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Josh Bell

Josh Bell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) Carefully composed to provide an equally inoffensive balance for both the Chinese and American markets, ending up with the worst of both worlds.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
1/5 32% Fist Fight (2017) Unpleasant characters, moronic jokes, a paper-thin plot and a disingenuous message that pretends to excuse all the repetitive vulgarity that preceded it.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3.5/5 39% A Cure For Wellness (2017) The movie's lush, carefully composed visual style and slowly building dread make for an enveloping, continually unsettling experience.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/5 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Possibly the most boring movie ever made about kinky sex.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) An entertaining, ultraviolent and occasionally witty thriller.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3.5/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Retains much of its predecessor's charm, packing in nonstop visual and verbal jokes while telling a simple, fun story with some solid lessons for the family audience.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2.5/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) The science is sidelined in favor of a Nicholas Sparks-style doomed romance, with cheesy sentiment in place of philosophical and ethical concerns.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3.5/5 98% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Farhadi is sensitive to the cultural standards that value honor and decorum, while also using the story to demonstrate their potentially devastating consequences.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/5 84% Julieta (2016) Almodóvar has created fuller, more satisfying portrayals of women's lives in other films, but here he still finds emotional power in the quiet moments.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
1.5/5 25% The Comedian (2017) De Niro never looks comfortable onstage, and Jackie's supposedly hilarious, scathing material is painfully dated and unfunny.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3.5/5 83% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) While Girl may not be the scariest zombie movie in recent years, it makes a case for being the most thought-provoking.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2.5/5 41% Gold (2017) There's thematic potential in the changes of location and time period, but the movie never makes those changes matter.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
2/5 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Diesel already has one blockbuster franchise built on explosions, nonsensical plotting and makeshift families; asking for another one is really pushing his luck.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) Mills has crafted a loving tribute to the women in his life, and all three of Jamie's would-be maternal figures are fascinating, fully realized characters.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
3.5/5 75% Split (2017) It retains the same scrappy B-movie charm, telling a sometimes familiar horror story with confidence and a surprising amount of depth.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
3/5 82% The Founder (2017) It succeeds most in exploring how business ambitions can ruin craft and ingenuity.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
2/5 19% Sleepless (2017) Both Las Vegas and the movie's overqualified cast deserve better.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2017
3.5/5 35% Live By Night (2017) It's a worthy addition to Affleck's Boston crime canon.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2.5/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) The movie becomes more about its own heroism than the people who lived through the harrowing events.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
3.5/5 89% Elle (2016) A fascinating and unexpected character study, balancing playful titillation with serious questions that linger long after the final inscrutable moment.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
2.5/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) Handles a delicate subject with clumsy bluster.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
2/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) A movie about great people is not the same thing as a great movie.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
2.5/5 85% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Once the movie shifts from looming dread to outright horror, it loses most of its elegance.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
2.5/5 93% Fences (2016) Feels entirely stage-bound and artificial, with set design and performances that might make sense for live theater, but which feel stilted and ineffective onscreen.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
1.5/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) The cast members probably deserve some kind of special Oscar for their straight-faced delivery of such ludicrous dialogue.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3.5/5 89% Jackie (2016) An impressionistic portrait that says more in images than in words.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
2/5 31% Passengers (2016) A compromised, sanitized mess that misses its mark in multiple genres.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
2/5 73% Sing (2016) To paraphrase George Orwell, if you want a picture of the future of Hollywood animated movies, imagine a cartoon pig belting out a Taylor Swift song -- forever.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
2.5/5 79% Barry (2016) Too often it's only looking forward to a future the characters know nothing about.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
2/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Howard never blames his partners for their emotional manipulation, and the movie expects the same unreasonable indulgence from its audience.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
3.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) If The Force Awakens was an exercise in giving Star Wars fans exactly what they want, Rogue One does its best to show them what else there is in the galaxy.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
2/5 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) Most of the movie feels like standing around at a social gathering where no one has anything interesting or clever to say.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 70% Miss Sloane (2016) Chastain is fiercely compelling as the ruthless, hyper-intelligent Sloane, but the need to drop periodic bombshells keeps her from building a fully realized character.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) When Aisholpan stands on a ledge and uses a wild call to get her massive, dangerous bird to land calmly on her arm, it's hard not to smile and root for her.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 66% Frank & Lola (2016) The story may get a bit muddled, but Ross delivers a promising debut that marks him as a talent to watch.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
1.5/5 11% Man Down (2016) It's a cynical cheat for both the audience and the characters.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) [Huppert] manages to make Hansen-Løve's sometimes flat writing come alive at the right moments.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3.5/5 76% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) The movie's visual style is as haunting as its narrative.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) It's clear that Beatty is fascinated with Hughes, but the movie makes it tough to figure out what exactly the filmmaker wanted to say about this larger-than-life figure.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
3/5 95% Moana (2016) Crowd-pleasing and upbeat, an ideal movie for families to see together over the holiday weekend.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
2/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) The replacement filmmakers have gone straight for vulgarity and grossness without capturing the genuine subversion of the original.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
2.5/5 76% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) Bob initially rose to fame thanks (of course) to YouTube videos, and he's probably still best appreciated in those small doses.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
2.5/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) Unremarkable, predictable and forgettable, slotting its real-life main character into a familiar formula.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) The humor and the heartbreak are equally affecting and real, making for the most satisfying American teen movie in years.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Doesn't make a strong case for itself as an essential addition, but it's an entertaining ride nonetheless.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3.5/5 88% Christine (2016) As successful it is as a character study, the movie is also an effective look at the state of local TV news in the 1970s, with impeccable period detail.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
3.5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) A soulful, meditative character study of a character who doesn't even understand himself.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
2/5 92% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) Holm tugs so hard on the audience's heartstrings that they eventually wear out.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Entertaining and enjoyable even when it's formulaic and a bit underwhelming. ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
2.5/5 74% Trolls (2016) For kids entertained by bright colors and catchy music, it will be a great time-passer, although adults could end up with a slight headache.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016