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Nell Minow

Nell Minow
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 80% Over the Moon (2020) A gorgeous, candy-colored fantasy adventure with an appealing heroine and some sensitive and child-accessible insights about grief and loss. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
B+ 86% On The Rocks (2020) A love letter to Manhattan, to music, to fathers and daughters, and to love itself.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
B 51% The Witches (2020) I'd still give the 1990 version the edge, but it is good to see the original ending restored and this is a worthy Halloween treat.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
B+ 64% A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting (2020) Gorgeously imagined settings, a great cast, and an exciting story that hits the exact sweet spot between funny-scary and scary-funny.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/4 76% Clouds (2020) This film is particularly perceptive on the issue of what it means to try to be 'normal' under excruciatingly painful circumstances.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
A- 91% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) As it arrives on what Sorkin called "a collision course with history," it is both a cautionary tale and a guiding light out of the darkness.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
3.5/4 98% The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) The Forty-Year-Old Version is brimming with sharp but often understated humor and a deep experience of making art.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
D 30% The War with Grandpa (2020) Even the A-list cast can't win the war with a dumbed-down script, awkwardly staged stunts, and lackluster direction.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
3.5/4 80% Eternal Beauty (2019) When the narrative voice falters here, the imaginative visual themes and the complex, layered performances hold our interest.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
B+ 67% The Glorias (2020) Director Julie Taymor has created a welcome remix of the standard movie biopic with "The GLorias." ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
B+ 83% Misbehaviour (2020) It leaves breathing space for us to consider all of the experiences that went into the protest and what it represented to the women involved.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
B+ 100% Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (2020) It is a master class in how to die but also a master class in how to live -- as he says, how to live with what can't be changed and frame it as a story to give it meaning.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
B+ 86% The Way I See It (2020) Souza reminds us of how much of our sense of events is formed by images, and in his new documentary, "The Way I See It," like the photographs he took, reward a deeper look.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
2/4 62% Blackbird (2020) The film never recovers from a contrived and distracting plot development in the last third that highlights the artificiality of its structure.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/4 87% The Social Dilemma (2020) It asks fundamental and existential questions about whether we are literally writing (with code) ourselves out of the ability to make vital decisions.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
B+ 78% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) The most delightful romantic comedy in a long time...actors with enormous magnetism and chemistry, some banter that goes snap, crackle, and pop.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
2.5/4 83% The Andorra Hustle (2020) The Andorra Hustle is more impressive for its sincerity and good intentions than for its ability to show us exactly who got hustled and how.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
B+ 74% Mulan (2020) Closer to director Nikki Caro's touching, both mythic and intimate "Whale Rider" than it is to the animated musical with Eddie Murphy as a quippy little dragon.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
B-+ 71% Tenet (2020) The storyline is mind-bendingly intricate, with thought-provoking fantasy and juicy twists. But the characters are never more than one-dimensional.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
A- 92% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) As jubilant and shrewdly observed, as touching, as romantic, as exciting, as the novel itself.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
B+ 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) I am pleased to report that Bill and Ted are still excellent.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3.5/4 90% Rising Phoenix (2020) It is all assembled with great skill by directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui and cinematographer Will Pugh.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
3.5/4 88% Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) Freudenthal has a genuine gift for working with children and teens.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
B- 70% The One and Only Ivan (2020) Rockwell's voice was so compelling that I occasionally closed my eyes; his voice conjured Ivan more vividly than the technology did.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
B- 48% Made in Italy (2020) It's the fabulous convergence of nature and the almost-fabulous convergence of the actors that makes it worth a watch.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
3/4 83% The Grizzlies (2020) Though it's a familiar plot about kids learning discipline and teamwork through sports, The Grizzlies is brought to life through the specifics that make the characters and their sense of place -- and of displacement -- central to the story.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
3.5/4 95% Howard (2020) Not just a love letter to Ashman's extraordinary talent, but those who will not give up until a story has all of their own imagination, heart, and empathy.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
B+ 64% The Secret Garden (2020) Sumptuously imagined and lovingly presented, this is a fine family film, and a good reminder that even being stuck at home can be an adventure.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
3/4 64% Animal Crackers (2017) Everything moves along briskly, punctuated with colorful characters, animal and human, and lively musical numbers.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
B + 61% Radioactive (2020) Rosamund Pike is never less than mesmerizing.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
3/4 91% Father Soldier Son (2020) Davis and Einhorn let us make up our own minds about Brian's view of masculinity, and by doing so, they encourage us to challenge our own.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
B+ 79% Greyhound (2020) The movie is really about risk assessment under the direst circumstances, the responsibility for other people's lives, the wear on the spirit, the resolve to go on.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
3.5/4 85% Olympia (2019) It is a pleasure to spend time with Dukakis, who is always not just open to but hungry for revelation, growth, and connection, giving the documentary a deliciously buoyant quality.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
B+ 81% The Old Guard (2020) A moment in this film will be in clip reels of the most true-hearted movie depictions of love in the middle of a graphic novel shoot-em-up movie. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
A- 92% The Outpost (2020) Impeccable camerawork from Lorenzo Senatore and editing by Michael J. Duthie give the film a documentary feel matched by understated, natural performances from the cast. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
B 50% Four Kids and It (2020) Ros and Smash begin to understand how acknowledging they cannot have what they really want makes it possible for them to begin to move forward. That's the real magic.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
1/4 9% Force of Nature (2020) Even a script written by algorithm would make more sense than Force of Nature.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
B- No Score Yet Jungle Beat: The Movie (2020) Young children may enjoy the colorful jungle animal characters and sweet storyline about hugs but anyone over age nine may find it overlong and a bit dull.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
B 64% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) The highlights are a delightfully staged riff-off at a party for the top competitors featuring real Eurovision stars and Dan Stevens as the flamboyant front-runner, ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
B- 47% My Spy (2020) Coleman is a gifted performer who knows how to deliver lines that are too grown-up for her age without sounding precocious; her scenes with Bautista have some real warmth. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
B 40% Irresistible (2020) Stewart makes the same mistake his characters do; he condescends to his audience.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
3.5/4 100% Athlete A (2020) Directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk show us the story of the predatory monster, the brave survivors, and the heroic reporters of The Indianapolis Star. But they want us to see more.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
B+ 94% Dads (2020) One of the movie's subtle themes is the combination of what is eternal and what can change and is decided by each of us as we grope toward our own parenting styles.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
B+ 99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) The heart of the film in every way is Beharie, who makes Turquoise every bit the phenomenal woman her pageant poem describes.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
3.5/4 92% The Surrogate (2020) Hersh has a good ear for the way people talk about sensitive and difficult issues.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
B+ 9% Artemis Fowl (2020) A family-friendly, gorgeously designed action fantasy.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
B- 74% The King of Staten Island (2020) Davidson is an exceptionally appealing performer, and it is clear he is trying to blend art and life here, using the film itself to become more vulnerable and more present.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
B+ 70% Think Like a Dog (2020) A welcome throwback to Disney live-action classics like "The Absent-Minded Professor," "The Shaggy Dog," and "The Monkey's Uncle." ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
3.5/4 100% 2040 (2020) 2040 points a practical, achievable path toward solutions, but its most important contribution is a sense that change is possible.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
3/4 78% Screened Out (2020) Just because we already sense or know a lot of what is in this film does not mean we won't benefit from hearing it in such urgent and compelling fashion.‐
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020