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Edward Havens

Edward Havens
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 82% Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2020) This movie, and the band it covers, has affected me. My mind is racing with so many concepts, my heart and my soul overflowing with conflicted emotions.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
B+ 77% Buffaloed (2020) It's a pleasant enough distraction in a world overloaded with unpleasantness. And, sometimes, a pleasant enough distraction is good enough.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
A No Score Yet Jumeogi unda (Crying Fist) (2005) While boxing movies are a dime a dozen, those with this kind of true emotional involvement do not come around all that often.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
A- 81% VHYes (2020) Weird and creepy and funny and an exceptional social commentary on our society.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
A 97% Carmine Street Guitars (2019) Carmine Street Guitars is, essentially, about pure love. A pure love of a craft. A pure love of the music, and a pure love a city. A pure love of creation. ‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
A- 100% The Burial of Kojo (2019) Like Coltrane or Brubeck, whose compositions were regularly equally tightly structured and wildly improvisational, playing with the conventions of what you expect from a certain genre.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
78% The Hero (2017) Watching Sam Elliott work [...] has been one of the great joys of entertainment, and never has he had a role quite like Lee Hayden, leading a movie quite like "The Hero."‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
B- 84% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) 'So, how was it?' my wife asked when I called her after the screening ended. 'There's a lot to unpack,' was the only reply I could think of at that moment.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
A+ 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKKKlansman, after 21 feature films and 11 documentaries, is the film that shows what he's learned after thirty plus years behind the camera. BlacKKKlansman is the film Spike Lee was destined to make.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
A 94% RBG (2018) One's enjoyment of the new documentary "RBG" will probably be gauged by how well you know the titular subject.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
B+ 54% The Last Movie Star (2018) When you've got "it", you've probably got it forever... [E]very once in a while, you might get offered something that will remind everyone that you still got it.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
C- 35% The Female Brain (2018) Whitney Cummings is funny as hell. Usually.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
B- 29% Overdrive (2017) While not a great movie, was quite a bit of fun, and better than any of the "Fast and Furious" movies they've been making for the past decade.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
D+ 25% Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017) Somewhere, down the line, some young would-be filmmaker will stumble on to this film on Netflix, see how something like this could get financed, and will become inspired to make their own movie for all the wrong reasons.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
D+ 75% Landline (2017) Let's face facts: no one really has a longing melancholy for the days of Blockbuster Video stores and eyebrow rings and Lorena Bobbett roller blades and slam poetry right now.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
A 91% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017) A beautiful love letter to the movies and the people who help make them even more beautiful.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
A+ 88% Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (2008) Mary Pickford: Muse of the Movies deserves to be put on the list of not just the best documentaries about cinema but the greatest movies about the movies ever.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
A+ 100% The Battered Bastards Of Baseball (2014) Is to baseball what "Slap Shot" was to hockey.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2014
A+ 97% Life Itself (2014) I find myself borrowing from Ebert to call "Life Itself" one of the best films about an American life I could ever see.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2014
C 25% Dinotasia (2012) Plays like a series of cut-scenes from a 1997 PlayStation game.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2012
C 76% Bronson (2009) Quote not available.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2010
D+ 57% The Freebie (2010) Quote not available.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2010
A No Score Yet Gilda Live (1980) To have another ninety minutes of Lisa Loopner and Emily Litella, with Judy Miller and Roseanne Roseannadanna and Candy Slice is a joy.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2009
D 40% 2012 (2009) Why does Roland Emmerich enjoy killing off humanity?‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2009
C 84% Trick 'r Treat (2007) What keeps "Trick" from attaining its lofty "Creepshow" aspirations is the lack of conflict and resolution.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2009
D+ 81% Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) There's only going to be two camps concerning [This Is It]: those who will absolutely love it and those who wouldn't go to see it except under penalty of death.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2009
C+ 49% Taking Woodstock (2009) There is a great movie within Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock."‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2009
A- 89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) Amongst all the filmmakers working today, no one inspires more passionate discussion, debate and analysis than Quentin Tarantino.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2009
A+ 79% It Might Get Loud (2009) I apologize this is more a mash note than critical analysis.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2009
A- 75% Cold Souls (2009) The easiest, and laziest, way to describe the new movie "Cold Souls" is to compare it to "Being John Malkovich."‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2009
A 95% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) If the thought of a new Brian Trenchard-Smith movie is more exhilarating than a new Bryan Singer movie... then Mark Hartley's "Not Quite Hollywood" is the film for you.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
F 69% Loren Cass (2006) We're presented a small slice of life with a group of wasted teens, expected to consider this to be somehow artistic and asked to be sympathetic for their malaise.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2009
A- 67% ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009) Has the potential to become a minor hit on the midnight film circuit with the help of a mid-level indie distributor.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2009
D 79% Humpday (2009) Sadly, the most interesting characters in "Humpday" are not the main focuses of the story.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2009
A 97% The Hurt Locker (2009) Bigelow has successfully built a vision of war rarely seen on screen, a visceral nearly first person perspective of war where the rush of combat is a welcomed relief.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2009
A+ 67% Away We Go (2009) For my money, the new dramatic comedy "Away We Go" is the first serious contender for Best Picture of the Year consideration.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted May 28, 2009
B+ 47% Management (2009) To be completely honest, I was ready to walk out of the new Jennifer Aniston movie "Management" after ten minutes.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2009
B+ 73% Rudo y Cursi (2009) Anyone who has spent any time watching movies about competitive brothers playing the same sport for different teams knows where all this is going to lead‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted May 14, 2009
C 77% Outrage (2009) I'm guessing "Outrage" ultimately is meant to continue the discussion about equal rights for gay Americans, and in that sense the film does succeed.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted May 8, 2009
F 45% All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2013) Dumb kids doing dumb things for dumb reasons.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted May 6, 2009
A No Score Yet Official Rejection (2009) Can a little documentary about the less popular film festivals find a patron to give it the chance to find an audience?‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2009
D+ 14% The Spirit (2008) More interested in being a technical marvel than a coherent story.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2009
A- 88% Adventureland (2009) Sometimes, a critic is going to connect with a movie, even one they can admit has some major problems, because it so mirrors their own expereinces.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2009
A- 32% Fanboys (2008) Probably the closest thing my generation will get to having its own "Diner"‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2009
A- 65% Quantum of Solace (2008) Despite its faults, I can still say with relative assurance this is the best Bond film since "Thunderball."‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2008
A 91% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Some people might fault "Slumdog" because they perceive it as a fluff piece full of the kind of schmaltz unbecoming to modern cinemagoers.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2008
B- 68% Synecdoche, New York (2008) Nearly a month after watching Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut... I'm still figuring out whether it was a brilliant idea poorly executed or a poor idea brilliantly executed.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2008
B+ 55% Choke (2008) The perfect film for the entire family. That is, to paraphrase another great American writer, James Ellroy, if your family happens to be named Manson.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2008
A- 76% Appaloosa (2008) Can Ed Harris, of all people, save the Western for this generation?‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2008
D 0% Surfer, Dude (2008) The number of artistically successful surfing movies can be counted on one hand, and the majority of those are documentaries.‐ FilmJerk.com
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2008