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
4/5 92% Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) A 100 per cent proof party movie, but depth-charged with something even more heady. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
3/5 94% The Mole Agent (2020) A fun little diversion, but nothing more. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2020
4/5 69% Liberté (2020) It's a fascinating, unique and affirmative film about the revolutionary act of self-expression, and the connection between backroom intellectual inquiry and broad public thinking. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
3/5 100% Host (2020) Good directors embrace limitations, and Rob Savage has more than proven his worth on this front. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
4/5 73% Falling (2020) A vituperative central turn from Henriksen is worth the price of admission. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
3/5 95% Asia (2020) Sets itself a modest target and hits it dead on. A good film. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
3/5 67% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) It's well put together, fun performances, and could maybe stand the scrutiny of a rewatch. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
4/5 100% Being a Human Person (2020) Consolidates Andersson's genius without ever screaming it in your face. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 98% Time (2020) A documentary that flows perfectly without ever cleaving to an obvious dramatic schema. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
89% Limbo (2020) When the film pushes the droll humour of the situation, it actually serves to emphasise the internalised pain suffered by the various characters we follow. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 88% Les Misérables (2020) A politically-charged urban western. Will keep an eye out for Ly's follow-up. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
4/5 84% The Traitor (2020) Carried by Pierfrancesco Favino's layered central performance. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 94% Litigante (2019) The film's big, bold emotions creep up on you suddenly. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
3/5 63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Brain not required, but hits a couple of nice notes. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
3/5 100% Citizens of the World (Lontano Lontano) (2020) Not a film to rock your world, but never less than extremely amiable. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
3/5 90% Days of the Bagnold Summer (2019) Funny, slight, meandering - still, a promising directorial debut by Simon Bird. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
2/5 42% Guest of Honour (2020) A partial comeback for Egoyan, bit still some way to go. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
4/5 92% Krabi, 2562 (2019) Sticks with you like a vivid, highly symbolic and occasionally amusing dream. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
3/5 82% The Whistlers (2020) As deep as a puddle, but great fun in the moment. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
1/5 67% Extraction (2020) Joe Russo (one half of the Russo brothers) has managed to sell on a script which feels like something he fished out of the bottom of a draw that's very low to the ground on account of the fact that he doesn't use it very often. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
4/5 92% Fire Will Come (A Sun That Never Sets) (O Que Arde) (2020) Really grows upon reflection. A crime story wrapped inside a piece of landscape portraiture. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
3/5 89% Cunningham (2019) Worthwhile, even if the dance sequences are lost in the editing. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
3/5 94% Calm with Horses (The Shadow of Violence) (2020) Lots of little worthwhile elements, mainly performances from Cosmo Jarvis and Niamh Algar. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
4/5 97% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Makes you want to read the books, so full success on that front. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
4/5 68% Little Joe (2019) A weirder, subtler film than its surface suggests. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
2/5 47% Underwater (2020) Instantly forgettable. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
2/5 83% Queen & Slim (2019) The film just doesn't work, but we'll be intrigued to see what Matsoukas does next. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
2/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) That galaxy far, far away is feeling tediously familiar already. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/5 74% Shooting the Mafia (2019) Initially feels like something a bit different for the director, but the subject matter is fascinating. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
4/5 96% Atlantics (2019) A tonal balancing act, perfectly executed. An absolute peach of a debut feature. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) The plot whips along at such a pace you can feel the wind in your face, but it is also so tight that you never feel the need to even once glance back. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
5/5 95% Little Women (2019) The film works because Gerwig manages to re-emphasise some new aspect of the profound connection between these characters in every new scene. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
1/5 53% 21 Bridges (2019) More like 21 plot holes. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
3/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) It's a satisfying, occasionally exhilarating film, but one which is naggingly risk-averse, and also maybe one which doesn't bother itself too much with the interior lives of its characters. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
2/5 77% Frozen II (2019) The only surprising thing about this film is how complex and contrived it is. It's nearly impossible to follow what's happening, and what motivates the characters to take action. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
2/5 63% Driven (2019) Hamm and writer Colin Bateman are far too soft on everyone involved, presenting the two "heroes" as misguided innocents ensnared in a web of street crime and FBI corruption. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/5 50% A Dog Called Money (2020) This film is like a fusty album explainer, and it's really not that much fun. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
1/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Barely passible and wholly unnecessary. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
93% The Delivered (Fanny Lye Deliver'd) (2019) It is a film which follows its own instincts and is happy to retain (and proudly display) a few ragged edges, and it's all the more interesting for it. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/5 87% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) It's maybe not going to sit near the top of the director's canon, but it's a nice addition to it. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
3/5 88% American Woman (2019) Eventually can't decide what type of film it is, but all the more interesting for it. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Normal (2019) Moralistic and lacking in any clear insight. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/5 99% For Sama (2019) Must be seen to be believed. Waad Al-Kateab is your new hero. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
94% Babyteeth (2020) Though not without its niggles, this is a notable first feature from Murphy, who exudes a supreme confidence in her deployment of crisp visuals and the lightly bifurcated manner in which she unfurls this eccentric yarn. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
5/5 95% About Endlessness (Om det Oändliga) (2020) Aside from the fact that this is Andersson's most nakedly moving film to date, there's still much fun to be had from guessing how he's physically able to create these magical moments. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 82% The Painted Bird (2020) It's tough to amply describe the film's relentlessly brutal pleasures, but those who have seen films like Andrei Tarkovsky's Ivan's Childhood, Robert Bresson's Mouchette or Elem Klimov's Come and See might have an idea of the grim terrain we're on here. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 41% The Laundromat (2019) The Laundromat is a fun ride while you're on it, but is probably a lesser entry into the director's esteemed personal canon. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
41% Wasp Network (2019) Cannily combines dense political intrigue with an oblique but welcome touch of classic Hollywood romanticism. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
89% Ema (2019) Completely fresh and challenging, a coolly abstract vision of the modern family that pays subtle lip service to the film noir tradition. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
1/5 68% Joker (2019) Feeble posturing, asinine pop psychology and political analysis charged with all the cynicism of a mollycoddled teen dropout in fake Oakleys and a home customised Linkin Park tee. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019