David Jenkins

David Jenkins
David Jenkins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film Film4 Time Out thelondonpaper Little White Lies Time Out Sydney Metro (UK)
Biography:
Time Out film critic.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 73% Shooting the Mafia (2019) Initially feels like something a bit different for the director, but the subject matter is fascinating. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
4/5 95% Atlantics (2019) A tonal balancing act, perfectly executed. An absolute peach of a debut feature. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) The plot whips along at such a pace you can feel the wind in your face, but it is also so tight that you never feel the need to even once glance back. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
5/5 97% Little Women (2019) The film works because Gerwig manages to re-emphasise some new aspect of the profound connection between these characters in every new scene. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
1/5 50% 21 Bridges (2019) More like 21 plot holes. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
3/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) It's a satisfying, occasionally exhilarating film, but one which is naggingly risk-averse, and also maybe one which doesn't bother itself too much with the interior lives of its characters. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
2/5 77% Frozen II (2019) The only surprising thing about this film is how complex and contrived it is. It's nearly impossible to follow what's happening, and what motivates the characters to take action. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
2/5 61% Driven (2019) Hamm and writer Colin Bateman are far too soft on everyone involved, presenting the two "heroes" as misguided innocents ensnared in a web of street crime and FBI corruption. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/5 42% A Dog Called Money (2019) This film is like a fusty album explainer, and it's really not that much fun. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
1/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Barely passible and wholly unnecessary. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
100% Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2019) It is a film which follows its own instincts and is happy to retain (and proudly display) a few ragged edges, and it's all the more interesting for it. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/5 87% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) It's maybe not going to sit near the top of the director's canon, but it's a nice addition to it. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
3/5 89% American Woman (2019) Eventually can't decide what type of film it is, but all the more interesting for it. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Normal (2019) Moralistic and lacking in any clear insight. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/5 99% For Sama (2019) Must be seen to be believed. Waad Al-Kateab is your new hero. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
100% Babyteeth (2019) Though not without its niggles, this is a notable first feature from Murphy, who exudes a supreme confidence in her deployment of crisp visuals and the lightly bifurcated manner in which she unfurls this eccentric yarn. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
95% About Endlessness (Om det oändliga) (2019) Aside from the fact that this is Andersson's most nakedly moving film to date, there's still much fun to be had from guessing how he's physically able to create these magical moments. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
88% The Painted Bird (2019) It's tough to amply describe the film's relentlessly brutal pleasures, but those who have seen films like Andrei Tarkovsky's Ivan's Childhood, Robert Bresson's Mouchette or Elem Klimov's Come and See might have an idea of the grim terrain we're on here. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 41% The Laundromat (2019) The Laundromat is a fun ride while you're on it, but is probably a lesser entry into the director's esteemed personal canon. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
42% Wasp Network (2019) Cannily combines dense political intrigue with an oblique but welcome touch of classic Hollywood romanticism. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
83% Ema (2019) Completely fresh and challenging, a coolly abstract vision of the modern family that pays subtle lip service to the film noir tradition. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
1/5 69% Joker (2019) Feeble posturing, asinine pop psychology and political analysis charged with all the cynicism of a mollycoddled teen dropout in fake Oakleys and a home customised Linkin Park tee. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
39% Seberg (2019) Stewart spends much of the film attempting to look sultry in billowing see-through negligees, but these attempts at atmosphere only serve to highlight the overall thinness of the material. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) The question of whether Pitt will be pitted against Pitt at the 2020 Oscars is not at all a stupid one. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
94% The Perfect Candidate (2019) A charming little trifle which ends up suggesting that sometimes, if you lose the small-scale battle, you may unknowingly win the bigger war. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
96% Marriage Story (2019) The writing is suitably dense and literate, though Baumbach really cherishes the characters as individuals - it never feels as if Nicole and Charlie are avatars for his own poetic musings on the differences between love and fidelity. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
2/5 28% A Million Little Pieces (2019) It plays out this maudlin story with the straightest bat possible, and the surprises are dangerously thin on the ground. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3/5 100% Stones Have Laws (2018) A serious exploration into the nature of reparation and how the west look at and learn about cultures born out of colonialist aggression. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/5 79% Photograph (2019) Well made, well performed, just a little too tamped down for its own good. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/5 80% Holiday (2018) A very fine debut, if a little one-note. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
4/5 80% Die Tomorrow (2017) A really exceptional film about a subject that has been much plundered by this medium. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
3/5 100% The Chambermaid (La camarista) (2019) Maybe lacks for a killer blow, but Avilés and star Gabriela Cartol are worth keeping an eye on. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
3/5 69% My Friend the Polish Girl (2019) Has a hand-made, passion project feel to it - for better and for worse. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3/5 100% Only You (2018) In her writing and direction, Wootlif refuses to shirk from the darkness ahead, even if the film does take another shift before a somewhat conventional third act wrap-up. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3/5 84% The Brink (2019) It's not a film that's going to change minds, and it has been produced to be consumed by Bannon's enemies rather than his friends. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 64% Our Time (Nuestro tiempo) (2019) Interludes of bulls locking horns in the twilight are a blunt visual metaphor which seem a little crass for this light-fingered director, but this is otherwise his most dramatically terse and conventional work. And definitely not in a bad way. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
2/5 40% Vita & Virginia (2019) Yet much good will is squandered by some mood-killing touches, most prominently a score that can only be described as candle shop electronica. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 97% Don't Look Now (1973) Every frame is calculated perfection. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
2/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Amply breezy and amusing, but treats its novel conceit with contempt. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
1/5 69% The Flood (2019) Falls to pieces under mild scrutiny. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
2/5 68% Stockholm (2019) More like Dog's Dinner Afternoon. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
3/5 100% Prophecy (2019) Enjoyable in the moment. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 91% A Season in France (Une Saison en France) (2017) Lots of careful, robust storytelling and character building. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/5 92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) There are some slippery manoeuvres and some fudging of the facts, but where this thing works like gangbusters is in the remastered concert footage. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
1/5 91% Eating Animals (2018) Well meaning politically, but positively sucks as a movie. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 60% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) Maybe doesn't amount to much, but it's compelling as all hell, and Juli Jakab is a major find. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) An intimate, human-focused film with broad allegorical potential. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2/5 62% XY Chelsea (2019) Feels like her story is still being told. The film ends in the middle. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/5 89% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) The Room 237 of sports bio documentaries. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 64% Memoir of War (La douleur) (2018) Buoyed by an astonishing central turn by Mélanie Thierry. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019