Dog and Wolf

Dog and Wolf is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Alexa Dalby
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Harriet (2019) Alexa Dalby Harriet is a thriller, an adventure and almost a superhero movie at times... It's an inspirational story of a woman who became a national hero as an abolitionist and later a fighter for women's rights. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 () Alexa Dalby [Roz] Mortimer's adaptation of the myth of the Deathless Woman here becomes vitally political, creating a harrowing and spectral account of the tyranny imposed upon the Roma. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
3/5 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Alexa Dalby [F]unny, endearing and inspirational in a totally unsentimental way. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
3/5 American Woman (2018) Alexa Dalby American Woman is sensitively directed by Jake Scott, son of Ridley, who produced this surprisingly emotionally involving saga with a star-making lead performance from Sienna Miller. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
4/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Alexa Dalby The Lighthouse defies rational description. Shot in black and white in Academy ratio, on screen it's dark, grimy and claustrophobic. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
5/5 The Two Popes (2019) Alexa Dalby [W]hatever your stakes in religion, Pryce and Hopkins are a joy to watch together on screen. It's a must-see. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/5 () Alexa Dalby Water and drowning are used as a weapon and a symbol as the past and the spirit world invade the present and no one... is unaffected by terror, guilt, violence and death. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
3/5 () Alexa Dalby [A]s this endearing and entertaining film clearly shows, though Saudi Arabia is a country where at all times women are reminded of their second-class status, it's also a society in rapid transition. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/5 Bacurau (2019) Alexa Dalby Bacurau is a savage political satire of the American exploitation of Brazil, Brazilian corruption at local and national levels and the racist attitudes that feed that exploitation and corruption. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 Atlantics (2019) Alexa Dalby What makes Atlantics so interesting is its focus for the first time on the people - mainly the young women - who are left behind in Africa once the young male would-be migrants have left on their perilous pilgrimage across the sea to Europe. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 The Climb (2017) Alexa Dalby There's some nice droll observational detail and some really interesting inventive direction and camera work. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 The King (2019) Alexa Dalby Chalamet has a sensitive, intelligent face and his delivery is thoughtful and intense. His performance is gripping. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
4/5 Hitsville: The Making of Motown (2019) Alexa Dalby The film is an enjoyable, nostalgic and selectively chronological stroll through the label's early history. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Alexa Dalby The Personal History of David Copperfield is brilliantly imaginative, beautifully visualised, peopled with memorable characters and grotesques. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
5/5 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Alexa Dalby Portrait of a Lady on Fire has well written dialogue and is sumptuously filmed, each shot tells a story. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
3/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Alexa Dalby The Peanut Butter Falcon is beautiful, sentimental and oh, so sweet. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
4/5 Grâce à Dieu (2018) Alexa Dalby By the Grace of God is a totally involving film about what has in recent years been revealed as a widespread problem in the Catholic Church and a major topical issue of concern. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
5/5 Monos (2019) Alexa Dalby [Monos] has been described as 'Lord of the Flies' with guns and that nails its emotional impact, though its beautiful cinematography ranging from mountains to jungle is also stunning visually . EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 Phoenix (Føniks) (2018) Alexa Dalby Phoenix is shot in dark, restrained tones. It's unremittingly grim for the first half hour in its observation of the details of Jill's life. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/5 Ready or Not (2019) Alexa Dalby Ready or Not is fast-moving, ridiculous, scary and absurd all at once. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
5/5 For Sama (2019) Alexa Dalby Don't miss this moving, award-winning documentary, either in the cinema or on television. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
4/5 Dolor y gloria (2019) Alexa Dalby Pain and Glory is a compelling film which makes us sympathise with a complex, sensitive human being, his loves, friendships and regrets. He is someone who missed so much of life, yet created so much. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
2/5 Opus Zero (2017) Alexa Dalby Willem Dafoe does his best to make sense of an incoherent, pretentious film. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
4/5 Photograph (2019) Alexa Dalby Photograph is a kind, gentle, slowly unfolding possibility of love. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
