Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins appears in the following:

A Glimpse Into The Future In 'Mountains May Depart'

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Chinese writer-director Jia Zhangke follows his characters from 1999 all the way forward to 2025, where a sun-bleached tomorrowland threatens alienation from tradition.


'The Club': A Gathering Of Men In Exile

Friday, February 05, 2016

Chile's selection for the Oscar for foreign language film is admirable but arduous, following a story of defrocked priests living in a house together.


'Aferim!' May Be Romania's 'Hateful Eight'

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Critic Mark Jenkins finds parallels between Quentin Tarantino's snowbound revisionist Western and this story of a constable and his son in search of an escaped slave.


Paris And A Perilous Marriage 'In The Shadow Of Women'

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Director Phillipe Garrel may seem to be making one of those French films that slowly ponders daily life, but in fact, he's packing the undoing of a marriage into 70 minutes.


For 2 Men, A Search For 'Treasure'

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Romanian writer-director Corneliu Porumboiu follows two men using a metal detector to find riches a family once buried.


A Sagging 'Joy' That Doesn't Live Up To Its Inspiration

Thursday, December 24, 2015

David O. Russell re-teams with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in a film based on the story of a real-life inventor. Unfortunately, the story is neither believable nor particularly interesting.


The Holocaust Remains Just Out Of Frame In 'Son Of Saul'

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The innovatively shot drama about a man attempting to protect the dignity of one boy offers little in the way of reflection, but its kinetic focus on one story strives to be utterly truthful.


The Guys Who Put Monster Bets On Bad Outcomes In 'The Big Short'

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Director Adam McKay is better known for films like Anchorman, but even those comedies aren't any nuttier than this fact-based story about the guys who profited from the 2008 financial crisis.


'Youth' In Themes And Variations

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Writer-director Paolo Sorrentino creates a world of incidents and asides in a Swiss spa hotel, where pals played by Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel like to get away from it all.


A Lively 'Victor Frankenstein' Gives Igor The Spotlight

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It doesn't have much of an ending, but Victor Frankenstein is a livelier updating of a British classic than, say, the latest from James Bond.


Two Tom Hardys Give A Boost To 'Legend'

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tom Hardy plays both of the London-gangster Kray brothers and gives both palpable menace that helps boost a sometimes too-Hollywood story.


In 'Trumbo,' Bryan Cranston Brings A Long-Uncredited Writer To Life

Thursday, November 05, 2015

A new film explores the life of Dalton Trumbo, who wrote films like Spartacus and Roman Holiday despite being blacklisted as a former communist.


Graphic Doesn't Mean Interesting, Particularly In 'Love'

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Director Gaspar Noe manages to make his blandest feature to date despite — or as a result of — filling almost half its running time with raw, unsimulated sex.


Bill Murray Can't Bring The Rhythm To 'Rock The Kasbah'

Thursday, October 22, 2015

There could be some subversion in a comedy about a music manager trying to get a singer on the American Idol counterpart, Afghan Star, but in the end, there isn't.


Spielberg Takes On The Cold War In 'Bridge Of Spies'

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The director's frequent collaborator, Tom Hanks, plays an American lawyer enlisted to carry out a complicated swap of one captured man for another.


'The Forbidden Room' Might Be Closer Than You Think

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Guy Maddin's latest is a patchwork of pastiches that ages and modifies film to emulate eras, styles and tropes to examine the oddities of the mind.


'Taxi': A Banned Filmmaker Works From The Road

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has continued to make films since being officially barred from doing so. His latest finds him driving a cab, picking up passengers.


Ridley Scott Finds An Optimistic Space In 'The Martian'

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Starring Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars, The Martian retains the humor and ingenuity of Andy Weir's novel, even if Damon's crewmates are a bit too good-looking after months in space.


Two Men, One Foot, One Film: 'Finders Keepers'

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A new documentary follows the story of two men arguing over ownership of a foot long separated from its owner.


In 'Black Mass' And 'Sicario,' The Collision Of Law And Violence

Friday, September 18, 2015

Johnny Depp and Emily Blunt lead two new gangster epics that feature extreme violence bumping up against both ethical and unethical law enforcement.