Farran Smith Nehme

Farran Smith Nehme

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 No Score Yet Brotherly Love (2015) " Despite the blazing guns, this script is not so tough. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3.5/4 70% Tangerines (2015) " The film telegraphs its pacifist message early on, but it's still deeply affecting. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 15, 2015
3.5/4 81% Dior and I (2015) " The heart of Dior and I is with these seamstresses and cutters, artists in their own right. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/4 98% About Elly (2015) " "About Elly" shows that the ethical dilemmas of ordinary adults can, with this level of talent, become as gripping as any thriller. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2.5/4 42% Effie Gray (2015) " The Victorian melodrama in "Effie Gray'' works better than the Victorian suffering. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 1, 2015
3/4 89% The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2015) " Hilarious, full of humor that is understated, wry and dependent on familiarity with interests as wide as Houellebecq's own. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 25, 2015
3.5/4 91% White God (2015) " Director Kornél Mundruczó goes big with allegory, violence, drama and sentiment, and the results are riveting. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 25, 2015
2.5/4 91% Jauja (2015) " It's a movie designed for maximum intellectual appeal, even if the emotional impact is slight. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 18, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet Eva (2015) " The final scenes are so good, even moving, that they make the earlier stuff look better. But a film concerned with the nature of emotion needs human engagement throughout. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/4 73% The Lesson (2015) " The script's mordant humor only makes Nade's situation feel more bleak. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 4, 2015
2.5/4 90% Eastern Boys (2015) " "Eastern Boys" never quite fulfills the promise of those first few minutes. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 25, 2015
3/4 95% Wild Tales (2015) " In its gaudy, predictable way, "Wild Tales" is enormous fun, and the consistent wit of the quiet stretches shows there's more to Szifrón than shock tactics. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 18, 2015
3/4 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) " A couple of plot turns threaten to overload the drama, but overall this divorce is more riveting than many a murder trial. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 11, 2015
3/4 86% Ballet 422 (2015) " A delightfully immersive look at how a ballet is created, Jody Lee Lipes' documentary is a stark contrast to the psycho theatrics of something like "Black Swan." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/4 99% Timbuktu (2015) " "Timbuktu" deserves every accolade it gets. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 28, 2015
2.5/4 91% Mommy (2015) " A montage to "Wonderwall" (every last note of it) seems to sum up the movie; too much, but exhilarating all the same. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 21, 2015
No Score Yet Margie (1946) " Has there ever been a movie more in tune with the world of a girl's room? King understands that witnessing the heroine's private rituals is as close as we'll get to going inside Margie's mind. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jan 8, 2015
3/4 76% Beloved Sisters (2015) " Graf freshens the pretty period trappings with a headlong embrace of every old-fashioned detail: omniscient narration, characters directly addressing the camera, intertitles. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 7, 2015
3.5/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) " The Dardenne brothers - known for their scruffy, hand-held, realist aesthetic - have made another richly emotional film about friendship and community. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 24, 2014
4/4 99% Leviathan (2014) " Director Andrey Zvyagintsev's film combines allegory, brutal melodrama, black humor and strikingly beautiful compositions, each frame dense with meaning. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 23, 2014
88% Winter Sleep (2014) " Beautiful to look at, with its burnished interiors and magnificent Turkish steppes, this long film builds to a powerful conclusion. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 17, 2014
2.5/4 71% If You Don't, I Will (2014) " It's sprightly, funny and at times piercingly sad. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 17, 2014
2/4 45% Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014) " Jackson has a vivid personality and powers through the dull lines like the trouper he is, but there's only so much snap you can put in a wet noodle. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 10, 2014
3/4 73% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) " If this documentary is swift and witty, that's in part because it relies heavily on clips of Orson Welles talking. And oh, how Welles could talk ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 10, 2014
88% Foxcatcher (2014) " The movie's bouts are Hobbesian-nasty, brutish, and short- and who wins has little or nothing to do with the Olympic virtues preached every four years. By the end, it's evident that the filmmakers feel the same way about the American class system. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Dec 5, 2014
2.5/4 94% Bad Hair (2014) " The last shot of Zambrano ... is a heartbreaker. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 19, 2014
4/4 100% The King and the Mockingbird (2014) " It's dreamy, poetic and not to be missed. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 19, 2014
3/4 96% Red Army (2015) " The Soviet era is more interesting than the NHL years, but still, the film is entertaining even for ardent nonfans. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 12, 2014
3/4 96% National Gallery (2014) " The elder statesman of American documentary, Frederick Wiseman, returns with an in-depth look at London's great museum, home to a spectacular array of masterpieces. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 6, 2014
2/4 54% On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter (2014) " The single theme is "Isn't this cool?" And if your response is, "Well, it's certainly loud," then "On Any Sunday" probably isn't for you. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 5, 2014
3/4 85% Revenge of the Mekons (2014) " In a way, this marvelous movie does show that the Mekons have declined, because they've become the one thing punk rockers never ever want to be: lovable. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 29, 2014
2.5/4 7% Ouija (2014) " Depending on how jaded you are, a lot of these old tricks still work. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 23, 2014
2.5/4 79% Life of Riley (2014) " If this isn't a grand finale (2012's "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" felt that way), it's still an affectionate coda for a master. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 22, 2014
3/4 93% Diplomacy (2014) " The film's a little too flashy and theatrical, with too-neat ironies. As a duel between acting talents, though, this is first-rate. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 15, 2014
3/4 67% The Decent One (2014) " Eerie and utterly riveting ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 1, 2014
2/4 0% Days and Nights (2014) " The cast, so packed with talent that Jean Reno and Cherry Jones barely register, is stuck with stagey dialogue. Juliet Rylance, in the Nina part, has a particularly hard time. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 24, 2014
3/4 95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) " The results are remarkably intelligent and entertaining, even for someone who (like this writer) finds Cave's music rather dirge-like. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 17, 2014
2/4 61% 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 82% 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 68% 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 77% 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 57% 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 81% A Master Builder (2014) " Mumblecore is not a good look for Ibsen. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 23, 2014
1.5/4 62% 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 45% 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 76% 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 46% 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
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