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Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Mark Jenkins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): NPR, NPR.org, Orlando Weekly, Washington Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
78% The Club (El Club) (2016) "Admirable but arduous. Its vision of sin and repentance is sexually graphic and sometimes perverse, more Jean Genet than St. Francis of Assisi. " ‐ NPR
Posted Feb 5, 2016
100% Aferim! (2016) "Like many films set in contemporary Bucharest, this is a story of self-styled potentates, small-time graft, and inevitable disappointment. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jan 21, 2016
2.5/4 79% Ip Man 3 (2016) "The carelessly plotted story consists mostly of setups for fight scenes, nicely staged in such distinctive locations as an elevator, an umbrella store and the hull of a partly built ship. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 21, 2016
92% In The Shadow of Women (2016) "What distinguishes In the Shadow of Women are its naturalistic performances - especially Courau's - and its elegantly composed shots and offhand rhythm. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jan 14, 2016
92% The Treasure (2016) "This charmer is determinedly mundane and low-key, until an unexpected finale transforms it. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jan 7, 2016
60% Joy (2015) "The movie lurches from event to event, and tone to tone, without articulating a reason to exist. " ‐ NPR
Posted Dec 24, 2015
95% Son of Saul (2015) "Information - including the gassing of victims - is conveyed less by images than by complex, ominous sounds. The audience is the midst of horror, yet can barely discern it. " ‐ NPR
Posted Dec 17, 2015
2.5/4 75% The Suspect (Yong-eui-ja) (2014) "Director Won Sin-yeon skillfully emulates the you-are-there-but-where-the-heck-is-that? style of the "Bourne" movies. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 17, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) "There's a lot going on here, and The Big Short might be best appreciated by people who've already read the book. That's not because the film doesn't do a good job of explaining what happened. " ‐ NPR
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "If the documentary concentrates on the mechanical aspects of filmmaking, that's clearly because it was Hitchcock's preference. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 10, 2015
73% Youth (2015) "What bonds the movie's many, sometimes clashing elements is Caine's embodiment of the rueful yet accepting Fred. " ‐ NPR
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/4 93% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) "The director interviewed just about everyone relevant to Joplin's life story who is still alive. She uses archival footage and Joplin's letters - read by singer-songwriter Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power - to add voices from beyond the grave. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 3, 2015
26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "The latest resurrection of Mary Shelley's horror classic has a tech-era vibe that adds to its modest appeal. " ‐ NPR
Posted Nov 25, 2015
62% Legend (2015) "Legend's central cinematic ploy, the doubling of Hardy ... gives this mostly predictable retelling a jolt of anarchy in the U.K. " ‐ NPR
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2.5/4 43% The 33 (2015) "The inspirational docudrama nicely evokes the havoc of the initial cave-in, but spends too much time above ground to convey the existential horror of the almost-buried men. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet Olvidados (2015) "Despite numerous missteps and contrivances, "Olvidados" succeeds as an indictment of Operation Condor's horrors. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 12, 2015
72% Trumbo (2015) "Trumbo is solid and satisfying, if far from revelatory. " ‐ NPR
Posted Nov 5, 2015
42% Love (2015) "Perhaps the lovemaking would have more juice if the characters weren't so shallow, and their dialogue so flat. Equally thin are the performances of the three leads ... " ‐ NPR
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3.5/4 77% The Assassin (2015) "As with Wong Kar-wai's "The Ashes of Time," Hou's take on the martial-arts flick is affectionate, but may frustrate fans of the genre. "The Assassin" is a mood piece, evoking rather than explaining. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 29, 2015
8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "Rock the Kasbah's timing is so slack, and its screenplay so shapeless, that the movie doesn't even rise to the level of an Afghan-war Stripes. It's almost as laugh-free as the latest news from Kunduz. " ‐ NPR
Posted Oct 22, 2015
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "There are no extraneous elements in this carefully structured docudrama, which juxtaposes East and West with parallel scenes and emulates vintage Hollywood fare as painstakingly as it reconstructs 1957 Brooklyn and 1962 Berlin. " ‐ NPR
Posted Oct 15, 2015
94% The Forbidden Room (2015) "The film is more than just spot-on parody. " ‐ NPR
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2.5/4 91% In My Father's House (2015) ""In My Father's House" offers lots of interesting raw material, but it could use a disinterested observer's remix. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2.5/4 88% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "Tirola's documentary is brisk and entertaining, if not especially thoughtful. But then neither was the magazine, whose militant bad taste spawned "Saturday Night Live" and so much more. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 8, 2015
