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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  • M3GAN

    ★★½

  • Zerograd

    ★★★½

  • The Burglar

    ★★★

  • Decision to Leave

    ★★★

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  • M3GAN

    M3GAN

    ★★½

    For a movie that's just chock full of terrible people, surprisingly lacking in bite. A bolder film would have gone the Mars Attacks! route. Picture it like this: sure, M3gan cuisinarted choppy-choppied the focus group, but that was just because her algorithm misinterpreted someone's sneeze. Ok, granted, a few weeks later, she massacred several hundred Consumer Electronics Show attendees and staff, that was an oopsie-daisy, but that turned out to be a lil goofy minus sign in her code that…

  • Zerograd

    Zerograd

    ★★★½

    Superficially can be described as the kind of luckless-bureaucrat-stuck-in-a-hick-town-where-things-aren't-what-they-seem tale that gets fobbed off as "Kafka-esque". But the eccentricities on display are never as affected, nor the governing tone - of that peculiarly Eastern European (or Western Russian) deadpan, bouncing, as it often will, off the jaundiced pale walls of almost every location on our protag's just-shy-of-nightmarish journey - as insistent as one might rightly expect from genre expectations. It doesn't even seem entirely appropriate to give in to the…

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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…