Jaime Christley

Jaime Christley Pro

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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  • Starship Troopers

    ★★★★½

  • Conan the Barbarian

    ★★★

  • Network

    ★★

  • Predator

    ★★★

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  • Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers

    ★★★★½

    The fact that this looks more and more Fisher-Price gaudy with each passing year - Triumph of the Will as ready-made USA Up All Night bunk - only serves the project's advantages. As satire always fails to affect significant real world outcomes, so too did the film fail to stop the revanchist post-9/11 invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. And cold comfort that Starship Troopers now damns such enterprises retrospectively as well as it did predictively. But cold comfort is still…

  • Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian

    ★★★

    James Earl Jones is given some of the great close-ups in this. Up there with Henry Fonda's in Once Upon a Time in the West.

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  • Mank

    Mank

    ★½

    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…

  • My Darling Clementine

    My Darling Clementine

    ★★★★★

    Weirdly soothing and delightful when the film slows its plot beats down to the point where you can't remember the last one or sense the next one; difficult to think of another western with a runtime in the neighborhood of 97 minutes that so confidently takes its time and carves out room for ancillary business; yet so redolent of mystery, weighted by grief. I had an intuition that Ford wasn't really thrilled to use gunfights as a means to wrap…