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Nell Minow

Nell Minow
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 58% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
B+ 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) Nair has a great eye, and a great gift for creating vibrant, layered, wonderfully inviting communities on screen. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
B 54% The Dressmaker (2016) Alternately wildly funny, wildly romantic, wildly satiric, and, at the same time, dark and tragic ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
B+ 94% Command and Control (2016) A terrifying dossier of denial and neglect.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
B- 67% Finding Altamira (Altamira) (2016) Some striking shots cannot make up for static storytelling and a clunky script. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
B+ 65% The Vessel (2016) Gentle, poetic, touching.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
B+ 85% Sully (2016) One of the most well-crafted, tightly constructed screenplays of the year.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
B 35% Max Rose (2016) Old-timers bring their decades of experience to the under-written script.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
B 59% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
A- 91% Southside With You (2016) Utterly witty, charming, and captivating .‐ Beliefnet
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
B+ 97% Little Men (2016) Exquisitely observed.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2016
B+ 81% Equity (2016) A razor sharp financial thriller about people who are themselves razor sharp. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
B+ 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) Genuinely enchanting.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
B+ 99% Don't Think Twice (2016) Clear-eyed but generous.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
B 70% The Infiltrator (2016) By-the-numbers, but Cranston is always compelling.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
B+ 91% Zero Days (2016) The most terrifying movie you will see this year.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
B+ 94% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
B+ 78% The Phenom (2016) A small gem filled with unexpected insight and performances of exceptional precision and intelligence ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
A- 94% Finding Dory (2016) Nuanced and tender-hearted.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
B+ 50% Genius (2016) The quiet dignity and integrity of Firth's performance is a tribute to all whose art is a life of service.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016