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Pamela Powell

Pamela Powell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 36% Glass (2019) A fun, escapism film that doesn't always hit the right notes, but it does accomplish the goal of connecting "Split" with "Unbreakable" and setting up another sequel. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/4 100% Odd Brodsky (2016) [Cindy] Baer's off-beat and engaging writing is swept up by cinematographer [Matthew] Irving's highly stylized eye as each character is allowed to shine in their roles. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
92% Social Animals (2018) Social Animals expertly weaves together a compelling narrative, but more importantly, it allows everyone, no matter their age, to better comprehend the social pressures of today's youth in a digital era. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
3.5/4 No Score Yet Funny Tweets (2018) While social media platforms can seem overwhelming and unnecessary, "Funny Tweets" gives Twitter a different spin; one of positivity and acceptance of this digital world.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/4 25% Jake Squared (2014) A fast-paced, comedically intense film which capitalizes on the energy and talent of not only the cast, but also the succinctly written script.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/4 71% On the Basis of Sex (2019) A standout film with exceptional performances to re-create a time in history that determined the future of women not only today, but tomorrow as well.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3.5/4 100% Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018) Bathtubs Over Broadway is nothing that you expect and will be everything that you love.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/4 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) With brilliant performances from both Robbie and Ronan, as well as the supporting cast, we gain compassion and most importantly, understanding of these women and a time of great inequality and intolerance.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
1/4 10% Holmes and Watson (2018) How could a movie with Ferrell and Reilly not work? These are two incredible actors, but these roles just don't suit them, try as they might. Their over-the-top antics never gel, appearing as if even they know it's not working.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
4/4 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) The film is filled with catchy new tunes and remarkably choreographed dance numbers that would be just as pleasing to see in a live theater production as it is on the screen.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
62% Bird Box (2018) A smart, nail-biting psychological horror film that works, thanks to a tight script, a talented cast and stunning cinematography.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/4 96% Roma (2018) It's visually and auditorily captivating, pushing your emotional understanding to its limits. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
91% Widows (2018) An intense, complex, and exhilarating thriller that takes a chance with women as the lead. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
1.5/4 16% Robin Hood (2018) The cast gives it their best, but with a script that slowly slips down the slope of silliness, there's not much an actor can do. All of the characters are one-dimensional cutouts of men and women in a dark and violent time.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
4/4 82% Instant Family (2018) This superb balance between drama and humor in the film is present from start to finish. Just as a situation pulls on your heartstrings and you're about to cry, Anders finds a way to put a safety net beneath you and you find yourself laughing.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) The story unfolds as if peeling away layers, one supporting another, complicated with subtle tones to bring you into the Israel's life and emotions. The dialogue, richly textured and eloquent, accentuates the delicate artistry of the actors' skills.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
1.5/4 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) In many films, you must suspend belief, but this film attempts to meld two worlds -- one of reality and one of absurdity -- and it just doesn't work. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
88% In Search of Greatness (2018) A vividly entertaining exploration of developing the best athletes. Ironically, you don't have to be a sports enthusiast to enjoy and glean life-changing information from the film.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/4 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) A magnificent reimagining of the classic Christmas tale filled with beauty and magic, but most importantly, it's a tale that gives strength, power and intelligence to the lead character, a girl, Clara.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) So predictable and formulaic, caught up in the stereotypical slasher movie genre, that it becomes just another Halloween sequel, not capturing any of the sensory prelude to terror that Carpenter so perfectly parlayed.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
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 88% 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
86% 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 13% 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 92% 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 23% 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
83% 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 91% 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 58% 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 69% 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 42% 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