Peg Aloi

Peg Aloi

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Peg Aloi's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Phoenix, PopMatters

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% The Last Emperor (1987) "One of the most provocative and stunningly beautiful films of the past 20 years. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 21, 2015
100% Level Five (2014) "This film demands every cell of your cerebellum, but its compelling surreality is hard to shake off. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 13, 2014
2.5/4 26% War of the Buttons (2012) "The cast is fine, especially the boys, and the cinematography lush and wistful, but the score is pure fromage and the storyline sacrifices tension for romance. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 25, 2012
1/4 3% The Apparition (2012) "Doesn't offer anything new, let alone entertaining. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 29, 2012
3/4 90% The Well-Digger's Daughter (2012) "Despite a verbose script and the kneejerk sexism of Pascal, the visual beauty and narrative simplicity make the film a pleasure. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 25, 2012
3/4 95% 5 Broken Cameras (2012) "Shocking footage details the horrors of the village's daily routine; but amidst the violence, a spirit of resistance prevails, providing hope of redemption. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 20, 2012
3/4 90% The Fairy (2012) "Though occasionally the absurd humor falls flat, the attempt to forge something utterly unlike anything else happening in cinema today gives this film a mesmerizing and memorable charm. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 19, 2012
3/4 76% Kill List (2012) "Following up his impressive debut, Down Terrace, Ben Wheatley's Yorkshire-based crime thriller swerves with abrupt satisfaction into horror in its final moments. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 3, 2012
2/4 79% The Innkeepers (2012) "West only manages to wrangle a tepid horror film out of a fine opportunity to explore the territory of paranormal belief in a down-to-earth way. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 31, 2012
2.5/4 77% The Debt (2011) "The story itself sometimes feels implausible and overwrought, but the film's taut pacing and artful editing make for a chilling and satisfying spy drama. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 31, 2011
45% You yi tian (One Day) (2010) Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 20, 2011
3/4 36% One Day (2011) "Hathaway shines as always, Patricia Clarkson is a marvel in a key role, and Scherfig's masterful treatment of silences, surfaces, and locations is worth watching. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 17, 2011
2.5/4 15% Priest (2011) "As happens with big-screen comics, the dialogue fizzles at times. But mostly this is a delicious mash-up of styles and genres: gothic, steampunk, Wild West, martial arts, dystopian fun. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted May 19, 2011
3.5/4 75% Stake Land (2011) "This is The Road meets Testament by way of The Devil's Rejects, in the best possible way: a brutal, elegiac take on how a post-apocalyptic America might look and feel. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 28, 2011
3/4 44% White Irish Drinkers (2011) "This is a gritty, dreamy Everyman story, sure to resonate with viewers who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 25, 2011
3.5/4 93% Of Gods and Men (2011) "This is really a story of finding peace and purpose in a chaotic world. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 18, 2011
2.5/4 10% Red Riding Hood (2011) "Fattening fairy tales for the screen is tricky, and Hardwicke gets it half right, valorizing romance over duty, integrity over tyranny. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 10, 2011
2.5/4 39% The Eagle (2011) "There's an annoying "buddy movie" feeling to this that just won't go away. At least Centurion had a sexy witch to offset the unintentional homo-eroticism. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 10, 2011
2/4 20% The Rite (2011) "Those wanting to see a film devoid of clichés and implausibility should look elsewhere. Still, Hopkins is terrific, inhabiting the role like, well, a man possessed. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 27, 2011
2/4 9% Season of the Witch (2011) "Poor plot twists and CGI-heavy action further muddle what might have been an intriguing story of fanaticism and superstition. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 12, 2011
3/4 91% Kings of Pastry (2010) "Hegedus and Pennebaker treat this event as both rehearsal and performance, allowing occasional moments of beauty and humanity to peek through. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 22, 2010
2/4 72% The Last Exorcism (2010) "The purity of the docu conceit falls apart thanks to the intrusion of a spooky score and deliberately eerie camera shots. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 26, 2010
65% Is Anybody There? (2009) Boston Phoenix
Posted May 1, 2009
52% Down in the Valley (2006) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
75% Lady Chatterley (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
3/4 70% 28 Weeks Later... (2007) "Every bit as visceral and provocative as the original, but cinematographer Enrique Chediak's deserted London can't hold a candle to Anthony Dod Mantle's. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
55% Alpha Dog (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
66% Brick Lane (2008) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
3.5/4 87% Notes on a Scandal (2006) "British cinema fans shouldn't miss this one. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
73% Under the Same Moon (2008) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
58% A Slice of Lynch (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
3.5/4 63% The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) (2008) "The performances never falter, and even James Horner's heavy-handed score can't dim the film's unfathomable, unshakable ending. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
74% The Price of Sugar (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
3/4 63% Faubourg 36 (Paris 36) (2009) "Top-notch performances buoy up this sentimental (some might say clichéd) musical romp -- and who doesn't enjoy a guilty pleasure of the vintage Parisian variety? " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
100% Live-In Maid (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
64% Sixty Six (2006) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
95% Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
52% Garçon Stupide (2005) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
25% Nobel Son (2008) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
72% Golden Door (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
60% Boynton Beach Club (2006) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
2/4 41% The Last House on the Left (2009) "What's missing are the subversive, shocking conceits of the original. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
41% December Boys (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
2/4 8% The Number 23 (2007) "There is something to this 23 stuff, and a film about apophenia (obsession with random connections) would be fascinating. But no. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
57% Kinky Boots (2006) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
73% Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) (2006) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
73% Glastonbury (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
50% America's Heart and Soul (2004) PopMatters
Posted Nov 11, 2004
63% Starsky & Hutch (2004) "The result is an action film that is also a scrumptious slice of a much-maligned era. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 6, 2004
90% Whale Rider (2003) "It sounds like a recipe for precious melodrama, but writer/director Niki Caro creates a gripping portrait of a people managing to sustain a living mythology. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 2, 2003
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