David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet Bloody Daughter " Nothing that really gets under the skin, but some touching moments. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 1, 2015
4/5 100% Exit " Modest in scope, but barely puts a foot wrong. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 25, 2015
5/5 90% Cry of the City (1948) " The beauty of Siodmak's film is how it objectively observes how a man acts with the spectre of death on his shoulder. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/5 81% The Falling " Carol Morley follows up the mesmerising Dreams of a Life with a tedious period drama set in an all-girls school. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 100% Hotori no Sakuko " Hardly a knock-out, but effective where it counts. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 88% The Good Lie (2014) " This timely, light comic study of what it means to be a refugee makes for a refreshingly un-hectoring watch. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 89% Glassland " A proper film, robustly made and beautifully acted. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 60% The Invisible Life " Hits you only after hours of contemplation. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 69% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) " Clever enough, but forgets to be exciting. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 16, 2015
1/5 6% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) " Here's our list of 20 things that aren't quite as bad as Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 15, 2015
5/5 91% Jauja (2015) " Miraculous. Blithely does its own thing, but with staggering assurance and artistry. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 82% Good Kill (2015) " Doesn't shake you in your seat, but some very effective moments, and it poses some complex moral questions. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 71% The DUFF (2015) " Mae Whitman - please star in all movies. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 100% Blade Runner (The Final Cut) (2007) " It's a quest movie - where one thing leads mechanically to another to another to another. There are no twists. It's noir only in atmosphere and expressionist lighting schemes. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 67% The Decent One (2014) " Works despite director Lapa's little impositions. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 82% Furious 7 (2015) " Start your engines. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 2, 2015
1/5 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) " Dishwater. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 2, 2015
4/5 100% Blind (2004) " Definitely one that repays repeat viewings. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/5 52% The Face Of An Angel (2015) " Dramatically underwhelming. Doesn't really feel like there's a film here. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/5 29% Get Hard (2015) " A movie you're waiting to finish rather than anticipating the finale. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/5 13% Seventh Son (2015) " Would it even have been improved if we could actually hear the dialogue? Probably not. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 84% Cinderella (2015) " Slightly eerie in its dead-eyed coldness, but you get used to it. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 16% The Gunman (2015) " Director Pierre Morel is the real hero here, supercharging the genre material with touches of brilliance. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 72% Suite Française " Everyone involved has been better elsewhere. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/5 71% Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) " It's maybe not up there in the pantheon of British classics, but there's something highly relaxing and radical about the fact that Schlesinger articulates this classical story with breathy longeurs ... " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/5 61% Run All Night (2015) " Another week, another snarling slab of Neesonalia. This one is a superior sample. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 12, 2015
4/5 100% Dreamcatcher (2015) " Longinotto's rare skill is in that she makes advocacy documentaries by stealth, espousing the work of certain people and groups without ever having to explicitly state the fact. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2/5 78% Kill the Messenger (2014) " Solid, though director Michael Cuesta doesn't have the journalistic balls of his subject. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 95% Catch Me Daddy " The clever obfuscation of fact and context is, in the end, what makes the film worth catching. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/5 92% From Here to Eternity (1953) " The film is anonymously directed, functionally paced and hysterical at times, though it seduces as a hot-blooded spectacle that stitches emotional detail onto the epic canvas of history. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 98% It Happened One Night (1934) " It's probably more historically important than it is a masterpiece (the last 20 minutes take the missed conections and misunderstandings an inch too far), but it's still very easy to fall in love with. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 22, 2015
4/5 100% Maidan (2014) " A vision of Hell. A horror movie. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 19, 2015
4/5 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) " A road movie which transcends its ultra-quirky log-line. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 19, 2015
4/5 33% Blackhat (2015) " Much cybercandy here to chew on. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 19, 2015
2/5 84% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) " Medalia is a bit of a natural, but the her film is scrappy and trite. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3/5 88% Coherence (2014) " Clever and compelling, though never quite breaking through the sense of artifice. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3/5 94% Love Is Strange (2014) " Would love to see another movie about these two characters. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 13, 2015
4/5 100% The Philadelphia Story (1940) " Still a sparkling delight. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3/5 53% The Interview (2014) " Seth Rogen and James Franco topple communism with comic truth bombs in this jolly satire. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 5, 2015
5/5 99% Selma (2015) " Ava DuVernay's vital civil rights drama is the film Martin Luther King deserved. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2/5 63% Still Life (2015) " The presence of the great Eddie Marsan can't save this ponderous and sentimental Brit film about death and dying. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 5, 2015
1/5 67% No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers " This flimsy puff-piece from director Elizabeth Marcus is a boring document of a boring band. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 29, 2015
5/5 73% Inherent Vice (2015) " As rich and strange as we've come to expect from the "late" Anderson films, but doesn't quite achieve the digressive whackadoo majesty of the novel. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/5 91% Ex Machina (2015) " Feels like a pathway to grander things for Garland. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2/5 62% La Maison De La Radio (2013) " It's not exactly a chore to sit through, but you'd hardly chalk it up as scintillating viewing. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 22, 2015
3/5 93% Duck Soup (1933) " Questioning the canonical standing of a titan such as Duck Soup seems like an exercise in questioning the tastes of those who like it rather than the upbraiding the comedy mechanics of the film itself. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Shirks its responsibility to be about anything. Still, decent fun. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 5, 2015
5/5 96% Summer (1999) " A film which is at once nothing and everything. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 1, 2015
2/5 75% Enemy (2014) " Lots of good stuff here, precious little of which has any lasting impact. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 1, 2015
3/5 9% Dying of the Light (2014) " There are some great ideas here, and the film as a whole does make for cheerfully compulsive viewing. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 1, 2015
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