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% The Dissident (2020) Fogel is proving to be a uniquely talented investigative documentarian, deftly combining his filmmaking skills with his personal sense of social activism. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
98% One Night in Miami (2020) Between the portrayals of these iconic figures, and the deeply moving dialogue, One Night in Miami is definitely worth a night of viewing for audiences of all ages. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
94% Nomadland (2021) The film is very slow moving and sparse, but incredibly engaging. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
100% The Father (2021) The movie's best features are these deeply moving performances and the unusual point of view. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
No Score Yet Banksy Most Wanted (2020) For fans of the artist and his art, it's a "must see." - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
68% Ammonite (2020) While all this seems an interesting premise, the execution is anything but. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
98% The Fight (2020) Separately, any of the cases and causes could be a documentary onto itself, but collectively, it is absolutely raw and riveting. To say that The Fight is timely and necessary is an understatement. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
100% Someone, Somewhere (Deux moi) (2019) This romantic drama/comedy of two lonely people who live so close, but never quite meet is as simple and sweet as it is clever and sad. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
67% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) Stick with it though, because despite its shortcomings, the strengths of The Burnt Orange Heresy make it worth the slow, burning ride. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
85% Just Mercy (2020) Just Mercy the movie is solidly good adaptation and a compelling drama. It will bring a tear to your eye, but more importantly, shine a light on an honorable man, admirable causes and a little-known case. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Just when you thought a Bong Joon-ho movie couldn't get more weird or wonderful, he delivers a masterpiece. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) The script, penned by Almodóvar, doesn't go deep enough to be considered either a great character study nor strong situational drama. While this is a laudable minor film worth seeing, in a pantheon of many great projects and at least two masterpieces... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
45% After the Wedding (2019) We're left with an odd and unfortunate combination of too much, too little, too slow. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) While Bernadette is entertaining and charming enough, especially for this time of year, it misses opportunities to be categorized as a character study film of any depth. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
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
78% 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
65% 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
95% 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
73% 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
95% 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
94% 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
96% 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
92% 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
98% 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