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Pamela Powell

Pamela Powell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 88% Top End Wedding (2019) Co-writers [Miranda] Tapsell and Joshua Tyler develop a heart-felt and stunning story of true love while remembering the humor that is an integral part of life. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
3/4 68% Human Capital (2020) This engaging film, filled with social issues and consequences, is at once thought-provoking as we are challenged intellectually and emotionally.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
3.5/4 70% Horse Girl (2020) Beautifully filmed with a story that captures your heart while finding a way to make you question the reality of what you're seeing, it's a film that shines a bright light on its subject matter and augmented by skillfully thoughtful acting.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
3.5/4 73% The Gentlemen (2020) Great action, smart dialogue and story development give way to a suspenseful, oftentimes humorous, old-fashioned thriller that will keep you engaged and entertained.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
4/4 83% Just Mercy (2020) The story itself is riveting, but it's the characters that bring the story about the death penalty to life. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
43% Three Christs (2020) "Three Christs" delicately balances humor and the dramatic need for human connection as it expertly explores the disorder of paranoid schizophrenia. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/4 92% Uncut Gems (2019) [Adam] Sandler brilliantly creates Ratner, pushing his own boundaries and exhausting us as we watch. He's crude. His language is as offensive as his actions, but there is a reality to him that is not only intriguing but engaging.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
97% Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020) It's a hauntingly and impactful experience.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
1/4 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) With a couple nostalgic twists and turns, this newest and very long final installment will be as memorable as The Phantom Menace.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/4 98% The Farewell (2019) You've probably never heard of Shuzhen Zhao who brings Nai Nai to life, but she will create a lasting memory in this role. She's spunky, smart, trusting, and above all, loving, exactly what the term "grandma" means.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
3.5/4 70% Bombshell (2019) Overall, the film is an exceptional insight into women in media and why things are finally changing.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
4/4 89% Dark Waters (2019) Dark Waters is a powerful, compelling and necessary story to tell as it has you on the edge of your seat, mesmerized by each and every scene.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
4/4 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Brittany Runs a Marathon is such an unexpected surprise of the year, blending the elements of comedy and heart together with utmost skill. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
3.5/4 42% Midway (2019) Midway is a film to give a new generation an important lesson in history; one that feels alive and one that will connect you with the heroes from The Battle of Midway. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
3/4 46% Last Christmas (2019) Last Christmas breaks through the mold of typical romantic comedies with a dramatic edge allowing you to forgive its sluggish pace in the middle of the story.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
2.5/4 77% Frozen II (2019) Frozen II may not deliver the same love and energy of the first film, but with extraordinary animation, positive messages, and our beloved Olaf, it's still a film for Frozen fans to see.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
4/4 76% Richard Jewell (2019) [Clint] Eastwood is a master of finding a personal story and telling it well. No fancy bells and whistles are needed when you have a good story and "Richard Jewell" is a great one.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3.5/4 72% The Aeronauts (2019) Pairing [Eddie] Redmayne and [Felicity] Jones together gives us the perfect storm as their relationship is an unexpected and welcomed one. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/4 96% The Irishman (2019) With exceptional performances, deft direction, and exquisite writing, this is a film that will find its place in its own history. It's a masterpiece of filmmaking made possible only by the actors who have the experience and wisdom to do so.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
4/4 97% Knives Out (2019) This incredibly smart and funny film with standout performances from actors who are having as much fun as the viewer is sure to be tops on not just critics' lists, but yours as well.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/4 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Director Heller's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a brilliant work of art as [Tom] Hanks captures the heart, soul, and essence of Fred Rogers. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
4/4 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ford v Ferrari is so much more than just a car racing movie. It's a poetic and emotional story of friendship, love, and family. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3.5/4 73% Harriet (2019) Harriet is filled with memorable situations and performances, but more importantly, it gives us a more complete understanding of American history. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
3/4 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Overall, it's a complicated story that unfolds beautifully, but it's too bad that this very smart story had to mock an actual disorder to try to make us laugh.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
4/4 100% Fantastic Fungi (2019) Using time-lapse macro cinematography, Fantastic Fungi is simply mesmerizing, captivating you, as you find yourself forgetting to breathe. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
