Mark Jenkins appears in the following:
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.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods And Kings strains to draw a meaningful contrast between the two, but mostly offers bluster and silliness.
Friday, December 05, 2014
The film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's memoir about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail takes Reese Witherspoon into new territory but never quite achieves the fierceness to which it aspires.
Friday, December 05, 2014
A man struggles through an evening of dark thoughts in Shawn Christensen's feature-length adaptation of his Oscar-winning live-action short.
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.