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Farran Smith Nehme

Farran Smith Nehme

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 43% Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil (Jheronimus Bosch, Touched By The Devil) (2016) "Like other recent art-world documentaries, much time is spent on inter-museum wrangling, and the personalities aren't vivid enough ... to build tension. The interest lies in the close look at the strange vision of this great artist. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 28, 2016
2.5/4 88% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) "It's an ambitious, often arresting film, but it lacks cohesion, and the seesawing plot and motivations seem more indecisive than mysterious. Still, it's a promising debut ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 21, 2016
1.5/4 77% Don't Blink - Robert Frank (2016) "As the title seems to advertise, it's a frustrating blur of a movie; the rock 'n' roll soundtrack, however, is terrific. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 14, 2016
2.5/4 92% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) "The actors bring emotional authenticity to the aftermath of trauma, but despite that and the handsome cinematography, there is also a persistent phoniness. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/4 95% Nuts! (2016) "This is one of the most entertaining documentaries to come along in some time. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2.5/4 86% Cosmos (2016) "It's a surreal piece of mischief, equal parts breezy fun and maddening confusion. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2.5/4 81% From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016) "Carefully composed, shot in the usual gray and mustard digital palette, the film deals in small slivers of information. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3.5/4 92% The Witness (2016) "Solomon's documentary goes deep into what we know about the killing, and what - thanks to flawed original reporting in the New York Times - we only think we know. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/4 79% Unlocking the Cage (2016) "The film is impeccably shot and paced, but the radical real-world implications of Wise's agenda are never fully explored. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 26, 2016
3/4 91% Kaili Blues (Lu Bian Ye Can) ""Kaili Blues" has the kitchen-sink feel of a new director eager to try every art-film technique in the book, but the film's beauty and inventiveness are riveting. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/4 89% A Monster With A Thousand Heads (Un Monstruo de Mil Cabezas) (2016) "It is engrossing, even funny at times, but it is a bit too jagged in execution to properly build to its tragic climax. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 12, 2016
4/4 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "The sharpest, least sentimental and possibly the best version of Austen yet. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 89% Dheepan (2016) "The remarkable performances from the central trio are what carries the film. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 5, 2016
2/4 86% Eva Hesse (2016) "It is odd to watch a documentary where the subject becomes more interesting when she is discussed by other people. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2.5/4 57% Streit's: Matzo And The American Dream (2016) "A record of another unique New York institution, making way for another glass box. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/4 92% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) "French director Stéphane Brizé films in lingering takes, with Lindon in almost every shot, and the actor is wonderful, able to convey Thierry's conflict even when his back is to the camera. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3.5/4 93% Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (2016) "The film works to rescue Arendt and her phrase "the banality of evil" from years of cliché, and largely succeeds. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 88% Francofonia (2016) "Beware the film billed as a "meditation" on anything. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/4 100% Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) (2016) "While not as brilliant as his 2012 Oscar-winning "A Separation" or 2009's "About Elly," the film has the same qualities of compassion and suspense that have made Farhadi one of the world's most acclaimed directors. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/4 90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) "Swift, confident, and exceptionally nasty ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/4 96% Marguerite (2016) "It's an often witty, smoothly shot film with a couple of extraneous subplots and some last-act psychology that feels contrived. But Frot shines. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 9, 2016
2.5/4 89% Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2016) "The slow-paced film includes all the expected social themes - drinking, poverty, broken families. Where Zhao excels is in the range of emotions she gets from a mostly nonprofessional cast. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/4 100% King Georges (2016) "Frankel has a fine eye for telling detail, and the result, while sentimental, is as irresistible as the dessert cart. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2/4 98% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "A sudden lurch into trippy abstraction at the end simply doesn't work, but for the vast majority of the time this is a strong and original film. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/4 91% A War (Krigen) (2016) "It's a pity that "A War" will be seen by only a fraction of those who turned out for the pieties and yowling stereotypes of "American Sniper." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 10, 2016
3.5/4 95% 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 65% 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 50% 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 74% 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 94% 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 93% The Treasure (2016) "The film is an unusual mixture of joy and cynicism. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 6, 2016
97% 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 97% 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 75% 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 96% 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 92% 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 98% 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% Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (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 95% 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
97% 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 89% Experimenter (2015) "The movie's an intellectual shock tactic, but it succeeds. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 14, 2015
2.5/4 93% 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 95% 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 81% 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 80% 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 93% 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 93% 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
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