1/4 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a disappointing live-action sequel that lacks content, but more importantly, it is a distressing and disturbing film not intended for youngsters.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
3.5/4 68% Joker (2019) As a piece of art, and film is an art form, Joker masterfully finds a voice for the brutal and believable backstory for The Joker. In the end, however, this is a film for super hero fans. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
1/4 24% The Goldfinch (2019) The Goldfinch bites off more than it can chew as it spins in circles uncertain as to what direction to take. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/4 69% Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2019) [Morgan] Spurlock has a penchant for topics that matter and have a lasting impact and Holy Chicken is no exception as he creates humor and entertainment, building upon the layers to educate and enlighten the viewer...‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3.5/4 89% 1982 (2019) With extraordinary performances, we are not only given the opportunity to walk back in time, but to also walk in another's shoes in a world where the future of tomorrow is truly unknown.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
100% Alternate Endings: Six New Ways To Die In America (2019) Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America is filled with love, heart, and information that can help you see death and your own final farewell in a new light.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
1/4 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Perhaps if Yesterday had not preceded the release of Blinded by the Light, my expectations wouldn't have been so high, but this film truly disappoints. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3.5/4 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) This is one of [Shia] LaBeouf's most authentic roles, creating a realistic yet flawed character with a heart and a troubled past. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3.5/4 88% Ready or Not (2019) Ready or Not is pure horrific fun and while we have seen the premise in many other movies, how they get to the final scene is filled with unexpected and mind-blowing situations.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
4/4 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Where'd You Go, Bernadette is an unusual drama filled with comedy that highlights the emotions that mother experiences.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3/4 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Overall, Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a vibrant, fun film that will delight youngsters as they learn great information about a unique part of the world, solve problems, and root for the kids to prevail. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/4 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hobbs & Shaw is an unexpected blockbuster gem capitalizing on the strength, skills, and personalities of its stars. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3/4 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It creates a haunting yet vibrant revisionist history, filled with nostalgia, humor, and of course, [Quentin Tarantino] signature "Spaghetti Western" graphic violence.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
1.5/4 42% Stuber (2019) Stuber is just another summer casualty.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/4 53% The Lion King (2019) [Jon] Favreau masterfully creates an amalgam of worlds, real and animated, to retell a beautiful and familiar story which will mesmerize children and adults alike. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
2/4 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) "Spider-Man: Far From Home," even with its charming subplot of teen love and angst, is just another super hero movie in a world where I need Captain No More to save me from seeing another film in this genre.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
3/4 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Gary Dauberman nimbly co-writes and directs this textbook creepy cinematic creation that will certainly fuel the fires of fear of inanimate plastic dolls.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
2/4 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Spider-Man: Far From Home, even with its charming subplot of teen love and angst, is just another super hero movie. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3.5/4 No Score Yet Olympia (2018) With [McKenzie] Chinn's succinct, humorous, and touching screenwriting paired [Greg] Dixon's deft direction, it's a match made in heaven as the two create a well-balanced and meaningful story.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
1.5/4 23% Men in Black International (2019) Men in Black: International is a disappointment particularly if you are a fan of that 1997 version starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
4/4 80% Late Night (2019) We're seeing more and more stories where women are the focal point which allows for new perspectives and ideas to be shared. Late Night is a film for everyone to see the world through a different and very entertaining lens.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
4/4 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) The gang's all there, immediately reminding viewers why Pixar stands out above other animated features, stirring the emotions of adults and kids alike.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3.5/4 42% Katie Says Goodbye (2019) It's a powerfully evocative story with outstanding performances, beautiful dialogue, and most importantly, a lasting effect of optimism. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
1.5/4 23% Men in Black International (2019) The film is missing heart and consistent humor and becomes a failed attempt to keep the franchise going. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/4 80% Late Night (2019) All rings true of society today and its issues at hand, yet the film somehow still makes us constantly laugh until tears stream down our cheeks.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019