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Peg Aloi

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% Tommy's Honour (2017) Tommy's Honour is well worth recommending, particularly to those who enjoy films set in Scotland, Victorian era romances marred by tragedy and stories of athletic golden boys who bask, briefly and gloriously, in the light of love and pride.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
88% Frantz (2017) [An] involving story of love and loss.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
4/5 91% Raw (2017) The film has an alluring lexicon of moods: luminous, glossy, animalistic, pastoral. If not for the trail of corpses left behind, this might be reminiscent of other dreamy European coming-of-age narratives.‐ Orlando Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) With so much treacly sentimentality contained in animated films these days, it's refreshing to see one that engages adults and children in a sensitive, intelligent way.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
84% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) This astonishingly original film has a bit of something for everyone.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
72% XX (2017) Some of the writing was uneven, but the direction of all four pieces in XX was competent, and the acting impressive was throughout. I really enjoyed the interstitial animated pieces by Sofia Carrilo.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
97% Kedi (2017) Director Ceyda Torun's first feature length documentary, Kedi is a delightful, engaging look at the city of Istanbul's population of street cats.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
92% Toni Erdmann (2016) I did not find the film overly long; it is fascinating to watch the narrative unfold, driven as it is by the low-key antics of its main characters. The time breezed by like a brisk walk by the Rhine.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
86% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Horror films have become so formulaic these days that it's refreshing, even exciting, to see something that defies categorization.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
86% Lion (2016) Director Garth Davis' debut feature is an inspiring and uplifting story based on the memoir penned by Saroo Brierley, A Long Way Home.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
90% Elle (2016) The film's humor and subtlety balance its obvious outrageousness, but one can understand why some viewers feel nothing but ire.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Huppert crystallizes what many sophisticated filmgoers wish to see more of: middle-aged females whose sexual vitality and survival skills are far from faded, but utterly and plausibly authentic.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
89% Jackie (2016) The casting of Portman turns out to have been perfect.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
92% Certain Women (2016) Certain Women's sure-handedness mirrors the quiet competence of its protagonists, weathering trouble, forging ahead, getting stuff done.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
97% The Love Witch (2016) Written, directed and edited by Anna Biller, this candy-colored homage to trashy horror and sexploitation is my pick for most visionary film of the year.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
89% Do Not Resist (2016) Craig Atkinson's incendiary new documentary provides sobering food for thought on police brutality and intimidation.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
97% Aquarius (2016) Braga is a joy to watch in this naturalistic, intimate film.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
92% The Last Emperor (1987) One of the most provocative and stunningly beautiful films of the past 20 years.‐ Boston Phoenix
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2014
2.5/4 26% La nouvelle guerre des boutons (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
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2012
1/4 3% The Apparition (2012) Doesn't offer anything new, let alone entertaining.‐ Boston Phoenix
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2012
3/4 90% La fée (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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2012
2.5/4 76% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2011
3.5/4 92% Of Gods and Men (2011) This is really a story of finding peace and purpose in a chaotic world.‐ Boston Phoenix
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2011
3/4 86% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2010
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
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2009
3.5/4 87% Notes on a Scandal (2006) British cinema fans shouldn't miss this one.‐ Boston Phoenix
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2009
2/4 42% The Last House on the Left (2009) What's missing are the subversive, shocking conceits of the original.‐ Boston Phoenix
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2009
64% Starsky & Hutch (2004) The result is an action film that is also a scrumptious slice of a much-maligned era.‐ Boston Phoenix
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2003
69% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2002
71% The Ring (2002) Deliciously implausible and deliriously unsubtle at times, yet it does a satisfying job of creating a world (okay, Seattle) where videotapes kill their viewers within seven days.‐ Boston Phoenix
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2002
97% Spirited Away (2002) Miyazaki understands the magic Disney intended, and he elevates it to a higher realm of dreamy, worldly mysticism that is appealing to children of all ages and temperaments.‐ Boston Phoenix
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2002
3% Feardotcom (2002) Some fine European actors are caught slumming in this piece of glittery trash, including Stephen Rea (with a flat upstate accent), Udo Kier, and Nigel Terry. Now that's scary.‐ Boston Phoenix
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2002