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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, Village Voice, Slant Magazine, Senses of Cinema

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 46% Orange County (2002) I'm not sure if Stay Home is a message I care to invest a great deal of faith in, but it ties up the story neatly and wraps things up in less than ninety minutes.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2002
4/4 100% Cinema, de notre temps: Une journee d'Andrei Arsenevitch (2000) Works as an essay far better than printed film criticism ever could.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2002
1/4 86% Subway (1985) As far as Besson's movies go, Subway has all the right ingredients, but comes out all wrong.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2002
2/4 47% Brother (2001) Second-rate Takeshi Kitano: likely to be better than ninety-nine percent of whatever else is out there.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2002
0/4 80% Audition (Ôdishon) (1999) Insipid "human drama" gives way to relentless brutality. Is this cinema? If it is, you can have it.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2002
2/4 67% Ali (2001) I have yet to see a bad Michael Mann film, but Ali is probably the director's worst.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2002
0/4 70% Series 7: The Contenders (2001) Nothing more than the bad television it purports to tease.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2002
2/4 71% Made (2001) Walks a fine line between plausibility and absurdity, safety and violence, without slipping.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2002
1/4 86% Gosford Park (2001) Despite my complaints, this second-rate Altman has many first-rate touches.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2002
4/4 75% Code Unknown (Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages) (2000) A great movie, probably a masterpiece.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2002
1/4 80% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) A merchandising tie-in for a popular novel.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2002
3.5/5 71% Humanité (2000) Like trying to find a friend in a crowded stadium.‐ Daily-Reviews
Posted Jan 2, 2002
3/5 89% The Entertainer (1960) Olivier is Archie Rice, and he's the reason to see the movie, above all else.‐ Daily-Reviews
Posted Jan 2, 2002
1/4 57% From Hell (2001) Heather Graham plays Heather Graham playing a prostitute...Mike Leigh veteran Cartlidge wipes the floor with her...the ex-Rollergirl dons a British accent - bad idea, oh very bad!‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2001
0/4 66% Spy Game (2001) If you ignore the xenophobia and Aryan-colonialism design of this fantasy-adventure replaying of the CIA's greatest hits, you might have a chuckle or two.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2001
4.5/5 93% In the Bedroom (2001) The work of a photographer who has gone to the summery coast of Maine and brought back snapshots of heartache and loss, of an idyll irrevocably disturbed.‐ Daily-Reviews
Posted Nov 30, 2001
1/4 52% The Last Castle (2001) There is mistreatment, reluctance, acceptance, uprising, tragedy, uplift, credits. Take it or leave it.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2001
3/4 66% Heist (2001) The climactic shoot-out will have you sighing "Oh, come on" but smiling and cheering for the good guys all the same.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2001
2/4 96% Monsters, Inc. (2001) Doesn't play fast and loose quite as well as the two Toy Story movies or A Bug's Life, and the the joke hit-to-miss ratio is less than excellent.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2001
60/100 86% Donnie Darko (2001) A made-to-order cult item.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2001
62/100 91% Son of Frankenstein (1939) It comes as no surprise that this creature feature isn't remembered as a horror classic.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2001
3/4 67% Two Hands (1999) Plenty entertaining: stunner of a shoot-out at the climax, and a remarkable amount of humor.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
0/4 57% Pocahontas (1995) Everything seems to have been surgically transplanted from prior Disney successes.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2001
1/4 71% The Lady and the Duke (2001) Stately, stagey, interminable.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2001
3/4 79% Akai Hashi No Shita Noo Nurui Mizu (2002) If you're looking for something new and hoping for something entertaining, you're in luck.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2001
3/4 81% The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) Plenty is played for laughs, but not even Fargo was as sincere, as cogent, as...serious.‐ Daily-Reviews
Posted Oct 27, 2001
4/4 84% Ni na bian ji dian (What Time Is It Over There?) (2001) Not a strike against Yang's similarly themed Yi Yi, but I found What Time? to be more engaging on an emotional level, funnier, and on the whole less detached.‐ Daily-Reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2001
4/4 80% Waking Life (2001) To see it is to wake up.‐ Daily-Reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2001
85/100 92% Ghost World (2001) What makes the movie special is the way it critiques the central characters, Enid and Rebecca, as harshly as the pair critiques the world around them.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2001
4/4 83% Mulholland Drive (2001) [Lynch's] most purely entertaining film to date, featuring his most assured amalgam of bizarre comedy and haunting otherworldliness...it's also one of his best-looking movies.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2001
3/4 80% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) Anderson does wonderful things with creating moods and mixtures of moods - he blurs the edges and we celebrate his freedom.‐ Daily-Reviews
Posted Oct 3, 2001
4/4 88% Close-up (Nema-ye Nazdik) (1999) One of the most extraordinary detective stories.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2001
4/4 94% Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) Hellman creates a character study with faces, spaces, and noises.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2001
3/4 94% Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Solid filmmaking that does its genre proud.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2001
3/4 93% Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) A phenomenal and exhilarating piece of work...who could not love Hedwig?‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2001
1/4 49% Hearts in Atlantis (2001) Rote Americana of the Spielberg/Zemeckis vein...with King's touchy-feely-creepy metaphysics, his gallery of iconic villains, and a mist of facile nostalgia...‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2001
4/4 61% Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me (1992) Occupies worlds of the natural, the supernatural, and the (wilfully, purposefully, and often wittily) clichéd.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2001
4/4 No Score Yet Scorpio Rising (1970) Self-indulgent, incoherent, heavy-handed, and a landmark of underground cinema.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2001
3/4 85% Underworld (1927) The preeminent Prohibition-era gangster film.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2001
4/4 No Score Yet Le Tombeau d'Alexandre (The Last Bolshevik) (1992) An exploration, critique, and eulogy on a grand scale.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2001
4/4 98% Apocalypse Now (1979) It has a place among but a few masterpieces of the film medium.‐ Daily-Reviews
Posted Sep 10, 2001
1/4 93% Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) I find this vaguely Stalinist notion of "correcting" [the film] to be frightening and kind of sickening.‐ Jacksonville Film Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2001
1/4 80% Ashes of Time Redux (2008) Teeters dangerously between deadpan and self-parody.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2001
1/4 No Score Yet Double Down (2000) Nothing more than comedy scenes sandwiched in-between serious (as in the "a very special episode of Happy Days" kind of serious) scenes.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2001
2/4 86% Va Savoir (2001) Begins very slowly and very obliquely, dropping details without the usual there-will-be-a-quiz-on-this-later approach of nearly all world filmmakers.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2001
2/4 53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) Some kind of ultra-democratic, do-what-you-like, Felliniesque pipe dream, a party to which you're invited, can have a good time at, even if you sit out a few numbers.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2001
72/100 14% South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000) It's best not to ask too many questions - better just to switch your brain to stand-by and enjoy the show.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2001
1/4 45% Planet of the Apes (2001) The costumes, sets, and makeup are only slightly less ghastly than those in Ron Howard's How the Grinch Stole Christmas.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2001
1/4 44% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) It is fully digital, and begs to be considered fully analog. The result, despite honourable intentions by all, is a colossal boner.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2001
1/4 83% The Others (2001) It is put together with great care, and all the pieces fit, but when the puzzle is completed, there is a faintly post-birthday-party-ish sense of anticlimax.‐ Film Written Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2001