Dog and Wolf

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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Another Round (2020) Alexa Dalby Is Another Round a cautionary tale? Maybe. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
4/5 Billie (2019) Alexa Dalby As a film Billie is but a fascinating glimpse and for all its good points, it may feel just as enigmatic as the legend. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
3/5 Body of Water (2020) Alexa Dalby It's clearly a very valuable film if you have specific concerns, simply wish to learn more, or want to understand an anorexic's need to be truly themselves and how they believe the disease allows them that control. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
4/5 Ammonite (2020) Alexa Dalby As fossil-hunter Mary Anning, Kate Winslett gives probably the performance of her career. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
4/5 One Man and His Shoes (2020) Alexa Dalby One Man and his Shoes is a sadly entertaining, thought-provoking, wide-ranging documentary. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
4/5 African Apocalypse (2020) Alexa Dalby African Apocalypse is gripping detective work, factually revelatory and emotionally memorable. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
4/5 Mogul Mowgli (2020) Alexa Dalby Ahmed is electrifying in Mogul Mowgli, both as an actor and in the scenes of his fiercely angry rap concerts. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
4/5 Kajillionaire (2020) Alexa Dalby Kajillionaire is poignant yet funny, a dead-pan comedy drama about the poison of families, understanding intimacy and coming of age. It's also the love story of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
4/5 This Is My Desire (2020) Alexa Dalby [A] deeply moving slice of contemporary Lagos life. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
3/5 23 Walks (2020) Alexa Dalby Paul Morrison's 23 Walks is a slow-burning focus on the hidden difficulties of new relationships at an older age, with great performances by Alison Steadman and Dave Johns. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
3/5 Nocturnal (2019) Alexa Dalby Nocturnal, by director/writer Nathalie Biancheri, has a suspenseful surprise that turns creepy horror into emotional drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
3/5 Schemers (2019) Alexa Dalby A cross between Trainspotting and Gregory's Girl with a touch of Good Vibrations. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
4/5 Rocks (2019) Alexa Dalby Rocks is both sad and joyous. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/5 Perfumes (2019) Alexa Dalby It's an enjoyable, warm watch. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 Hope Gap (2019) Alexa Dalby William Nicholson's Hope Gap benefits from a starry cast in the stagey story...Nighy and Bening are as good as you might expect, though she seems to struggle at times with her accent. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 Koko-di Koko-da (2019) Alexa Dalby [It] creates a hallucinatory, surreal, unsettling world, whose visual images imprint themselves like fireworks. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
3/5 () Alexa Dalby The film creates a vividly realised world of the imagination... EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
3/5 Waiting for the Barbarians (2019) Alexa Dalby Rylance's quietly understated performance is sincere and moving... EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 Papicha (2019) Alexa Dalby Papicha is urgently shot like a cross between an emotional drama and a fascinating documentary. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
4/5 Babyteeth (2019) Alexa Dalby In her unusual and vivid directorial debut Shannon Murphy has that knack of framing something mundane to make it look somehow distanced and other-worldly, aided by director of photography, Andrew Commis. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2020
4/5 Pinocchio (2019) Alexa Dalby The film is beautifully imagined, atmospherically shot in what looks like natural lighting, with unobtrusive special effects: the well-known growing-nose incident is strikingly handled here. It's genuinely fascinating. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2020
3/5 Camino Skies (2019) Alexa Dalby Both heart-breaking and inspirational, Camino Skies is an uplifting story about everyday people doing the extraordinary. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2020
3/5 The Whistlers (2019) Alexa Dalby It's a twisty, hard-to-follow crime thriller, but there's clearly lots of corruption to be satirised post-Ceaucescu Romania, both police and otherwise, and a rather uncomfortable black comedy feel. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
3/5 Ema (2019) Alexa Dalby [S]ometimes enigmatic and confusing, sometimes fiery with emotion, Pablo Larrain's intriguing Ema peels the layers off a dance with death. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2020
4/5 Deerskin (2019) Alexa Dalby [A]n oddball, quirky black comedy about a suede jacket with killer propensities. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2020
4/5 Misbehaviour (2020) Alexa Dalby It's joyous, funny and inspirational and - when at the end we see these real women as they are now, still feminists - it's incredibly moving. This film is an absolute must-see. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
3/5 The Shadow of Violence (2019) Alexa Dalby Calm With Horses is original, with images that stay in your memory, but it's also extremely violent and emotionally bleak, and a very hard watch indeed. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
5/5 Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Alexa Dalby [A] fitting tribute to a national treasure. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
3/5 Run (2019) Alexa Dalby Although the performances seem uniformly good, it relies on the clever cinematography of the driving sequences - though two people sitting in a car are surprisingly compelling. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
3/5 Villain (2020) Alexa Dalby Barantini's Villain is a genre film but a rather superior, well-made one that manipulates your sympathies. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
4/5 True History of the Kelly Gang (2019) Alexa Dalby The film's brooding menace and brutal beauty create a post-modern picture of an Australian 'hero.' EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
4/5 Dark Waters (2019) Alexa Dalby The film can be heavy going at times, it has a lot of rather nerdy detailed information to impart, but it's clearly told and never less than fascinating. And, of course, it's an incredibly important subject that ultimately affects all of us. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
3/5 Greed (2019) Alexa Dalby Greed is a gloriously over-the-top, rollicking satire closely based on the life of the disgraced chairman of Topshop, Philip Green. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2020
4/5 EMMA. (2020) Alexa Dalby A lovely, funny, pastel-coloured rom-com of manners that gently retains Austen's timeless wit and satire. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 First Love (2019) Alexa Dalby It's typical Miike, beautifully realised, and such guilty fun. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
5/5 Parasite (2019) Alexa Dalby It really is a must-see. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
3/5 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Alexa Dalby The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is clever, witty and funny and visually spectacular at times. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
3/5 Queen & Slim (2019) Alexa Dalby It's always gripping, and though it can be a bit uneven and the first half works best, it leaves you with an indelible final image. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
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 Undocument (2017) 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