New Episode from CinemaJaw: CinemaJaw 404, Pamela Powell – Best Female Performances of 2018

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Our wrap up of 2018 continues with our Top 5 Female Performances of the year. 2018 was one HELL of a year in film. Perhaps the very best in CinemaJaw history. This week we take a look at the women who gave film performances that helped make this past year what it is.

Joining us is a woman who loves to examine film from the feminine perspective. Pamela Powel has been on the film beat for nearly a decade. With shows on radio, television and the internet, she is a true voice in film criticism. We are proud to call her a friend of the show!

We are sure that with so many outstanding performances this past year, we are bound to miss some of your faves. Write us at and let us know what we missed. We always engage and often read our emails on the show.


Top 5 Female Performances of 2018

5.) Charlize Theron – Tully
4.) Elsie Fisher – 8th Grade
3.) Toni Collette – Hereditary
2.) Lady Gaga – A Star is Born
1.) Oliva Coleman – The Favourite

5.) Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
4.) Saoirse Ronan – Mary Queen of Scots
3.) Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
2.) Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
1.) Carey Mulligan – Wildlife

5.) Thomasin McKenzie – Leave No Trace
4.) Elsie Fisher – 8th Grade
3.) Rosamund Pike – A Private War
2.) Olivia Coleman – The Favourite
1.) Nicole Kidman – Destroyer


Reel Talk with Chuck and Pam –

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