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Pamela Powell

Pamela Powell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 88% The Short History of the Long Road (2020) Creating an environment that adequately expresses all of this could be a daunting process for any filmmaker, but writer/director Ani Simon-Kennedy expertly takes us on this adventure...‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
4/4 100% No Small Matter (2020) Jacobs methodically explains and explores the importance of great beginnings for every baby and child. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
4/4 41% Irresistible (2020) Stewart brilliantly weaves together a succinct story the unveils what drives the political machine no matter where you live and which party you most readily identify.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
48% My Spy (2020) The premise and everything that happens is totally ridiculous, but that's ok. Bautista and Coleman are great together and as Bautista's hardened shell begins to melt, even though we knew it would, it's still sweet.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
4/4 85% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020) ... an example of filmmaking at its finest as it tackles a difficult topic but finds elements of humor to carry the emotional load.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
90% Working Man (2020) A topical film with evocative performances reminding us of the importance of having a purpose in life and compassion for others.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
79% Judy & Punch (2020) Judy and Punch" is a fairytale of a film with a succinct and riveting script and paired with great performances resulting in total entertainment throughout the entire film, laughing even amidst the darkness.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
3/4 75% Military Wives (2020) The music is quite catchy as the group prepares for its final competition, but at the heart of this is the need for friendship and support, especially during times of uncertainty and a little distraction can be important, too. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
4/4 90% Working Man (2020) Working Man is a topical film with evocative performances reminding us of the importance of having a purpose in life, and compassion for others.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
2.5/4 25% Inheritance (2020) Pegg's performance elevates the film as he creates a character with whom we vacillate, eliciting a myriad of emotions for this character.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
3.5/4 69% The High Note (2020) On the surface, this is a fun-filled movie with great music and a predictable storyline, but it is so much more as it tackles ageism, racism, and gender issues with an incredible soundtrack!‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
4/4 100% Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy (2020) [Elizabeth] Carroll beautifully weaves this nine decade-long story into a humorous and engaging one that will make you cherish the contributions of Kennedy. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
50% Scoob! (2020) SCOOB! captures all the emotional resonance from the original series while stepping up the story line to embrace the current times.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
100% Driveways (2019) Lovingly told, "Driveways" is an exploration in the pivotal moments in one's life. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
No Score Yet Once Is Enough (2020) Whether filming himself or having a friend document his progress, we feel we are walking or perhaps running in Jeffrey's shoes. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
4/4 97% The Half of It (2020) Filled with awkwardly comedic situations, layered dramatic elements and a cast that gives us a reason to care, [Alice] Wu's film comes to life. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
3/4 100% Ekaj (2015) There's an experimental feel to this film both in structure and style which is a daring choice for [Cati] Gonzalez, but it works on many levels.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
4/4 65% Ride Like a Girl (2019) When you combine a heartfelt, true story with underplayed and authentic performances and incredible cinematography, your heart will race as fast as the horses.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
3.5/4 71% Abe (2020) With all the right ingredients, "Abe" is an uplifting and entertaining film with just the right amount of zest.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
2/4 89% Selah and the Spades (2020) The artistry in this film is an element that frequently overshadows the story and performances as it pulls you into this surreal world. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
4/4 80% Tigertail (2020) "Tigertail" is an unexpected treasure with a complexly layered story, standout performances thanks not only to the talented cast, but also to deft direction, precision editing, and back to basics story telling. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
3.5/4 58% The Lost Husband (2020) [Leslie] Bibb and [Josh] Duhamel elevate their love story by never overplaying their roles. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
3.5/4 69% Trolls World Tour (2020) "Trolls World Tour" is a spirited and lively animated feature that delivers exactly what its precursor "Trolls" did - fun music that gets your toes a-tappin', brilliantly rich animation and positive life lessons.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
4/4 71% Vivarium (2020) This is a smart, chilling, and captivating film that orchestrates psychological dilemmas that are eerily relevant to our sequestered lifestyle today.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
1.5/4 20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) Raunchy comedies can be a lot of fun, and this one certainly had potential given the talent involved, but it just couldn't deliver in a consistent way.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
3/4 84% Inside the Rain (2020) With so many films depicting mental disorders, this is one to see thanks to the refreshingly unexpected romantic comedy elements.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
4/4 100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) "Crip Camp" hits all the right notes to give viewers understanding, empathy, compassion and entertainment.‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
3.5/4 89% Critical Thinking (2020) "Critical Thinking" is an inspiringly uplifting film reminding us of the potential of each and every student out there. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
81% Phoenix, Oregon (2020) The story is filled with rich characters in a small town, all of whom remind us of the importance of friendship and forgiveness. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
3.5/4 98% Extra Ordinary (2020) "Extra Ordinary" is a quirky yet exceptionally engaging film thanks to a succinct script and skilled performances. ‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
3/4 88% Onward (2020) "Onward" is a beautifully animated and emotional film punctuating the importance of family, but with its pacing, it seems to miss out on fully accentuating that emotion as it focuses on the action. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
3/4 91% The Invisible Man (2020) Each scene in "The Invisible Man" sets the right tone, building the foundation of tension block by block so that we the viewer have no choice but to jump in our seats as the madness unfolds. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
3.5/4 36% The Night Clerk (2020) [Tye] Sheridan's deft portrayal of someone "on the spectrum" takes us into an interior world previously unknown to us and by the end of the film, we have emotionally connected with him.‐ Reel Honest Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
3/4 37% Downhill (2020) The topic and subject matter paired with [Julia] Louis-Dreyfus' and [Will] Ferrell's performances are well worth spending the money to see this film. ‐ Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
3.5/4 89% 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 67% 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 72% 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 75% 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 51% 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 90% 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