Mark Jenkins appears in the following:
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Prolific French director Philippe Garrel's latest film once again tells an intimate tale of intersecting Parisian love lives in his signature, timeless manner.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Filmmaker Hava Kohav Beller's documentary focuses on an 2007 encounter session between young Israelis and Palestinians that yields few insights, but starkly illustrates the impasse dividing them.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
This stark, cerebral not-quite-romance is set in a city known for its spare modernist architecture, and that sense of severity pervades the film.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Marion Cotillard stars as a woman infatuated with infatuation in this "shadowy and sensuous" tale that undercuts its power with an unearned third-act revelation.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
French writer-director Luc Besson mounts a hugely imaginative sci-fi spectacle, but builds it around papier-thin characters and dialogue.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star as a couple on opposite sides of a divide that should part them — but it doesn't, quite.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
In writer-director Kirsten Tan's first feature, an aging architect reconnects with his long-lost elephant, and the two embark upon a loosely structured, slightly surreal journey.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
The pleasures of this imagined conversation between two real-life Northern Ireland political enemies, set in the run-up to 2006 St. Andrews Agreement, are more political/philosophical than dramatic.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
A story of a fading cowboy-movie star and the younger woman who may lift his spirits would logically star Sam Elliott. And the ruefully comic drama The Hero does.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower tells the story of the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong in 2014. Led by then-teenager Joshua Wong, it ended with a pizza party, but provoked plenty of response.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
In Abacus: Too Small To Jail, Steve James, who made Hoop Dreams, tells the story of a very small bank that really was prosecuted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
An Embarrassment of Ritchie: Charlie Hunnam stars as a hunky Arthur in a film that crackles with director Guy Ritchie's distinctive style but sinks under its bloated special effects.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
An intimate and moving examination of the White Helmets, who pull survivors — and corpses — from bombed buildings in Syria's largest city.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
A new documentary examines the short life — and shady business practices — of the songwriter/producer behind hits like "Tell Him," "Here Comes the Night" and "Hang On Sloopy."
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Bruno Dumont's histrionic if not particularly hysterical comedy pits rich against poor in a picturesque seaside town; the film's leisurely paced slapstick is "more intriguing than involving."
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Critic Mark Jenkins calls Joseph Cedar's tale of a cipher (Richard Gere) who finds himself at the center of a web of personal and political machinations "intricate, rollicking and sometimes sad."
Thursday, April 06, 2017
A binge-drinking American woman unwittingly controls a monster that's destroying Seoul in this tone-deaf comedy; the film's lumbering attempts to subvert our rom-com expectations fall flat.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
It'll help to brush up on your Impressionists before seeing writer-director Danièle Thompson's decades-spanning portrait of Emile Zola and Paul Cézanne, but the film deftly avoids biopic clichés.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Director Craig Johnson's film, based on the Daniel Clowes graphic novel, wants us to invest in a misanthrope's grumbling attempts to reconnect to humanity. Yet its uneven tone keeps us at a distance.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
French writer-director Francois Ozon adapts Broken Lullaby, Ernst Lubitsch's 1932 melodrama about a mysterious Frenchman and a German war-widow in the aftermath of World War I.