Peg Aloi

Peg Aloi

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Anchorage Press , Boston Phoenix , PopMatters
Total Reviews:
64

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 16% 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 21% 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 10% 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 (2005) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
75% Lady Chatterley (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
3/4 71% 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
72% 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
70% The Price of Sugar (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
3/4 62% 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 (Cama adentro) (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
63% 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
26% Nobel Son (2008) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
72% Golden Door (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
60% The 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
68% Treasure Planet (2002) " With its inventive art direction and stunning action sequences, not to mention sophisticated hilarity and no small amount of tongue-in-cheek homo-eroticism, this may be the sci-fi space pic for the grown-ups to see this holiday season. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 30, 2002
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