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Nell Minow

Nell Minow
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 36% 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
Posted Jan 20, 2017
B+ 42% 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
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
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
Posted Jan 13, 2017
C 33% 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
Posted Jan 13, 2017
B+ 79% 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
Posted Jan 13, 2017
B+ 83% Silence (2017) This movie about silence is at its best in the verbal jousting on faith, culture, truth, and power. ‐ Beliefnet
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
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
Posted Jan 5, 2017
A- 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Heartwarming, inspiring. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 23, 2016
A 95% 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
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
Posted Dec 21, 2016
D 40% Why Him? (2016) Disgusting and outrageous does not equal funny, no matter how much moose urine you pour onto it. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 20, 2016
B- 70% 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
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
Posted Dec 15, 2016
B+ 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Its heartfelt sincerity and lovely performances beguiled me into its world. ‐ Beliefnet
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
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
Posted Dec 8, 2016
B- 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) As slob comedies go, this one has a winningly sweet heart. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 8, 2016
B+ 95% Moana (2016) Gorgeously animated, heartwarming, exciting, and slyly self-aware. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Nov 27, 2016
A- 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Complex, layered, and respectful of the audience's intelligence and attention span. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Nov 27, 2016
95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Captures the intensity and chaos and drama drama drama of this age ... ‐ Beliefnet
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
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
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
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
Posted Nov 3, 2016
B+ 75% Trolls (2016) "Trolls" is pure delight, lots of jokes, great music, and a surprisingly wise take on the elusive quest for happiness. ‐ Beliefnet
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
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
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
Posted Oct 27, 2016
C 23% American Pastoral (2016) Even McGregor's palpable sincerity cannot obscure the film's smug misogyny. ‐ Beliefnet
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
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
Posted Oct 13, 2016
B+ 51% The Accountant (2016) As he did with "Warrior," O'Connor plays with the borders of genre. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 13, 2016
B+ 81% 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
Posted Oct 6, 2016
B+ 72% 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
Posted Oct 6, 2016
B+ 56% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) Bright direction and an exceptionally engaging cast of kids make this film a genuine family treat. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 6, 2016
B 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Berg has an exceptional clarity in conveying a three-dimensional space on screen and balancing the urgency of the action with genuine emotion. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 29, 2016
B+ 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) Nair has a great eye, and a great gift for creating vibrant, layered, wonderfully inviting communities on screen. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 22, 2016
B 53% The Dressmaker (2016) Alternately wildly funny, wildly romantic, wildly satiric, and, at the same time, dark and tragic ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 22, 2016
B+ 94% Command and Control (2016) A terrifying dossier of denial and neglect. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 22, 2016
B- 67% Finding Altamira (Altamira) (2016) Some striking shots cannot make up for static storytelling and a clunky script. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 15, 2016
B+ 65% The Vessel (2016) Gentle, poetic, touching. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 15, 2016
B 15% Mr. Church (2016) Eddie Murphy gives a thoughtful, nuanced, sensitive performance in a film that suffers from a too-predictable script and suffers even more from very bad timing. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 15, 2016
C 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) The only thing that works in this mess is Emma Thompson...her scenes have a wit and crackle that is sorely missing from the rest of the film. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 15, 2016
B 61% Snowden (2016) An absorbing version of the story...flawed, as Stone's "historical" films tend to be, by unnecessary stacking of the deck that detracts from the credibility of the film. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 15, 2016
C 15% The Wild Life (2016) The animation is quite good but the voice talent is poor, the characters are dull, and the story and script start out badly and go downhill from there. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 9, 2016
B+ 85% Sully (2016) One of the most well-crafted, tightly constructed screenplays of the year. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 7, 2016
B 35% Max Rose (2016) Old-timers bring their decades of experience to the under-written script. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 1, 2016
B 60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Fassbender and Vikander give powerful performances and their on-screen chemistry holds the film together when the story wavers. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 1, 2016