't show too glaringly. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
9/10 98% Eyes Without a Face (1962) (The film) made audiences faint and critics bristle with some of its grisly depictions. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
7/10 95% I Married a Witch (1942) The movie's practical magic still looks perfectly groovy, and doesn't need any kind of digital re-imagining. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
8/10 100% Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room (2012) Potty training is enough of a responsibility for most toddlers. Just imagine the burden when you're also your family's sole bread-winner. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
8/10 81% La Notte (1961) Pay closest attention when the least seems to be happening, and you never know what you'll notice. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
7/10 94% The Uninvited (1944) Its thrills and chills are little frissons that tickle the imagination instead of grabbing by the throat. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 5, 2013
9/10 100% Katzelmacher (1969) Shot in just over a week and provides the writer-director with a larger collection of personalities to send careening against each other. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
9/10 63% Love Is Colder Than Death (1969) Flouting conventional wisdom, Fassbinder stages scene after scene against a blank white wall as characters shuffle back and forth and almost disappear into the blinding haze. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
7/10 100% La Cage aux Folles (1979) Renato and Albin shared the same hopes and fears as heterosexual parents and (were) both willing to sacrifice anything for the sake of their child. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
8/10 98% To Be or Not to Be (1942) Singing "Heil pbbt!" right in Der Fuehrer's face was certainly an act of resistance, and Lubitsch, Benny, Lombard, and company sure knew how to carry the tune. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
10/10 100% The Earrings of Madame De... (Madame de...) (1954) Ophuls didn't make it look effortless; he simply made it look flawless. Perfection that produces a sense of awe and the (accurate) impression that nobody else could have made it. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
8/10 90% Seconds (1966) A fun house mirror world that never looks quite right because it never is, and never was. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
9/10 90% Mahanagar (The Big City) (The Great City) (1967) Ray was known for his historical tales, but lost absolutely nothing with the shift to contemporary urban life. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
9/10 96% Charulata (1964) Madhabi Mukherjee was already an accomplished actress, but Charulata made her a beloved star. It's easy to understand why. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2013
8/10 92% Things to Come (1936) (Wells) never imagined our 21st century gadgets would be so tiny; pocket-sized streaming devices for a population more interested in gazing at navels than at stars. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Jul 12, 2013
9/10 97% 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 No Score Yet 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 86% 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 96% 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% Gate of Hell (Jigokumon) (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 96% Band of Outsiders (Bande à part) (1964) So polished and assured it casts the supremely difficult illusion of being easy to make. ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted May 22, 2013
7/10 No Score Yet GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2013) 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 No Score Yet Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (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 57% 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