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Jaime N. Christley

Jaime N. Christley
Jaime N. Christley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Apollo Guide, Slant Magazine, Senses of Cinema

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
69/100 77% Alice (1990) It is a nice-tasting and funny movie, but not one that ever works up a comic lather or gives us any serious insights.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2001
4/4 94% Shock Corridor (1963) Key American movie of its decade, both politically and aesthetically.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2001
4/4 95% Stranger Than Paradise (1984) The characters never seem to be having much fun, but we do, which makes the movie something of a happy aberration.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2001
1/4 55% Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1998) The movie's desire to be devastating and richly ironic are as sloppy and embarrassing as the metaphorical wolf donning a sheep's wool to effect a disguise.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2001
2/4 51% Kiss of the Dragon (2001) Jet Li's charisma and grace and Thierry Arbogast's cinematography make this one an acceptable time-waster.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2001
3/4 92% Startup.com (2001) The how and why of Tuzman and Herman remaining friends is moving and quite extraordinary.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2001
4/4 97% Jaws (1975) Unlike most blockbusters of today or yesterday, Jaws is rich with minutiae and has no problem with stopping to catch an odd detail or two, on land or at sea.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2001
4/4 93% Do the Right Thing (1989) One of the greatest of all American movies.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2001
2/4 61% Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (The Princess and the Warrior) (2000) I respect [Tykwer's] desire to take some of the same thematic meat and gristle of "Run Lola Run" to a higher level.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2001
76/100 96% Elmer Gantry (1960) The most interesting part of this movie is its use of broad strokes to mask subtle sketches and careful characterizations.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2001
3/4 56% Uncommon Valor (1983) Supremely entertaining.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2001
59/100 100% The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) Those who favour the big-hearted Americana and rolling landscapes of non-revisionist westerns could do far worse than this movie.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2001
3/4 48% Bamboozled (2000) The work of a sincere, passionate bell-ringer, a rabble-rouser with a cause and an ironclad conviction in what he says.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2001
60/100 No Score Yet Guardian (2001) Watchable, enjoyable, and even compelling.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2001
4/4 92% La Jetée (The Pier) (1962) Outside of the discussion of technique and aesthetic, it might be overlooked that 'La Jetée' is also a haunting, affecting piece of work.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2001
0/4 26% Swordfish (2001) Cold-blooded, unpleasant, utterly ridiculous, and obsessed with (photogenic) death and destruction.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2001
1/4 86% Sexy Beast (2000) Ray Winstone has the quieter role, but he pulls off the astonishing trick of imitating an elephant pretending to be a mouse.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2001
2/4 73% A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) Like all of Spielberg's films, even his bad ones, 'A.I.' is certainly worth a look.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2001
2/4 No Score Yet Within Our Gates (1920) Of enormous historical interest.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2001
20/100 No Score Yet Cypress Edge (1999) I couldn't work up enough real anger to hate 'Cypress Edge', but I'll bet you'll be able to - if you don't heed my advice not to bother with it.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2001
3/4 91% The Southerner (1945) Renoir manages to paint in broad strokes and, paradoxically, an eye for detail and incident.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2001
4/4 92% Sans Soleil (1983) Embodies the promise of the cinema.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2001
3/4 100% Room at the Top (1959) A solid, effective, and often entertaining drama.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2001
4/4 100% Sans Toit ni Loi (Vagabond) (Without Roof or Rule) (1985) It may not be the kind of movie you fall in love with, but to come away unaffected or unprovoked from the experience is to have gone numb.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2001
9/100 No Score Yet Lust for Frankenstein (1998) Marked and marred by the astonishing ineptness of its every conceivable aspect.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2001
3/4 96% Peeping Tom (1960) The film gets at primitive fight-or-flight instincts buried in our psyches, and effectively questions the dividing lines between victim, assailant, and watcher.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2001
2/4 93% The Circle (Dayereh) (2001) If it weren't for the fact that Panahi has something vital to say for the sake of the world community, I think I would be less patient.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2001
3/4 92% The Gleaners and I (2001) Absorbing, delightful, and a deceptively simple statement on finding beauty in the overlooked.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2001
3/4 92% The Naked Kiss (1964) Like Lynch with 'Blue Velvet,' Fuller intentionally overstylizes polar opposites to grand, stunning effect, and the film has more to say than meets the eye.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2001
82/100 94% The Devil Rides Out (1968) Spectacularly silly, stunningly colourful, and grounded by concise, unexaggerated direction.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2001
0/4 25% Pearl Harbor (2001) The kind of bloodless, razzle-dazzle showmanship usually reserved for entries in the 'Star Wars' trilogy.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2001
3/4 76% Moulin Rouge! (2001) I adored every minute of it, and I'm still not sure what I saw.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2001
66/100 88% Cobra Verde (1987) Flaws acknowledged, 'Cobra Verde' is a stunning, beautiful epic.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted May 31, 2001
92/100 98% Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes) (1972) Herzog's finest film...one of the great, mad visions of cinema.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted May 31, 2001
57/100 57% Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) The characters are merely devices to spout textbook material, facts, and figures.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted May 31, 2001
59/100 82% Woyzeck (1979) Oppressive and unsatisfying.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted May 24, 2001
53/100 No Score Yet After the Storm (2001) As tedious as watching other people scuba dive.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted May 24, 2001
81/100 60% Alice et Martin (2000) I was disappointed to learn that the whole drama hinged on a single traumatic event, but in the meantime, I was happy to spend time with the people.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted May 24, 2001
83/100 100% Homicide: The Movie (2000) The experience of spending time with the 'Homicide' team is so pleasurable that it's disappointing to be reminded of the stringent requirements of "plot" and "resolution."‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted May 22, 2001
1/4 88% Shrek (2001) This kind of treat comes with a dangerously high cholesterol rating.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted May 20, 2001
0/4 47% The Mummy Returns (2001) [Director] Stephen Sommers has opened all valves and soaked the screen with monumental ugliness and excess, all of which is harmless enough, but also rather depressing.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted May 20, 2001
69/100 92% Amores Perros (2001) Compels almost effortlessly, and skilfully conceals its thefts (from Tarantino, mostly), easy ironies, and insubstantiality.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted May 7, 2001
3/4 96% With a Friend like Harry... (2001) Steps outside of Hitch's shadow often enough to make it a worthwhile experience.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted May 3, 2001
94/100 90% Eureka (2001) In the end we feel as if we've truly become friends, accomplices, and fellow passengers with the characters in Aoyama's masterfully constructed tale.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted May 3, 2001
26/100 50% If I Die Before I Wake (2000) At the end of the film, the only real victims are the people who watched it.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted May 1, 2001
75/100 56% The Mystery of Oberwald (Il Mistero di Oberwald) (1981) An uneven, unusual work, not entirely successful as an experimental film or as a melodrama, but a must-see for film students and Antonioni buffs.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted May 1, 2001
3/4 92% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1999) Only the climactic scenes come off as too busy; the rest is sheer, unpolluted entertainment...Miyazaki's breathtaking visual mastery has to be seen to be believed.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2001
3/4 82% The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) It's a job well done, but not likely to become anyone's favorite Scorsese film.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2001
2/4 95% Ghost in the Shell (1996) The main attraction for the film is the visual style and mood.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2001
3/4 94% Manhunter (1986) A well-crafted cat-and-mouse serial killer drama that allows for clever twists and honest character development to coexist and even thrive from one another.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2001