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
3/5 94% 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 78% 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 54% 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 89% 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 89% 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 35% 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 88% 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 52% 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
4/5 97% The Rider (2018) A remarkable film in many respects, and Zhao works wonders with a non-professional cast. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 32% The Predator (2018) Wilfully offensive and powered by a chest-thumping machismo, but it's good clean fun. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
2/5 92% Searching (2018) Some nice moves but as shallow as YouTube celebrity. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/5 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) All the ingredients are there, but it doesn't quite come together. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
5/5 96% Roma (2018) [Cuarón's] extraordinary and expansive new film, Roma, is on an altogether higher plateau - a transcendent picture album of snatched (albeit hauntingly vivid) memories which dances to its own, off-kilter tune. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
3/5 94% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) The incredible material helps the film take flight. Bring on the major gallery exhibition. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
5/5 85% Mildred Pierce (1945) This great film is a more subtle, nuanced beast than expected. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 84% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) Opts for Grand Guignol over subtle nuance, but entertaining nonetheless. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/5 71% The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018) Come for Lindon, stay for young female newcomer, Galatéa Bellugi. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
100% Angelo, My Love (1983) The endearing raggedness of its construction chimes perfectly with the essence of its subject-matter, making it not just a perceptive chronicle of a specific subset, but an example of a filmmaker successfully marrying form with content. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 89% La religieuse (The Nun) (1971) A minutely calibrated and tragic performance from Anna Karina. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/5 97% Apostasy (2017) Well crafted and of noble intent, even if it sometimes feels as if this material might have worked better as a documentary. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/5 78% Cocote (2018) Tough going but entirely unique. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
2/5 46% Marrowbone (2018) A retro chiller with positively no new or interesting moves. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
100% Sans Toit ni Loi (Vagabond) (Without Roof or Rule) (1985) This smooth, gliding action gives the camera the feel of a floating apparition observing a moment while in transit, attempting to draw in as much detail as possible but never stopping to stare. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) Every moment and every character is charged with raw and real emotion. Describing Leave No Trace as a tearjerker barely scratches the surface. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018