Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins appears in the following:

In 'Demon,' A Spirit Proves The Ultimate Wedding Crasher

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Humor leavens the horror in this Polish film about a groom literally possessed by the country's haunted past.


'Seasons In Quincy' Offers A Fractured, Frustrating Portrait Of Critic John Berger

Thursday, September 01, 2016

The documentary, set in and around the French town in which the influential writer now resides, dissects his life in four discrete segments. The approach proves more intriguing than insightful.


'Mia Madre' Weaves Memory, Fantasy And Film Into A Poignant Rumination On Loss

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti's latest is a charming, heartfelt and slyly satirical meditation on cinema — which exists at the crossroads of fantasy and reality — and the loss of a parent.


'War Dogs' Cries Havoc And Lets Slip The Dudes Of War

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Director Todd Phillips' heavily fictionalized, testosterone-fueled account of two bros who engage in war profiteering ultimately loses its way.


Aria Woman Makes Good: In 'Florence Foster Jenkins,' A Weak Voice, A Strong Heart

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Meryl Streep stars in a new biopic about a much-mocked (but well-financed) amateur opera singer whose love of music sustains her — and the film.


In The Warm But Underdeveloped 'Little Men,' Kids Bond While Parents Feud

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Ira Sachs' latest film, about a friendship between two boys, is Chekhovian in its subtlety but withholds too much and fails to attain the emotional impact for which it strives.


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 But when approval was withdrawn, he made a different documentary entirely.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