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
4/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Alexa Dalby Uncut Gems is a brilliant achievement for the two Safdie brothers - it's exciting, entertaining filmmaking, a bittersweet soufflé with a hard centre, well worth seeing for [Adam] Sandler's virtuoso performance alone. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
4/5 Little Women (2019) Alexa Dalby That said, it is quite a wonderful contemporary version of a popular - though rather cloying - woman-centred original. Gorgeous to look at and swirling with dance and music. Go see it. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
4/5 The Kingmaker (2019) Alexa Dalby The Kingmaker is fascinating, horrifying and essential viewing to understand a phenomenon of personality that's both specific and international. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
4/5 Aquarela (2018) Alexa Dalby [Aquarela's] like a very deep, and much more artful, National Geographic project. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
4/5 () Alexa Dalby These powerful, moving stories give human faces to the undocumented people who are so desperate that they will accept any dangers to find a better life in another country. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 Honey Boy (2019) Alexa Dalby The film is told in a circular way, flashing back and forth between adult Otis and young Otis navigating his way through prematurely adult complications. It works well: it reveals why the adult turned out as he did. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
5/5 So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) Alexa Dalby So Long, My Son and its use of the tune of Auld Lang Syne will break your heart. But finally it comes to a resolution which revisits the past and repays all the emotions it has put you though during its epic sweep. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 La belle époque (2019) Alexa Dalby La Belle Époque is charming, touching, serious and funny. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
5/5 I Lost My Body (2019) Alexa Dalby [O]ne of the most beautiful and also one of the saddest things I've ever seen on screen. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
3/5 Greener Grass (2019) Alexa Dalby Greener Grass ridicules a very American way of suburban life and social interaction that perhaps doesn't have as much visceral relevance in this country: the idea is stretched thinly, it's a laugh but the fun palls over a feature length film. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
4/5 Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) Alexa Dalby The film is totally fascinating, glitzily made, not at all nerdy and well worth seeing for anyone who has ever seen a movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/5 The Beach Bum (2019) Alexa Dalby There's scant regard for narrative structure or continuity - bizarre things just happen. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
4/5 Sorry We Missed You (2019) Alexa Dalby Sorry We Missed You is a coruscating anti-capitalist manifesto from a veteran politically engaged filmmaker. The performances and every detail are so realistic, it's hard at times to remember you're watching a drama and not a documentary. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
4/5 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Alexa Dalby It's a disorientating, thought-provoking story of love and loss. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
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 La Llorona (2019) 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