Paula Farmer

Paula Farmer
Paula Farmer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
97% Carmine Street Guitars (2019) As a sort of video capsule of an important part of New York history, Carmine Street Guitars is sweet and simple, presenting a necessary message of embracing the arts, while supporting local and independent businesses. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
94% Transit (2019) As a film, Transit is only mildly interesting in execution, but full of nuance and important messaging regarding loss of homeland and identity. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
79% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) What the Spanish family drama/suspense thriller Everybody Knows may lack in twists and intrigue, it makes up for in performances and appeal from the three principal actors. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
66% Vice (2018) Vice is part character study, part political thriller, and all entertaining as well as undeniably intriguing and insightful. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
93% The Favourite (2018) It's a delightful twist on more traditional movies of its genre(s). For a unique cinematic experience, take a ride on the darker side. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
96% Roma (2018) Cuarón has successfully captured a sense of time and place resulting in a film that is as gorgeous as it is poignant, making it a cinematic experience not to be missed. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
91% Widows (2018) This is raw, gritty, at times violent, and welcomingly complex. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
88% Love, Gilda (2018) Her insatiable appetite for life, for love and to entertain permeates the documentary... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
83% Puzzle (2018) Despite the heavy handed metaphor use, the not as obvious journey getting there is sweet and worthwhile. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
71% Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) (2018) [Cédric] Klapisch weaves a tight drama with touching scenes, lovingly laced with humor. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Loveless is a stark, taut, uniquely interesting drama filled with soul-less personas. This could possibly be appropriate to the particular community and to these specific characters than would be elsewhere, but at times feels a bit too alienating. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
86% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) The film's pitch perfect pacing and the superbly written political drama, coupled with its humanitarian factor, make it not only one of the best foreign films of 2017, but one of the best films of the year. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
91% Human Flow (2017) You may be tempted to avoid such bracing reality altogether or look away when confronted, but do not do so. Look, embrace, ponder and maybe even act upon what is presented. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
98% Jane (2017) "Jane" and its treasure trove of never-before-seen video footage, audiences have a luscious glimpse into what makes this champion of animal behavioral research and nature who she is today and how she began her crusade. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Every performance in this film is captivating, and the story is sweet and pure. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
1/5 10% I Dreamed of Africa (2000) I Dreamed of Africa fails on so many levels that it's hard to even give it credit for the one area in which it excels. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2014
95% The Social Network (2010) The cinematic union of Sorkin and Fincher for this their first collaboration is brilliant. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2010
92% Vincere (2010) This is one of those films that make you so wonderfully aware of the art of filmmaking, when key elements such as acting, photography, music and set magically come together. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2009
91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) While this is a hard movie to watch, it is a movie worth watching. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2009
66% Paris (2008) ... the interconnections of the people of Paris are enjoyable and interesting, albeit a bit tepid, and Pierre's (Roman Duris) observations of the characters in his life are poignant ... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2009
97% Killer of Sheep (2007) A little known, long lost classic thankfully becomes available on DVD after decades of obscurity. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2007
39% Black and White (2002) A solid, creative effort. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000