Farran Smith Nehme

Farran Smith Nehme

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
New York Post
Total Reviews:
256

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 17% Tasting Menu (2014) " "Tasting Menu'' is pretty and pleasing, but no more. A bon-bon, not a meal." — New York Post
Posted Apr 17, 2014
1/4 83% Soft In The Head (2014) " "Soft in the Head'' is drab, ramshackle stuff - up in everyone's face, and finding very little there." — New York Post
Posted Apr 17, 2014
2.5/4 70% A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power And Jayson Blair At The New York Times (2014) " It's a swift, vivid movie, but 10 years past the scandal, not much is new." — New York Post
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/4 92% The Retrieval (2014) " Low-budget period indies rarely inhabit their world as convincingly as does this drama, which is set in the South in 1864." — New York Post
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/4 21% Frankie & Alice (2014) " Old-fashioned as a leisure suit, but better-looking and a lot more fun." — New York Post
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/4 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " The movie's true power comes from her images, by turns melancholy, sympathetic, funny and sharp." — New York Post
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3.5/4 99% The Missing Picture (2014) " Panh uses the props and eerie clips from Khmer Rouge propaganda newsreels to tell about his family, and his country. Along with starkly poetic narration, read by Randal Douc, the effect is devastating, without a single scene of actual bloodshed." — New York Post
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2.5/4 63% The French Minister (2014) " It's pleasant, and at times very funny, but the meandering episodes mean that despite the long running time, the satire never builds to a payoff." — New York Post
Posted Mar 19, 2014
2/4 77% Exposed (2014) " As chirpily inspirational as an Oprah show, only with naked guests." — New York Post
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/4 79% On My Way (2014) " Watching Bettie get her groove back, it's easy to think that of course she still has men in their 30s chasing her. She's Catherine Deneuve, for heaven's sake." — New York Post
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2/4 79% Bethlehem (2014) " A slickly plotted ticking-time-bomb thriller with a crisp look and one standout debut performance, by Hitham Omari as a ruthless leader of a terrorist cell." — New York Post
Posted Mar 6, 2014
1.5/4 8% Chlorine (2014) " It's not a good movie, and yet there are persistent good bits." — New York Post
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2.5/4 60% Chaplin of the Mountains (2014) " There's a simplicity and directness in "Chaplin of the Mountains" that keeps it aloft; its wholehearted sincerity feels much fresher than any number of slicker, more cynical films." — New York Post
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3/4 89% Omar (2014) " "Omar" eventually becomes a sun-scorched neo-noir - and the fade-out is an unforgettable jolter." — New York Post
Posted Feb 19, 2014
2/4 83% The New Black (2014) " "The New Black" often feels like a polished but uninspired op-ed." — New York Post
Posted Feb 12, 2014
2.5/4 91% Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014) " Flawed as it is, no balletomane should miss this one." — New York Post
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/4 97% The Last of the Unjust (2014) " To some extent the film is a thundering riposte to Hannah Arendt's "Eichmann in Jerusalem."" — New York Post
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/4 57% The Tightrope (2014) " The way the tightrope works is vague, but what the exercise shows is straightforward and marvelous." — New York Post
Posted Jan 30, 2014
1.5/4 68% Visitors (2014) " Many of the children whose faces are shown in the film were shot as they looked at video games; their expressions suggest that whatever they were watching was a lot more fascinating than this." — New York Post
Posted Jan 22, 2014
3/4 95% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " From a single setting, a lakeside gay cruising spot, and an old theme - the link between sex and death - Alain Guiraudie constructs an intricate film." — New York Post
Posted Jan 22, 2014
3/4 99% Gloria (2014) " Chilean director Sebasti├ín Lelio stalks his heroine around Santiago with the enthusiasm of a man who's discovered a new wildlife species in remote Madagascar." — New York Post
Posted Jan 22, 2014
2/4 63% Generation War (2014) " The reasons why some Germans have hailed it as a spur to soul-searching may remain opaque to an American watching all 4 /₂ hours in a theater." — New York Post
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3.5/4 86% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " Little Keita Ninomiya plays Keita with such tenderness, while Fukuyama makes Ryota harsh at first, and fills in each step of the man's progress with precision." — New York Post
Posted Jan 17, 2014
2.5/4 92% Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom) (2014) " Where the two directors, Georgia's Nana Ekvtimishvili and Germany's Simon Gross, excel most is in the performances they capture from the two leads." — New York Post
Posted Jan 10, 2014
