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Nell Minow

Nell Minow
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 24% Inheritance (2020) A script that didn't think past the trailer.‐
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
B+ 75% Military Wives (2020) The choir is as much the result of opposing forces as common interests. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
B- 52% Scoob! (2020) Traditional enough to please the fans but contemporary enough to address (I'm not kidding) toxic masculinity and some nice reminders about the importance of friendship. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3/4 65% Clementine (2019) At its best [Clementine] is more a mood piece than a narrative, an exploration of the shifting power in relationships.‐
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
3.5/4 90% Bull (2020) The patient, observant camera captures the sensitive performances by Havard and Morgan, and they are never less than eloquent and honest.‐
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
3.5/4 No Score Yet The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (2019) It's called The Clark Sisters, but this movie belongs to Aunjanue Ellis, who gives a dazzling performance.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
3/4 44% Robert the Bruce (2019) Robert the Bruce is gorgeously filmed by cinematographer John Garrett, making the most of every exquisitely lit crag of the Scottish countryside.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
B+ 90% The Willoughbys (2020) The Willoughby children end up going on an adventure that is colorful, funny, exciting, and satisfyingly heartwarming. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
B+ 100% Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story (2020) It is a love story, and it is a story of a quality we do not see very often, decency.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
B+ 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) It may seem a bit frantic after weeks of sequester, but it is a bright, tuneful, sweet story with a message of hope that seems especially welcome in the spring of 2020.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
3.5/4 100% Slay the Dragon (2020) Goodman and Durrance have made a dense, numbers-driven subject very accessible.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
B+ 77% The Banker (2020) "The Banker," now available on Apple TV+, is three movies in one, all of them vivid, engaging, and compelling. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
B+ 59% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) The glamorous world of art museums and collectors, the provocative questions it raises, and sharp, witty performances from Sutherland and Jagger make it enticingly watchable.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
B 84% The Way Back (2020) aAsolid drama with the additional interest factor of the parallels between the actor and the role.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
B 51% I Still Believe (2020) A sincere and tender love story with attractive stars and tuneful songs.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
A- 88% Onward (2020) The highlight of the film is the parallel heroic journey taken by the Manticore and Laurel, who deserve a movie of their own.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3.5/4 88% Sorry We Missed You (2020) Beautifully performed with searing honesty and naturalism by the entire cast.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3/4 90% Straight Up (2020) An assured and refreshing first feature from writer/director/star James Sweeney.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
B + 86% Emma. (2020) Visually luscious, with endless, exquisite period detail.... briskly edited, almost a door-slamming farce at times, with literally cheeky touches.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
2/4 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) The problem is less the technology, which is very impressive, than it is the uneven storyline.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
3.5/4 93% Ordinary Love (2020) Manville has to go through a kaleidoscope of moods and emotions, and every one of them is precise, fearless, and searingly real.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
B+ 74% The Photograph (2020) A luscious valentine of a movie, the kind of romantic drama audiences keep complaining they don't make any more. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
B - 68% Olympic Dreams (2020) "Olympic Dreams" is a slight but sweet story set inside a big, colorful, dramatic world.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
B- 37% Downhill (2020) Yes, middle-aged people sometimes wonder where their youth has gone and long to be seen as new and desirable. That point has been made much better many, many times. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
2/4 38% Waiting for Anya (2020) Despite the obvious sincerity of the filmmakers, the best efforts of Jean Reno and Anjelica Huston, and some lovely scenery, it remains overly didactic.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
B 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Perhaps not as fun as it wants to be, but the movie has high spirits and a refreshing perspective that goes a bit deeper than just grrrl power.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/4 96% Incitement (2020) Director/co-screenwriter Yaron Zilberman deftly blends archival footage with scenes of Yigal becoming increasingly committed to murdering the Prime Minister.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
C- 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) Played by a series of bad wigs with Blake Lively in a supporting role.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
B 60% The Last Full Measure (2020) A diligent, well-intentioned, if overheated story.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
B - 75% The Gentlemen (2020) Some of the twists are not as twisty as intended and some characters are not as colorful as the movie thinks, but it is still a welcome return to what Ritchie does best. ‐ Huffington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/4 10% Intrigo: Death of an Author (2020) This film tells us that the gulf between what we want to know and what we can know may never be illuminated.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
B- 14% Dolittle (2020) Watchable despite Downey's strange whispery accent due to the sumptuous and imaginative production design and the stellar voice talent for the CGI animal characters.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
B- 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) It's dumb, and the action/comedy mix is not entirely successful given the carelessness about collateral damage and the outright carnage. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
3.5/4 95% Citizen K (2019) Citizen K is skillfully made, with a compelling story.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
2/4 45% Inherit the Viper (2020) Evocatively moody atmosphere, a timely subject, and a fine performance by Josh Hartnett cannot help Inherit the Viper overcome its clunky dialogue and formulaic storyline.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
B+ 83% Just Mercy (2020) After his electrifying appearance in "Black Panther," here Jordan is a lawyer whose only superpowers are his integrity and his constant courtesy.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
C- 21% Like a Boss (2020) Three brilliant, funny women and a promising premise sink under the weight of frantic antics and an exhausting stream of raunchy references instead of jokes. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
A- 95% Little Women (2019) Gerwig not only loves and understands the book, she knows we are only beginning to catch up to Alcott's vision of what is possible for young women and for all of us. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
B+ 75% Spies in Disguise (2019) "Spies in Disguise" is a stylish spy caper with heart and humor, an endearing friendship, and an equally endearing affection for Team Weird.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
C 21% Cats (2019) The whole thing is so badly misbegotten that it keeps its most entertaining elements out of sight.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
B+ 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Those who liked the last two films will not like this one as much. Those who were disappointed by those will like this one better. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/4 86% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2019) The documentary is most insightful when it identifies Kael's influences, strengths and weaknesses.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
3/4 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Like all good video games, there's a hint of yet another level at the end for those, like me, who are not yet ready to say Game Over.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
B- 76% Richard Jewell (2019) This could have been a heartwarming story, but Eastwood's cranky "get off my lawn" perspective cannot resist overdoing it as though he was talking to an empty chair. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
1.5/4 17% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) It does not even work as a commercial, never showing us why these toys could be especially fun to play with.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
B + 90% Dark Waters (2019) Ruffalo and Haynes have stripped away a significant proportion of what makes their work distinctive in what looks like a mistaken opinion that style is not serious. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
B+ 72% The Aeronauts (2019) When they are in the air, it is gorgeous, exciting, and great fun. ‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
B+ 89% The Two Popes (2019) It is a pleasure and a privilege to be able to eavesdrop on this conversation, and inspiring, too.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
B+ 97% Knives Out (2019) It is deliciously nasty, seasoned with some political jibes, a ton of fun and anything but cozy.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
B + 52% 21 Bridges (2019) There is nothing new about the story, but it is capably told and the cast, especially Boseman and Stephan James make it more than watchable.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019