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:
680

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 680
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " It is a lovely movie, albeit one which is so thorough and single-minded in intent, that it doesn't really leave anything much to ponder after the lights have gone up." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 13, 2013
84% The Unknown Known (2014) " "A failure of imagination," is how Rumsfeld chalks up not foreseeing the many and varied political blunders that littered his career. The same, alas, could be said of Morris' movie." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 13, 2013
81% Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm) " His most mature, complex and strangely romantic film to date." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 13, 2013
92% Philomena (2013) " A return to form for Stephen Frears in this amusing and inquisitive road movie." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 13, 2013
86% Joe (2014) " The fluency of the storytelling isn't always up to snuff, and Green is prone to inserting in spurious single-serving scenes which feel like they're there to artificially bolster the character motivations." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 13, 2013
97% Gravity (2013) " Alfonso Cuarón's disaster movie set in space is one of the year's best." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 13, 2013
4/5 100% The Big Risk (Classe tous risques) (1960) " A splendid showcase for the great Lino Ventura." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 12, 2013
89% The Wind Rises (2014) " A melodrama so earnest, rousing and robustly built that you'd swear it could have come out of Hollywood in the 1940s. " — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 8, 2013
84% Night Moves (2014) " With Night Moves, American director Kelly Reichardt makes it five for five." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 8, 2013
86% Under the Skin (2014) " It's hard to instantly come down on either side of the fence for this film. It's so defiantly clinical and furtive that, even though it's clearly a work of great substance and mystery, it lacks a basic sense of tenderness." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 8, 2013
53% The Zero Theorem (2014) " He has created a kind of visual, aural and intellectual trove of Gilliamiana." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 8, 2013
89% Locke (2014) " It's something of a miracle that Knight manages to protract the material to feature length, though that's more down to Hardy's powerhouse presence as opposed to repetitious lattice of lens-flared motorway lights..." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 8, 2013
82% Miss Violence " It's a somewhat blunt and righteously angry admonishment of the Greek state, but its shocking exploration of economic debasement helps retain the momentum right up to it's shocking double denouement." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 7, 2013
93% Jiao you (Stray Dogs) " Every shot in this film instantly etches itself on the memory, but you'll have to find a special place for the last three which are some of the most extraordinary ever committed to film." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 7, 2013
63% Sacro GRA " t's passible, inconsequential and amusing entertainment, lacking any kind of intellectual conviction and instead offering mild, insight-neural tall tales of quotidian struggles and dippy suburbanites in its place." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 7, 2013
4/5 58% Riddick (2013) " Bow down before Riddick as he is our new god." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2013
4/5 100% Purple Noon (Plein soleil) (1996) " Alain Delon excels as gentleman psychopath Tom Ripley in René Clément's beautifully restored classic." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 29, 2013
2/5 54% Lovelace (2013) " Moralising anti-porn tract rather than ambiguous life story of a true enigma." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 22, 2013
2/5 —— El Sheita Elli Fat (Winter of Discontent) " Admirable, but nothing you couldn't get from scouring a news website for a few hours." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 22, 2013
5/5 89% Mahanagar (The Big City) (The Great City) (1967) " Incredibly rich and satisfying. Would easily stand up to multiple viewings." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 15, 2013
1/5 35% Aftershock (2013) " Very, very ordinary." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 15, 2013
1/5 56% Bachelorette (2012) " Not good." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 15, 2013
1/5 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " We wish this left a sour taste in the mouth, instead it leaves nothing." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 15, 2013
2/5 71% Foxfire " A big miss. Cantet can and should do better than this." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3/5 83% From Up On Poppy Hill (2013) " Not up there with the Ghibli masterworks of yore, but still a bounty of ideas and emotions." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 1, 2013
2/5 14% The Smurfs 2 (2013) " No fun whatsoever." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 31, 2013
2/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) " If the makers had had the courage of their convictions and gone full-Bond on this one, they might have had something. As it is... no, not really." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 25, 2013
2/5 58% Viramundo " Hard to know what the film says. Or what it even wanted to say." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 25, 2013
2/5 69% Days Of Grace (Dias De Gracia) (2011) " So we think Mexico is an extremely violent place, but are a bit confused to be frank." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 25, 2013
3/5 98% Roman Holiday (1953) " Hepburn represents all western cinema, finally allowed out to play on the cobbled streets of postwar Europe." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 18, 2013
3/5 88% Springsteen And I (2013) " As much as this is a film about extreme fandom and joys of getting close and personal with a music legend, Walsh's film also offers a neat examination into the art of stage banter." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 18, 2013
4/5 87% Akira (2001) " While its typically convoluted sci-fi plotting and sprawling ensemble of characters occasionally lead it to border on the incoherent, it's hard not to be in awe of the giant hand-drawn cityscapes that make up the backdrop for the eye-popping action." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 18, 2013
1/5 14% Suspension Of Disbelief " This noir-referencing drama from Brit digi-alchemist Mike Figgis is a didactic and haughty bore." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 18, 2013
3/5 82% Eden (2013) " Props to Griffiths for proving that it only takes a very slight shift in tone and focus to give a gory old bike a set of shiny new wheels." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 18, 2013
3/5 100% Les Invisibles " Passionate people speaking openly about their lives and loves, it's stirring stuff." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 11, 2013
3/5 81% The Moo Man " A lovely little film which amounts to much more than its director perhaps intended it to." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 11, 2013
4/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " Guillermo del Toro's epic homage to classic-era monster movies is a triumph of consumate design and old school romanticism." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 9, 2013
2/5 88% A Field in England (2014) " Like being punched in the face by your best friend for no reason." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 4, 2013
1/5 27% Bula Quo! " Awful, but never memorably awful." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 4, 2013
5/5 95% The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle)(Every Man for Himself and God Against All) (1974) " A great among greats. Bruno S's performance is surely one of the best ever?" — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 4, 2013
2/5 82% Pussy Riot- - A Punk Prayer (2013) " A missed opportunity to use an isolated event to explore wider issues." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 4, 2013
4/5 60% The Bling Ring (2013) " A film about teenagers, crime, celebrity, LA, the internet and the cinema. These still waters run very deep indeed." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 4, 2013
2/5 75% Out in the Dark (2013) " Borders on the boring." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 4, 2013
2/5 38% Paris Manhattan (2013) " So light it needs tethering to the floor with sandbags." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 4, 2013
5/5 95% The Act Of Killing (2013) " This ideological push and pull at the film's core supplies it with a sense of high drama. How far can Oppenheimer indulge the whims of his subject to further calcify his demonic inner-nature? " — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 28, 2013
3/5 70% I Want Your Love " It's a sweet, slight movie that, while hardly a paragon of dramatic originality, executes a simple idea very effectively." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 28, 2013
2/5 69% Renoir (2013) " The story falters when it runs through its very traditional, even hackneyed arcs ..." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 28, 2013
2/5 89% The Battle Of The Sexes " A lot of the material is reused, and the timeline of events overlaps with itself on a number of occasions, which smacks of a dearth of material for a film which barely runs to 80 minutes." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 28, 2013
4/5 98% Before Midnight (2013) " Predictably, it's just as great as the first two." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 20, 2013
3/5 100% Fire In The Night " Covers its chosen subject with aplomb. Very robust." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 20, 2013
4/5 92% I Am Breathing (2013) " Manages to be concurrently moving and unsentimental - a very tough balance." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 20, 2013
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