David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Prone to go off on rants, tangents and ramblings but I get there in the end.

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  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★★★★

    The first film I have watched at the cinema in 2015 will be quite possibly the best I see all year. 'Birdman' is 2 hours of spellbinding film-making. My eyes were glued to the screen for the entirety of what felt like a truly unique viewing experience. Its a strange and brutally honest film which wont be to everyones taste. I personally loved every single minute. Set around the opening of a play written, directed and staring washed up actor…

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    ★★½

    The first two instalments of the Hunger Games franchise were films that I found to be for the most part enjoyable. They also provided us with a relatively strong female lead character to act as a counter-balance to the male dominated Hollywood blockbusters we normally see. It helped that Jennifer Lawrence was pretty darn great in the lead role too. I was however hesitant going into 'Mockingjay'; a Hunger Games film without the games. My greatest concern was the decision…

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  • Donnie Brasco

    Donnie Brasco

    ★★★★

    Based on a true story of an undercover FBI agent tasked with taking down a mob family from the inside. The subject matter and themes to be found in 'Donnie Brasco' are clearly not particularly original. It is also probably fair to say that this type of story has been delivered more effectively by more accomplished directors. Mike Newell's direction here is slick and polished but I never quite felt like he made his stamp on the film like say…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    ★★★½

    After the constant barrage of trailers over the last few months I was quite dubious of what we were going to get in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'. It seemed overcrowded and almost like it was trying too much too soon. Looking back on it now, Marc Webb has reined things in slightly and it was a decent and enjoyable film. It has some pretty major flaws sprinkled throughout but for what I was expecting, I feel satisfied.

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    + Andrew…