Las Vegas Weekly

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 96%

The Lunchbox (2014)

"As convincing a story about aging and compromise as it is a romance."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Josh Bell

2 57%

Dom Hemingway (2014)

"Law's committed performance is the biggest selling point for the inconsistent movie."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Josh Bell

3 18%

Transcendence (2014)

"Tosses out some intriguing ideas, and then spends the next two hours completely squandering them."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Josh Bell

4 98%

Fargo: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" A show about Deputy Solverson would be worth watching even without ties to a beloved movie. "

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Josh Bell

5 91%

Le Week-End (2014)

"A small-scale, well-observed drama."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Josh Bell

6 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"It's like sitting in a meeting with your affable but dull boss."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Josh Bell

7 70%

Oculus (2014)

"Flanagan creates characters worth caring about and puts them through hell, which is the smartest way to make a horror movie, no matter what the premise."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Josh Bell

8 48%

Turn: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" A mostly dull period drama, enlivened by occasional pulpy elements and a couple of mustache-twirling villains. "

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Josh Bell

9 96%

Silicon Valley: Season 1

" Judge and co-creators John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky are good at skewering the oblivious self-importance of techies, but they aren't quite as good at plotting. "

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Josh Bell

10 45%

In the Blood (2014)

"While Carano is still a top-notch fighter (an early scene of her taking down sleazy dudes in a nightclub is a highlight), she's got a ways to go as an actor. "

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Josh Bell

11 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"The most effective standalone Marvel movie since the first Iron Man, and the most consistently entertaining since The Avengers."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Josh Bell

12 77%

Noah (2014)

"A powerful, singular vision."

Posted Mar 31, 2014

Josh Bell

13 40%

Cesar Chavez (2014)

"Cesar Chavez is a decent history lesson, but it's not much of a drama."

Posted Mar 26, 2014

Josh Bell

14 22%

Sabotage (2014)

"Sabotage is unusually dark and serious for a Schwarzenegger vehicle, but the star doesn't quite have the acting chops to pull off the moral gray areas."

Posted Mar 26, 2014

Josh Bell

15 23%

Shirin In Love (2014)

"From the choppy pacing to the grating soundtrack to the flat visual style, Shirin in Love fails on almost every level."

Posted Mar 19, 2014

Josh Bell

16 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"Every bit the dutiful franchise-extender that 2011 comeback vehicle The Muppets was not."

Posted Mar 19, 2014

Josh Bell

17 40%

Divergent (2014)

"Throws together a lot of familiar sci-fi and coming-of-age elements, but can't make any of them connect."

Posted Mar 19, 2014

Josh Bell

18 66%

Doll & Em: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The most rewarding moments still end up getting crowded out by the stale jabs at celebrity culture and narcissism. "

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Josh Bell

19 61%

Crisis: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" A sort of endearingly terrible thriller that makes CBS' similar Hostages look sane. "

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Josh Bell

20 88%

Tim's Vermeer (2014)

"Even when Jenison's process becomes a little tedious, the movie makes sure to remind us that tedium is often an essential part of how art is created."

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Josh Bell

21 23%

Need For Speed (2014)

"Some of the racing stunts are impressive, but the overall tone is grim and mean-spirited, with the repetitive story broken up only by crass, sexist humor."

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Josh Bell

22 ——

Cosmos: Season 1

" Cosmos' grand scope and upscale production values can sometimes seem a little excessive, but it never lacks ambition. "

Posted Mar 5, 2014

Josh Bell

23 38%

Believe: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The impressive shot composition isn't matched by the vague, clunky storytelling. "

Posted Mar 5, 2014

Josh Bell

24 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"Excessive in a humorless, mind-numbing way."

Posted Mar 5, 2014

Josh Bell

25 60%

Non-Stop (2014)

"Starts with some decent suspense before devolving into utter idiocy."

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Josh Bell

26 45%

In Secret (2014)

"Stratton sticks close to the events of the novel, but his tone is decidedly skewed, taking a tragic story of guilt and repression and turning it into a campy potboiler."

