Mark Jenkins appears in the following:
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.
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.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Director Todd Phillips' heavily fictionalized, testosterone-fueled account of two bros who engage in war profiteering ultimately loses its way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 But when approval was withdrawn, he made a different documentary entirely.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Inspired by real events, The Innocents visits a convent in 1945 where a doctor finds herself unexpectedly treating pregnant nuns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
George Clooney and Julia Roberts star in a tale directed by Jodie Foster in which a cable TV host finds himself held hostage.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Juliette Binoche plays another in a string of grieving-survivor roles in the visually powerful story of a mother who meets her son's girlfriend.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
As Elvis and Nixon respectively, Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey don't attempt impersonations, but with varying degrees of ham (more in the former case than the latter), they tell a strange story.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Criminal is the second film in a year that separates mind from body when it comes to poor, gorgeous Ryan Reynolds. In this case, his mind goes in Kevin Costner.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
A war photographer's death leaves behind a family of men battling their own demons in the unusually structured film from Norwegian writer-director Joachim Trier.
Friday, April 01, 2016
Director Alexander Sukurov blends the real history of the Louvre with a fictional tale of a ship under threat while considering the fate of art and the costs of war.