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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  • Anatomy of a Murder

    ★★★★★

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★½

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★½

  • Comanche

    ★★½

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  • Anatomy of a Murder

    Anatomy of a Murder

    ★★★★★

    Eve Arden and James Stewart’s pincer movement against Arthur O’Connell when they persuade him to give up the booze for the “big murder case” may not be the greatest couple of minutes of acting, direction, blocking, and cutting, in all of cinema, but frankly, at the moment, I can’t remember any of the competition.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    I'm on record as being more than a little fond of Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which is somewhere in the neighborhood of 65% pre-vis f/x gruel and the rest of it a neatly-trimmed 40-odd minutes of a Guy Ritchie movie that only happens to be set in the year 400 or 1200 or whatever... anyway, such projects nearly never break that way, and with this Raimi assignment, the ratio is brutally more lopsided, to something like…

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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…