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Josh Bell

Josh Bell

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 70% Southbound (2016) "As the narrative rises and falls, the dark mood remains consistent. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3.5/5 96% 45 Years (2015) "Rampling's performance is as strong as any she's given in the past five decades, and it anchors a movie that's sometimes too understated for its own good. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2.5/5 79% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "The Coens are less successful at combining those sporadically entertaining elements into a cohesive movie. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/5 97% The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A story that was exhaustively scrutinized at the time it occurred proves just as exhausting two decades later. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3/5 59% The Finest Hours (2016) "The movie delivers the expected excitement, slathered in an uplifting score and a few platitudes about courage. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3/5 80% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "At this point, there's really nothing new to discover in a Kung Fu Panda movie, but it's still nice to see old friends every so often. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/5 17% The 5th Wave (2016) "Starts out as a rote survival narrative before taking a turn for the absurd. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2016
2/5 68% Baskets: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Chip's sad life is neither funny nor moving; it's just a parade of discomfort, for both the characters and the audience. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 20, 2016
2.5/5 58% The X-Files: Season 10 (TV, 2016) "The episodes are all mediocre versions of familiar X-Files templates. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 20, 2016
2.5/5 56% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "While some of the action is impressive, it's in service of such silly, borderline nonsensical storytelling that even hardcore geeks might find it a bit much. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 20, 2016
2.5/5 91% Anomalisa (2015) "Instead of finding the sublime in the mundane, Anomalisa turns out to just be mundane. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 20, 2016
1.5/5 29% Mojave (2016) "Monahan allows the existential meandering to overpower the story. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 20, 2016
2/5 72% Billions: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Billions is at heart a self-consciously titillating soap opera, another example of a Showtime series making all the wrong efforts to appear serious and daring. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 14, 2016
4/5 96% Mustang (2015) "A wonderfully refreshing experience. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 14, 2016
2.5/5 73% Youth (2015) "Sorrentino's symphony of imagery eventually builds to so many crescendos that it leaves the audience as worn out as the melancholy protagonist. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 14, 2016
2.5/5 55% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "Bay uses all of his bombastic filmmaking tools to flatten out a complex geopolitical situation -- and the people caught up in it. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 13, 2016
2/5 56% Shades of Blue: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "These cops are not even particularly good at corruption. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 6, 2016
2/5 11% The Forest (2016) "A series of banal jump scares and pale apparitions. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 6, 2016
1.5/5 50% The Shannara Chronicles: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Like watching someone else play a prepackaged Dungeons and Dragons campaign, only not as much fun. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 29, 2015
1/5 35% Bordertown: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "A crass and excruciatingly unfunny comedy. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 29, 2015
4/5 93% Carol (2015) "Haynes brilliantly captures each of those small moments of both grace and indignity. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 29, 2015
2/5 20% The Himalayas (2016) "There's a lot of crying and wailing for a movie about hardened adventurers, and it eventually drowns out any potential excitement. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 29, 2015
1.5/5 9% Point Break (2015) "Manages to be even dumber than the original. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 28, 2015
3/5 70% The Danish Girl (2015) "Hooper could have taken this story in a bolder direction, but instead he tells it with the same kind of tasteful restraint he brought to The King's Speech. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 23, 2015
2.5/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "The increasingly bloody payoffs don't quite make up for the sluggish first half. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 22, 2015
2/5 31% Daddy's Home (2015) "An unappealing combination of disingenuous family-comedy lessons and vulgar adult humor, neither of which succeeds. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3.5/5 60% Joy (2015) "Reality only gets in the way of Russell's dynamic filmmaking. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3.5/5 83% Orion: The Man Who Would Be King (2015) "An affecting and often bizarre story that director Jeanie Finlay handles in a straightforward but mostly satisfying way. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 17, 2015
2.5/5 82% F Is for Family: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Burr and Price don't have a strong enough perspective to compensate for the mediocre humor. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 17, 2015
3.5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "It's an entertaining but ultimately lightweight bridge between the classic movies and Disney's apparently never-ending slate of upcoming feature films. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 16, 2015
1.5/5 0% The Ridiculous 6 "The best that can be said for the movie is that it's not as offensive as it could have been. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3.5/5 76% The Expanse: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Manages to take familiar sci-fi elements and synthesize them into something that looks and feels distinctive. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 13, 2015
2/5 69% Childhood's End: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The world of Childhood's End feels disappointingly limited, even though it encompasses all of humanity. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 13, 2015
3.5/5 60% Life (2015) "Pattinson and DeHaan are both strong, portraying real people with a mix of imitation and individuality. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 10, 2015
2.5/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "There are a couple of thrilling set pieces featuring giant CGI whales, but most of the story is dull and plodding, with minimal character development. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 10, 2015
2.5/5 79% 7 Days in Hell "At a little over 40 minutes, HBO's 7 Days in Hell exists in an odd middle ground between a feature film and an extended sketch. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2.5/5 78% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) "It's mildly amusing at times but mainly just wildly self-indulgent. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2/5 82% Chi-Raq (2015) "Chi-Raq, like so many Lee joints, is a jumble of ideas and approaches that clash and fall flat more often than they connect. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2.5/5 73% A Royal Night Out (2015) "The silly fun and the rudimentary personal reflection come off as equally superficial, and end up equally forgettable. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 3, 2015
1.5/5 30% The Letters (2015) "In the end, the Vatican official concludes that Teresa absolutely deserves to be a saint. Anyone who sits through this movie probably deserves the same. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/5 71% Trumbo (2015) "A fitfully entertaining biopic. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3.5/5 98% Brooklyn (2015) "Ronan brings Eilis to life in every small gesture and interaction. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3.5/5 94% Creed (2015) "Coogler and co-writer Aaron Covington gracefully blend familiar elements of the Rocky franchise with a more contemporary look at a boxer's life. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/5 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "Not surprisingly for Pixar, the animation is gorgeous to look at, and it's solid, pleasurable entertainment for kids. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2015
2.5/5 93% Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "In the end everything comes back to the same plodding conflict between Jessica and Kilgrave, and it drags down too much of what surrounds it. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Nov 19, 2015
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "The actors manage to turn sitting and listening (along with asking questions and requesting documents) into riveting drama. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/5 31% By The Sea (2015) "It's a deeply felt personal statement that ends up with very little to say. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "Wraps up the entire four-movie series in a mostly satisfying (and sometimes satisfyingly unsatisfying) way. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2.5/5 42% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "Just a generic thriller, the kind of movie that won't even be remembered -- let alone win an award -- come Oscar time. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Nov 18, 2015
1/5 33% My All American (2015) "Instead of genuine inspiration, the movie provides only flimsy, superficial positivity. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Nov 13, 2015
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