Mark Jenkins appears in the following:
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.
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.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
James Marsden and Jack Black play two men whose lives have taken very different paths after high school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Israel's official entry for this year's Academy Awards was a drama about a wife whose husband refuses to agree to a divorce under Jewish law — a process that ultimately takes five years.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Director Marjane Satrapi is best-known for her graphic novel Persepolis. But her foray into the psyche of a regular Joe who ships toilets for a living and talks to pets goes a bit astray.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Director Abderrahmane Sissako sets several vignettes in the Mali city seized by Islamic militants in 2012, but held for less than a year.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Julianne Moore — now an Oscar nominee — is the steady presence keeping the emotional weight in a drama about the devastation of Alzheimer's disease, even when the film hits other notes too hard.
Friday, January 02, 2015
Bruno Dumont's inconclusively plotted story of a boy crossing paths with detectives and other locals was made as a miniseries, but feels little like traditional television.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The directorial debut of Angus MacLachlan, who wrote the well-received Junebug, finds its central figure reeling after a divorce, but not as interestingly as you might hope.