Peg Aloi Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% Babyteeth (2020) Babyteeth is a lovely film, an unusually mature coming-of-age story that juggles restraint and abandon with astonishing ease.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
84% Mr. Jones (2020) Gareth Jones' story, of an unknown and mostly unsung journalist hero trying to do the right thing amid overwhelming resistance, should inspire all of us who feel helpless and inadequate now.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Paul [is] is a complex study, played with gut-wrenching emotion and intense physicality by Lindo. It's an incandescent performance, and sure to be one of the most talked-about of the year.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
88% Shirley (2020) Shirley tempers that pain and ugliness with morsels of pleasure and beauty: this film is hard to watch, hard to resist, and deeply, deliciously haunting.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
34% Seberg (2020) Stewart is very fine as Seberg: not because she gives us a believable facsimile of the actress (there's no real effort at mimicry here), but because she's convincing as a woman slowly unraveling...‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
44% Robert the Bruce (2019) The use of traditional music lends additional authenticity; Mel Elias's score is excellent. Writers Macfadyen and Eric Belgau have done Robert the Bruce's epic struggle for independence cinematic justice...‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
85% Deerskin (2020) Deerskin is a mordantly funny commentary on the fragility of identity, livelihood, and masculinity.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
81% To the Stars (2020) To the Stars is a somewhat formulaic Middle America melodrama, enlivened by inspired and well-directed performances that infuse some radiant life into small-town struggles.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
70% We Summon the Darkness (2020) The young actors are more than up to the task here, especially Daddario, whose 1970s-era Ivory Girl looks and pitch-perfect timing and facial expressions make her character a compelling ringleader for this fun and original slasher/romp‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
A 71% Vivarium (2020) Vivarium is an incisive and heart-wrenching commentary on the nature of modern life, and our inability to see the bigger picture.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
88% Swallow (2020) Swallow is a closely observed study of a woman trying to break free of a prison within herself.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
91% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) Bagalov's directorial vision and voice are bold and compelling. Beanpole is infused with a profoundly tender intimacy, interspersed with stark portrayals of pain, cruelty, and sacrifice. And yet these hard-to-watch moments never feel lurid or gratuitous.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
B 96% Blood on Her Name (2020) Lind is such a skillful actress that the occasional implausibility and moral ambiguity of Leigh's situation becomes compelling and rather suspenseful.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
74% The Lodge (2020) The most powerful moments in The Lodge are supplied by the fine performances from the trio of actors with the most screen time. ‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
85% Zombi Child (2020) For all of its anthropological power, Zombi Child presents an absorbing kaleidoscopic landscape of imagery that beguiles and confounds; at times we don't know where we are, or even if we're awake or dreaming.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) The mind-bending color, creative urban details, stunning costumes, and frenetic energy create a dizzying spectacle -- and there's a heart-pounding soundtrack to boot.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
100% After We Leave (2020) I was blown away by how good After We Leave looks, its subtlety and plausibility and confident simplicity.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
No Score Yet The Field (2019) This is not Bunker's first feature, but it's a strong indicator that his talent is considerable. His trajectory will be well worth watching.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
87% Color Out of Space (2020) Color Out of Space has its flaws, but its quirky energy, excellent performances, and strangely mesmerizing visuals combine to make the whole compensate for its occasionally ill-fitting parts. ‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
85% Les Misérables (2020) [A] powerful feature debut.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
83% Just Mercy (2020) Destin Daniel Cretton's story of Death Row prisoners in Alabama is not flawless, but it is decidedly worthwhile, mainly because of the powerful efforts of its stellar cast.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
93% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) The film's modulated softness, its moments of quiet heartfelt sorrow, are testaments to a feminism that rejects political anger in order to embrace sisterly compassion.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
92% In Fabric (2019) I found it wildly original.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
70% Bombshell (2019) The performers lend nuance and complexity to their characters in ways that transcend the writing and directing.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
94% Transit (2019) These two actors mesh well together, effortlessly generating a compelling chemistry borne of a shared sense of unease and immediacy.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
90% Dark Waters (2019) Dark Waters may not be Haynes's most beautiful film, but it may yet prove to be among his most important.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
68% Knives and Skin (2019) Knives and Skin delivers beguiling, intense vignettes of movie magic.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) There are few films these days that feel like such a familiar and sorely-needed balm for stressful times.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
89% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Ronstadt's impressive skills as a song stylist make her more enduring than others who wrote and performed tunes they'd written.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) A frenetic, hilarious, and super-savvy exercise in exploring the possibilities for inventiveness and creativity in the world of low budget filmmaking.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
63% Satanic Panic (2019) It's a crazy ride, managing along the way to poke fun at the lifestyles of the rich and bored, reminding us that decadence among the upper classes is very scary indeed.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
86% The Nightingale (2019) Kent has crafted a harrowingly moving film about compassion, and how it may be the one impulse that can save us all.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
73% Gwen (2019) Set during the First World War, Gwen is a sort of folk horror chamber piece filmed amid the sweeping valleys and majestic hills of north Wales. Writer-director William McGregor... has crafted a remarkable debut feature.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
59% Them That Follow (2019) Them That Follow feels both cautionary and elegiac, and clearly relevant in these times of extremism and the rise of small town tyrannies.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
86% Luz (2019) Luz, the debut feature from German filmmaker Tilman Singer, is minimalistic, and somewhat devoid of narrative context. But it has a spare, mysterious vibe that keeps the viewer guessing.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
60% Ophelia (2019) Ophelia is moving, intoxicating, haunting: the most visually pleasurable film I've seen so far this year.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) Horrific it is. And also thrillingly weird and beautiful.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
82% High Life (2019) Denis provides a pensive invitation to those inclined to muse on death, infinity, and the meaning of life. The film's naturalistic aura balances its conceptual enormity. ‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
81% The Wind (2019) The Wind explores the fears that beset even strong, capable women stuck struggling for survival without a supportive community or social contact.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
95% Hail Satan? (2019) Here's hoping that these scrappy, articulate, and impassioned underdogs - well-versed in the language and tactics of revolution and resistance - will continue to be a shining beacon of all that is good.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
100% Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) I envision that Horror Noire will become a canonical work for film history buffs and horror aficionados alike.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
90% Arctic (2019) Arctic avoids existential symbolism for the sake of expressing authentic emotions, most of them thanks to Mads Mikkelsen's performance, a quiet tour de force.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Filled with music from many genres, from folk to jazz to rock and roll, Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War is a sumptuous, sad, and often thrilling story of love set mostly in post-war Poland.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
74% Destroyer (2018) Destroyer is a gripping story about the acid of regret: it eats away at our hearts until we're hollow - and have nothing left to lose.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
90% Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018) This blistering new documentary by Alexis Bloom manages to offer a fairly balanced portrait of a man who, at the end of his life was widely demonized.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
96% Becoming Astrid (Unga Astrid) (2018) Director and co-writer Pernille Fischer Christensen has crafted a powerful coming of age story that is also a story of how society slowly transforms.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
4/5 65% Suspiria (2018) I loved it. But I did not love all of it.‐ Orlando Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
96% I Am Not a Witch (2018) I Am Not a Witch is subtly satirical, taking care to underline the performative nature of the witchcraft accusations and banishings.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
88% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Indie filmmaker Josephine Decker has come up with a brilliant showcase for Helena Howard, whose performance is electrifying.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
86% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) The filmmaker adds enriching context and historical depth to the titillating details of this man's extraordinary life.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018