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Alexa Dalby

Alexa Dalby
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) Quietly respectful, but lacking much in the way of insight, Lelio's Una Mujer Fantástica is a welcome Latin-American addition to the trans trend, but doesn't manage to ever quite get under its protagonist's skin.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
2/5 60% The Hungry (2017) Although it is sumptuous to look at - albeit also extremely gory at times...the narrative can sometimes be confusing and the melodrama can seem exotically over the top.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 98% Félicité (2017) With a brilliantly nuanced performance from Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, simultaneously sullen, vivacious, coquettish, Félicité is the African riposte to the West's obsession with female portraits. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
82% My Generation (2017) The documentary uses as backdrop all the tried and tested Sixties pop songs, but there was so much more. Where did it all go wrong, he says, and My Generation is still a good start in trying to find out.‐ Dog and Wolf
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3/5 76% Gemini (2018) Kravitz and Kirke perform well, but John Cho seems underused in his role and his character could have had the potential to generate more tension as the cops close in. Worth a watch though.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 65% Bitch (2017) Bitch has a great, attention-grabbing premise but as a satirical feminist parable it ends up too extreme for its own good.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 96% 24 Frames (2018) The repetitiveness of concentrating on watching [the frames]...is like quiet meditation on the power of the image. The cumulative effect is a mesmerising insight into Kiarostami's creative process. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 93% Angels Wear White (2018) Using the powerful symbol of the Monroe edifice throughout the film, and an apparently non-threatening seaside location, Qu has made a harsh feminist critique of present-day-on-the-surface-modern China's endemic attitudes towards women.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 96% Foxtrot (2018) Along with the tragic absurdity of everyday life, it reveals the inherited mental scars of Auschwitz that Israeli families still bear, bubbling beneath the surface‐ Dog and Wolf
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3/5 No Score Yet Tides (2017) There's lots of mates' banter, yet none of the four seems to be a particularly appealing personality. ‐ Dog and Wolf
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3/5 97% I Am Not a Witch (2018) Nyoni's film has narrative ambiguities but it's a striking debut.‐ Dog and Wolf
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3/5 90% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) It's all kind of ridiculously over the top, exploitative and moving further from reality as the plot unrolls, yet the film also well enough made not to be a B movie - it's maybe a B+. Genre fans will love it.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 76% Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2018) The plot takes some unexplained - or inexplicable - twists. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 60% Pickups (2017) Gillen's self-mockery is appealing, the film is smoothly and professionally shot with something of the feeling of a music video, and it playfully flags up some fascinating conundrums about life in its brief...running time.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 66% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) It's a cinema of the absurd with a tone reminiscent of Ionesco's The Bald Prima Donna, a bizarre, grotesque black comedy that swerves into inexplicable events, with the joke so over the top that it's stretched as far as it can go. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 87% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) The Death of Louis XIV shows [Léaud] as a consummate actor in a film composed like a painting that says so much about mortality in so few words. It's unmissable.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 66% Breathe (2017) In excellent though somewhat linear performances, Garfield and Foy deal with their personal catastrophe with stiff upper lips, understated humour and indomitable decency and devotion.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Guadagnino's adaptation of André Aciman's novel is a wonderfully sensitive and evocative portrait of young love, but lost in time somewhere in Northern Italy, Call Me By Your Name gets caught up in the outdated politics of its day.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 90% Marjorie Prime (2017) The acting performances are all excellent. However, the film shows its origins as a stage play, scarcely opening out from its single, soulless location. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 60% A Caribbean Dream (2017) A Caribbean Dream may betray its low budget in the special effects at times, but it's a vibrant, enjoyable reworking of the play. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) This film is a gripping, challenging psychological horror, shot in Lanthimos's unique style, and not to be missed. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Their chemistry together is superb. The moving, well-judged, wonderfully acted film has humour, compassion, tenderness, kindness and sadness that is even more moving because it all basically happened. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 77% Ava (2018) Ava is an original coming-of-age story that takes off in unexpected directions and finds a resolution in a way that is both breathtakingly out of time and yet also too fragile to last - a memorable film.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 60% Garbage (2018) Garbage is a daring film that uncompromisingly sets out to shock. It reflects a sick society harshly back at itself. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 94% Aurore (I Got Life!) (2017) I Got Life! is a joyous celebration of extraordinary ordinariness and the warmth of female solidarity. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 66% Wonderstruck (2017) Haynes has created a beautiful artefact, layer upon layer, a mainstream film that is both sophisticated and innocent.‐ Dog and Wolf
