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Nell Minow

Nell Minow
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 91% Southside With You (2016) Utterly witty, charming, and captivating . ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 25, 2016
B+ 92% Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016) This delightful documentary is a must-see for fans of animation, movie history, and stories of lives filled with creativity, courage, and a sense of adventure. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 25, 2016
B 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Huston is always engaged and engaging and the movie is true to the story that has endured in its various versions for more than a century. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 18, 2016
B 60% War Dogs (2016) There are some fine moments, but the control of tone and character is uncertain and it relies too much on songs ("Fortunate Son," "Time in a Bottle") to carry the story. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 18, 2016
A- 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) A gorgeous, epic adventure with grandeur, scope, and spectacular settings, wonderfully imaginative. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 18, 2016
B+ 97% Little Men (2016) Exquisitely observed. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 14, 2016
B+ 81% Equity (2016) A razor sharp financial thriller about people who are themselves razor sharp. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 11, 2016
B+ 98% Hell or High Water (2016) A gripping story that touches on the most profound American struggles - from guns to real estate, race, and income inequality - specific in detail but universal in scope. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 11, 2016
B+ 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) You have to know how to sing well to sing this badly and you have to be an actor of sublime perfection to make terrible singing funny and brave and poignant. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 11, 2016
B+ 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) Genuinely enchanting. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 11, 2016
B+ 99% Don't Think Twice (2016) Clear-eyed but generous. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 4, 2016
B 26% Suicide Squad (2016) Margot Robbie is a huge movie star who owns this film and every moment she is on screen in "Suicide Squad" you get your money's worth and then some. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 3, 2016
C 59% Bad Moms (2016) There is a lot to be said about parenting, impossible standards, and judgey people. But that requires actually saying something, not just pointing it out. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 28, 2016
C 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Whoever thought that the "Fast and Furious" series would keep getting better while the once-smart "Bourne" series is the one that drives off a cliff? ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 28, 2016
B 69% The Infiltrator (2016) By-the-numbers, but Cranston is always compelling. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 14, 2016
B+ 73% Ghostbusters (2016) It's funny, smart, and sweet and in every way as good or better than the original. Fanboys, have at it. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 14, 2016
B+ 91% Zero Days (2016) The most terrifying movie you will see this year. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 7, 2016
B+ 93% Life, Animated (2016) Tells Owen's story in a way that lets us see through his eyes the way that "Peter Pan" and "Aladdin" let him see through ours. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 7, 2016
C 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Your ability to appreciate the result of this unstoppably bro-tastic marketing juggernaut will depend entirely on your tolerance for bro humor. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 7, 2016
B- 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Individual moments are very funny, even joyous, but the storyline wavers in tone, oddly sour, and too close to "Toy Story" parts one and three. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 7, 2016
B+ 75% The BFG (2016) The setting for retrieving the dreams is enchanting...But the friendship between the BFG and Sophie is real magic. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 30, 2016
B- 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Reportedly, Skarsgård spent six months working out all day....What needed work was the script. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 30, 2016
B+ 78% The Phenom (2016) A small gem filled with unexpected insight and performances of exceptional precision and intelligence ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 23, 2016
B+ 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Waititi's films have a lively energy that provides a delicious counterpoint to the understated comedy. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 23, 2016
B+ 47% Free State of Jones (2016) Evocatively conveys the hardscrabble lives, the literal and spiritual grit, the desperation and conviction it inspires. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 23, 2016
B- 69% Central Intelligence (2016) It's a movie based on the sight gag of pairing man mountain former WWE star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson with pocket-sized pepperpot comic Kevin Hart. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 16, 2016
A- 94% Finding Dory (2016) Nuanced and tender-hearted. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 16, 2016
B+ 51% Genius (2016) The quiet dignity and integrity of Firth's performance is a tribute to all whose art is a life of service. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 9, 2016
B+ 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Director Jon M. Chu has a superb sense of space and movement, giving the story exuberance and flair. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 9, 2016
B 58% Me Before You (2016) Clarke and Claflin have palpable chemistry, and we are no more able to resist Lou than Will is. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 2, 2016
B 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) By the time you figure out a joke isn't working, two more have gone by. It tries so hard to entertain you, it would be hard-hearted not to give in. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 2, 2016
B+ 97% Weiner (2016) The superbly edited film, with extraordinary intimate access based on deep trust, has a lot of insights about celebrity culture, media, and what we expect from politicians. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 27, 2016
C 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Gorgeous production design and some cool stunts do not make up for a story that begins as passable and ends as painful. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 26, 2016
B 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Quicksilver once again provides the high point, not just in a callback to the Pentagon scene in the last film but in this film's brief but most emotionally authentic scene. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 24, 2016
B No Score Yet The Third Testament (2011) Its mosaic, documentary-style story-telling gives it an immediacy that makes its more amateur elements feel like further proof of its authenticity. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 21, 2016
B+ 92% The Nice Guys (2016) The mix of wit, slapstick, and mayhem has some dead-on period detail and some shrewd commentary on contemporary issues. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 19, 2016
C 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) Bright and cheerful, but under-plotted and overproduced. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 19, 2016
B+ 98% Love & Friendship (2016) Who better to adapt Jane Austen's epistolary novel, Lady Susan, for the screen than our finest contemporary observer of life among the "haute bourgeoisie," Whit Stillman? ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 12, 2016
B+ 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) It's a mood piece, brilliantly performed. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 12, 2016
B+ 75% Last Days In The Desert (2016) The quiet beauty of the film adds a meditative power. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 12, 2016
B+ 57% Money Monster (2016) Director Jodie Foster shows an impressive command of the language of film and a discerning eye for the gulf between the way we think of ourselves and the way we are. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 12, 2016
B 19% Mothers and Daughters (2016) Some understated and affecting moments ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 5, 2016
B+ 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Superhero-on-superhero collisions beyond the dreams of fanboy heaven. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 4, 2016
B+ 84% The Meddler (2016) Writer/director Lorene Scafaria has a rare gift for finding the space in between joy and grief, and a rare understanding of the power of small moments to tell a big story. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 1, 2016
B 82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) Rapturous images on the brink between dream and nightmare. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 28, 2016
C 17% Ratchet & Clank (2016) Without the interactive element of a game to make up for the thin characterization and repetitive plotline, it's all too generic and under-imagined. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 28, 2016
B+ 76% Keanu (2016) I just wanted to stand in front of a hotel in my red vest saying over and over, "How about them Keys and Peeles, though! How ABOUT them Keys and Peeles!" ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 28, 2016
D 7% Mother's Day (2016) The characters do not even rise to the level of stereotypes and the storylines couldn't fill a fortune cookie. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 28, 2016
C- 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Blunt and Theron are game but given little to do but strut and declaim. Hemsworth is fun to watch and there are striking visuals, but that can't make up for a dreary mess. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 21, 2016
A- 96% Sing Street (2016) As in "Inside Out," Conor comes to understand how sadness and happiness need each other. And, after all, there's no better place to combine them than a rock song. ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 21, 2016