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Vanessa Farquharson

Vanessa Farquharson
Vanessa Farquharson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): National Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 86% Chef (2014) At almost two hours long, Chef is bound to leave some audiences feeling overstuffed. ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/4 92% Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) The resulting aural authenticity makes for a nice contrast with the look of the actual figurines, which aren't realistic but have been beautifully crafted and posed throughout the picture. ‐ National Post
Posted Mar 11, 2014
2.5/4 65% Mama (2013) Devotees of this genre should make a point of seeing the film, if only because it's a great example of how to be creepy without resorting to cliché. But don't expect any true horror to emerge, at least in the traditional sense. ‐ National Post
Posted Jan 1, 2014
3/4 99% Wadjda (2013) The result is fascinating -- not a flat-out lashing against Saudi Arabia's patriarchy, yet definitely not an endorsement of it, either. ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2.5/4 96% Enough Said (2013) Holofcener's film is far from perfect -- it does, however, let [Gandolfini] showcase his range, and for that moviegoers should applaud. ‐ National Post
Posted Sep 26, 2013
3/4 83% Our Man in Tehran (2015) Weinstein and Taylor keep things traditional when it comes to the [documentary] format, which lets viewers feel as though they're simply gathering 'round the fireplace for story time. ‐ National Post
Posted Sep 19, 2013
2/4 39% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) For the most part, horror clichés are avoided -- nobody walks down to a basement without turning the lights on first -- but this doesn't mean the characters aren't a bit daft. ‐ National Post
Posted Sep 12, 2013
1.5/4 58% Riddick (2013) What's so bizarre is that [Diesel] feels such loyalty toward a character who isn't very likeable, not to mention a world comprised of run-of-the-mill science fiction, and stunts that have all been done before. ‐ National Post
Posted Sep 6, 2013
3/4 43% Closed Circuit (2013) In short, it feels unoriginal. And yet, thanks to all the highly skilled personalities involved, it's still exciting to watch -- much like re-reading a great whodunnit even though you know who did it. ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 29, 2013
2.5/4 53% Lovelace (2013) More than anything else, Lovelace will be remembered for its inspired casting. ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 9, 2013
2.5/4 42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) Somehow all these wrongs add up to an inexplicable right. It's why children love improvised bedtime stories -- a meandering, faulty narrative can be a ton of fun. ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 7, 2013
1/4 23% The Canyons (2013) Despite rumours of diva-like demands and general flakiness on set, [Lohan] gets the job done, which is more than one can say for her co-stars. ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 1, 2013
4/4 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) It's important to finally put names and faces to the voices of these women because, without them, countless songs would sound horrible. ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 11, 2013
3/4 61% Evil Dead (2013) Not everyone will want to spend money on a ticket to nausea, of course, but you can't fault a director for achieving precisely what he set out to do, even if it mainly revolves around dismemberment. ‐ National Post
Posted Apr 5, 2013
3/4 41% Dark Skies (2013) Dark Skies has almost nothing to do with dark skies but it is a quietly effective little horror movie, with an exceptional cast and a couple of decent scares. ‐ National Post
Posted Feb 22, 2013
3/5 98% 56 Up (2013) Watching the eighth film is intriguing but, in a way, disappointing. At this point in the game, it feels as if all the characters have determined their lots in life and are simply plodding through their interviews. ‐ National Post
Posted Feb 21, 2013
3.5/5 96% West of Memphis (2012) In all, the director has assembled a powerful film, but the celebrity component feels rather unnecessary. ‐ National Post
Posted Feb 5, 2013
2.5/4 76% Teacher's Pet (2004) Despite the exhausting plot of dog to man and back again and musical numbers that make you want to roll your ears, Teacher's Pet is worthwhile. ‐ National Post
Posted Jan 16, 2004