Four new reviews from Pamela Powell and her Reel Honest Reviews website

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“EDGE OF SEVENTEEN”

Do you remember what it was like to be 17? As your memories come flooding back, you probably wouldn’t go back to being a teen in high school for any amount of money! However, the new film “The Edge of Seventeen,” starring Hailee Steinfeld as Nadine, brings you back to that mindset in the current day setting. Written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, this coming-of-age movie is deightful and insightful.

“BLEED FOR THIS”

There are champions in the sports’ arena, but there are also champions in life.  Vinny Pazienza is just that champion in both life and sports as his drive and determination, against all odds, allowed him to obtain the comeback of a lifetime.  Pazienza, a former professional boxer and world champion, at the peak of his career was in a life-altering car accident, fracturing his spine.  Recovering from this injury just to walk again would seem unlikely, but Pazienza wanted to fight again and become the champion he felt he was destined to be.  ”Bleed for This,” starring Miles Teller, tells this remarkable tale of determination, recreating Pazienza’s life on the silver screen.

“FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM”

The concept of Harry Potter isn’t dead (did he die at the end of the final film/book?  I can’t remember.) with J.K. Rowling’s newest endeavor taking viewers and readers back in time to before the infamous wizard was even born.  Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston star in this film full of more CGI than actual dialogue or story, making it a rather dull and boring prequel to the unprecedented Harry Potter series.

“APPARATION HILL”

Believers and non-believers alike will be intrigued and captivated by “Apparition Hill,”  an emotional journey of seven strangers, trying to find answers in their lives by traveling to Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the location of sightings of the Virgin Mary.  Will they find God or the Virgin Mary or something entirely different?   Filmmaker Sean Bloomfield explores this question in his newest inspirational and unbiased documentary, “Apparition Hill.”

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