Alci Rengifo

Alci Rengifo

Writer in Los Angeles. Critic for

Favorite films

  • Blow Out
  • Amores Perros
  • The Doors
  • Memories of Underdevelopment

Recent activity

  • Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins


  • Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage


  • The Green Knight


  • Write Down, I am an Arab


Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • Midsommar


    A pagan phantasmagoria, full of sequences with the texture of a strange dream you had last night. It is also the year's most original metaphor for the trials of being in a toxic relationship. More ritual than cinema, or cinema as ritual, Ari Aster has composed a hallucinatory work of art with some surprising dark humor at its core.

  • Swastika


    Philippe Mora's "Swastika" provoked fights and near rioting at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival. Today it stands as a fascinating, terrifying document of a society gone insane because of nationalism, mystification of culture, despair and every other element that birthed the Nazis. Mora's film is composed entirely of documentary footage of both Hitler's public and private spheres. It chronicles the years 1933-1939 with just the raw footage, edited to a stunning crescendo to the music of Wagner, Beethoven and nationalist…