Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins appears in the following:

A Love Story Set In France's Heady Political Past

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.


'The Infiltrator' Offers A Familiar But Stylish Look Inside A Drug Kingpin's Empire

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.


The Making Of A Propaganda Film In 'Under The Sun'

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 But when approval was withdrawn, he made a different documentary entirely.


Faith And Fear In A Story Of 'Innocents'

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Inspired by real events, The Innocents visits a convent in 1945 where a doctor finds herself unexpectedly treating pregnant nuns.


Alternative, Film: 'Right Now, Wrong Then' Offers Two Cinematic Takes On Romance

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.


'Diary Of A Chambermaid' Follows A Headstrong Servant Through A Decadent Era

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.


'The Wailing' Draws From All Over But Struggles To Find Its Way

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.


In 'The Idol,' A Singer Faces More Than Just Harsh Judges

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.


A Political Study With No Diagnosis, But Plenty Of Access

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.


Big Money Bad Guys Are Back In 'Money Monster'

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.


'L'Attesa': Two Women Wait, Perhaps In Vain

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.


Who Set This Up, Indeed: 'Elvis And Nixon' Tells A Summit's Story

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.


Hey, They're Moving Ryan Reynolds' Consciousness Around Again

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.


A Photographer's Family Left Behind In 'Louder Than Bombs'

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.


In 'Francofonia,' The Ugly Collision Of Art And War

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.


A Hank Williams Biopic That Doesn't Quite Sing

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tom Hiddleston does his own singing in the story of a country music legend, but the film strains to get its figurative arms around the man's complicated legacy.


A Personal Tale Evokes A Sense Of The Past

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Twenty years after the first time we met writer-director Arnaud Desplechin's protagonist, we leap backward in time to visit with him as a younger man.


A War Seen In Unnerving Close-Up

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Drone warfare forms the backbone of Eye In The Sky, starring Helen Mirren as a British military officer arguing over the messy ethics of collateral damage.


More Literary Whispers And Another Quest In Malick's 'Knight'

Friday, March 04, 2016

Enigmatic writer-director Terrence Malick has made what is essentially the same movie three times in a row: Tree of Life, To the Wonder, and now Knight of Cups. It's time to ask if he knows what he's doing.

On one level, he unquestionably does. Malick's movies are elegantly photographed and ...


Silly Accents And Too Many Shadows Sink 'Triple 9'

Thursday, February 25, 2016

In Triple 9's beyond-shadowy opening, a group of reprobates discusses plans for a military-precision bank robbery. The illumination is so dim that a bit of Anthony Mackie's brow is about all that's visible. Subsequent scenes allow a little more light, yet this laughably nihilistic movie just gets darker and darker.