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Las Vegas Weekly

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 90%

Younger: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Foster is charismatic and likable, the supporting cast is strong, and the show's version of NYC is as magical (and unrealistic) as anything Carrie Bradshaw ever experienced. "

Posted Mar 26, 2015

Josh Bell

2 94%

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)

" Going Clear is effective, especially when Gibney spends time on the more personal stories of his various interview subjects. "

Posted Mar 26, 2015

Josh Bell

3 47%

Home (2015)

" Only mildly annoying. "

Posted Mar 26, 2015

Josh Bell

4 30%

Get Hard (2015)

" Get Hard tries for easy laughs over intelligent commentary, but it doesn't succeed at either one. "

Posted Mar 26, 2015

Josh Bell

5 31%

Insurgent (2015)

" Insurgent is often more exciting and more eye-catching than its predecessor. Too bad its characters aren't any more interesting. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Josh Bell

6 97%

'71 (2015)

" Demange keeps the tension high throughout nearly the entire film. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Josh Bell

7 75%

Bloodline: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" From a plot standpoint, Bloodline is completely flat, using its shifting timelines as a trick to make mundane developments seem more ominous than they really are. "

Posted Mar 18, 2015

Josh Bell

8 91%

iZombie: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Seems to be building a distinctive little world of its own. "

Posted Mar 12, 2015

Josh Bell

9 18%

One Big Happy: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Perhaps the true sign of equality is that it's now no big deal for a gay character to anchor a terrible network sitcom. "

Posted Mar 12, 2015

Josh Bell

10 96%

Red Army (2015)

" What Red Army loses in comprehensiveness, it makes up for in entertainment value. "

Posted Mar 11, 2015

Josh Bell

11 85%

Cinderella (2015)

" It's a lavish, handsomely staged production, but it's also dramatically inert, a pretty diorama led by a pair of good-looking but forgettable TV actors. "

Posted Mar 11, 2015

Josh Bell

12 31%

Chappie (2015)

" Chappie is the second movie in a row in which Blomkamp fails at both social commentary and basic storytelling. "

Posted Mar 6, 2015

Josh Bell

13 63%

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

" Overall it's the cinematic equivalent of warm oatmeal: It goes down easy, but has almost no flavor. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Josh Bell

14 63%

Maps to the Stars (2015)

" The movie never really gets beyond nastiness, ending with grotesque scenarios that say little about the characters or their circumstances. "

Posted Mar 4, 2015

Josh Bell

15 96%

What We Do In The Shadows (2015)

" Even when the laughs are less frequent, they continue through to the end, with plenty of quotable lines. "

Posted Mar 4, 2015

Josh Bell

16 94%

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" The first six episodes indicate a show that has some serious weirdness lurking underneath its sunny sitcom exterior. "

Posted Mar 4, 2015

Josh Bell

17 55%

Focus (2015)

" Smith and Robbie have fantastic chemistry, and they both bring natural charm to their wary but exuberant characters. "

Posted Feb 26, 2015

Josh Bell

18 64%

The Rewrite (2015)

" As rewrites go, this one represents a decent improvement. "

Posted Feb 25, 2015

Josh Bell

19 95%

Battle Creek: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Battle Creek is unlikely to inspire the same kind of praise and devotion as Breaking Bad, but it's an entertaining exercise in typical TV crime-solving. "

Posted Feb 25, 2015

Josh Bell

20 84%

The Last Man on Earth: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" The show is more ambitious than any other current network comedy, and in just two episodes it pushes forward in bold, even reckless ways. "

Posted Feb 25, 2015

Josh Bell

21 98%

The Hurt Locker (2009)

" So long as it remains at ground-level, plunging us into one crisis after another sans preamble and defining its characters solely by the ways in which they function under extreme pressure, The Hurt Locker couldn't be more riveting. "

Posted Feb 25, 2015

Mike D'Angelo

22 24%

The Odd Couple: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" It's full of creaky jokes and predictable situations, goosed by raucous, unwarranted studio-audience laughter. "

Posted Feb 18, 2015

Josh Bell

23 98%

Mr. Turner (2014)

" Leigh strings together scenes that are alternately funny, sad, bitter and baffling, sometimes all at the same time. "

Posted Feb 18, 2015

Josh Bell

24 79%

McFarland USA (2015)

" McFarland, USA is well-intentioned and largely inoffensive, but as any coach knows, good intentions aren't enough to go the distance. "

