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Josh Modell

Josh Modell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Josh Modell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 97% Making a Murderer: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "What's clear from the first two episodes is that Avery's case (cases, actually) are complicated and mysterious and incredible in that you-couldn't-make-this-s--t-up way. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 19, 2015
B+ 75% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 Episode 6 "It was a nice payoff to a season that started off a bit too focused on its family drama. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 5, 2015
B+ 76% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 Episode 5 "The question that had interested/nagged me a bit over Fear The Walking Dead's first few episodes was answered tonight, in a couple of interesting, insightful ways. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 28, 2015
B+ 43% Heroes Reborn: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "It's once again smart, clever, slightly silly, a bit overstuffed, and fun as hell. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 24, 2015
C 20% The Reflektor Tapes (2015) "Your enjoyment may vary, of course, depending on how seriously you take Arcade Fire's music: If you take it as seriously as the band does, this art project cum electronic press kit might resonate. For everybody else, it'll likely feel unfinished. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 22, 2015
B+ 86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 Episode 4 "It took three episodes of scene-setting and character establishing to get Fear The Walking Dead into the zombie-meat, but "Not Fade Away" finally struck a pretty solid balance of family drama and zombie horror. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 21, 2015
B- 70% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 Episode 3 "It's probably time that we all learn a little more about what's going on (or at least what people think is going on), and start making decisions about how we're going to deal with this new world. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 14, 2015
B+ 86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 Episode 2 "Let's just give the pilot a mulligan and move on to episode two, which corrects -- almost over-corrects, even -- last week's molasses-like introduction. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 31, 2015
B- 77% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "I'm not tired of zombie worlds yet, and Fear The Walking Dead has at its core a great premise -- the start of the undead apocalypse that we've only seen the aftershocks of. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 24, 2015
B- 91% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 Episode 1 "A show without a popular mythology already in place probably wouldn't have taken the chance on scene-setting that this episode does, slowly introducing the characters and barely hinting at the mass-scale horror to come. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 24, 2015
B 30% Soaked In Bleach (2015) "Whether he's way off base or not, Tom Grant is clearly a believer, and the ideas he presents via Soaked In Bleach-as unabashedly one-sided as they are-aren't easily dismissed. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 11, 2015
B+ 100% The Birthday Boys: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Though it's the group's first TV show, they're fully in tune with each other's timing and sensibility; every sketch on The Birthday Boys feels fully formed. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 15, 2015
C+ 66% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) "Dark Star probably doesn't do enough for the average viewer, who'll no doubt know Giger mostly (or only) as the man behind the appearance of Ridley Scott's Alien. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 14, 2015
B 36% Misery Loves Comedy (2014) "While there's no single, monumental insight here-no a-ha moment that cracks the code of comedy-there are a ton of stories and opinions that comedy nerds should love. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 23, 2015
B- 53% Champs (2015) "Each fighter gets time to tell his story, and each is candid and thoughtful (and in some moments regretful) about their histories. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 12, 2015
C+ 31% Wild Card (2015) "A largely forgettable lark, notable more for its slight diversions from action-movie norms than anything else. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 29, 2015
85% Homeland: Season 4 Episode 11 "It's great to see Carrie finally grasp that not everything is within her control, but Homeland is more satisfying to watch when she's in control. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 21, 2014
100% Homeland: Season 4 Episode 9 "C'mon, Homeland! Just when I think you've pulled everything back in line --or at least reasonably back in line -- you have to throw a 24-style curveball. And this episode was actually reasonably rock-solid until that final reveal. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 21, 2014
100% Homeland: Season 4 Episode 8 ""Halfway To A Donut" (apart from that title) was pretty great. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 21, 2014
80% Homeland: Season 4 Episode 7 "What a better episode leading up to that crazy conclusion, too. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 21, 2014
