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 Metro (UK)
Biography:
Time Out film critic.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1/5 No Score Yet The Flood (2019) Falls to pieces under mild scrutiny. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
2/5 71% Stockholm (2019) More like Dog's Dinner Afternoon. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
3/5 100% Prophecy (2019) Enjoyable in the moment. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 89% A Season in France (Une Saison en France) (2017) Lots of careful, robust storytelling and character building. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/5 93% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) There are some slippery manoeuvres and some fudging of the facts, but where this thing works like gangbusters is in the remastered concert footage. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
1/5 91% Eating Animals (2018) Well meaning politically, but positively sucks as a movie. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 59% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) Maybe doesn't amount to much, but it's compelling as all hell, and Juli Jakab is a major find. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) An intimate, human-focused film with broad allegorical potential. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2/5 60% XY Chelsea (2019) Feels like her story is still being told. The film ends in the middle. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/5 88% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) The Room 237 of sports bio documentaries. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 64% Memoir of War (La douleur) (2018) Buoyed by an astonishing central turn by Mélanie Thierry. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
2/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Three lively leads, but just creatively bankrupt on so many other levels. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3/5 95% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) A beguiling façade masks a rather commonplace gangster narrative. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
5/5 99% Amazing Grace (2019) Surely the new gold standard of filmed music concerts? - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
2/5 81% Long Shot (2019) The more you think about it, the more confused and hollow it seems. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
4/5 92% Donbass (2018) Sergei Loznitsa - art cinema's ultimate bad time merchant. Long may he reign. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
3/5 95% The World Is Yours (Le monde ou rien) (2018) A lot of good clean fun - but maybe not much more than that. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Once Upon A Time In London (2019) A difference, in that it goes out of its way to deglamourise the lives of its toerag protagonists - chisellers, extorters and degenerates to a man. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
1/5 36% Out of Blue (2019) A twisted car wreckage, but without the element of voyeuristic fascination. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
4/5 80% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2019) Lavish in its beautifully written dialogue and heartfelt sincerity. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
3/5 84% Girl (2018) A film which reminds us that nuance and representation matters. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 55% Under the Silver Lake (2019) Bravo to David Robert Mitchell for having the guts to make this mad mongrel of a movie. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 93% Ray & Liz (2019) A grubby and unique British classic in the making. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
5/5 100% Babylon (2019) A film which treasures authenticity in its search for emotional body blows. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 100% Rosie (2018) Its less-is-more approach pays heartbreaking dividends. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 94% Foxtrot (2018) Maoz definitely knows how to knock a film together, so fingers crossed that the window between this and his next one is a lot more narrow. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 100% Of Love & Law (2017) A bit of a lark, but its sense of levity is also a key strength. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
2/5 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) A decent performance from Zain Al Rafeea, but the film is hectoring, contrived and simplistic. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
1/5 55% Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017) A film in which every dull scene stretches on for five times longer than it needs to. Painful. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
2/5 83% Jellyfish (2018) Some nice performances, but falls to pieces under light scrutiny. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
100% Stalker (1979) Yet Stalker is a movie to be watched as many times as physically possible... It really is that astounding. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) It's a throwback to a more innocent time: the pre-postmodernist era, if you will. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Everything - performance, script, direction, cinematography - works in perfect concert. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
2/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) An epoch-defining face-off, rendered lifeless by an unwillingness to focus on the core drama. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/5 90% Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018) Aesthetically speaking, all the footage here is worthwhile, it's just the film makes its point a little too swiftly and obviously. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
35% Gummo (1997) The unyielding and uncomfortable manner in which Gummo grapples with human diversity has also allowed it to linger long in the memory. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
4/5 93% The Favourite (2018) Breaking: Olivia Colman is our new god. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2018
2/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Practically imperfect in every way. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
5/5 57% The House That Jack Built (2018) A grotesque, lopsided edifice - take a few steps back and look up in sickened awe. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2/5 84% Disobedience (2018) It's pretty dismal all told. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3/5 92% 3 Days in Quiberon (3 Tage in Quiberon) (2018) That rare bird: an interesting, innovative biopic. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/5 43% Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018) Nothing to help lodge it in the memory banks. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet An Artist's Eyes (2018) There's no real sense of interrogation or a feeling that the film is trying to find out what makes its subject tick. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/5 89% Possum (2018) Not an easy film to like by design, but formally impressive nonetheless. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) You can help but feel that the film almost damages Laurel and Hardy's comic legacy. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
2/5 51% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) Two good jokes in 108 mins. Not a good ratio. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
3/5 93% Kusama: Infinity (2018) A film about the struggles undertaken by a woman making it in a man's world. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
2/5 85% The Gospel According to André (2018) Pleasantly fills a 90-minute gap, but probably one for fashion nuts only. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 89% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) Well put together and packed with lots of revealing behind-the-scenes footage. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/5 100% Kenny (2008) An unexpectedly charming and bitingly funny mock doc. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018