2.5/4 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " By refusing to consider that Dickens and Ternan ever brought each other any happiness, the movie is more Victorian in its attitudes than even some Victorians were." — New York Post
Posted Dec 24, 2013
2.5/4 90% Paradise: Hope (2013) " This is, by some distance, the best movie of the three, and it showcases the impeccable symmetry of [Seidl's] compositions, while retaining his compulsion to wag a finger in your face." — New York Post
Posted Dec 20, 2013
3/4 88% The New Rijksmuseum (Parts 1 and 2) (2013) " The film is enthralling, despite a few too many shots of mud puddles on the construction site and slow pans over the roof." — New York Post
Posted Dec 20, 2013
3.5/4 94% The Past (2013) " If "The Past" doesn't equal the masterpiece that preceded it, it's still an exceptional film from a man who is clearly one of the best working directors." — New York Post
Posted Dec 20, 2013
3.5/4 90% Nuclear Nation (2013) " Few films have opening images more chilling than the ruins of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, or more bleak than the last 10 minutes of "Nuclear Nation."" — New York Post
Posted Dec 12, 2013
1/4 —— Live At The Foxes Den (2013) " The script putters around aimlessly; the camerawork was more varied on "Cheers."" — New York Post
Posted Dec 6, 2013
1.5/4 42% Night Train To Lisbon (2013) " It's all terribly talky and low-energy; that wonderful noirish title, it turns out, was just a front for a history lecture." — New York Post
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3.5/4 100% Cousin Jules (2013) " A uniquely rewarding movie." — New York Post
Posted Nov 27, 2013
2.5/4 86% It's Better to Jump (2013) " The directors have chosen eloquent interviewees, and the passionate attachment they feel for their city gives the film heart." — New York Post
Posted Nov 22, 2013
1.5/4 68% Faust (2013) " Much of the dialogue is scatological humor that's leadenly unfunny, like a professor reading out loud from "Tristam Shandy."" — Electric Sheep
Posted Nov 18, 2013
2/4 11% Paris Countdown (2013) " It's a mildly interesting thriller - Paris through the eyes of a director who doesn't know how to make its beauty menacing." — New York Post
Posted Nov 8, 2013
2/4 73% In the Name Of... (2013) " The whole movie suffers from a lack of narrative momentum and a surfeit of wordless shots of men exchanging deep, meaningful glances." — New York Post
Posted Nov 1, 2013
70% Man of Tai Chi (2013) " An episode of "The Ultimate Fighter" has more variation and better lines, too." — New York Post
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3/4 100% The Square (2013) " "The Square" isn't a nuanced or complete view of Egyptian politics, but it's an enthralling view of fervent reformists, willing to go back to Tahrir as often as it takes." — New York Post
Posted Oct 28, 2013
1.5/4 64% Bastards (2013) " There's nothing wrong with dealing out a dense, noir-like plot in tiny scraps - unless, like "Bastards," the film remains flaccid and tensionless." — New York Post
Posted Oct 28, 2013
1/4 78% Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013) " Juliette Binoche, as Claudel, is occasionally touching, but as soon as interest flares, the movie suffocates it via endless takes of her suffering through daily chores." — New York Post
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2.5/4 68% American Promise (2013) " It's a baggy movie, with some things (such as whether Idris taking Ritalin in high school improved his performance) unexplained, and it may appeal most to those raising kids themselves." — New York Post
Posted Oct 18, 2013
1/4 8% CBGB (2013) " In place of punk's howling rage, you get gross-out jokes that include at least a half-dozen close-ups of the poop from Kristal's bowel-challenged dog." — New York Post
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/4 92% A Touch of Sin (2013) " "A Touch of Sin" is by no means subtle, but it is composed with a passion and sinuous grace that makes it far more effective than many other sincere message movies." — New York Post
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3/4 97% Let The Fire Burn (2013) " The pure-archive approach leaves a taste of despair; civic governance, it seems, can't even promise not to kill you." — New York Post
Posted Oct 4, 2013
2.5/4 100% On The Job (2013) " Matti uses this setup to show the rot in Philippine society, and it's often compelling stuff - filmed mostly on dirty streets and in moldy, ramshackle buildings." — New York Post
Posted Sep 27, 2013
71% Newlyweeds (2013) " The movie at last finds its legs in a windup that has great compassion for these sweet, lost souls." — New York Post
Posted Sep 20, 2013
3/5 93% Mother Of George (2013) " Darci Picoult's script renders all of these characters, if not always sympathetically, humanly and fully." — New York Post
Posted Sep 13, 2013
3.5/5 99% Wadjda (2013) " What makes the movie so delightful is that Wadjda isn't trying to make trouble; she's just being herself." — New York Post
Posted Sep 13, 2013
69% La Maison De La Radio (2013) " It's a film for Francophiles of the deepest dye, a grand tour of French culture and preoccupations." — New York Post
Posted Sep 6, 2013
2/4 43% Abigail Harm (2013) " The tone teeters between delicate and affected, and there's only so much flitting around and soulful stares a movie can sustain before an audience starts wanting something more earthbound." — New York Post
Posted Aug 30, 2013
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