David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Biography:
Time Out film critic.
Publications:
Film4 , Little White Lies , thelondonpaper , Time Out , Time Out New York , Time Out Sydney , Total Film
Total Reviews:
697

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 100% L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq " Extremely funny, curiously moving." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 18, 2014
4/5 95% Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014) " Only from a distance can you appreciate what a remarkable feat this film is." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 11, 2014
1/5 79% The Riot Club (Posh) " Lone Scherfig's limp state-of-the-nation address is powered solely by grotesque stereotypes." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2/5 77% Attila Marcel " Feels similar (and inferior) to quite a few other films." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 59% Finding Fela! (2014) " Long and undisciplined." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2014
5/5 100% M (1931) " You'll never look at a novelty balloon in the same way again." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 18% Sex Tape (2014) " Limp." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 93% The Guest (2014) " A set-up rich with metaphorical potential is squandered." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2014
4/5 69% They Came Together (2014) " Writer-director David Wain proves that he's one of the finest comedy filmmakers working right now." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 65% Kvinden i buret (The Keeper of Lost Causes) " This convoluted and unremarkable Scandi thriller at least boasts an endearingly taciturn lead in Nikolaj Lie Kaas." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 28, 2014
5/5 95% Two Days, One Night " If you only do one thing this year, make sure you catch this shattering masterpiece by the Dardenne brothers." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/5 89% Alleluia " The final title-card should come with a slide whistle accompaniment." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 21, 2014
3/5 95% To Catch a Thief (2009) " A fun seaside frolic, but doesn't sit long in the mind." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 7, 2014
2/5 76% Moebius (2014) " Feels dashed-off, but at least there's a boldness at play." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 7, 2014
1/5 71% The Inbetweeners Movie 2 " Like having your brain replaced with a defective version of Urban Dictionary and then being constantly booted in the swingers." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/5 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " So aggressively old school in every way that it's actually rather charming." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/5 93% The Deer Hunter (1978) " Heart-on-sleeve stuff that works despite some of its more egregious impulses." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/5 32% Anna (2014) " Farmiga stands out in an otherwise rote and thrill-neutral tale of a psychic gumshoe." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/5 100% Branded to Kill (1967) " More of an instant hit than a slow-release of pleasure. But well worth it." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/5 96% Some Like It Hot (1959) " Everyone has a canonical classic which they just don't get. This one is mine." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2/5 75% Goltzius And The Pelican Company " Peter Greenaway offers subversive interpretations of Bible stories, with painfully arch and alienating results." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 10, 2014
4/5 25% Tammy (2014) " Melissa McCarthy shines in this grease-sodden hymn to the state of modern America." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 3, 2014
4/5 99% A Hard Day's Night (1964) " The simple joys of mucking about are captured in this madcap concert tour farce with the Beatles." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 3, 2014
2/5 64% Au bout du conte (Under the Rainbow) " There are some nice individual moments here, but they all appear amid a sea of wacky randomness." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 86% Cold in July (2014) " A film which speaks loudly and directly, but doesn't have much to say." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 58% Keeping Rosy " This chilly urban psychodrama starring Maxine Peake sadly does more wrong that it does right." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 26, 2014
5/5 100% Spring in a Small Town (Xiao cheng zhi chun) (2007) " Mu ... creates extra hits of pure emotion through silky camera movements and the melancholy manner in which he frames his conflicted characters against the unforgiving landscape." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 19, 2014
1/5 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " Kevin Costner tries his hand at a Neeson-style B-movie and accidentally heralds the death of cinema as we know it." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/5 67% The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet " A film that only someone like Jeunet could get away with, a Disney-like adventure which harks back to 'Huckleberry Finn' but which also seethes with dark sentiment towards the modern world." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2/5 35% Knocked for Six (Save Your Legs) " Not without its charms, but instantly forgettable." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/5 100% When I Saw You (2014) " Gently comic life lessons emanate from horrific warfare in this measured and poetic mother-and-son drama." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
2/5 93% Fruitvale Station (2013) " Just... no. This is heartstring-tugging hooey." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/5 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Lord and Miller have their cake and eat it. Again. Will they now go for the threepeat?" — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
1/5 10% Grace Of Monaco " This bubble-headed biopic exudes awfulness through its every perfumed and pampered pore." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/5 62% The Sacrament (2014) " One of America's most exciting young directors delivers half of a great movie with this investigation into religious cults." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
2/5 57% Pluto " The kids aren't alright in this cynical South Korean satire on the brutal education regimes of elite high schools." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
4/5 68% Jimmy's Hall " This (possible) swansong from Brit veteran Ken Loach contains some of his finest work in years." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/5 92% Venus in Fur (2014) " Roman Polanski playfully deconstructs sexual power relationships in this ribald, talky two-hander." — Little White Lies
Posted May 29, 2014
3/5 81% Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist (2014) " A solid, but very basic documentary profile of the tragically deceased giant of '90s cycling." — Little White Lies
Posted May 15, 2014
2/5 35% Touchy Feely (2013) " Decent performances, but the film as a whole is a dramatic and thematic mess." — Little White Lies
Posted May 15, 2014
4/5 24% The Canyons (2013) " Lindsay Lohan lights up the screen as a fallen starlet in Paul Schrader's much-maligned noir quickie." — Little White Lies
Posted May 8, 2014
4/5 100% American Interior " Yes, it's an amusing and sometimes flippant work, but Rhys' ultimate sincerity is never in question." — Little White Lies
Posted May 8, 2014
3/5 94% Paths of Glory (1957) " Some kind of corrupted masterpiece." — Little White Lies
Posted May 1, 2014
3/5 88% Willow Creek (2014) " Some really fine stuff in here, and much more too it than a nuts-'n'-bolts monster movie." — Little White Lies
Posted May 1, 2014
3/5 26% Brick Mansions (2014) " Speak as you find, it's a superfun romp, solidly made." — Little White Lies
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 95% Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom) (2014) " This tense and naturalistic tale of Georgian youth in revolt offers a clever new twist on the tired teen movie." — Little White Lies
Posted May 1, 2014
2/5 40% After the Night (Até ver a luz) " This cliché-ridden gangland drama at least boasts a clutch of menacing supporting performances." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 25, 2014
3/5 93% An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013) " It's great to see an old hand going back to basics." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 25, 2014
2/5 83% Cupcakes " A playful, bright and well-intentioned film that, at times, one can't help singing along to. Will we be singing its song in years to come, however? Not sure about that." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 25, 2014
2/5 80% You & Me Forever " This sweet, well-made teenage rite-of-passage drama from Denmark militantly sticks to the tried-and-tested." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 25, 2014
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