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Nell Minow

Nell Minow
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It may not be necessary, but it is most welcome...fits as satisfyingly into the "Star Wars" universe as that last piece in a jigsaw puzzle.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
B+ 89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) A film that gives us a rare chance to hear directly from a man whose devotion and compassion will inspire anyone.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
B 57% Book Club (2018) The silly premise, Bumble product placement, clunky double entendre, and Viagra humor make us long for the more reliable middle-age female empowerment fluff of Nancy Meyers.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3/5 36% Crush (2002) Explicit romance; unsupportive friends.‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
B+ 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) The quips and pop culture references come at you "Airplane!"-style, meta times meta, breaking the fourth wall and probably the fifth, sixth, and seventh as well.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
B+ 38% Life of the Party (2018) Deanna says she is "down to clown," which is supposed to be an eye-rolling mom-ism. But it is McCarthy who is truly down to clown and we are all the better for it.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
B+ 87% Tully (2018) Sharply but lovingly observed with Cody's shrewd wit and enormous compassion for its characters, "Tully" is as welcome in theaters as its title character is at Marlo's door.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
B 29% Modern Life Is Rubbish (2018) [Josh] Whitehouse and [Freya] Mavor have great chemistry and give their thinly written characters charm and energy, which keeps us on their side through very predictable ups and downs.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
B+ 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) At times it feels like the Fellowship of the Infinity Stones.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
B+ 67% They (2017) Writer/director Anahita Ghazvinizadeh gives the film a lyrical, meditative quality.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
B+ 33% I Feel Pretty (2018) Amy Schumer shines in an adorable fantasy that both draws from and slyly subverts the classic Cinderella story.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
B 12% Aardvark (2018) Three thoughtful performances and a couple of intriguing interactions, but it is ultimately undermined by an underwritten script. The parts are greater than the whole.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B 52% Rampage (2018) Johnson is right in his sweet spot here, and so are we, with a popcorn treat to kick off the summer season.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3.5/4 88% Love After Love (2018) This first-time feature from writer/director Russell Harbaugh has an understated, intimate, pointillist style, with a cool jazz score that matches its improvisational tone.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
B+ 73% Ready Player One (2018) There has never been a director better at the craft of cinematic storytelling, and there has never been a story more suited to that craft than this one.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
B+ 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) What some audiences experience as whimsical, charming, and witty, others see as cloying, twee, or claustrophobic. But he is a marvel at world-building.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
B- 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Second verse, same as the first. Even bigger robots. Even meaner monster aliens. Even dumber dialogue. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
B+ 92% Love, Simon (2018) I can't remember when I've heard an audience respond with cheers and applause as joyous as they did here when the big kiss moment finally arrived.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
B- 49% Tomb Raider (2018) It may be tough to get a video game avatar over a chasm or through a labyrinth, but it is even tougher to make her into a movie star, even Lara Croft.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
B+ 41% Gringo (2018) If you like your crime stories to be nicely nasty, this one does the trick.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
B+ 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Most of what I love about the book was beautifully realized, and the movie is sure to be a middle school sleepover perennial and a family favorite for generations.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Actors of Sound (2016) Being a Foley artist requires "imagination, tempo, coordination, and love," and this film is a welcome appreciation for an essential and often overlooked profession.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
B- 82% Game Night (2018) Thanks to winning performances from Bateman and McAdams, it is watchable, with a few clever twists and across the board strong support from the cast.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
B+ 87% Annihilation (2018) Garland uses luscious, even seductive visuals in the verdant Florida swamp setting to beguile and horrify us, sometimes both at once. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
B- 25% Samson (2018) A respectful and heartfelt portrayal of a story whose power is undimmed over the millennia.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
B 81% Early Man (2018) Lesser Aardman but a pleasant little treat.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
B+ 81% The Party (2018) Savagely funny.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
A- 97% Black Panther (2018) All hail Ryan Coogler, the Black Panther, the Dora Milaje, and everyone who helped to bring this next-level, majestic, and wildly entertaining superhero movie to life.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
84% Splendor in the Grass (1961) Classic of repressed teenage sexuality.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
C 62% Peter Rabbit (2018) By trying to be contemporary, it loses the very qualities that have made it beloved in generations of nurseries.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
C 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) More of an endless perfume commercial than a story, with beautiful people smooching (and more) in a series of increasingly luxurious settings and modes of transportation. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
B+ 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) This movie is a double of its own, with art and life reflecting one another so that we see not just Marina but also Vega for the fantastic women they are.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
B+ 60% Entanglement (2018) A more nuanced understanding of mental illness than most, and an optimism and empathy that nicely balances its bittersweetness.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
B 55% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) The action scenes are intense and well-staged, but the non-action scenes are ponderous and static.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
B- 30% The Clapper (2018) The screenplay is uneven, but the exceptionally strong cast makes it watchable. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B- 73% Hostiles (2018) "Hostiles" is more in conversation with movies about the settlement of the West than it is about or in conversation with the brutal history of the West itself. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) It spends most of its time on chases, explosions, zombies, evil scientists, and, as in all movies of this genre, the idea that hot teens are all that can save us. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B 93% Big Sonia (2017) A perceptive story with some unexpected twists.‐ Huffington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
B 54% 12 Strong (2018) Hemsworth, Shannon, and Pena create real, relatable and yet heroic characters, and seeing them ride into battle on horseback is genuinely moving and inspiring. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
C 21% Forever My Girl (2018) Pretty people with pretty problems will always be playing on a screen somewhere, but this one is better suited for watching while folding laundry.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
B+ 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Utterly beguiling.‐ Huffington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
C 57% The Commuter (2018) Sigh. Another January, another dumb Liam Neeson action movie. This is the one on a train.‐ Huffington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
A- 87% The Post (2018) It is whalloping good story about secrets and honor and Bob Odenkirk all but steals the film from two of the biggest stars in Hollywood history.‐ Huffington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2017
D 91% Phantom Thread (2018) It's a more literate, better acted, more tastefully presented version of "Fifty Shades of Gray," all lush settings and the "sub is truly the dom" dynamics.‐ Huffington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
B- 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) When a franchise descends to jokes about how it's run out of ideas, and setting things on fire, not once but twice, it's one movie past time to stop.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
B+ 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) So much fun that by the time we get to Game Over, we just might be ready to reboot and start it over again.‐ Huffington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
B+ 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) It's the stirring anthems and the pageantry that this movie is about, not the melodrama of its thin storyline.‐ Huffington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
B- 71% Ferdinand (2017) McKinnon's goat character is in constant and hilarious conversation with her many selves but the awkward handling of the slaughterhouse issue will upset some kids.‐ Huffington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
B+ 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) A stunning black, white, and red color pallette, thrilling adventure, appealing new characters, worthy developments for old friends and a cause to root for.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
B+ 90% I, Tonya (2018) Surprisingly sympathetic, grounded, and insightful.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017