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 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 () 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
4/5 The Railway Man (2013) Alexa Dalby It's a very British film which, behind its initially stiff upper lip, connects with deep emotions that make it a quietly moving story of forgiveness and redemption. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
5/5 12 Years a Slave (2013) Alexa Dalby 12 Years A Slave is such a powerful film that it leaves you overwhelmed by the horror of its truth. It's a faithful adaptation of the real-life memoir of Solomon Northup. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013) Alexa Dalby Perhaps it was the disarming, cumulative effect of a combination of deadpan black comedy, witty dialogue and one ridiculous slapstick event after another. Go with it. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013) Alexa Dalby The Keeper of Lost Causes is genuinely gripping, even though the direction is fairly standard and the main plot elements are predictable. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 Welcome to New York (2014) Alexa Dalby It's a harshly colored film, an unambiguous statement of disgust, an experiment in how far one can go in vilifying a thinly veiled real person. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 The Past (2013) Alexa Dalby A slow-burning, thought-provoking ending to an absorbing film. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
3/5 Visitors (2013) Alexa Dalby Ultimately, despite its technical accomplishments, it does not seem to reach the same heights as Reggio's earlier work. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
3/5 Half of a Yellow Sun (2013) Alexa Dalby Overall, it's a fascinating slice of modern history that may be unfamiliar to some, which can also give us an insight into the making of contemporary Nigeria. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 The Lunchbox (2013) Alexa Dalby The Lunchbox has a wonderful sense of place and real life going on - the city, the trains, the tedious offices, the suburban flat. It's full of humor and humanity. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
3/5 We Are the Best! (2013) Alexa Dalby We Are the Best is a warm-hearted crowd and critics pleaser about coming of age, and female friendship that passes the Bechdel Test. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
2/5 The Informant (Gibraltar) (2014) Alexa Dalby Whilst as a thriller it has its moments of tension and toughness, The Informant is ploddingly and confusingly. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
3/5 Blue Ruin (2013) Alexa Dalby Despite a plot hole in the otherwise well-plotted and enticing thriller, it's an ace calling card for its director and lead actor. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 Frank (2014) Alexa Dalby Michael Fassbender as Frank is extraordinary. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 The Two Faces of January (2014) Alexa Dalby It's a bumpy ride - however, screenwriter Hossein Amini's directing debut is assured and smooth, and the result is classy, compelling, intelligent film noir with a contemporary feel that keeps us guessing to the end. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 Heli (2013) Alexa Dalby All the parts are played by non-professional actors, except for Ramon Alvarez, and Escalante gets powerful performances from them. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 Fruitvale Station (2013) Alexa Dalby It's a film that shines with passion and truth, and which you can't help feeling ought to be compulsory viewing. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 Cheap Thrills (2013) Alexa Dalby It's good cheap quickfire shock-horror genre thrills, appropriately well directed and well scripted, a potential cult classic, with some blacker than black humour thrown in. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 Miss Violence (2013) Alexa Dalby Though beautifully shot, and with great artistic merit, Miss Violence is also an unremittingly harsh, disturbing movie to watch, and it leaves its taint behind in the memory. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013) Alexa Dalby It's an enchanting, imaginative film that is at times pure enjoyment, one you can watch with childlike, eye-popping wonder. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 Two Days, One Night (2014) Alexa Dalby [It] is a beautifully acted, compelling parable about the viciousness of capitalism, the invidious decisions it forces on ordinary people and the self-interest it engenders. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 Mystery Road (2013) Alexa Dalby Huge skies, low horizons, glowing orange sunsets and a depiction of a culture and environment we rarely see in genre mystery movies make Mystery Road an unusual and thought-provoking film. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 Pride (2014) Alexa Dalby It's powerful, glorious, funny and uplifting - a kind of Ken Loach with extra laughs - and avoids being worthy or simplistic. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 Wish I Was Here (2014) Alexa Dalby The film has thoughtful things to say about life and the importance of family, and overall is funny and enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 The Imitation Game (2014) Alexa Dalby Keira Knightley is cut-glass and surprisingly convincing as Joan Clark. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 Björk: Biophilia Live (2014) Alexa Dalby These 97 minutes will be unlike anything you've seen before - unless you're already a hardcore Bjork fan. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 Effie Gray (2014) Alexa Dalby Dakota Fanning gives a star central performance which carries the film, and it is peopled with celebrated British actors of different generations EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 Pasolini (2014) Alexa Dalby Expect darkness and fireworks from Abel Ferrara's thought-provoking biopic (with a fabulously diverse soundtrack). EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
5/5 Mr. Turner (2014) Alexa Dalby It's an extraordinary film that brings to life an extraordinary artist, warts and all. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 A Hard Day (2014) Alexa Dalby It has flashes of black humor that make the prolonged extreme violence, Ko's total lack of remorse and the film's deep cynicism about Korean police corruption seem like a lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
5/5 Court (2014) Alexa Dalby It's an extraordinary feature debut by first-time director Chaitanya Tamhane. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 Rosewater (2014) Alexa Dalby The interrogations become repetitive: it is hard to maintain suspense when the outcome is known and the end comes abruptly. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019