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Josh Bell

27 99%

Gloria (2014)

"A sometimes fascinating, sometimes obtuse character study."

Posted Feb 15, 2014

Josh Bell

28 48%

RoboCop (2014)

"The new version of RoboCop exhibits much less personality, even if it does have a stronger cast and more impressive special effects."

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Josh Bell

29 70%

About Last Night (2014)

"Getting to the inevitable end is a refreshingly pleasant experience."

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Josh Bell

30 33%

The Monuments Men (2014)

"Clooney ends up turning a unique story into something mediocre and generic."

Posted Feb 5, 2014

Josh Bell

31 96%

The Lego Movie (2014)

"Far better than a film based on toy blocks has any right to be."

Posted Feb 5, 2014

Josh Bell

32 22%

That Awkward Moment (2014)

"There's nothing new about the movie's contrived misunderstandings and cringe-worthy comic set pieces."

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Josh Bell

33 76%

The Invisible Woman (2013)

"Its period-piece trappings may be a little dull, but the story they tell is worthwhile."

Posted Jan 22, 2014

Josh Bell

34 23%

Gimme Shelter (2014)

"Heavy-handed and clumsy, with some seriously terrible performances."

Posted Jan 22, 2014

Josh Bell

35 18%

Ride Along (2014)

"Hart's shtick gets tired quickly, and Cube only has one note to play as the humorless straight man."

Posted Jan 16, 2014

Josh Bell

36 64%

August: Osage County (2013)

"Wells lets his actors run wild with Letts' script, which is full of opportunities for shameless showboating."

Posted Jan 9, 2014

Josh Bell

37 95%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"An often heartbreaking look at the way that even the most talented artists can end up with nothing but thwarted dreams."

Posted Jan 9, 2014

Josh Bell

38 39%

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

"It's obvious that the series has nowhere left to go."

Posted Jan 3, 2014

Josh Bell

39 30%

Grudge Match (2013)

"The actors are just going through the motions, and the uninspired writing and direction give them little reason to put in any effort."

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Josh Bell

40 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"As entertaining as many of the individual scenes and set pieces can be, the movie drags as it passes the 90-minute mark."

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Josh Bell

41 58%

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

"A formulaic bullet-point biopic that does little to capture Mandela's personality or political significance."

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Josh Bell

42 75%

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

"As overstuffed and muddled as the story may be, it's still consistently funny."

Posted Dec 19, 2013

Josh Bell

43 79%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"At least when Disney butchered Travers' book, he created a classic film in the process; Saving Mr. Banks just makes his company look like sore winners."

Posted Dec 18, 2013

Josh Bell

44 25%

Walking With Dinosaurs (2013)

"An awkward combination of nature documentary and kids' movie, with dubious educational value."

Posted Dec 18, 2013

Josh Bell

45 61%

Hours (2013)

"Called upon to carry almost the entire movie by himself, Walker has a tough time mustering genuine emotion, although he does better in the few legitimately tense scenes."

Posted Dec 13, 2013

Josh Bell

46 75%

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

"At this point, Jackson is basically just offering another glimpse into his never-ending Middle-earth saga every year. If you're looking for more, well, here it is."

Posted Dec 13, 2013

Josh Bell

47 76%

Bettie Page Reveals All (2013)

"As a film, Reveals All may be lacking, but as a historical document (of a sort of underground, alternative history), it does exactly what its title promises."

Posted Dec 5, 2013

Josh Bell

48 52%

Out of the Furnace (2013)

"Cooper seems to want to make a profound statement about the hollowness of revenge or the struggles of the working class, but the movie has only the illusion of depth."

Posted Dec 5, 2013

Josh Bell

49 83%

The Armstrong Lie (2013)

"As a comprehensive look at the Armstrong affair, as well as an often complex examination of power dynamics in professional sports, it's fascinating and highly watchable."

Posted Nov 27, 2013

Josh Bell

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