David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% 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:
710

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 710
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 91% 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 23% 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
3/5 19% Transcendence (2014) " A giant third-act bellyflop isn't quite enough to spoil it totally. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 25, 2014
3/5 96% Wrinkles (2014) " Lots to love here, but it's all perhaps a little soft. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 24, 2014
5/5 89% 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% The King and the Mockingbird (2014) " 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 44% 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 93% 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 90% 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 21% 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 44% 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 (2014) " 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 22% 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 94% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " Alain Guiraudie - remember that name. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 20, 2014
5/5 85% 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 (2013) " 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 55% 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 72% A Coffee in Berlin (2014) " 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 98% 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 80% 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 87% 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 45% FLU (2013) " Korean director Kim Sung-su revives the '70s-style disaster movie, with somewhat iffy results. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 21, 2013
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