Farran Smith Nehme

Farran Smith Nehme

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
New York Post
Total Reviews:
281

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 54% Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014) " The photographs on view are dazzling; the way they are shown here is somewhat less so." — New York Post
Posted Aug 27, 2014
3/4 77% The Expedition to the End of the World (2014) " The movie reveals some of the most stunning landscape cinematography imaginable, while everyone on the isolated ship waxes philosophical - as who would not?" — New York Post
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2.5/4 71% Jealousy (2014) " "Jealousy" has a quiet melancholy that's very pleasing." — New York Post
Posted Aug 13, 2014
2.5/4 68% Web Junkie (2014) " The film is fascinating and often darkly funny, but it's hard not to wish for some actual analysis to flesh out the many scenes of grim people in gray rehab." — New York Post
Posted Aug 7, 2014
2.5/4 78% Happy Christmas (2014) " When a 2-year-old walks off with a film, it's a sign the adults could have used some higher stakes." — New York Post
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2.5/4 65% Finding Fela! (2014) " Though the filmmaking is not terribly exciting, Fela's life and music are." — New York Post
Posted Jul 31, 2014
1.5/4 73% A Master Builder (2014) " Mumblecore is not a good look for Ibsen." — New York Post
Posted Jul 23, 2014
1.5/4 63% Mood Indigo (2014) " Maybe these conceits worked in print, but on film it's seven layers of sugar-frosted whimsy that would choke Wes Anderson." — New York Post
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2.5/4 95% Gabrielle (2014) " The film drags when some scenes run long. Its sentiment is appealing, though, and its sincerity doesn't cloy." — New York Post
Posted Jun 30, 2014
2/4 68% Me and You (2014) " It's a tender film with great affection for these two souls; but it's also slight and formulaic, with persistent off-key notes, like the youngsters' 1970s-'80s taste in music." — New York Post
Posted Jun 30, 2014
2.5/4 43% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) " Saint Laurent (played with uncanny accuracy by Pierre Niney) goes through nervous breakdowns, addictions and affairs with gold diggers, but remains a comparatively opaque personality." — New York Post
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2.5/4 75% The Last Sentence (2014) " This is a handsome movie, rich in period detail, but the stately pace slows to a crawl in the second half." — New York Post
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2.5/4 54% Miss Lovely (2014) " The "Miss Lovely" script's a set of pulpy contrivances padded out for thematic oomph, but director Ashim Ahluwalia has serious visual flair, and that keeps you watching." — New York Post
Posted Jun 18, 2014
1.5/4 63% Heli (2014) " An average newspaper reporter can do a more artful, compassionate job with a drug-war story than this movie does." — New York Post
Posted Jun 11, 2014
3/4 83% Dormant Beauty (2014) " Swift and often compelling, it's also blessedly unbiased." — New York Post
Posted Jun 4, 2014
3/4 62% The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne (2014) " It's obvious that Pond and Marcolina can't resist the woman, any more than she can resist yet another heist." — New York Post
Posted May 29, 2014
2.5/4 85% Korengal (2014) " The film is passionate, but not exactly revelatory." — New York Post
Posted May 28, 2014
3.5/4 89% Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors (2014) " This is the sort of movie that gets called "hallucinatory," but it is strongly grounded in the New York in which 99 percent of us live." — New York Post
Posted May 21, 2014
3/4 100% God's Horses (2014) " Director Nabil Ayouch does a remarkable job of putting you inside this brutal world, from the garbage dumps that serve as playgrounds to soaring aerial shots of the endless tin roofs that form their neighborhood." — New York Post
Posted May 14, 2014
1.5/4 23% Devil's Knot (2014) " It's as preachy as "The Crucible," with the score permanently set on "mournful."" — New York Post
Posted May 8, 2014
1.5/4 18% Moms' Night Out (2014) " The first half of this mommy-comedy could be charitably deemed "gently amusing." But it's hard to find new laugh riots in kids trashing a house, and there's no evidence anyone tried." — New York Post
Posted May 8, 2014
3.5/4 94% Ida (2014) " The film is both delicate and unforgettable." — New York Post
Posted May 1, 2014
2/4 67% Beneath The Harvest Sky (2014) " Teenagers in a dead-end town aren't exactly a trailblazing topic." — New York Post
Posted Apr 30, 2014
1.5/4 18% Gambit (2014) " "Gambit" is a trans-Atlantic delivery of "meh."" — New York Post
Posted Apr 24, 2014
2/4 73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) " Vacth, like the movie, is beautiful and resolutely humorless." — New York Post
Posted Apr 23, 2014
2/4 19% 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 64% 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 65% 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 83% 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 91% 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 85% 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 89% 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 69% 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 94% 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 61% 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 87% 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 95% 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
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