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Alexa Dalby

Alexa Dalby
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 88% Emma. (2020) A lovely, funny, pastel-coloured rom-com of manners that gently retains Austen's timeless wit and satire.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) It's typical Miike, beautifully realised, and such guilty fun.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) It really is a must-see.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
3/5 64% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is clever, witty and funny and visually spectacular at times.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
3/5 83% Queen & Slim (2019) It's always gripping, and though it can be a bit uneven and the first half works best, it leaves you with an indelible final image. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
4/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems is a brilliant achievement for the two Safdie brothers - it's exciting, entertaining filmmaking, a bittersweet soufflé with a hard centre, well worth seeing for [Adam] Sandler's virtuoso performance alone.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
4/5 95% Little Women (2019) That said, it is quite a wonderful contemporary version of a popular - though rather cloying - woman-centred original. Gorgeous to look at and swirling with dance and music. Go see it.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
4/5 97% The Kingmaker (2019) The Kingmaker is fascinating, horrifying and essential viewing to understand a phenomenon of personality that's both specific and international.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
4/5 87% Aquarela (2019) [Aquarela's] like a very deep, and much more artful, National Geographic project.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Undocument (2019) These powerful, moving stories give human faces to the undocumented people who are so desperate that they will accept any dangers to find a better life in another country. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 94% Honey Boy (2019) The film is told in a circular way, flashing back and forth between adult Otis and young Otis navigating his way through prematurely adult complications. It works well: it reveals why the adult turned out as he did.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
5/5 100% So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) So Long, My Son and its use of the tune of Auld Lang Syne will break your heart. But finally it comes to a resolution which revisits the past and repays all the emotions it has put you though during its epic sweep.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 86% La Belle Époque (2020) La Belle Époque is charming, touching, serious and funny.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
5/5 96% I Lost My Body (2019) [O]ne of the most beautiful and also one of the saddest things I've ever seen on screen.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3/5 80% Greener Grass (2019) Greener Grass ridicules a very American way of suburban life and social interaction that perhaps doesn't have as much visceral relevance in this country: the idea is stretched thinly, it's a laugh but the fun palls over a feature length film.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4/5 97% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) The film is totally fascinating, glitzily made, not at all nerdy and well worth seeing for anyone who has ever seen a movie. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/5 56% The Beach Bum (2019) There's scant regard for narrative structure or continuity - bizarre things just happen.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
4/5 85% Sorry We Missed You (2020) Sorry We Missed You is a coruscating anti-capitalist manifesto from a veteran politically engaged filmmaker. The performances and every detail are so realistic, it's hard at times to remember you're watching a drama and not a documentary.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
4/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) It's a disorientating, thought-provoking story of love and loss.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/5 73% Harriet (2019) Harriet is a thriller, an adventure and almost a superhero movie at times... It's an inspirational story of a woman who became a national hero as an abolitionist and later a fighter for women's rights.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Deathless Woman (2019) [Roz] Mortimer's adaptation of the myth of the Deathless Woman here becomes vitally political, creating a harrowing and spectral account of the tyranny imposed upon the Roma.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
3/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) [F]unny, endearing and inspirational in a totally unsentimental way.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
3/5 88% American Woman (2019) American Woman is sensitively directed by Jake Scott, son of Ridley, who produced this surprisingly emotionally involving saga with a star-making lead performance from Sienna Miller.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
4/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) The Lighthouse defies rational description. Shot in black and white in Academy ratio, on screen it's dark, grimy and claustrophobic.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
5/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) [W]hatever your stakes in religion, Pryce and Hopkins are a joy to watch together on screen. It's a must-see.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/5 100% La Llorona (2019) Water and drowning are used as a weapon and a symbol as the past and the spirit world invade the present and no one... is unaffected by terror, guilt, violence and death.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3/5 84% The Perfect Candidate (2019) [A]s this endearing and entertaining film clearly shows, though Saudi Arabia is a country where at all times women are reminded of their second-class status, it's also a society in rapid transition.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/5 89% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) Bacurau is a savage political satire of the American exploitation of Brazil, Brazilian corruption at local and national levels and the racist attitudes that feed that exploitation and corruption. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 96% Atlantics (2019) What makes Atlantics so interesting is its focus for the first time on the people - mainly the young women - who are left behind in Africa once the young male would-be migrants have left on their perilous pilgrimage across the sea to Europe.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 90% The Climb (2020) There's some nice droll observational detail and some really interesting inventive direction and camera work. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 71% The King (2019) Chalamet has a sensitive, intelligent face and his delivery is thoughtful and intense. His performance is gripping. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
4/5 100% Hitsville: The Making Of Motown (2019) The film is an enjoyable, nostalgic and selectively chronological stroll through the label's early history.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 95% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) The Personal History of David Copperfield is brilliantly imaginative, beautifully visualised, peopled with memorable characters and grotesques. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
5/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Portrait of a Lady on Fire has well written dialogue and is sumptuously filmed, each shot tells a story. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
3/5 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The Peanut Butter Falcon is beautiful, sentimental and oh, so sweet.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
4/5 96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) By the Grace of God is a totally involving film about what has in recent years been revealed as a widespread problem in the Catholic Church and a major topical issue of concern.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
5/5 93% Monos (2019) [Monos] has been described as 'Lord of the Flies' with guns and that nails its emotional impact, though its beautiful cinematography ranging from mountains to jungle is also stunning visually .‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 76% Phoenix (Føniks) (2018) Phoenix is shot in dark, restrained tones. It's unremittingly grim for the first half hour in its observation of the details of Jill's life. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) Ready or Not is fast-moving, ridiculous, scary and absurd all at once. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
5/5 99% For Sama (2019) Don't miss this moving, award-winning documentary, either in the cinema or on television.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
4/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Pain and Glory is a compelling film which makes us sympathise with a complex, sensitive human being, his loves, friendships and regrets. He is someone who missed so much of life, yet created so much. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
2/5 42% Opus Zero (2017) Willem Dafoe does his best to make sense of an incoherent, pretentious film.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
4/5 79% Photograph (2019) Photograph is a kind, gentle, slowly unfolding possibility of love. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
4/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Though the film is a predictable, though undeniably very enjoyable, one-trick pony, it has lots of nice little touches and is genuinely great, feel-good entertainment. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/5 50% Tell It to the Bees (2019) It's an unsatisfactory film, a strange mixture of pedestrian scene-setting, an uncertain tone and an overarching and overused metaphor of the bees, which at one point takes off into magic realism.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
5/5 99% Varda by Agnès (2019) Unmissable.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 79% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Their story is compellingly told. Cohen's life is well-known but now at last, through Broomfield's wonderful film, Marianne too gets the recognition she so richly deserves.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/5 31% Summer in February (2014) The film is clearly a labour of love, but it never really transcends its safe Sunday telly atmosphere and sadly it feels like a missed opportunity.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
4/5 72% Renoir (2013) As a slice of life of the great artist over the course of a year or so of his great old age, Renoir, the film, is structured like a series of beautiful, softly lit tableaux of his paintings.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
3/5 40% Vita & Virginia (2019) Vita and Victoria could have been a wonderful addition to feminist literary film. But it's just so disappointing.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019