A mostly pleasant surprise in a year that has produced a lack of stellar animated outings.
Nell Minow reviews movies and DVDs each week as The Movie Mom online and on radio stations across the US. She is the author of The Movie Mom's Guide to Family Movies and 101 Must-See Movie Moments.
Her articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Kansas City Star, USA Today, Family Fun, Daughters, Parents, and three editions of The Practical Guide to Practically Everything. She has been profiled in the New York Times, the Economist, Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, Working Woman, CFO Magazine, the Ladies Home Journal, Washingtonian Magazine, and the Chicago Sun Times, and has appeared as The Movie Mom on CBS This Morning, Fox Morning News, NPR, and CNN. She is the founder of Miniver Press, a publishing company specializing in non-fiction ebooks and print books about the arts, music, sports, history, and culture. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Chicago Law School and her wonderful husband allows her to have a "10 best movie" list with 20 movies on it.
Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite on how her experience as a documentarian helped her tell Megan Leavey's story.
Director Philippe Falardeau talks about directing Liev Schreiber in their new boxing movie, "Chuck."
An interview with director Niki Caro about her new film, "The Zookeeper's Wife."
An interview with critic Ann Hornaday about her book, "Talking Pictures."
The RogerEbert.com staff's Oscar pick for Best Supporting Actor.
A report from SDCC on an actor who has been in all three of the new "Star Trek" films. Well, sorta.
A report from the SDCC presentation of Oliver Stone's "Snowden."
An appreciation of the late novelist and filmmaker Nora Ephron.
A report from SDCC on new tech and the cinematic possibilities it reveals.
An interview with Sam Viviano, head of movie parodies at Mad Magazine.