Mark Jenkins appears in the following:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Documentaries Remote Area Medical, about the operation of a pop-up medical clinic, and Antarctica: A Year On Ice have the extremes of human life in common, but their methods and tone differ vastly.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The documentary Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets is not much about any of those things, but it does try to take a closer look at the band's singer-songwriter and the town he left.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum star in a bizarre tale of wrestling, wealth and talking very slowly while surrounded by mist.
Saturday, November 08, 2014
The new Stephen Hawking biographical film The Theory Of Everything takes such a starry-eyed view of love and life that it seems to be from another era.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
At 83, the Franco-Swiss auteur has made another complex visual poem, this time using 3D technology. The film bubbles with invention, thanks to jittery editing and a jumble of photographic styles.
Friday, October 24, 2014
The film, set in a series of make-believe gardens, follows three couples after they receive devastating news about a mutual friend.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The biographical drama tells the story of a Chinese novelist and poet who spent her brief life in so-called "interesting times."
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb, Kill the Messenger spins a yarn of Washington intrigue, spy drama and investigative journalism.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Nicolas Cage heads up another try at adapting the incredibly popular rapture novels into films.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Kevin Smith's horror story about a podcaster who gets his kicks by humiliating others winds up making primarily its own director and cast look bad.
Friday, September 05, 2014
Belle & Sebastian songwriter Stuart Murdoch imbues God Help The Girl with his band's sensibility, for good and ill. Tim Sutton's Memphis brings an elegant portrait of a wandering soul singer.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The edgy drama from Glasgow-based director David Mackenzie takes a few convenient plot turns, but remains a violent and fiercely acted picture of life in prison.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The romantic drama Love Is Strange finds John Lithgow and Alfred Molina playing newly married men whose lives are upended and whose spaces are disrupted.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The One I Love begins as an affecting story about marriage, but as it bogs down in too much explanation of its fantasy elements, it squanders good performances from Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
The film adaptation of Lois Lowry's 1993 novel clearly owes a debt to many other stories for teens and adults, and it struggles to find anything new to say.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
James Cameron didn't direct Deepsea Challenge; he's the challenger. And while the film has a surprisingly anticlimactic climax, for explorers of the bottom of the sea, it may hit the spot.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The very prolific James Franco directs a Cormac McCarthy adaptation that struggles to overcome a repulsive main character with whom it's almost impossible to empathize.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
One of the final performances of Philip Seymour Hoffman comes in the strong John le Carre adaptation.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The very silly I Origins is ultimately not successful in spinning puns about eyes into mind-blowing epiphanies.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, officially banned from making movies, explores confinement, despair and cinematic structure in his latest project.