David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% 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:
645

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/5 92% Calvary (2014) " Director John Michael McDonagh's extraordinary film presents deep existential torment under the guise of a parochial murder mystery." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/5 96% The Lunchbox (2014) " A Rolls Royce romantic comedy set in Mumbai that rides on a delectable, bittersweet central turn by Irrfan Khan." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 11, 2014
5/5 100% Le Roi et l'oiseau (The King and the Mockingbird) (2003) " A film which no less than Hayao Miyazaki considers one of the vertigo-inducing pinnacles of the animated form." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2/5 50% Khumba (2013) " A dearth of new and interesting ideas characterises this stock animated caper with furry critters a-plenty." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2/5 41% Divergent (2014) " An exceptional teen girl rises up from the slurry of humanity and goes on to mount a revolution against... you know the drill." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4/5 94% The Past (2013) " Tahar Rahim and Bérénice Bejo are on top form in this immaculate study of marital disharmony." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 27, 2014
2/5 89% Dangerous Acts Starring The Unstable Elements Of Belarus " An avant garde theatre collective challenge Belarusian politics in this underwhelming activism doc." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 27, 2014
1/5 27% A Long Way Down (2014) " Even Pierce Brosnan comes off worse for wear in this painfully misguided suicide comedy." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/5 47% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) " This handsome and luxuriant biopic of the French fashion maestro is all surface and no feeling." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/5 71% Plot for Peace " You'll need a rewatch to understand what's going on, but the filmmaking is not exciting enough to really warrant it." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) " More hipster curmudgeons driving around in muscle cars with this passable 3D street-racing flick." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 12, 2014
4/5 100% Wake in Fright (2012) " Perhaps slightly schematic in charting the descent of man, but it induces a sweat that's hard to wash off." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Less bad, more just listless and disjointed. Eva Green is MVP by a long way." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/5 87% Funny Face (1957) " It's an intermittently charming trifle with directorial style to burn in the place of any kind of satisfactory substance." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/5 95% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " Alain Guiraudie - remember that name." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 20, 2014
5/5 86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Hilarious, bittersweet, nostalgic and philosophical. One of this amazing director's finest achievements." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " An opulent and strangely moving caper movie." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 13, 2014
5/5 94% Her (2014) " Whimsical futuro-romance effortlessly evolves into ambiguous, unfathomable hard sci-fi in Spike Jonze's best film to date." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2/5 92% Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows) (Lift to the Scaffold) (Frantic) (1958) " Its constituent parts are great, but just don't come together to make a coherent and satisfying movie." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/5 88% Journal de France " A nostalgic cine-scrapbook on the life and times of famed French documentarian Raymond Depardon." — Little White Lies
Posted Jan 30, 2014
2/5 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " Chris Pine headlines this post-Cold War spy caper whose pleasures are few and far between." — Little White Lies
Posted Jan 23, 2014
2/5 75% Oh Boy " Oh Boy opts for blunt caricatures to push its somewhat dour thesis on the inexorable cultural decline of modern Europe." — Little White Lies
Posted Jan 17, 2014
4/5 100% The Square (2013) " The extreme highs and lows of the Egyptian revolution captured in a single, astonishing documentary." — Little White Lies
Posted Jan 9, 2014
5/5 97% The Innocents (1961) " One of cinema's great ghost stories is also an essay on the psychological realities of film acting." — Little White Lies
Posted Dec 12, 2013
2/5 90% Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) (1988) " A bald-faced act of unalloyed, weapons grade sentimentalism in which humanity is drained of anything with even a passing resemblance to a soul." — Little White Lies
Posted Dec 12, 2013
1/5 0% Tamla Rose " This cheapjack, Liverpool-set music industry saga lacks even passable production values." — Little White Lies
Posted Dec 12, 2013
3/5 78% Big Bad Wolves (2014) " A feisty, literate torture porn comedy from the makes of the acclaimed horror movie, Rabies." — Little White Lies
Posted Dec 5, 2013
4/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " A bittersweet road movie about the joy and sadness of ageing directed by the great Alexander Payne." — Little White Lies
Posted Dec 5, 2013
3/5 89% Frozen (2013) " A very decent seasonal Disney feature which amply refreshes a haggard old template." — Little White Lies
Posted Dec 5, 2013
5/5 84% Leviathan (2013) " When we say it's like nothing else you've seen, you've really got to take our word for it." — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 29, 2013
3/5 85% Dirty Wars (2013) " Government sanctioned atrocities and journalist Jeremy Scahill fight for top billing in this investigative doc." — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 29, 2013
4/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " One of the big shocks of 2013: the Mary Poppins origin story is unspeakably lovely." — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 29, 2013
5/5 86% Computer Chess (2013) " The spirit of Altman returns! A film to study, pick apart, discuss and debate." — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2/5 40% FLU (2013) " Korean director Kim Sung-su revives the '70s-style disaster movie, with somewhat iffy results." — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 21, 2013
1/5 56% Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson " Every revelation, every vignette, every syllable of dialogue is utterly laboured and bereft of even the slightest scintilla of originality." — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/5 58% Dom Hemingway (2014) " A fascinating, disjointed oddity with big ol' subversive streak." — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/5 64% Pandora's Promise (2013) " Robert Stone's fascinating documentary makes a convincing case for a nuclear future." — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 14, 2013
2/5 67% Future My Love " Director Maja Borg dances around the issues in this awkwardy-experimental political doc." — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/5 95% Child's Pose (2014) " A taut modern morality tale from Romania with a knock-out lead performance from Luminita Gheorghiu." — Little White Lies
Posted Oct 31, 2013
4/5 96% A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) " A smart, streamlined slasher with plenty under the bonnet." — Little White Lies
Posted Oct 31, 2013
2/5 83% Drinking Buddies (2013) " It feels like a slicker, sleeker version of the cruddy DV odysseys of yore, and yet at its (mumble) core, it's just more of the same minor-key doodling." — Little White Lies
Posted Oct 31, 2013
5/5 95% Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre) (1979) " Nosferatu the Vampyre comes across as the perfect conflation of everything that makes Werner Herzog Werner Herzog." — Little White Lies
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3/5 60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) " An amusing, Jackass-branded fairy tale with Johnny Knoxville pranking middle America in the guise of a pervy oldster." — Little White Lies
Posted Oct 24, 2013
1/5 —— It's A Lot " Rehashed ideas and grotesque caricatures combine to sink this scattershot British comedy." — Little White Lies
Posted Oct 24, 2013
1/5 28% The Taste of Money (2013) " This grotesque, luxe white-collar chamber drama from South Korea is often laughably bad." — Little White Lies
Posted Oct 24, 2013
3/5 83% Prince Avalanche (2013) " David Gordon Green returns to serious filmmaking with this Waiting for Godot for the All Tomorrow's Parties set." — Little White Lies
Posted Oct 17, 2013
4/5 67% Walesa " The turbulent life and times of Lech Walesa forms the basis for this superior biopic from Polish legend Andrzej Wajda." — Little White Lies
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2/5 80% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) " This handsome Flemmish melodrama (with added bluegrass) falls apart during its anguished second half." — Little White Lies
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3/5 70% V/H/S/2 (2013) " Someone please give Gareth Evans lots of money to make amazing, violent, creative horror films." — Little White Lies
Posted Oct 10, 2013
1/5 29% Machete Kills (2013) " Robert Rodriguez offers up reliably lame sequel to an original which already felt conceptually stretched." — Little White Lies
Posted Oct 10, 2013
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