Farran Smith Nehme

Farran Smith Nehme

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Farran Smith Nehme's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

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 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 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 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
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 80%

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 78%

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

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 72%

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 77%

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 62%

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 89%

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 81%

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 87%

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 82%

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 99%

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 43%

Effie Gray (2015)

"The Victorian melodrama in "Effie Gray'' works better than the Victorian suffering." ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 1, 2015
3/4 90%

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 89%

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 88%

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 40%

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 81%

Urok (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 91%

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 89%

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 74%

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 23, 2014