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Nell Minow

Nell Minow
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Keough is a standout and Craig is a complete hoot. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) They quip, shoot, and punch their merry way through a buddy-cop action comedy so generic it may have been created by algorithm. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B+ 100% California Typewriter (2017) This captivating documentary pays tributes to typewriters and the small but passionate group who still love and repair them. It is filled with delightful characters.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
B+ 71% Dave Made a Maze (2017) An endlessly inventive world, enchanting, spooky, hilarious, and, when you don't expect it, pretty scary‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B+ 49% The Glass Castle (2017) What's wisest and most significant is that the film becomes more than the story of survival. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B+ 82% Detroit (2017) Bigelow has a gift for conveying urgency and putting the audience in the middle of the action.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
D 36% Kidnap (2017) If anyone made a single rational decision it would be over in eight minutes, instead of the 80-some minutes that feel like 800.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
B+ 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) The visuals and special effects are next-level, dazzling, stunning, and worth the price of a ticket (3D please). But the best special effect is the lovely face of Rihanna.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
C 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Unlike its title character, "Atomic Blonde" keeps missing the mark. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
A- 93% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan's film could only have been made by a cinema master with the perspective of time and all the history since, and we are fortunate to be here when he did.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B+ 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Holland is immensely appealing, young but already very much a hero. My spidey-sense tells me he's just right for the job.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
2/4 50% Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry (2017) Encompasses two different films, and neither one of them is, in fact, a portrait of the poet/novelist/farmer/activist Wendell Berry. Neither one of them, despite sincere intentions, is very good.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
B 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) The problem with making the title character into a happily married good guy is that he is not despicable any more. He is therefore much less interesting than the villain.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
A- 94% Baby Driver (2017) Fasten your seatbelts. This one is pedal to the metal all the way home.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
B+ 88% Maudie (2017) In "Maudie," the infinitely gifted Sally Hawkins gives an incandescent performance as the woman whose indomitable spirit shines through her art.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
B 79% The Beguiled (2017) Kidman and Dunst are outstanding, with two very different reactions to the intruder. It is precisely presented, even beguiling, but Coppola needs to move on or go deeper.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
B+ 98% The Big Sick (2017) Smart, funny, touching, heartfelt.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
D 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) This big, loud, dumb, dull, nonsensical dud of a movie is two and a half excruciating hours long.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
B+ 68% The Journey (2017) Touching, inspiring, beautifully performed and very timely.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B 68% Cars 3 (2017) If we feel disappointed, it is only because they have set the bar so high.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
D 22% The Book of Henry (2017) Crosses the line from syrupy to smarmy, and where it wanted to be endearing, it was annoying, and then infuriating.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B+ 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Hits the superhero sweet spot between new and familiar, funny and exciting, romantic and heroic.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
B- 16% The Mummy (2017) A plane crash scene is viscerally exciting, and sets up the movie's funniest line later on. But it cannot make its mind up whether it wants to be adventure, horror, or camp.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
B+ 83% Megan Leavey (2017) Cowperthwaite is a documentarian and brings a low-key naturalism to the storytelling, and Mara is excellent in revealing Leavey's growing sense of confidence and purpose.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
1.5/4 41% The Hunter's Prayer (2017) Like a Luc Besson film put through a deflavorizing machine to remove any element that could be distinctive, energetic, or fun.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
B+ 95% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) Immensely charming in its depiction of the quiet, gentle humanity of the community and the way their commitment to Judaism is reflected in every aspect of their lives.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
B- 20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) The kids in the audience, mostly fans of the book series, enjoyed it very much, but adults are likely to find it a very long haul indeed.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B- 44% Everything, Everything (2017) Anyone over 15 may be distracted by impracticalities that go from improbable to preposterous, but might just enjoy the pleasures of watching Maddy wake up to the world.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B- 35% Snatched (2017) Too bad Hawn is relegated to the dreary role of the risk-averse mother. And Schumer continues to relegate herself to the almost-as-dreary role of the immature millennial.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
B+ 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Still delightfully off-kilter, still deliciously irreverent, and still delectably scored with 70's pop songs. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
C 17% The Circle (2017) In the last forty minutes it becomes clear that the people behind it have not thought very deeply about those questions, much less the answers.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
D 38% How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) I like everyone connected with this movie so much that I am especially sorry to give it a bad review.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
B 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) Gray ably conveys the curiosity and wonder of the journeys and the passions that impel the adventurers.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B 50% The Promise (2017) As devastating as the historic events of the film are, the most powerful moments for today's audiences are the ones that evoke our current conflicts. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) It's 3/4 chases, crashes, shoot-outs and explosions, 1/8 bro-mance, and 1/8 quippy humor with a dash of fan service. That leaves no room for plot or logic, but who cares?‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2017
B 55% Speech & Debate (2017) A heartfelt love letter from theater kids to theater kids.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
B+ 50% The Outcasts (2017) Performed with a lot of brio and filmed with humor and sensitivity to all involved, it is fun to watch and worth discussing afterward.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
B+ 80% Colossal (2017) I'm less interested in whether a movie scares me than whether it surprises me, and "Colossal" is a little bit scary but deliciously surprising.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
B 46% Going in Style (2017) Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin are such a dream team that we almost forget how weak this remake of the 1979 George Burns "Going in Style" is. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
B 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Whimsically imagined and a lot of fun.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
B 70% Gifted (2017) Evans' sensitive, deeply affecting performance and genuine chemistry with McKenna Grace as his brilliant niece are so honest that it captivates us.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
C 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) It loses the story and characters in a barrage of visual effects and shoot-outs.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
B+ 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) It would be easy to mistake the gentle tone as not sufficiently harrowing, but Caro presents Antonina's story with as much grace and humanity as Antonina showed her guests.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
B+ 51% The Boss Baby (2017) A pleasantly retro look, surprisingly funny and even more surprisingly sweet. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3.5/4 84% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) In The Death of Louis XIV writer/director Albert Serra shows us that monumental events can be conveyed through the smallest of details.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
C 44% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) This uncomfortable mixture of teen angst (Sexting! Disappointing parents!) and cartoonish violence only comes alive when Banks is on screen.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
A- 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Every bit as enchanting as we could hope, gently updating and expanding the story to give the characters more depth and appeal and filling it with movie magic.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
B+ 23% Table 19 (2017) Traces of mumblecore remain in "Table 19," cross-bred with a more conventional romantic comedy, and it turns out to be a welcome blend of sweet and sour.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
C 93% Logan (2017) Slow and depressing, and not in a good way.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
B 21% The Shack (2017) Its idea that God loves us enough to reach out to every one of us in our the way we are best able to understand is genuinely touching. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017