4/5 Yesterday (2019) Alexa Dalby Though the film is a predictable, though undeniably very enjoyable, one-trick pony, it has lots of nice little touches and is genuinely great, feel-good entertainment. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/5 Tell It to the Bees (2018) Alexa Dalby It's an unsatisfactory film, a strange mixture of pedestrian scene-setting, an uncertain tone and an overarching and overused metaphor of the bees, which at one point takes off into magic realism. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
5/5 Varda by Agnès (2019) Alexa Dalby Unmissable. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Alexa Dalby Their story is compellingly told. Cohen's life is well-known but now at last, through Broomfield's wonderful film, Marianne too gets the recognition she so richly deserves. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/5 Summer in February (2013) Alexa Dalby The film is clearly a labour of love, but it never really transcends its safe Sunday telly atmosphere and sadly it feels like a missed opportunity. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2019
4/5 Renoir (2012) Alexa Dalby As a slice of life of the great artist over the course of a year or so of his great old age, Renoir, the film, is structured like a series of beautiful, softly lit tableaux of his paintings. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2019
3/5 Vita & Virginia (2018) Alexa Dalby Vita and Victoria could have been a wonderful addition to feminist literary film. But it's just so disappointing. EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2019
4/5 Support the Girls (2018) Alexa Dalby Though the filmmaker (Andrew Bujalski, Funny Ha Ha, Computer Chess) is gloriously on their side, society certainly doesn't seem to be. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
4/5 In Fabric (2018) Alexa Dalby If you loved Strickland's two earlier films Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy, you'll like In Fabric too, but perhaps not so much. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
5/5 Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019) Alexa Dalby Dylan remains typically enigmatic throughout, but the film is always fascinating on many levels. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
4/5 A Season in France (2017) Alexa Dalby A Season in France compassionately presents two of the tragic human stories at the heart of the migration crisis in Europe, giving them a face and an identity in a kind of Ken Loach way. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 Amin (2018) Alexa Dalby Amin is a quiet but inconclusive glimpse into a contemporary situation that increasingly defines the European/African experience. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 Gloria Bell (2018) Alexa Dalby Sadly, Gloria Bell and Julianne Moore's persona, did not work their uplifting magic on me. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
4/5 Sometimes Always Never (2018) Alexa Dalby It's universally well acted and it's directed with an inventive, original visual style that matches the audacity of basing a film on Scrabble, by TV director Carl Hunter. The end result is unusual, intriguing and endearing. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/5 Dead Fred (2019) Alexa Dalby All told, Dead Fred is a bright, professional film production, well acted, with clear, straightforward direction by Deanna Dewey. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
4/5 Dirty God (2019) Alexa Dalby Dirty God is an intimate, moving human story that is genuinely inspiring - and must never happen to anyone again. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
4/5 Wadjda (2012) Alexa Dalby Wadjda isn't angry or sentimental. Rather it ends up being a heart-warming and positive story with some laughs and tears along the way. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 The Bling Ring (2013) Alexa Dalby It's a fun film and Coppola leaves the inexplicable up to us to ponder. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 Kelly & Victor (2012) Alexa Dalby Well-acted and creatively directed, Kelly + Victor is... what happens when two worlds collide. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) Alexa Dalby His film has a poetic feel, it's a fully realised imaginary world, but it is a fictional world that we know mainly from other films. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 La religieuse (2013) Alexa Dalby If only the whole film had maintained this pared-down dramatic aesthetic. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 Filth (2013) Alexa Dalby It's a transgressive, transcendent jumble that takes you on an extraordinary journey at a breakneck pace, though it's one that may leave audiences divided. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
5/5 Nebraska (2013) Alexa Dalby Nebraska is a bleak view of contemporary America but also a loving one. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 Child's Pose (2013) Alexa Dalby It's an acting tour de force and she (Gheorghiu) carries the film in a terrifying portrayal of both obsessive mother-love and also the symbolic privilege of her position EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 All Is Lost (2013) Alexa Dalby Hollywood legend Redford holds our attention singlehandedly and though it is only him and the sea, the suspense never flags. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) Alexa Dalby Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is a carefully made, respectful, chronological account of what made Mandela who he was and the price he had to pay. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019