Jaime Christley

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!

Favorite films

  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • The Thing From Another World
  • Good News
  • The Ladies Man

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  • Vampyr

    ★★★★½

  • Event Horizon

    ★★★½

  • The Big Sleep

    ★★★★★

  • Floating Clouds

    ★★★★★

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  • Vampyr

    Vampyr

    ★★★★½

    This film and Kenneth Macpherson's Borderline (1930, stars Paul Robeson, check it out sometime) are two severe examples of films from the early 1930s that were made as if no, and I mean ZERO, pressures of conventions regarding story, decoupage, etc, existed, leaving only the desire to make something beautiful with the tools at hand. Turns out, that's not a bad way to make a picture, especially if you're Carl Dreyer.

  • Event Horizon

    Event Horizon

    ★★★½

    The Old Dark House in $pace

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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…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    Been thinking about how, at this point - probably long before this point, really - it looks like Wes Anderson won't make movies that aren't Like This. You know what I mean: the meticulousness and symmetry that people like to make fun of. What the churls and morons are missing is how Anderson impatiently, extravagantly, and, yes, bravely pushes into the rigorous framework of his own making. Doodling in there. Goofing off. Trying things out, just because. No one could…