There’s a pleasant, old-fashioned feel to Alpha.
Patrick Z. McGavin is a Chicago-based writer and critic. His film writing has appeared in the British magazine Empire, Stop Smiling, Time Out Chicago, Cineaste and LA Weekly. He also maintains the film blog, http://lightsensitive.typepad.com/light-sensitive.
A body of work at once austere, beautiful, tactile, allusive and deeply generous.
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