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Pamela Powell

Pamela Powell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet June Falling Down (2018) Weaver is also responsible for editing this film which stood out artistically, allowing you inside her character's heart and mind, and creating a more complete and multidimensional character.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/4 89% First Man (2018) It is a spectacular feat in retelling history and the journey of getting to the moon. We learn of the men who paved that path, some by laying down their own lives to make it possible.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3.5/4 60% White Boy Rick (2018) As talented as McConaughey is, new-comer Merritt steals the show as the boy who can make no right decisions. His speech, affect and body language are what gives this character authentication as we believe his every word.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
No Score Yet 3100: Run and Become (2018) 3100: Run and Become beautifully captures the heart and inspiration of all who close their eyes, take a breath, and open their hearts to life. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
2/4 11% Life Itself (2018) The film actually feels much better suited to a television series which would have allowed it time to delve more deeply into the subsequent lives and characters. This superficial grazing makes it feel more like a soap opera sped up.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper's directorial debut [proves] that he has what it takes to write, act, direct, and even sing, but even more important, he knows how to assemble the right cast of characters to create a beautiful story worth re-telling for the 4th (or 5th) time.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
4/4 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) When you pair Redford with the equally delightful and talented Spacek, you have a match made in heaven. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
100% Pick of the Litter (2018) It's like watching a marathon filled with elite athletes as we root for each of them, cheering and being surprised as their strengths and weaknesses change over the course of months.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/4 60% Operation Finale (2018) While there are some issues with pacing and editing as well as Isaac's performance, Operation Finale is an important part of history that should not be forgotten. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/4 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Black's comedic timing and acting makes him a perfect fit for portraying the outlandishly peculiar uncle. Blanchett's poise and grace, paired with her adept and nuanced acting, bring what could have been a dull character to technicolor life.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
2.5/4 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) Is it great cinema that we will hear about during Oscar season? Absolutely not. Is it fun, embarrassingly so? Yes. It pushes the envelope and a few buttons, but that's exactly what it promised to do..‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
No Score Yet Xamou (2016) It's a gorgeous film that embraces Crete, allowing the viewer to accompany Johnny on his journey of discovery.‐ FF2 Media
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
No Score Yet Abducted in Plain Sight (2017) The sharply honest and candid discussions are eye-opening, bringing to the forefront a topic matter that unfortunately is in our daily headlines---sexual abuse.‐ FF2 Media
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
100% Mademoiselle Paradis (2017) Dragus' performance is exquisite as she embodies the blind musician, creating a thought-provoking situation of the price we place on our senses and abilities.‐ FF2 Media
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
No Score Yet The Miner (2017) It's a captivating and devastating film reminding us of the importance of equality, dignity and humanity.‐ FF2 Media
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) With genuine performances and artistically skilled direction and cinematography, we are brought into their world, experiencing their every thought and emotion and ultimately leaving us breathless and awestruck.‐ FF2 Media
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
82% Puzzle (2018) Macdonald is extraordinary in giving Smirnoff's film a new life, and thanks to Moverman and Turtletaub, we have a poignantly beautiful story told from a woman's point of view.‐ FF2 Media
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
2.5/4 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The elements that create interest such as cultural differences, familial secrets and obligations, the love of a mother and her child and, of course, romance, strongly shine through.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/4 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) In my opinion, it's one of Lee's best films to date, appealing to all audiences who want a great story.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/4 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) "The Spy Who Dumped Me" is great fun while it provides fans of this genre the intense action that is expected.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3.5/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) While the story is simply ludicrous, the sensational camera work and action more than make up for it.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3.5/4 57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Be warned. This is a disturbing film, and it's not for everyone.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
2/4 46% Skyscraper (2018) "Skyscraper" isn't going to be remembered a year from now, and Johnson will not be the next "Die Hard's" John McClane.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/4 93% First Reformed (2018) This is Hawke's best performance to date and a film that is at the top of my list of the year.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3.5/4 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) It's a fast-paced, comedic, heist film that balances out the gender scales for everyone to enjoy.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3.5/4 53% Book Club (2018) The film captures an element of female friendship that perhaps most films typically don't.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) In "A Quiet Place," Krasinski demonstrates he can make us care and our hearts race.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/4 72% Ready Player One (2018) Creating escapism is what Spielberg is all about, and he nails it with "Ready Player One."‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3.5/4 41% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) It's refreshing to see a young girl lead and a predominantly female cast made up of many different ethnicities, making this a magical movie with an uplifting message.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) As an actress who utters not a single word, Hawkins give a profound performance, creating a breathtaking understanding of her longing to be loved.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/4 90% I, Tonya (2018) It's really a rather sad tale, but Rogers' script and the editing make this biopic surprisingly hilarious. Still it does not demean the brutality and cyclical effects of abuse.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
2/4 53% 12 Strong (2018) While it does attempt to look into the disturbing treatment of women and children in war, the constant bombardment of air strikes and bombing doesn't give us enough of a storyline.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) This could very well be the best film Scott has directed.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
2.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) If you're a fan, you're going to appreciate the story continuing (on and on). If you're into makeup and CGI, you'll appreciate every minute of it.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The film brings us into small-town living, and dying, and all the difficulties in between.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
2.5/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Sadly, although the film has all the markings of a great sequel, it lacks any passion or sentiment for most of the story.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
2.5/4 17% Friend Request (2017) Just in time for Halloween, this up-to-date horror film might make you think twice before you "friend" someone you don't know. And that's not a bad lesson to learn.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/4 87% Wind River (2017) Standout performances and excellence in direction, writing and cinematography create one of the best films of 2017.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
2/4 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Spicer pushed the envelope on this one, and perhaps he pushed it just a bit too far.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/4 78% Atomic Blonde (2017) With mystery and intrigue, "Atomic Blonde" is everything you'd want in an action-thriller and will satisfy any fan of the genre.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3.5/4 90% Girls Trip (2017) While predictable, the film makes up for it in all the right ways - this comedy rivals any of its "bromance" predecessors.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
2/4 68% Cars 3 (2017) What "Cars 3" needs is cutting. It seems to have taken the long way home with too many dull pit stops along the way.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/4 85% Megan Leavey (2017) It delves deeply and beautifully into the unbreakable bond between a soldier and her dog. Real life can sometimes be like a movie, and this is a prime example of that.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/4 93% Wonder Woman (2017) "Wonder Woman" lives up to its hype, and DC Comics' example of a strong, independent, fit woman is something to support.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
1.5/4 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is a lackluster story filled with mesmerizing special effects.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
2.5/4 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) The younger generation who did not grow up with "Alien" will appreciate the story and gruesome special effects, much in the way as those who did.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
2/4 86% The Lost City of Z (2017) The film never really knew which part of this grand story it wanted to tell. Perhaps a map of the storyline would have been helpful.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3.5/4 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) They kept what worked in the first volume - the music and the humor - and expanded upon it.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/4 80% Colossal (2017) There's a lot of laughter, suspense and fun as the film asks the viewer to suspend belief on a most entertaining trip you won't soon forget.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
1/4 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) We've seen it all before, and this newest "Furious" just blends into the other seven films.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018