82% Homeland: Season 4 Episode 6 "For the whole Aayan story to have essentially been a runaround -- taking us from A to B and back again -- seems like a bit of a cheat. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 21, 2014
82% Homeland: Season 4 Episode 5 "So... another fine episode, but one in which the game wasn't really changed in too many ways. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 21, 2014
73% Homeland: Season 4 Episode 4 "We're getting into the meat of the spy game now, which is what Homeland should always concentrate on, because it does it so well. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 21, 2014
B 76% Harmontown (2014) "Harmontown reveals a man who never seems far from a bleak cliff, and though it tries to present bright, joyous moments in his life, they're nearly always fleeting. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 2, 2014
B+ 91% The Dog (2014) "As a portrait of a life lived strangely-and if you asked its subject, perfectly, with no regrets-The Dog is charming. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 7, 2014
A- 47% The Killing: Season 4 (TV, 2014) "Just in time for its end, The Killing became the show that it promised to be. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 4, 2014
B+ 91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) "If you admired The National-and particularly Matt Berninger-before, Mistaken For Strangers will humanize him more than his cryptic lyrics ever could. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 27, 2014
B+ 96% Particle Fever (2014) "A compelling, if sometimes difficult to follow, story. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 6, 2014
C 58% Jobriath A.D. (2014) "Because Jobriath himself was so elusive-there are no archival interviews with him included here, presumably because they don't exist-Jobriath A.D. itself seems elusive. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 30, 2014
D 44% Cold Comes The Night (2014) "A crime drama so forgettable it practically erases itself as it runs, Cold Comes The Night has just one real selling point: Bryan Cranston. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 9, 2014
B 85% Spinning Plates (2013) "As separate snapshots of three fascinating businesses, it's vivid and engaging. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 24, 2013
C 53% Haunter (2013) "The occasionally intriguing, but ultimately middling Haunter is caught in some kind of gauzy haunted-house purgatory between a girl-powered YA story and a ghostly serial-killer mystery. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B 29% Machete Kills (2013) "Its tongue is jammed so far in its cheek that it scans, at least in parts, like an Austin Powers movie, albeit one with multiple beheadings and disembowelings. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 10, 2013
A 100% South Park: Season 12 (TV, 2008) "["Canada on Strike"] was a great episode because the jokes came quick and funny, not because there was some huge point to be made. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2013
A- 67% South Park: Season 13 (TV, 2009) "Pretty damn funny, amirite? A solid 30 minutes, with just one storyline, lots of laughs. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 10, 2013
C 71% South Park: Season 14 (TV, 2010) "Okay, at the risk of oversimplification, here goes: meh. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 10, 2013
D 33% The Brass Teapot (2013) "The Brass Teapot tries to force a moralistic, Twilight Zone-ish plot into an indie comedy, a task that proves impossible for first-time feature director Ramaa Mosley. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 4, 2013
C+ 41% Parker (2013) "Though Parker starts off fairly strong, the action gets more predictable as it meanders toward its conclusion. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 25, 2013
B 50% Come Fly With Me: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2011) "Even if it doesn't hit its mark all the time, I'm guessing it will offer enough left-field surprises to make up for some of the too-straight jokes. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 18, 2011
B 53% The Mechanic (2011) "Statham and Foster play off each other nicely, and director Simon West strikes a playful balance between carnage and conviviality, gore and gregariousness. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 27, 2011
A- 73% Where the Wild Things Are (2009) "Spike Jonze has recently said in interviews that his chief goal in adapting Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are was to try to capture the feeling of being 9. By that measure -- by just about any measure, really -- he succeeded wildly. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 15, 2009
C- 28% Gamer (2009) "It's clear that Neveldine and Taylor could have come up with something deeper, darker, and better for their third act. Instead, they lean on the easy cheat codes of conventionality, somehow forgetting they're better at exploding them. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 4, 2009
C- 15% Year One (2009) "It's a potentially funny, tricky premise, and in the hands of someone as talented and slightly skewed as writer-director Harold Ramis and a pair of writers from The Office, it should have worked. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 18, 2009
A- 63% Crank 2: High Voltage (2009) "Writer-directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have written their own set of action-comedy challenges, and they slam-dunk pretty much every one. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 17, 2009
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