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Nell Minow, The Movie Mom


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Nell Minow, The Movie Mom

The Movie Mom


Nell Minow has been reviewing movies as The Movie Mom since 1995 and appears each week on radio stations across the country to talk about the week’s releases in theaters and on DVD/Blu-Ray/streaming. She is Assistant Editor and critic for and her other reviews appear on this site, along with features, giveaways, interviews, and commentary. She can also be seen on and She is a member of the Washington Area Film Critics Association, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Online Film Critics Association, and the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.

Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Family Fun, Daughters, Parents, and the Chicago Tribune, and she was Yahoo’s movie critic for six years. Her books include The Movie Mom’s Guide to Family Movies and 101 Must-See Movie Moments. She has been profiled in the New York Times, the EconomistForbes, the Chicago TribuneWorking WomanCFO Magazine, the Ladies Home JournalWashingtonian Magazine, and the Chicago Sun Times, and has appeared as The Movie Mom on CBS This Morning, Fox Morning News, NPR, CNN, and dozens of radio stations.  She is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and many other publications.

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. Minow is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Chicago Law School.  As a lawyer, she writes and speaks frequently on corporate governance.  

Articles Published:

The Evolution Of Robots In Film Since 1927