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Farran Smith Nehme

Farran Smith Nehme

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Farran Smith Nehme's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, New York Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 98% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "Director Grímur Hákonarson excels at building tension through long takes, and the actors are excellent. Sigurjónsson offers a world of meaning in a grunt or a lift of the shoulders. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 3, 2016
3/4 58% Rabin, the Last Day (2016) "At times overemphatic (no one will ever accuse Gitai of holding too much back), this docu-thriller is also agonizingly suspenseful, despite the foreordained conclusion. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/4 67% Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura) (2016) ""Come, let us have a drink," says one aging streetwalker to another, "and hate everything and everyone." If that sounds tempting, then Mexican auteur Arturo Ripstein's latest will be right up your dimly lit, trash-strewn alley. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 20, 2016
3/4 73% Band Of Robbers (2016) "In addition to Twain, the directors clearly worship the Coens, specifically "Raising Arizona." And that's OK. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 15, 2016
3/4 92% In The Shadow of Women (2016) "Filmed in widescreen black-and-white that makes Paris look both decrepit and irresistible, this is a swift tale of what men and women want versus what they settle for. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 13, 2016
3/4 92% The Treasure (2016) "The film is an unusual mixture of joy and cynicism. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 6, 2016
98% Brooklyn (2015) "Brooklyn at heart is a women's picture, that staple of mid-century cinema in which a woman must choose her path in life, and the film adapts the genre's traditions splendidly. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2016
3.5/4 96% 45 Years (2015) "At some point in her 50-year career, Rampling became one of the world's great actresses. Driven by her and Courtenay's work, and by director Andrew Haigh's limpid style, the film is devastating. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 22, 2015
2/4 69% Dreams Rewired (2015) "It's a feast for fans of early film, but alas, the narration is inescapable. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 17, 2015
2.5/4 95% Son of Saul (2015) "It's a harrowing story, as Tamás Zányi's sound design spells out the horror left in soft focus behind Rohrig's head. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3/4 93% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) "The movie doesn't rise above its music-doc formula of photo, clip, talking head. But for fans - like me - it's a heartfelt, engrossing tribute. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/4 96% Mustang (2015) "A gripping mix of comedy, tragedy, political anger and, despite everything, hope. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3.5/4 100% Democrats (2015) "It is a film both bleak and optimistic, humorous and deeply serious, imbued with daily Zimbabwean life and the conviction that this country is so much more than its woes. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 100% Jag är Ingrid (Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words) (2015) "There isn't a lot here about her films, or great performances, but this is two hours of Ingrid Bergman, much of it rarely seen before. I'm not about to complain. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2.5/4 94% In Jackson Heights (2015) "Much of it is entrancing. But Wiseman's evident fondness for the minutiae of bureaucracy, and for people who make long comments at community meetings, won't be shared by everyone. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/4 95% The Wonders (2015) "[It] takes a long while to pick up steam, but its tactile feel for the dirt and labor of a farm, and tender regard for the young protagonist, are immensely endearing. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 28, 2015
98% Heart of a Dog (2015) "Laurie Anderson's delicate essay film weaves together observations about her beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle, as well as post-9/11 life and, finally, the death of her mother. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3/4 88% Experimenter (2015) "The movie's an intellectual shock tactic, but it succeeds. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 14, 2015
2.5/4 92% The Creeping Garden (2015) "As filmed under a microscope by Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp, slime mold turns out to be rather beautiful. It's also interesting. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 30, 2015
3/4 96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) "Often extremely funny, always thoughtful, the movie transcends its static nature to become a deeper picture of modern Iran than any news story could offer. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 30, 2015
1/4 75% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) ""Labyrinth of Lies" hits every genre cliché, from the mawkish score to the no-dialogue-montage-of-tragedy. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2.5/4 81% The New Girlfriend (2015) "The film has a nice sense of female friendships' emotional depth. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 16, 2015
2.5/4 92% Durak (2015) "He may be saddled with an overly ironic title role, but Bystrov is terrific. His cowboy squint and dogged intelligence are enough to give you hope for Russia, although the movie certainly won't. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 16, 2015
