Reel Honest Reviews
Reel Honest Reviews is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Pamela Powell
No Small Matter (2020)
Jacobs methodically explains and explores the importance of great beginnings for every baby and child.
Posted Jul 2, 2020
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.
Posted Jun 26, 2020
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.
Posted Jun 4, 2020
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.
Posted May 29, 2020
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.
Posted May 21, 2020
SCOOB! captures all the emotional resonance from the original series while stepping up the story line to embrace the current times.
Posted May 18, 2020
Lovingly told, "Driveways" is an exploration in the pivotal moments in one's life.
Posted May 11, 2020
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.
Posted May 4, 2020
With all the right ingredients, "Abe" is an uplifting and entertaining film with just the right amount of zest.
Posted Apr 16, 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.
Posted Apr 13, 2020
This is a smart, chilling, and captivating film that orchestrates psychological dilemmas that are eerily relevant to our sequestered lifestyle today.
Posted Apr 2, 2020
Inside the Rain (2020)
With so many films depicting mental disorders, this is one to see thanks to the refreshingly unexpected romantic comedy elements.
Posted Mar 30, 2020
Critical Thinking (2020)
"Critical Thinking" is an inspiringly uplifting film reminding us of the potential of each and every student out there.
Posted Mar 25, 2020
Extra Ordinary (2020)
"Extra Ordinary" is a quirky yet exceptionally engaging film thanks to a succinct script and skilled performances.
Posted Mar 16, 2020
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.
Posted Feb 24, 2020
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.
Posted Feb 12, 2020
Human Capital (2020)
This engaging film, filled with social issues and consequences, is at once thought-provoking as we are challenged intellectually and emotionally.
Posted Feb 7, 2020
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.
Posted Jan 30, 2020
Three Christs (2020)
"Three Christs" delicately balances humor and the dramatic need for human connection as it expertly explores the disorder of paranoid schizophrenia.
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020)
It's a hauntingly and impactful experience.
Posted Dec 23, 2019
With a couple nostalgic twists and turns, this newest and very long final installment will be as memorable as The Phantom Menace.
Posted Dec 18, 2019
Overall, the film is an exceptional insight into women in media and why things are finally changing.
Posted Dec 17, 2019
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.
Posted Dec 10, 2019
The Aeronauts (2019)
Pairing [Eddie] Redmayne and [Felicity] Jones together gives us the perfect storm as their relationship is an unexpected and welcomed one.
Posted Dec 5, 2019
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.
Posted Nov 26, 2019
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.
Posted Nov 25, 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.
Posted Nov 18, 2019
Harriet is filled with memorable situations and performances, but more importantly, it gives us a more complete understanding of American history.
Posted Oct 29, 2019
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.
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Fantastic Fungi (2019)
Using time-lapse macro cinematography, Fantastic Fungi is simply mesmerizing, captivating you, as you find yourself forgetting to breathe.
Posted Oct 16, 2019
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.
Posted Oct 16, 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.
Posted Oct 2, 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...
Posted Sep 13, 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.
Posted Sep 11, 2019
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.
Posted Aug 23, 2019
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.
Posted Aug 20, 2019
Hobbs & Shaw is an unexpected blockbuster gem capitalizing on the strength, skills, and personalities of its stars.
Posted Jul 31, 2019
It creates a haunting yet vibrant revisionist history, filled with nostalgia, humor, and of course, [Quentin Tarantino] signature "Spaghetti Western" graphic violence.
Posted Jul 24, 2019
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.
Posted Jul 11, 2019
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.
Posted Jun 27, 2019
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.
Posted Jun 25, 2019
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.
Posted Jun 25, 2019
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.
Posted Jun 25, 2019
Katie Says Goodbye (2019)
It's a powerfully evocative story with outstanding performances, beautiful dialogue, and most importantly, a lasting effect of optimism.
Posted Jun 20, 2019
It's a fun film with extraordinary special effects and designs as well as an updated vibe, but my heart holds Robin Williams in the role of the Genie and the classic animated version.
Posted May 23, 2019
In the decade-long career of reviewing films, I cannot recall a more disturbingly grotesque display of violence.
Posted May 16, 2019
It's a high-paced, quick-witted film that capitalizes on the charisma of its lead actress and a story that is as engaging as it is informative and entertaining.
Posted May 9, 2019
Bel Canto (2018)
Avengers: Endgame was a wonderful surprise, filling almost each and every minute with excitement, drama, humor and visually interesting and entertaining intrigue.
Posted Apr 25, 2019
The Public (2019)
The film has so many stars, many of whom take their smaller, supporting roles and make them shine, helping to create a meaningful and thoughtful story.
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Find Me (2019)