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Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins appears in the following:

Teenage 'Kings Of Summer' Rule A Predictable Sitcom World

Thursday, May 30, 2013

In a TV director's film debut, jokes overwhelm the characters and plot. Though the cast includes such likable personalities as Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, the runaway boys at the film's core subsist on rotisserie chicken, telegraphed situations and sour gags.

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Will, Jaden Smith In Space, Without Fun

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Now this is a movie all about how two humans live 1,000 years from now. Neither one's got even a lick of mirth as they land with a creature back on ruined Earth. Will Smith, Jaden Smith, M. Night Shyamalan — might have been better if one got his humor on.

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'We Steal Secrets': A Sidelong Look At WikiLeaks

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The latest documentary from the prolific Alex Gibney digs into the genesis — and the implications — of what creator Julian Assange describes as "an intelligence agency of the people." (Recommended)

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'Bidder 70,' Still Raising His Hand To Be Heard

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Scientist Terry Root, author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and filmmaker Robert Redford all turn up in this documentary on eco-activist Tim DeChristopher, who bid on — and won — mineral rights to a chunk of federal land just to tie them up. He was prosecuted and sentenced to federal prison.

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'Augustine' And Her Diagnosis Get Another Look

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A 19th-century neurologist develops an intense relationship with an illiterate teenage maid who experiences erotic pleasure during intense bouts of "hysteria." French writer-director Alice Winocour's feature debut is based on an actual 19th-century case history.

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'In The Air,' A Sense Of Stakes For A '70s Youth

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Olivier Assayas' smart, clear-eyed movie unfolds in the aftermath of the May 1968 student-worker uprising that shook France. (Recommended)

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In 'Paradise,' Pursuing Something Less Than Love

Thursday, April 25, 2013

There's some raw, real footage in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Love, an admirably bracing story of European sex tourism in the Southern Hemisphere.

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'Arthur Newman': A Bored Man's Bland Ambition

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Two talented Brits play undistinguished Americans in a film of escapin' identity — but Dante Ariola's wan comedy hasn't much of a personality.

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Building A Home For A Client Who Can't Live In It

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A troubling political art piece wrapped in a high-concept documentary, Herman's House follows the efforts of a provocative artist to build a model of a solitary confinement prisoner's dream home. Neither the home nor the prisoner is properly detailed, but the journey is unsettling.

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A Hazy Ode 'To The Wonder' Of Hidden Worlds

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Terrence Malick's latest cinematic meditation doesn't seem to have much to do with anything; it's pretty but largely pointless, a globe-trotting film with a fondness for lyrical internal monologues and unlikely international juxtapositions.

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Robert Redford Keeps Revolutionary'Company'

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Lesser talents could lose track of the high-wattage cast that joins the actor-director in The Company You Keep. But this modern-day journalistic revisit to the revolutionary turmoil of the 1970s succeeds because Redford knows how to keep his marquee-name ensemble on the same page.

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'Renoir': Impressionism, Rapturously Realized

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sketched in tones as bright and gorgeous as those its namesake artist put to canvas, the gauzy biopic Renoir portrays the domestic disruptions — and the artistic reawakening — of the Impressionist master's final days.

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'Retaliation': Harsh Payback For Poor G.I. Joe

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The producers spent $135 million on 'splosions, 3-D effects, and ... oh, right, actors. But they might as well have used actual action figures in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, a stiffly ridiculous exercise in moving Hasbro merchandise.

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'The Place Beyond The Pines': It's A Far Piece

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Topical and tough, the latest from Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance is a self-conscious drama that seems to long for a healthy dose of old-school movie macho. The story of a retired circus performer and the cop who tails him stretches across generations — but the audience might not be willing to wait that long.

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'No Place On Earth': Underground, A Story Of Survival

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Director Janet Tobias frames an indelible story of two families living in Eastern European caves early in World War II; spelunker Christopher Nicola discovered the hideout more than two decades ago.

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A 'Devil' In The Details Of A Brotherly Rivalry

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The authentic grit of modern London is a plus in Sally El Hosaini's debut feature, My Brother the Devil. What's less successful is her attempt to break storytelling conventions; a intriguing concept and a smart setup subside into familiar sibling-rival storytelling by the film's end.

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'Burt Wonderstone': Vegas, When The Magic Stops

Thursday, March 14, 2013

There's a clever premise and some promising performances buried in this comedy-magic misfire. But those winning aspects are ultimately ruined by a mean-spirited movie that's too cruel for kids and too dull for most adults.

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Movie Review Of 'Dead Man Down'

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Movie review of Dead Man Down.

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'Tattoo' Times Two: A Cleaner, Classier Thrill Ride

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

David Fincher's English-language The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is less a reinterpretation than a reiteration — a classier, more expensive version of the lurid Swedish film that came before it.

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