Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins reviews movies for, as well as for, which covers the Washington, D.C., film scene with an emphasis on art, foreign and repertory cinema.

Jenkins spent most of his career in the industry once known as newspapers, working as an editor, writer, art director, graphic artist and circulation director, among other things, for various papers that are now dead or close to it.

He covers popular and semi-popular music for The Washington Post, Blurt, Time Out New York, and the newsmagazine show Metro Connection, which airs on member station WAMU-FM.

Jenkins is co-author, with Mark Andersen, of Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital. At one time or another, he has written about music for Rolling Stone, Slate, and NPR's All Things Considered, among other outlets.

He has also written about architecture and urbanism for various publications, and is a writer and consulting editor for the Time Out travel guide to Washington. He lives in Washington.

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Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon in Elvis & Nixon. Steve Dietl/Courtesy of Bleecker Street Media hide caption

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Two scientists and an Amazonian shaman work together over 40 years to find a sacred healing plant in Embrace the Serpent. Andres Barrientos/Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories hide caption

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