2/4 86% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) "This isn't a bad film, just a slow and predictable one, hitting all the usual marks as precisely as one of Nathan's proofs. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/4 92% The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015) "[An] intelligent, admiring documentary about the legendary political group, a sprawling narrative that inevitably leaves some threads dangling. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 2, 2015
3/4 96% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "Casé gives one of the warmest, most lovable performances of the year; the film's real climax comes when she simply wades into a nearly empty swimming pool. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 26, 2015
2.5/4 78% Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (2014) "[An] engaging, funny documentary ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 20, 2015
1.5/4 4% Shanghai (2015) "Cusack says at one point: "I did what you do with a puzzle. I stared at it until it made sense." That, I can guarantee you, won't happen with "Shanghai." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/4 100% How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock at his Farm in Normandy (2015) "The great documentarian Les Blank died in 2013 - two years after his mentor, Richard Leacock - but both are warmly present in this set of interviews Blank did with his teacher in France 15 years ago. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 12, 2015
1.5/4 77% Tom at the Farm (2015) "Dolan's idea of how to build suspense involves shadowy close-ups and keeping his scene partner out of the frame. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 12, 2015
68% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) "Dreamy children will probably be fascinated, and in the process they'll see a world of Middle Eastern culture seldom shown in films. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 5, 2015
2/4 74% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) "Israeli director Nadav Lapid uses a well-worn concept - a lonely little boy is taken under a teacher's wing - to create a slow, creepy movie. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4/4 98% Phoenix (2015) "German director Christian Petzold has come up with a splendid work of mourning and melodrama in "Phoenix." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3.5/4 96% The Look of Silence (2015) "As the title indicates, this follow-up is dealing with a somewhat blunter set of symbols than its predecessor. It's just as wrenching, though ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 15, 2015
3/4 100% Court (2015) "Tamhane's quiet techniques build to pure, cold fury. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 15, 2015
2.5/4 50% Meet Me In Montenegro (2015) "There are no surprises, but for once there's a set of artsy millennial characters who feel like real humans, and Berlin looks great. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 8, 2015
2.5/4 78% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "There's an essential kindness about "Jimmy's Hall," so it's no surprise that it wrings real hope from a downbeat conclusion. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3.5/4 85% A Poem Is A Naked Person (2015) "This is as accessible and as lovable as avant-garde filmmaking ever gets. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 30, 2015
1.5/4 61% The Little Death (2015) "Sex comedies work best with light touch, and as the ponderous title (a literal translation of the French term for orgasm) indicates, Australian writer-director Josh Lawson mostly doesn't have it. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 24, 2015
2/4 88% The Tribe (2015) "Story-wise, "The Tribe" is yet another art-film wallow in cruelty, not nearly as unique as its looks and its world. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 17, 2015
2/4 43% Madame Bovary (2015) "The performances mostly come up short. Wasikowska does sullenness well, but her sexual yearning reads as more of the same. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/4 88% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) "Swedish director Roy Andersson has a distinctive style; his film is lit like a waiting room at Rikers Island and the actors look like victims of advanced cirrhosis. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 3, 2015
2.5/4 100% Tu Dors Nicole (2015) "Director Stéphane Lafleur shoots in black and white with a sure and delicate eye. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 28, 2015
2/4 94% Güeros (2015) "Agreeable this film certainly is, but the shagginess never seems to take shape. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 20, 2015
3/4 100% Forbidden Films (2015) "Of more than 1,200 films produced under the Nazi regime, to this day Germany bans about 40 it has deemed dangerous propaganda. Why that is so, and whether it does any good, is the ostensible subject of Felix Moeller's documentary. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 83% 1001 Grams (2015) "Hamer's style is what might happen if Ulrich Seidl liked people, with immaculate balance in each shot, but the emotions in focus, as well. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 6, 2015
3/4 98% Iris (2015) "When she says "It's better to be happy than well-dressed," there are a lot of folks you hope get the message. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 29, 2015
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 85% 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
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