Mark JenkinsMark Jenkins reviews movies for NPR.org, as well as for reeldc.com, which covers the Washington, D.C., film scene with an emphasis on art, foreign and repertory cinema.
Boy, Wonder: In a Hollywood that's increasingly in the business of telling kids' stories to adults, even an auteur as bloody-minded as Martin Scorsese gave in to the temptation of the childlike in this year's Hugo.
The narrator of El Sicario, Room 164 — reputedly a veteran assassin for a drug lord in Mexico's Ciudad Juarez — details his life and his trade in Gianfranco Rosi's documentary
During the early-'90s war in what was then Yugoslavia, a Serbian soldier (Goran Kostic, right) and a Bosnian painter (Zana Marjanovic) negotiate boundaries personal and political.
'My Woman-Interpreter': Stephane (Gilles Lellouche) knows the markets, but turns to his lively housekeeper, France (Karin Viard), for perspective on dating — and raising his son.
'Dangerous' minds? Psychoanalyst Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) applies the talking cure to Sabina (Keira Knightley) a young woman diagnosed with what was then called hysteria.
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Double Game: Barcelona-born Juan Pujol Garcia established himself as a German spy — then turned to the British, who called him "Garbo" and used him to feed disinformation to the Nazis.
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