Mark Jenkins appears in the following:
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.
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.