Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
Geoffrey Nowell-Smith's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound
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T-Meter Title | Year
80% The Innocent (L'innocente) (1979) Nothing in the film quite fulfils the promise of the opening moment... But L'Innocente is nevertheless a remarkable film. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
58% 1900 (Novecento) (1977) Its eccentricity, and the incorporation of this eccentricity into the staid format of the historical spectacular, proves to be its redemption. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
100% The Ipcress File (1965) [Sidney] Furie is a sensitive director and the film is not a total sell-out. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
No Score Yet Riddles Of The Sphinx (1977) To find a film which crosses the frontiers of different audience expectations, which is unassuming and yet rigorous in its intellectual stance, and pleasurable and provocative at the same time, is rare indeed. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
76% Zazie dans le métro (Zazie in the Subway) (1960) If the whole of Zazie were as good as some of its ideas then the effort might be worth while. But the film is, in the last analysis, a failure. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
80% Le Quattro Giornate di Napoli (The Four Days of Naples) (1962) Four Days of Naples is in almost all respects indistinguishable from so many other similar films on similar themes. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
86% Nazarin (1958) Bunuel's surrealism is really a kind of mysticism in reverse, He has had to wrestle, not with the devil, but with the angel in him, and in Nazarin traces of the struggle are still apparent. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
No Score Yet The Legend of the Holy Drinker (La leggenda del santo bevitore) (1988) The ordinariness of the film is its greatest strength. The problem comes when it has to represent the extraordinary. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
92% Do the Right Thing (1989) For all its apparent roughness, Do the Right Thing is aesthetically very sophisticated, particularly in the first half. But at the end it collapses both aesthetically and politically. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020