Posted Feb 18, 2015

Josh Bell

25 68%

The Slap: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Just because it's based on a novel and delivered with gravitas doesn't make it meaningful. "

Posted Feb 11, 2015

Josh Bell

26 74%

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

" Kingsman feels like it should be a good time, but it leaves a bitter aftertaste. "

Posted Feb 11, 2015

Josh Bell

27 47%

Allegiance: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Just a preposterous thriller. "

Posted Feb 5, 2015

Josh Bell

28 25%

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

" A stunning, wildly creative book cover with a mediocre story inside. "

Posted Feb 5, 2015

Josh Bell

29 100%

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" The important thing is that Wilmore is a confident host, funny and engaged with the subject matter. "

Posted Jan 28, 2015

Josh Bell

30 37%

Black or White (2015)

" Mostly the movie is an excuse for Binder to set up straw-man arguments and tear them down disingenuously. "

Posted Jan 28, 2015

Josh Bell

31 82%

Black Sea (2015)

" When it sticks to the increasingly chaotic undersea action, Black Sea is efficient and gripping. "

Posted Jan 28, 2015

Josh Bell

32 90%

A Most Violent Year (2015)

" An exacting thriller with a rich sense of time and place, made by a filmmaker at the top of his game. "

Posted Jan 28, 2015

Josh Bell

33 35%

Backstrom: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Yet another addition to the time-honored tradition of the douchebag detective. "

Posted Jan 22, 2015

Josh Bell

34 35%

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015)

" Given free rein by his fans' money, Lee has made a movie that's both uncompromising and often inexplicable. "

Posted Jan 22, 2015

Josh Bell

35 49%

Cake (2015)

" A listless indie drama that never goes much of anywhere, with moments that are framed as revelatory but contain little in the way of revelation. "

Posted Jan 22, 2015

Josh Bell

36 11%

The Boy Next Door (2015)

" Seems destined to become a camp classic of some kind. "

Posted Jan 22, 2015

Josh Bell

37 98%

Paddington (2015)

" Somehow the new Paddington movie seems modern while at the same time holding firmly to its quaint, lovely ideals. "

Posted Jan 16, 2015

Jeffrey M. Anderson

38 84%

Predestination (2015)

" A clever and surprisingly affecting reminder that sci-fi doesn't need overblown action to keep audiences intrigued. "

Posted Jan 15, 2015

Josh Bell

39 61%

12 Monkeys: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" It's an entertaining genre series with some fun performances, but it doesn't make the same lasting impression as the works that inspired it. "

Posted Jan 15, 2015

Josh Bell

40 73%

American Sniper (2015)

" A simplistic, pandering tribute to the American military and people who give themselves over to it blindly, aimed at an audience that prizes patriotism over drama . "

Posted Jan 15, 2015

Josh Bell

41 34%

Blackhat (2015)

" A stylistic treat that is essentially incoherent when it comes to plotting, characterization and dialogue. "

Posted Jan 15, 2015

Josh Bell

42 92%

Togetherness: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Starts out with a strong mix of humor and emotion, before taking a darker turn in its second half that often feels belabored and unearned. "

Posted Jan 7, 2015

Josh Bell

43 72%

Inherent Vice (2015)

" Even (or especially) when it's completely baffling, Vice is frequently very funny. "

Posted Jan 7, 2015

Josh Bell

44 99%

Selma (2015)

" Selma creates a sense of real life being lived, rather than just facts and figures being dramatized. "

Posted Jan 7, 2015

Josh Bell

45 95%

Whiplash (2014)

" Engrossing mano-a-mano action. "

Posted Jan 4, 2015

Mike D'Angelo

46 93%

Birdman (2014)

" If Birdman doesn't add up to much more than an opportunity for the folks who made it to show off, that's okay. In Keaton's case, we needed the memory jog. "

Posted Jan 2, 2015

Mike D'Angelo

47 22%

The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015)

" The first Woman in Black was a familiar horror story effectively told; the sequel is just as familiar, but the presentation is lacking. "

Posted Jan 2, 2015

Josh Bell

48 97%

Marvel's Agent Carter: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" The first two episodes are promising, with far more style and wit than Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has shown in quite a while. "

Posted Jan 2, 2015

Josh Bell

49 81%

Galavant: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Turns out to be completely winning in all its cheesy glory. "

Posted Jan 2, 2015

Josh Bell