Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins appears in the following:

Investigating The Drug Trade In 'Cartel Land'

Friday, July 03, 2015

A new documentary tells a riveting story of the way power and violence intersect along the Arizona border and in embattled Michoacan, Mexico.


'Escobar: Paradise Lost' Finds Young Love Overshadowed By Violence

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Loosely inspired by actual events, this story of cocaine baron Pablo Escobar and the young man in love with his beloved niece benefits from the powerful presence of Benicio del Toro.


The House Music Of Paris Takes Center Stage In 'Eden'

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Director and co-writer Mia Hansen-Love tells the tale of a young man, based on her own brother, who finds and then loses a deep attachment to the electronic dance music of Paris in the 1990s.


A Poet Can Indeed Be Trouble In 'Set Fire To The Stars'

Thursday, June 11, 2015

While this black-and-white historical drama struggles to find a satisfying conclusion to its storytelling about the poet Dylan Thomas, it's stylishly made and intriguingly staged.


A Simplified Brian Wilson In 'Love And Mercy'

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Played at different stages of his life by Paul Dano and John Cusack, the Brian Wilson who emerges from this film is a less engaging and complex creator than the real Beach Boy.


'Gemma Bovery': Retelling A Classic With A Light Touch

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Based on a graphic novel, this updating of Madame Bovary almost manages to maintain its feather-light touch in spite of the heavy source material.


In 'The Seeds Of Time,' One Man's Quest To Save Our Food Supply

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sandy McLeod's documentary is a portrait of Cary Fowler, an agriculturalist who is building a biological archive to maintain crop diversity.


Why 'Forbidden Films' Remain Officially Locked Away

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A new documentary looks at the history of quarantined Nazi propaganda films and considers the consequences of trying to keep them away from the public eye.


'The D Train' Rumbles On With Another Hunk/Schlub Comedy

Thursday, May 07, 2015

James Marsden and Jack Black play two men whose lives have taken very different paths after high school.


In 'Marie's Story,' A Tale Of Teaching And Faith

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A new French film about a girl born blind and deaf speaks not only to the questions of how she learns, but of her encounters with faith and loss.


'24 Days' Retells A Brutal Crime With Little Explanation

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The docudrama 24 Days doesn't try to explain the thinking of those who abducted and killed a Jewish Parisian. Instead, it considers what can be known about the motives of others.


'Monkey Kingdom' Is Best When It's All Monkeys All The Time

Thursday, April 16, 2015

There's some too-cute narration and some suspiciously convenient footage in this sort-of documentary from Disneynature, but when the monkeys are at their best, they're quite charming.


Listening To The Ho-Hum Of The Machine

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Mark Jenkins says the new artificial intelligence film Ex Machina is diverting, but ultimately comes to a predictable and unsatisfying conclusion.


The Overstuffed, Overdone, Overlong, Cheerfully Absurd 'Furious 7'

Saturday, April 04, 2015

The seventh installment in one of the action genre's sturdiest franchises doesn't make any more sense than usual, but you can't say it's not "amiably preposterous."


Married Without Children, But With Overgrown Adolescents

Thursday, March 26, 2015

While We're Young, director Noah Baumbach's best film since 2005's The Squid And The Whale, is equally skeptical of some of the flaws it finds in both youth and middle age.


'Kumiko' Follows A Quest For A Film's Snowy Treasure

Thursday, March 19, 2015

In Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, a young Japanese woman sets out in search of the ostensibly real buried treasure from the Coen brothers' Fargo.


Two Sisters And One Tax Inspector Make Up '3 Hearts'

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Director and writer Benoit Jacquot has spent decades making both period and contemporary pieces. His latest, about a man who meets one of two sisters and then the other, begins with a chance meeting.


'Unfinished Business' You're Better Off Not Even Starting

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Tasteless but also discordantly saccharine, Unfinished Business manages to be the one thing it absolutely cannot be if it is to succeed: totally unfunny.


A Disorienting But Electrifying Look At The Troubles

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Director Yann Demange makes '71 an effective look at the Belfast of the early 1970s, even if viewers may find themselves uncertain at times of their narrative surroundings.


'Queen And Country' Follows A Familiar Protagonist Through A New War

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A sequel to 1987's Hope And Glory, Queen And Country traces the effects of the Korean war — and the absence of effects — on his alter ego, Bill Rohan.