Jaime Christley

Jaime Christley

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Now see here, my good man. For the last half hour you've been saying goodbye and staying on. I wish you'd say 'How do you do' and go!

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  • Shadow of a Doubt

    Shadow of a Doubt

    ★★★★

    Felt neither moved by nor annoyed with now largely hack themes of duality and the small town seedy underbelly - BUT these themes felt newly foregrounded and vivid not for any intrinsic interest or value but because I was tuned into the destabilizing/mesmerizing Hitchcock-ness to a degree that I wasn't before. What ends up happening is the film doesn't quite produce something substantive from the Charlie-Charlie duality it presents; nor does it have anything particularly interesting to say about American…

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

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  • Mank

    Mank

    I'd like nothing more than to plead guilty to disliking this film for reasons of Welles loyalty - which, if you know me, I expect is something you already know runs very high for me and repels most small arms fire. No, the antagonism between Welles and Mankiewicz in Fincher's movie is, generously, greatly exaggerated by many of the early previews, the impressions gleaned from trailers, and subsequent publicity-adjacent clickbait articles. The washed-up writer on a long bid for a…

  • Wrath of Man

    Wrath of Man

    ★★★★

    all due respect to Pauline Kael, but yeah, sometimes I do prefer my pulp movies pretending to be art films.