Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins appears in the following:

In 'Miss Hokusai,' The Daughter Of A Master Artist Comes Into Her Own

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Set in Edo-era Japan, this gorgeous, impressionistic tale follows the life and work of the artist Katsushika Hokusai and his daughter/protege through a series of exquisitely wrought vignettes.


Poignant Pangs In The Pyrenees: 2 Boys Come Of Age In 'Being 17'

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Director André Téchiné returns to a subject he famously explored in 1994's Wild Reeds: sexual awakening between teenage boys. This time, a stripped-down approach imbues his film with raw emotion.


'Danny Says' Surprisingly Little: Documentary About Rock Manager Lacks Insight

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A film about the voluble Danny Fields, a music industry executive who managed the Ramones from 1975 to 1980, manages to be "candid yet unrevealing."


A Korean Celebrity Couple Kidnapped By Kim Jong Il: 'The Lovers And The Despot'

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The fascinating tale of a South Korean movie star and director kidnapped in the 1970s is dutifully recounted in a documentary that fails to explore several lingering questions.


In Chilling Documentary 'Command And Control,' A Nuclear Explosion Narrowly Avoided

Thursday, September 15, 2016

In 1980, a socket dropped from a worker's wrench nearly spelled nuclear disaster at a Titan II missile silo outside Little Rock, Arkansas.


In 'Demon,' A Spirit Proves The Ultimate Wedding Crasher

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Humor leavens the horror in this Polish film about a groom literally possessed by the country's haunted past.


'Seasons In Quincy' Offers A Fractured, Frustrating Portrait Of Critic John Berger

Thursday, September 01, 2016

The documentary, set in and around the French town in which the influential writer now resides, dissects his life in four discrete segments. The approach proves more intriguing than insightful.


'Mia Madre' Weaves Memory, Fantasy And Film Into A Poignant Rumination On Loss

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti's latest is a charming, heartfelt and slyly satirical meditation on cinema — which exists at the crossroads of fantasy and reality — and the loss of a parent.


'War Dogs' Cries Havoc And Lets Slip The Dudes Of War

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Director Todd Phillips' heavily fictionalized, testosterone-fueled account of two bros who engage in war profiteering ultimately loses its way.


Aria Woman Makes Good: In 'Florence Foster Jenkins,' A Weak Voice, A Strong Heart

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Meryl Streep stars in a new biopic about a much-mocked (but well-financed) amateur opera singer whose love of music sustains her — and the film.


In The Warm But Underdeveloped 'Little Men,' Kids Bond While Parents Feud

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Ira Sachs' latest film, about a friendship between two boys, is Chekhovian in its subtlety but withholds too much and fails to attain the emotional impact for which it strives.


A Love Story Set In France's Heady Political Past

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Director Catherine Corsini sets the story of two women in love against a moment in the early 1970s when France was in a period of leftist ferment.


'The Infiltrator' Offers A Familiar But Stylish Look Inside A Drug Kingpin's Empire

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Breaking Malo: In a film based on Robert Mazur's 2009 memoir, Bryan Cranston plays a U.S. Customs agent who goes undercover with the Escobar drug cartel.


The Making Of A Propaganda Film In 'Under The Sun'

Friday, July 08, 2016

Director Vitaly Mansky started out working on a government-sanctioned film about children in North Korea. But when approval was withdrawn, he made a different documentary entirely.


Faith And Fear In A Story Of 'Innocents'

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Inspired by real events, The Innocents visits a convent in 1945 where a doctor finds herself unexpectedly treating pregnant nuns.


Alternative, Film: 'Right Now, Wrong Then' Offers Two Cinematic Takes On Romance

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Korean writer-director Hong Sang-soo's latest movie iterates the same encounter between a filmmaker and young woman in two different styles, with two different results.


'Diary Of A Chambermaid' Follows A Headstrong Servant Through A Decadent Era

Thursday, June 09, 2016

In the latest adaptation of a 1900 French novel, a beautiful servant offers a gimlet-eyed view of high society. Director Benoit Jacquot's film loses energy as it slips into conventional romance.


'The Wailing' Draws From All Over But Struggles To Find Its Way

Thursday, June 02, 2016

The Wailing is a bloody thriller that recalls both elements of Korean cinema and older Hollywood examinations of exorcisms and the undead, but it doesn't quite reach a satisfying destination.


In 'The Idol,' A Singer Faces More Than Just Harsh Judges

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Based on the real story of Mohammed Assaf's run on Arab Idol, the film follows a boy whose dreams as a singer eventually lead him into a tricky journey toward his big moment.


A Political Study With No Diagnosis, But Plenty Of Access

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Weiner is a documentary about the fall of Anthony Weiner's 2013 campaign for mayor. The access that Weiner and his wife allowed the filmmakers is a little baffling, but it makes for quite a story.