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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)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 100% Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) One of the great musicals.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
5/5 97% Ringu (Ring) (1998) The finale, too, still feels as twisted, bizarre and down-right nightmarish as it did all those years ago.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2008
6/6 85% Wendy and Lucy (2008) This brilliant, desperately sad Steinbeckian fable from American director Kelly Reichardt. It's Reichardt's third full-length feature ('Old Joy' was in cinemas last year), but only her first masterpiece.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2009
5/5 86% Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete) (1969) A wild-eyed, everything-in-the-pot cross-processing of artistic, cinematic, political and personal concerns, where the story stutters, splinters and infuriates its way to an explosive finale.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 22, 2009
5/5 98% The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) (1968) A luminous musical about dreams, romance and destiny which lovingly reworks the classic Hollywood 'putting on a show' template into an essay on the emotional rollercoaster ride that is movie-going.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2009
5/5 80% Johnny Mad Dog (2011) The film sees war as a deadener of moral and physical inhibition, a paradoxical state where there are no winners or losers, just the living and the dead. Stunning.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2009
5/5 100% Aruitemo Aruitemo (Still Walking) (2008) Koreeda's almost sage-like understanding of what makes modern families tick places him and this wonderful film in the league of Japan's grand master, Ozu, and you can't ask for higher praise than that.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2010
5/5 85% Our Beloved Month of August (2010) As dazzling feats of narrative acrobatics go, this ingeniously self-reflexive second feature from maverick writer-director Miguel Gomes stands in a league of its own.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2010
5/5 75% La Mujer sin Cabeza (The Headless Woman) (2008) In what could be one of the greatest films ever made about the emotional realities of a damaged mind, this giddily disorientating latest from Lucrecia Martel is a work of frenzied genius.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2010
5/5 96% Psycho (1960) It blazed a bloody trail for the much-loved slasher cycle, but it also assured us that a B-movie could be A-grade in quality and innovation.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2010
5/5 87% La Danse -- Le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris (2009) La Danse is an example of cinema at its most musical, an awe-inspiring celebration of body, mind and movement.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2010
5/5 90% The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010) Tati thought anything could be funny, and while Chomet runs with that idea as a director, he challenges it as a storyteller.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2010
5/5 74% Norwegian Wood (2012) The performances of the young cast attain an affecting blend of reticence and hope, but it's Tran's fastidious technique that nudges the film into the realms of greatness.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2011
5/5 95% 13 Assassins (2011) The film is built as a long crescendo, opening at a level of considered, Zen-like reflection and ending with a prolonged cacophony of elaborate, town-wide annihilation.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 3, 2011
5/5 92% Days of Heaven (1978) Visually and thematically, it's still one of the most beautiful films ever made.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2011
5/5 87% Miss Bala (2012) All the more disarming for the fact that it takes place in a society where politics appears redundant and money and power are gained through violent, minutely orchestrated coups.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2011
5/5 92% Prezít svuj zivot (teorie a praxe) (Surviving Life (Theory and Practice)) (2010) It harnesses the skewed workings of the subconscious, confirming Svankmajer as a master filmmaker and knocking films like 'Inception' and 'The Matrix' into a cocked hat.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2011
5/5 86% Mysteries of Lisbon (2011) The production design and costumes are immaculate, while Ruiz's camera glides around soirées, ducks under tables and peers from behind curtains.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2011
5/5 73% Hadewijch (2010) Challenging, thought provoking and extraordinarily powerful.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2012
5/5 91% Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo (The Gospel According to St. Matthew) (1964) Definitely one for multiple viewings, and arguably up there with Pasolini's best.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2012
5/5 100% Ordet (The Word) (1954) Guaranteed to make you levitate from your cinema seat in awe.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2012
5/5 92% Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2012) Ceylan has forged a new template for the police procedural.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2012
5/5 97% This Is Not a Film (2012) A film which only reveals its true colours after intense contemplation.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2012
5/5 98% The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie) (1972) Manages to be totally surreal yet totally approachable. Quite amazing.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2012
5/5 85% Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957) A very worthy rediscovery.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2012
5/5 88% F for Fake (1974) So rich, ripe and tricksy you'll need to give this one multiple sweeps.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2012
5/5 88% Tabu (2012) Oh yes. A new master is born.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2012
5/5 88% It Always Rains on Sunday (1947) A breathtaking melange of romance and crime drama. A British classic.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2012
5/5 47% To The Wonder (2013) This is cinema sent from the heavens.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2013
5/5 95% Point Blank (1967) A movie to saviour again and again on the biggest screen you can get to.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2013
5/5 100% Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka) (1988) The idea that "War is Hell" has almost become something of a climatic cliché, but Takahata's film explores this well-worn slogan from new, exciting and harrowing angles.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 23, 2013
5/5 94% My Neighbor Totoro (1988) Perfect. Simple as.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 23, 2013
5/5 96% Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes) (1972) A journey down river to the mouth of Hell, but also so much more.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2013
5/5 95% The Act Of Killing (2013) This ideological push and pull at the film's core supplies it with a sense of high drama. How far can Oppenheimer indulge the whims of his subject to further calcify his demonic inner-nature? ‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2013
5/5 95% The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle)(Every Man for Himself and God Against All) (1974) A great among greats. Bruno S's performance is surely one of the best ever?‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2013
5/5 91% Mahanagar (The Big City) (The Great City) (1967) Incredibly rich and satisfying. Would easily stand up to multiple viewings.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2013
5/5 85% Mister John (2013) You'd do well to seek out this exceptional and haunting British drama which boasts a career-best turn from Aidan Gillen.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2013
5/5 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) A career-best Cate Blanchett dazzles in Woody Allen's heartbreaking missive.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2013
5/5 95% Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre) (1979) Nosferatu the Vampyre comes across as the perfect conflation of everything that makes Werner Herzog Werner Herzog.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2013
5/5 88% Computer Chess (2013) The spirit of Altman returns! A film to study, pick apart, discuss and debate.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2013
5/5 83% Leviathan (2013) When we say it's like nothing else you've seen, you've really got to take our word for it.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2013
5/5 94% The Innocents (1961) One of cinema's great ghost stories is also an essay on the psychological realities of film acting.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2013
5/5 95% Her (2013) Whimsical futuro-romance effortlessly evolves into ambiguous, unfathomable hard sci-fi in Spike Jonze's best film to date.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2014
5/5 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) Hilarious, bittersweet, nostalgic and philosophical. One of this amazing director's finest achievements.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2014
5/5 100% The King and the Mockingbird (2014) A film which no less than Hayao Miyazaki considers one of the vertigo-inducing pinnacles of the animated form.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2014
5/5 89% Calvary (2014) Director John Michael McDonagh's extraordinary film presents deep existential torment under the guise of a parochial murder mystery.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2014
5/5 100% Spring in a Small Town (1948) Mu ... creates extra hits of pure emotion through silky camera movements and the melancholy manner in which he frames his conflicted characters against the unforgiving landscape.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2014
5/5 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) If you only do one thing this year, make sure you catch this shattering masterpiece by the Dardenne brothers.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2014
5/5 100% M (1931) You'll never look at a novelty balloon in the same way again.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2014
5/5 87% Gone Girl (2014) David Fincher's box-cutter autopsy of a marriage which is forcibly dismantled and then forcibly reforged in the cobalt blue flames of ignominy, arrogance and deception. So, so much deception.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014