96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) "Panahi has made three features since 2010, when the Iranian government officially prohibited him from working. The latest, Taxi, is the friskiest and most expansive. " ‐ NPR
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2/4 4% Shanghai (2015) "Director Mikael Hafstrom and a fine cast and crew have made a film that's elegant and gauche in roughly equal measure. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 1, 2015
98% Finders Keepers (2015) "As the filmmakers follow the story over seven years, the movie becomes richer and more empathetic. The events are absurd, but the emotions merely human. " ‐ NPR
Posted Oct 1, 2015
96% #DEL Do Not Merge "As the filmmakers follow the story over seven years, the movie becomes richer and more empathetic. The events are absurd, but the emotions merely human. " ‐ NPR
Posted Sep 25, 2015
3/4 93% Coming Home (2015) "The beautifully composed shots are studies in shadow and sunlight, drizzle and grime. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2/4 86% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) ""A Brilliant Young Mind" is less stuffy than the usual cinematic ode to British smarts and schooling. But that still can't save this tale of eccentric genius from being profoundly conventional. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Sep 17, 2015
83% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "Like professional conjurers, writer-directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala are masters of diversion. " ‐ NPR
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2.5/4 71% Wolf Totem (2015) "Wolves, horses and sheep are the principal players in the movie's set pieces, which are powerfully staged and tightly edited, if sometimes oversold by James Horner's bombastic score. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Sep 10, 2015
97% Blind (2015) "With heightened sounds and Petersen's assured performance, Blind evocatively depicts the small triumphs and frustrating defeats of Ingrid's daily existence. " ‐ NPR
Posted Sep 4, 2015
41% We Are Your Friends (2015) "The goal of EDM, at least to its more utopian advocates, is to annihilate the ego and embrace collective rapture. We Are Your Friends doesn't really do that, but it does occasionally crack open the door far enough to offer a glimpse of Eden. " ‐ NPR
Posted Aug 27, 2015
66% Learning To Drive (2015) "The film seems to take its method entirely from Darwan's quiet, methodical patter about how to move safely across lanes and through intersections. It's good advice for driving, but less helpful for drama. " ‐ NPR
Posted Aug 20, 2015
82% Mistress America (2015) "In both details and tone, Mistress America is a jumble. " ‐ NPR
Posted Aug 13, 2015
1.5/4 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "It's great television, but it has been available on YouTube for some time now. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 6, 2015
91% The End Of The Tour (2015) "The movie is only for Wallace buffs and one other, even smaller group: journalists who have interviewed a reasonably famous cultural personage. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 31, 2015
2/4 58% Samba (2015) ""Samba" is loosely plotted and is at least 20 minutes too long. It seems ready to end half a dozen times before it finally does, with ironic payoffs for Samba and Alice that are too glib to be satisfying. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jul 30, 2015
86% A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (2015) "Even those who followed Amina's rise and fall in the ultimately chastened media will find Gay Girl a nifty piece of detective work. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 26, 2015
96% The Look of Silence (2015) "The Look of Silence ... uses members of a single family to represent the millions of victims and survivors. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 16, 2015
21% Self/less (2015) "Singh once seemed an original, but Self/less doesn't have a distinctive bone in either of its bodies. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3.5/4 100% Rebels of the Neon God (2015) "Like Godard's "Breathless" and Wong's "As Tears Go By," "Rebels" cunningly synthesizes both B-movie and art film. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jul 9, 2015
90% Cartel Land (2015) "Heineman was lucky to come out of this project intact. After viewing Michoacan's mayhem from a more comfortable distance, Cartel Land viewers may feel similarly fortunate. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 7, 2015
51% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) "Hutcherson, who's best known for being overshadowed by Jennifer Lawrence in the Hunger Games series, is equally dominated here. But that suits the unequal relationship of guileless Nick and calculating Pablo. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 25, 2015
82% Eden (2015) "A subtle portrait of an EDM Adam, Eden is neither a star-is-born fable nor a soul-is-lost parable. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 18, 2015
55% Set Fire To The Stars (2015) "Stylistically assured and tastefully appointed. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 11, 2015
90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Where the Pet Sounds auteur is known for multi-part harmonies, director Bill Pohlad's biopic is a series of simple duets. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 4, 2015
51% Gemma Bovery (2015) "Christophe Beaucarne shoots the countryside, the baked goods, Gemma and Martin's playful dogs, and of course Arterton with sun-dappled rapture. No 19th-century novelist saw the world like this. " ‐ NPR
Posted May 28, 2015
67% Seeds Of Time (2015) "McLeod stitches together these overlapping strands with skill, if not much flair. " ‐ NPR
Posted May 21, 2015
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