Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

The Battered Bastards Of Baseball (2014)

"Is to baseball what "Slap Shot" was to hockey."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Edward Havens

2 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."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Edward Havens

3 25%

Dinotasia (2012)

"Plays like a series of cut-scenes from a 1997 PlayStation game."

Posted Nov 5, 2012

Edward Havens

4 ——

American Gothic (Hide and Shriek) (1988)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

The Real Dick Hollywood

5 76%

Bronson (2009)

Posted Nov 4, 2010

Edward Havens

6 58%

The Freebie (2010)

Posted Oct 29, 2010

Edward Havens

7 98%

Up (2009)

"By now, with the movie becoming one of the company's greatest successes, many of us are familiar with the story, and how it continues Pixar's incredible streak of great movie experiences."

Posted Nov 21, 2009

Edward Havens

8 ——

Gilda Live ()

"To have another ninety minutes of Lisa Loopner and Emily Litella, with Judy Miller and Roseanne Roseannadanna and Candy Slice is a joy."

Posted Nov 21, 2009

Edward Havens

9 39%

2012 (2009)

"Why does Roland Emmerich enjoy killing off humanity?"

Posted Nov 13, 2009

Edward Havens

10 85%

Trick 'r Treat (2007)

"What keeps "Trick" from attaining its lofty "Creepshow" aspirations is the lack of conflict and resolution."

Posted Oct 29, 2009

Edward Havens

11 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."

Posted Oct 27, 2009

Edward Havens

12 48%

Taking Woodstock (2009)

"There is a great movie within Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock.""

Posted Aug 25, 2009

Edward Havens

13 88%

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

"Amongst all the filmmakers working today, no one inspires more passionate discussion, debate and analysis than Quentin Tarantino."

Posted Aug 21, 2009

Edward Havens

14 80%

It Might Get Loud (2009)

"I apologize this is more a mash note than critical analysis."

Posted Aug 14, 2009

Edward Havens

15 74%

Cold Souls (2009)

"The easiest, and laziest, way to describe the new movie "Cold Souls" is to compare it to "Being John Malkovich.""

Posted Aug 6, 2009

Edward Havens

16 94%

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."

Posted Jul 30, 2009

Edward Havens

17 71%

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."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

Edward Havens

18 60%

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."

Posted Jul 22, 2009

Edward Havens

19 79%

Humpday (2009)

"Sadly, the most interesting characters in "Humpday" are not the main focuses of the story."

Posted Jul 10, 2009

Edward Havens

20 ——

Tom & Jerry: Chuck Jones Collection (2009)

"If you love the work of Chuck Jones, this is an invaluable, if not exactly incredible, addition to your collection."

Posted Jul 8, 2009

Edward Havens

21 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."

Posted Jun 25, 2009

Edward Havens

22 100%

Woodstock - 3 Days of Peace & Music (1970)

"The 40th Anniversary DVD of "Woodstock" is a great experience and should get many baby boomers excited to see and hear some old friends again."

Posted Jun 8, 2009

Edward Havens

23 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."

Posted May 28, 2009

Edward Havens

24 46%

Management (2009)

"To be completely honest, I was ready to walk out of the new Jennifer Aniston movie "Management" after ten minutes."

Posted May 15, 2009

Edward Havens

25 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"

Posted May 14, 2009

Edward Havens

26 78%

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."

Posted May 8, 2009

Edward Havens

27 41%

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2013)

"Dumb kids doing dumb things for dumb reasons."

Posted May 6, 2009

Edward Havens

28 72%

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

"The best movie of 2008 makes an early claim for the best DVD of 2009."

Posted May 6, 2009

Edward Havens

29 ——

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?"

Posted Apr 30, 2009

Edward Havens

30 14%

The Spirit (2008)

"More interested in being a technical marvel than a coherent story."

Posted Apr 29, 2009

Edward Havens

31 89%

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."

Posted Apr 3, 2009

Edward Havens

32 32%

Fanboys (2008)

"Probably the closest thing my generation will get to having its own "Diner""

Posted Feb 6, 2009

Edward Havens

33 79%

Gran Torino (2009)

Posted Jan 9, 2009

Cassy Havens

34 64%

Quantum of Solace (2008)

"Despite its faults, I can still say with relative assurance this is the best Bond film since "Thunderball.""

Posted Nov 14, 2008

Edward Havens

35 94%

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."

Posted Nov 12, 2008

Edward Havens

36 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."

Posted Oct 24, 2008

Edward Havens

37 ——

Another Cinderella Story (2008)

"I guess the best thing that can be said about the direct-to-video release "Another Cinderella Story" is that it is not quite as bad as it should be."

Posted Oct 15, 2008

Edward Havens

38 99%

L.A. Confidential (1997)

Posted Oct 6, 2008

Edward Havens

39 54%

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."

Posted Sep 26, 2008

Edward Havens

40 76%

Appaloosa (2008)

"Can Ed Harris, of all people, save the Western for this generation?"

Posted Sep 23, 2008

Edward Havens

41 94%

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

"Let's hope the next time Disney re-releases this on home video... they will include the 3D version."

Posted Sep 17, 2008

Edward Havens

42 0%

Surfer, Dude (2008)

"The number of artistically successful surfing movies can be counted on one hand, and the majority of those are documentaries."

Posted Sep 17, 2008

Edward Havens

43 81%

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

"A pleasant enough diversion with some great performances and beautiful cinematography to just make it worth recommending."

Posted Aug 15, 2008

Edward Havens

44 100%

Man on Wire (2008)

"Sits alongside "The Thin Blue Line" and "Hoop Dreams" as a non-fictional narrative which changes the rules of its genre."

Posted Jul 25, 2008

Edward Havens

45 78%

Baghead (2008)

"What could have been an amusing short subject, the Duplass Brothers' not-quite-horror/not-quite-comedy drags its one note premise out to an almost mind-numbing 84 minutes."

Posted Jul 25, 2008

Edward Havens

46 71%

Wanted (2008)

""Wanted" is exactly what it is supposed to be: a slick, well-produced piece of popcorn fluff with a hot chick, hot cars and enough action to fill a half-dozen Marvel adaptations."

Posted Jun 26, 2008

Edward Havens

47 ——

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film (2006)

"Probably the closest any of us who admired the man from afar will ever get to the confines of Woody Creek and the maddening genius who ruled over it."

Posted Jun 2, 2008

Edward Havens

48 75%

Peter Pan (1953)

"The Walt Disney Company has broken the vaults wide open to add a plethora of fascinating historic artifacts to make this new Platinum Edition a must-own for any Disney collector."

Posted Jun 2, 2008

Edward Havens

49 96%

Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)

"If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Morgan Spurlock should be thrilled about the new documentary "Bigger, Stronger, Faster*.""

Posted May 30, 2008

Edward Havens

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