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David Jenkins

David Jenkins
David Jenkins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film, Film4, Time Out, thelondonpaper, Little White Lies, Time Out Sydney

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 87% Lion (2016) Robustly made, but very little to gnaw on. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 96% GoodFellas (1990) Goodfellas is a terrifying film because, like much of Scorsese's best work, it is about the lives of avuncular psychopaths, and pretty-boy Liotta brilliantly encapsulates that fetid contradiction. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 20, 2017
1/5 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) The cinematic equivalent of Madonna's cover of 'American Pie'. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 34% Live By Night (2017) A hulking folly, but at least an ambitious one. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 11, 2017
4/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) An entirely new kind of YA saga - sensitive rather than superficial, creative rather than prosaic, humane rather than trading on single-serving heroes with zero personality. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 97% Krisha (2016) Tough to stomach, but incredible talent in front of and behind the camera. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 8, 2016
2/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The more you think about it, the quicker it falls to pieces. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 6, 2016
4/5 100% The Dreamed Ones (2016) A film with much more to it than meets the eye. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 2, 2016
5/5 94% Blue Velvet (1986) Every viewing yields new insights. A berserko modern classic. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) A journeyman effort that's satisfyingly light on melodrama. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 30, 2016
2/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Once seen, instantly forgotten. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/5 61% Allied (2016) The film, like Pitt's performance, is all surface and no feeling. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/5 97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) At least it's ambitious, even if it doesn't quite nail it on the cogent entertainment front. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 18, 2016
3/5 82% Indignation (2016) It's very solid and admirable, if hardly a fun time at the flicks. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 95% In the Heat of the Night (1967) The film's dutiful thriller mechanics are far less important than its politics - it has passed the test of time more for the small gestures and the iconic lines of dialogue. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/5 43% Dog Eat Dog (2016) Instantly forgettable, and there's nothing wrong with that. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 14, 2016
4/5 85% Francofonia (2016) In praise of art, but also a reminder that we need to treasure what we have. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 11, 2016
2/5 93% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016) Poorly made, riding on hyperbole rather than insight. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 4, 2016
1/5 73% You've Been Trumped Too (2016) It doesn't help that Baxter himself is ineffectual as both a journalist and a filmmaker, always trying to place himself within the eyeline of his of lens or emphasise what he's doing rather than what Trump is doing. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Further Beyond (2016) Covers an insane amount of ground. Multiple viewings are a must. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 26, 2016
4/5 96% Boyz n the Hood (1991) It feels like it should be cheesy and manipulative, but the utter sincerity lifts it immeasurable. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 26, 2016
3/5 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) A set of solid performances power this underdog flick to victory. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 92% I, Daniel Blake (2016) A realist melodrama that offers little to no nuance. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 21, 2016
4/5 100% Sonita (2015) A clever, engaging and inclusive way to tackle an extremely depressing and complex subject. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 81% Kate Plays Christine (2016) Greene's humane form of inside-out documentary isn't just interested in technical questions about the medium - it offers a whispered reminder that we're all out there on our own, and perhaps we should try and embrace that. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 12, 2016
95% The Love Witch (2016) It's a neo-sexploitation movie with subtle feminist underpinnings. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 11, 2016
1/5 19% Inferno (2016) If you excised all the shots of people running in Ron Howard's Inferno, the film's entire run time would amount to roughly four minutes. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 11, 2016
3/5 64% The Greasy Strangler (2016) Those who like this will love it. Those who dislike this will want the negative fired into the sun. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 6, 2016
2/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) A crushingly perfunctory literary adaptation. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/5 100% The Vanquishing Of The Witch Baba Yaga (2014) The film plays a single note, but it's satisfyingly off-key and is delivered in a range of volumes and textures. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 98% Under The Shadow (2016) Though ostensibly a horror movie, Babak Anvari's Under the Shadow is also a bluntly effective screed on everyday female suppression. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2016) Some good stuff in here, but it never really gets better than good. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 21, 2016
4/5 96% De Palma (2016) Riveting and highly entertaining. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 19, 2016
5/5 100% El Sur (The South) (1988) Perfection. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) It's a really solid, really fun classical shoot 'em up. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) Unlike its undercover hero, plays it very safe. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 13, 2016
2/5 89% Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) (2017) It's downhill after the first half. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 9, 2016
2/5 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Lots of mixed messages, little in the way of excitement. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 88% The Blue Room (2014) Bursting with melancholy insight. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/5 70% Café Society (2016) Ponderous and light, though it comes into its own with the heartening climax. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 30, 2016
4/5 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) If you like Isabelle Huppert, you might want to block out a week in the diary for this one. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 30, 2016
2/5 60% War Dogs (2016) Hard to imagine a less imaginative rendering of this story. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 26, 2016
5/5 83% Julieta (2016) Almodóvar back to his very best. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 25, 2016
2/5 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) When the biggest laugh of your entire movie is a Ringo Starr ad-lib, you know it's time to go back and hit that drawing board real hard. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 23, 2016
4/5 100% Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) (2017) Rich, deep and eventually very moving. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 95% Tickled (2016) A stranger-than-fiction voyage into that cultural abyss known as the internet. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/5 60% Black (2015) El Arbi and Fallah will be back, and probably with something stronger than this. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 18, 2016
5/5 81% Cosmos (2016) Not by any means for the faint of heart, Cosmos is nonetheless a juddering cloudburst of pure visual and aural energy, a rare instance of deep intellectual enquiry buoyed by unexpected jolts of pulsing emotion. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 17, 2016
2/5 72% Valley Of Love (2016) Promises much, but ends up feeling strangely underpowered and insincere. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/5 84% Sweet Bean (An) (2016) No pretension or faux-poeticism - just a well-made domestic drama. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 5, 2016