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3/5 54% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) Michel Hazanavicius...has made another pastiche film that's wickedly funny at times. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) director Debra Granik...has created a film rooted in realistic details of wilderness life that's a sympathetic but unsentimental comment on conventional and alternative societies.‐ Dog and Wolf
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4/5 97% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) It is through his choices that we get a glimpse into the invisible director's mind and values as he subtly evinces what is important in the world.‐ Dog and Wolf
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5/5 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Hilarious in places, unsettling and dark in others, visually stunning, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is pure enjoyment. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 100% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Wiseman said that he wanted to share his view of this way of life, and the film he has delivered is a deeply compassionate and wholesome portrait of it.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 91% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2018) Birds of Passage is fascinating, thought-provoking and saddening as we see the roots of the lawless trade Colombia became known for and watch a threatened culture destroying itself. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 67% Peterloo (2018) Overall, the film is an overdue and absorbing socialist recreation of an important historical event that's rarely aired yet still seems perennially relevant.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Guilty Men (2018) The film is a technical marvel; living and dying on intricate sound design, The Guilty is a thriller that takes place over the phone, in two small rooms.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 56% Sunset (Napszállta) (2018) Sunset is a visceral, immersive nightmare. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) It's a grim film, how could it not be, put together with obvious love and respect, and timely too for the centenary of the Armistice to come in November 2018. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 86% Colette (2018) It certainly starts conventionally but as it develops the very nature of Colette's extraordinary life takes it into another realm. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/5 63% Us and Them (2018) It feels as if there are three different films struggling to get out and though it can be tense, this can undercut it at times. However, it's sparkily shot and edited, and the camerawork is interesting. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 95% Widows (2018) A strong performance by a magnificent Viola Davis as Veronica Rawlins holds the churning plot together.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Joy (2018) Joy Anwulika Alphonsus is heart-wrenching as a strong woman trapped in the cycle of exploitation. Needless to say her name and the film's title are ironic.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 97% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) As layer upon layer of detail is revealed, the plot twists and turns and the tension becomes unbearable. It's a superb performance by Jakob Cedergren.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 64% Lizzie (2018) As Lizzie, Sevigny's blows are struck against an oppressive patriarchy, with superb support from Kristen Stewart as the family's Irish maid.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 70% Papi Chulo (2018) This is a touching, humane story of grief, friendship, loss and kindness across language and cultural barriers.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 70% Assassination Nation (2018) Generating grisly, flamboyant splatter-fest violence and counter-violence.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
5/5 95% Border (Gräns) (2018) Border Gräns is a stunningly original magical realist Swedish fable that opens up a window into a different, unseen world. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 98% Wildlife (2018) Paul Dano's directorial debut is a scorching coming-of-age drama of a family coming apart in a Montana town threatened by wild fires. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet May the Devil Take You (Sebelum iblis menjemput) (2018) Indonesian horror movie whose starting point is a pact with the devil, so it's never going to end well.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3/5 90% The Breaker Upperers (2018) The first film by a New Zealand female comedy duo, it's in-your-face bawdy, outspoken but also very funny showcase for their multiple talents.‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
5/5 93% Shadow (2019) Visually stunning. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3/5 100% Crystal Swan (2018) Alina Nasibullina is charismatic as Velya. ‐ Dog and Wolf
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018