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Nell Minow

Nell Minow
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 44% Rock Dog (2017) Bodi is a likeable hero and it is fun to see his cheery optimism paired with the burned-out, cynical Angus. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
A- 100% Get Out (2017) The scariest thing about the movie is the reminder that it has taken far too long to shine the correct light - literally and figuratively - on stories that should be told.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
B- 35% The Great Wall (2017) Yimou Zhang's gift for visual imagery is always a pleasure to behold...his eye for epic scale, pageantry, and battle is superb.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
B- 40% A Cure For Wellness (2017) The story basically boils down to: creepy scene here, creepy scene there, REALLY creepy scene downstairs, excruciating dentist scene.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
C 29% Fist Fight (2017) The movie is filled with funny people. Unfortunately, it is bereft of funny ideas.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
B+ 84% A United Kingdom (2017) This is a true love story, not just between Seretse and Ruth, but between the filmmakers telling this story and the people and the country where it is set.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
C 8% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Lackluster fan service. I'd even call it vanilla.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
B 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The stunt settings are imaginative, including ancient Roman catacombs and an art installation that is like a super-sized funhouse mirror display.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
B+ 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) One of the funniest movies of the year and the most astute mash-up of love letter and take down of a popular culture icon since the brilliant "Galaxy Quest."‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
B- 25% The Comedian (2017) The greatest acting challenge in this movie is pretending Jackie is funny.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
B- 17% The Space Between Us (2017) An intriguing premise is repeatedly undercut by clunky dialog and corny plot twists.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
B+ 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Powerful and vitally timely.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
B- 34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) There's nothing subtle, surprising, or sophisticated about this story, which is as chewed over as a dog's favorite bedroom slipper. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B- 41% Gold (2017) Matthew McConaughey has more fun playing a bald, overweight, often obnoxious character than we have watching him. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B+ 42% The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017) The sweet story has no surprises, but the humor and the very capable and appealing cast make it fun to watch, and make it touching as well.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
B+ 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) This ridiculous but ridiculously entertaining film seems written by Mad Libs: Let's have Vin Diesel [action verb] in a [location completely unrelated to action verb].‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
B+ 82% The Founder (2017) This is a rare film that looks at what it takes to create a globally dominant business, and what it costs as well.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
B 33% Monster Trucks (2017) Think "Pokemon" with wheels, "Fast and Furious" for kids, "Speed Racer" with a plot you can follow, and "Free Willy" for gearheads with a touch of "Scooby-Doo."‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
C 34% Live By Night (2017) Affleck the director has a good eye for detail, but he was let down by Affleck the screenwriter and Affleck the actor, who gives the weakest performance in the film. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
B+ 82% Patriots Day (2017) A gripping, tense drama centered on a man who exemplifies American values of decency and integrity and shows exceptional ability to rise to the occasion.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
B+ 84% Silence (2017) This movie about silence is at its best in the verbal jousting on faith, culture, truth, and power.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
B+ 87% A Monster Calls (2017) This is a complex, richly imagined film with a deep understanding, clear-eyed but compassionate. The stories it contains help us to be honest about our own.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
B+ 96% Paterson (2016) We come away from the film filled with the alertness and engagement Paterson and Laura bring to their days.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
A- 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Heartwarming, inspiring.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
A 93% Fences (2016) August Wilson's towering play has been magnificently put on screen by director/star Denzel Washington, with an incendiary performance by Viola Davis.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
C 31% Passengers (2016) "Passengers" is beautiful to look at, a pretty story about pretty people in a pretty (outer space) setting, but it cannot overcome the ick factor of its premise.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
D 39% Why Him? (2016) Disgusting and outrageous does not equal funny, no matter how much moose urine you pour onto it.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
B- 73% Sing (2016) What's best about the film is simple - seeing a wild assortment of animal characters sing an even wilder assortment of songs. It works every time. The story around it, though, keeps getting derailed.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
A 93% La La Land (2016) Chazelle's deep and spacious romanticism includes the city and its dreamers and music and movies and love itself.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
B+ 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Its heartfelt sincerity and lovely performances beguiled me into its world. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
B+ 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Intriguing and richly diverse characters, a suspenseful plot, an amusing sidekick, and a very satisfying answer to one of the most persistent questions from "New Hope." ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
B 70% Miss Sloane (2016) A solid Washington thriller with some telling (and accurate) details, moral dilemmas, and plot twists that keep you guessing until the last ten minutes.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
B- 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) As slob comedies go, this one has a winningly sweet heart.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
B+ 95% Moana (2016) Gorgeously animated, heartwarming, exciting, and slyly self-aware.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2016
A- 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Complex, layered, and respectful of the audience's intelligence and attention span. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2016
95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Captures the intensity and chaos and drama drama drama of this age ...‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
A- 89% Loving (2016) He may need a lawyer to tell the nine old men on the Supreme Court he loves his wife. We see it in every frame.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2016
B 48% Almost Christmas (2016) Talbert's sweet potato pie makes for a treat, with a enough laughs to keep us going until the exact right moment for some tears. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2016
B+ 94% Arrival (2016) The Chomsky-esque notions that language shapes our thinking even more than our thinking shapes language is conveyed in the film's own structure as well as its dialog. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2016
B 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) The scenes in battle are as harrowing as any ever put on screen. We are in the midst of utter carnage and chaos.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
B+ 74% Trolls (2016) "Trolls" is pure delight, lots of jokes, great music, and a surprisingly wise take on the elusive quest for happiness.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
B+ 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Just the right balance between consistency and distinctiveness, between action and wit, and, perhaps the most difficult hurdle, between magic and superpowers. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
D 19% Inferno (2016) One action scene is underwater, but the rest of it drags so much it feels like it might be, too.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
A- 98% Moonlight (2016) We are continually challenged, yet held close to the heart of the story by its romantic lyricism and, most of all, the spacious humanity of its love for its characters. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
C 23% American Pastoral (2016) Even McGregor's palpable sincerity cannot obscure the film's smug misogyny. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
B 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Tom Cruise still runs very fast and looks good with his shirt off.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
B 71% Coming Through The Rye (2016) Owen and Wolff, and Chris Cooper in a brief but telling role, make it a worthwhile trip.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
B+ 51% The Accountant (2016) As he did with "Warrior," O'Connor plays with the borders of genre. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
B+ 82% Denial (2016) This is a compelling courtroom drama, that goes to the deepest questions not just of Holocaust history or any history but of how we know what we know and who we believe. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
B+ 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Transcends its storytelling shortcomings because of its palpable sincerity and passion, its force as a searing statement of history and its relevance today.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016