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Peg Aloi

Peg Aloi
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% mother! (2017) As with many of his other films, Darren Aronofsky's mother! teems with sublime metaphors.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
85% The Trip to Spain (2017) The ending of the film comes off as part cliff-hanger, part poetic justice, and altogether odd - it made me immediately want to know what's next on the menu.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
85% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's vision tries to elevate the everyday to a realm of magic by way of the absurd.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) A Man Called Ove's darkness and humor are balanced artfully, a merit one often sees in Scandinavian film.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
85% In Order of Disappearance (2016) This taut, often hilarious, thriller is a stellar example of why Scandinavian cinema continues to impress.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
94% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) This film is definitely one of the most interesting documentaries of the year so far.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
85% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) Watching this documentary is not only a fascinating exploration of one of television's greatest artists, but a potent reminder of how deeply engaged we have been with this mode of storytelling.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) The performances by Ange Dargent and Théophile Baquet could not be better, and it's their authenticity and abandon that make this film a fine addition to the coming-of-age canon.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
91% Zero Days (2016) Alex Gibney's powerful documentary looks closely at some recent examples of malware designed to wreak havoc worldwide.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
75% Wiener-Dog (2016) It's tempting to dismiss this as directorial misfiring or lack of clarity. And yet there are indelible moments of pathos, pain, and wonder.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
64% Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch) (2016) Therapy for a Vampire takes a primal urge and runs with it. There are unexpected moments of glee and grotesquerie, comic twists and turns.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
93% Tickled (2016) The dark and twisted labyrinth at the heart of this story is thoroughly unexpected, and ultimately terrifying.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
100% Dragon Inn (Long men ke zhen) (1966) King Hu's Dragon Inn stands alone - a seminal example of a genre that continues to thrill admirers and fans throughout the world.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
82% Chevalier (2016) Chevalier is a hilarious but unapologetic glimpse into bad behavior among men who fancy themselves among society's elite.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
81% Sunset Song (2016) The film seems determined to hit us over the head with the notion that ingrained ways of life are unchangeable: especially a culture that keeps women down.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
60% High-Rise (2016) High-Rise often feels cluttered and untidy, as disordered as the high rise itself becomes over time.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
100% The Dying of the Light (2016) The Dying of the Light provides some fascinating history of the art and science of film projection.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
69% Synecdoche, New York (2008) Even amid the complexity of his vision, there are moments of searing simplicity and emotional speechlessness that even the most hardened loner among us cannot fail to take to heart.‐ Cinefantastique
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
73% Take Me To The River (2016) Even though the dialogue occasionally feels calculated, there is an undeniably compelling air of menace and secrecy generated, making it hard to guess what might happen next.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
41% The Last House on the Left (2009) The Last House on the Left is perhaps best seen as a reminder of why remakes of classic horror films almost always fail.‐ Cinefantastique
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
100% Trapped (2016) Porter's thoughtful visit to the frontlines of this battle serves up much-needed breaths of fresh air in a toxic media environment that minimizes women's struggle for legal healthcare.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
91% The Witch (2016) The Witch's brief jolts of violence seem perfectly calibrated to knock us out of our seats: not by generating horror on the screen, but within our viscera.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
97% Daughters of the Dust (1991) The restoration and re-issue of Julie Dash's masterpiece is a valuable reminder that black female filmmakers are still woefully underrepresented in contemporary cinema.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
84% Silence (2017) [Silence] stayed with me, like a day of cold and somber weather that affects your mood for weeks, because it has somehow worked its way into your bones.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
74% The Road (2009) The Road is a murky harbinger of our future, but perhaps more urgently, a cautionary tale clearly reflecting our present.‐ Cinefantastique
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
71% Never Let Me Go (2010) What makes this film so haunting is not simply its frightening take on our near future (treating as if it's the recent past): it's also in the film's gorgeous photography and dreamy music.‐ Cinefantastique
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
No Score Yet 6 Dead Souls (2010) Even given a misplaced sense of genre at times, when Circle decides to be a horror film, its intense visuals and creepy mood are more than up to the task.‐ Cinefantastique
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
92% The Devil's Candy (2017) Horror fans in search of a smarter-than-average thriller that will make their hearts race and their viscera quiver should not miss this one.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
66% Free Fire (2017) [Free Fire] is an impressive display of innovation and shift in form for this talented, well-established filmmaking team.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
50% Maleficent (2014) Maleficent is genuinely entertaining, beautiful, and thought-provoking.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
92% Anomalisa (2015) Charlie Kaufman crafts worlds where people find love in unlikely places, and lose love so easily you'd think they actually want to be miserable.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
94% Carol (2015) Add Todd Haynes' midcentury love story Carol to your list of favorite Christmas-themed films.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) The tiny cast of Goodnight Mommy is impressive indeed: the naturalistic style is perfect for the slow building tension that heats up to fever pitch by the climax.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
79% The Sisterhood Of Night (2015) The uplifting ending is not necessarily in keeping with Millhauser's pensive, downbeat tone. But it's a hard-won redemption that trumpets exuberantly in favor of young womanhood's need for shouting, singing and silence in equal measure.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
98% Mustang (2015) The film is never self-consciously stylized or manipulative; even the hauntingly lovely score by Warren Ellis does not overburden the action. This story feels plausible and intimate.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) For those like me, deeply imprinted by Siegel's version, Coppola's reimagining is beguilingly satisfying.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
4.5/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) For those like me, deeply imprinted by Siegel's version, Coppola's reimagining is artful, clever, and more than a little beguiling.‐ Orlando Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
89% It Comes At Night (2017) If Krisha was a drama that eventually generated the aura of a horror film, the reverse could be said for It Comes at Night, an artful effort in genre-ambiguity that keeps Shults in the category of filmmakers to watch.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
90% A Dark Song (2017) I found A Dark Song absorbing and fascinating, a subtle horror tale that haunted me for weeks.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
66% 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
90% Frantz (2017) [An] involving story of love and loss.‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
4/5 90% 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
99% 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
98% 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
87% 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
85% 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
91% 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