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Nell Minow

Nell Minow is the Contributing Editor at She 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.

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Space Cadet
A Family Affair
The Idea of You
Nowhere Special
Hard Miles
The Long Game
Girls State
Arthur the King
One Life
Ordinary Angels
The Breaking Ice

Happy 96th Birthday Newton Minow!

We are republishing this beautiful tribute to Newton Minow today, May 6th, 2023, after the news of his passing this week. He was a genius, a pioneer, a father, and a trailblazer. We send our deepest condolences to his family…