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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
5/5 88% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) It suppresses the cinematic staples of romance and melodrama and does away with dramatic coincidence and contrivance to mine emotion from cold, ritualised reality.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
2/5 87% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) This is the film equivalent of when your uncle walks into the room with a Sonic Youth t-shirt on, and then under bemused interrogation, he admits to having no idea they were even a band - he just likes the design.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
4/5 87% Their Finest (2017) Grows into something special, powered forward by Arterton's charming central turn.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/5 73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Thematically, the film throws far too much into the pot, to the point where it climaxes on something of an obscure whimper.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2/5 57% Mad to Be Normal (2017) There's an almost complete absence of narrative progression, or anything that helps you to understand why this needed to be a feature film and not, say, a radio play or a magazine longread.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2017
5/5 100% Angst Essen Seele auf (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul) (1974) Fassbinder made so many incredible films, but this is certainly up there with his finest.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
4/5 66% Free Fire (2017) More fun than a hopped-up helicopter joy ride.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
1/5 46% Ghost in the Shell (2017) No amount of whispered, meaningful monologue can hoodwink the viewer into believing that this movie is anything more than an shapely, empty vessel with delusions of existential sci-fi grandeur.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
1/5 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Never. Smurfing. Again.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
2/5 47% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Though the Rangers themselves acquit themselves honourably, you never really reach the point where you'd be unhappy to see one of them choke on a fish bone.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Its success is guaranteed. Even Ewan McGregor is good.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/5 72% Headshot (2017) The film swiftly settles into tedious mano-y-mano match-ups where the same special moves are executed ad infinitum and to seemingly diminishing and anonymous effect.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/5 73% Viceroy's House (2017) Too quaint, too polite, too focused on the light comedy rather than the terrifying drama.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
5/5 92% Certain Women (2016) It's a heartbreaker, pure and simple.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
1/5 46% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) The experience of watching this film equates to being tied-up and ball-gagged in the middle of an unsupervised children's party at which all attendees have consumed dangerous quantities of bright, Tartrazine-based fluid.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/5 44% Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni) (2016) Bellocchio is a master craftsman, but his talents are wasted on this thin material.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
4/5 92% Logan (2017) Jackman clearly adores the character, and he embraces the chance to essentially reinvent the mutton-chopped slayer for one final hurrah. It's strange to think that this might stand as one of his greatest performances, but so it goes.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Hidden Figures is not a good movie. Sorry, but it's not.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
1/5 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Makes The Chronicles of Riddick look like Le Règle du Jeu.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/5 80% The Park (Le parc) (2016) Definitely worth a watch. And maybe another one too.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/5 93% Fences (2016) Washington is customarily magnetic, but this is Davis' film.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 95% Prevenge (2017) A genuinely grotesque and original idea that never panders to genre expectation.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/5 42% Gold (2017) It's a boilerplate American Dream story for sure, but at least its one where you don't actively wish the central character died in a chip pan fire. Which is something.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
5/5 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) As great as you've heard, and probably even greater.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
4/5 87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) A sterling modern war picture with an intriguing moral twist.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
2/5 86% Lion (2016) Robustly made, but very little to gnaw on.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 97% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
1/5 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) The cinematic equivalent of Madonna's cover of 'American Pie'.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 34% Live By Night (2017) A hulking folly, but at least an ambitious one.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
2/5 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The more you think about it, the quicker it falls to pieces.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
5/5 94% Blue Velvet (1986) Every viewing yields new insights. A berserko modern classic.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) A journeyman effort that's satisfyingly light on melodrama.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
2/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Once seen, instantly forgotten.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/5 61% Allied (2016) The film, like Pitt's performance, is all surface and no feeling.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/5 98% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) At least it's ambitious, even if it doesn't quite nail it on the cogent entertainment front.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/5 46% Dog Eat Dog (2016) Instantly forgettable, and there's nothing wrong with that.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
4/5 86% Francofonia (2016) In praise of art, but also a reminder that we need to treasure what we have.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
2/5 93% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016) Poorly made, riding on hyperbole rather than insight.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
3/5 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) A set of solid performances power this underdog flick to victory.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 93% I, Daniel Blake (2017) A realist melodrama that offers little to no nuance.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 82% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016