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Josh Bell

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 20% Looking Glass (2018) For Cage, it's just another quick roadside stop on a seemingly endless B-movie journey.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2.5/5 70% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Double Lover has the gloss of high-minded art, and the soul of pure sleaze.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
3.5/5 92% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fant├ística) (2018) Even when Lelio's treatment of Marina's situation can be clumsy, Vega's powerful performance adds authenticity and empathy.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
2.5/5 73% Hostiles (2018) It's a simplistic emotional arc that Cooper portrays with maximum self-importance.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/5 83% A Ciambra (2018) Star Amato can be a bit inscrutable, but the character is still struggling with his own identity, and he doesn't always understand his own actions.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
1.5/5 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) A lot of scenes of characters running from one place to another, things exploding for no reason, and empty dialogue exchanges about saving and/or destroying the world.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2/5 54% 12 Strong (2018) The bravery of the real soldiers is buried under a mountain of hokey sentiment and rah-rah bluster.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3.5/5 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) It's a sensual celebration of young love and lust.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2.5/5 57% The Commuter (2018) Once the breakneck pace of the speeding train stops in the third act, all that's left is the increasingly elaborate and idiotic conspiracy storyline, which Michael has to unravel.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3.5/5 88% The Post (2018) Molds real life into a crowd-pleasing story without sacrificing the underlying honesty.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) The movie's level of confidence and style immediately blows the preconceptions away.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3.5/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Sorkin lets his writing do the talking, and his words (delivered passionately by Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, among others) carry the movie.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/5 77% All the Money in the World (2017) Features a number of taut, suspenseful set pieces and strong performances from Michelle Williams and Christopher Plummer.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Beautiful and occasionally moving, if not quite as emotionally rich as it aims to be.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2/5 51% Downsizing (2017) Part satire, part domestic drama, part political commentary, and almost all a disjointed mess.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Proves that there's no reason a movie that exists primarily to refresh a studio's intellectual property can't still be fun to watch.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2.5/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) The broad performances, simplistic emotions and slick songs might eventually win audiences over, but only because they're too worn out to resist.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
2/5 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) Allen's dialogue is so stilted and artificial that no amount of Serious Acting can make it convincing or meaningful.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
2/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) The jokes are mostly painful, the voice work is perfunctory and the story's themes are muddled.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) [Johnson] does his best work in The Last Jedi when he stops trying for narrative complexity and just stages some cool outer-space action.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3.5/5 92% Thelma (2017) A mesmerizing story about a teenage girl whose repressed sexuality manifests itself in dangerous telekinetic and telepathic powers.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) It might not be as amusing as discovering the mind-boggling awfulness of The Room for the first time, but it's a decent intro to the madness.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/5 94% The Breadwinner (2017) The filmmakers know when to pull back and lighten the mood, and the hand-drawn animation is always lovely and expressive.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
2/5 38% 24 Hours to Live (2017) Seems designed to fulfill minimum investor requirements more than any creative ambitions.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
2.5/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) For every genuine emotion that McDonagh evokes, he can't resist undercutting it by showing off.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3.5/5 97% Coco (2017) It's the kind of story Pixar has told before, but there's enough variation to make it feel fresh.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3.5/5 98% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird is only beginning to mature by the time the movie ends, but as a filmmaker, Gerwig proves that she's already there.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) It never does more than fulfill its minimum obligations.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2.5/5 81% Tragedy Girls (2017) Tragedy Girls never quite gets below the surface of online narcissism, as much as it strains for relevance.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3.5/5 69% Wonderstruck (2017) Haynes and his talented young actors capture the overwhelming joy that can come from discovering the secrets of the world.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3.5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) It's a celebration of the camaraderie and optimism of people whose lives could be seen from the outside as desperate or sad.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2.5/5 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) It's hard to think of a good reason to bring this familiar character's most familiar adventure to the screen yet again, and Branagh never quite finds one.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2.5/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Lanthimos knows how to push buttons and antagonize his audience, but here it just serves to make his movie less effective.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Waititi creates a fun, relaxed vibe among Thor and his allies, particularly the now more articulate Hulk and the sullen, perpetually drunk Valkyrie.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
2/5 28% All I See Is You (2017) The story is slow and vague, with underdeveloped hints at a '90s-style erotic thriller or a romantic weepie.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2.5/5 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) It's an admirable effort that never quite transcends its hokey educational trappings.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2/5 7% The Snowman (2017) The movie is disjointed and sometimes hard to follow, with scenes that start or end abruptly, narrative threads that go nowhere and poorly inserted flashbacks.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
3/5 86% 1922 (2017) It's a solid, straightforward thriller that gets the job done without much fuss, and it lands somewhere in the upper-middle of all King movie adaptations.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2.5/5 34% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) The closing title cards convey just as much information -- and are nearly as entertaining -- as any of the preceding scenes.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2/5 88% Only the Brave (2017) About as narratively satisfying as reading a memorial plaque.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/5 92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Even the minor characters get their moments to shine, and the cumulative effect of Stories is akin to a rich collection of literary fiction.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 71% Happy Death Day (2017) Nobody will bother reliving this movie over and over again, but it's a refreshingly good time while it lasts.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 83% Marshall (2017) The courtroom drama is pretty entertaining, even if it's completely predictable and often played very broadly.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/5 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Robinson uses a conventional structure to tell an unconventional story, making her subject both radical and relatable in the process.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Dench's fearsome performance isn't worth much in a movie that so cheaply dismisses its own real-life subjects.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
2.5/5 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) [The romance is] an awkward afterthought to an already sluggish adventure story.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Moody, methodical and meticulous, with stunning visuals, strong performances and a sci-fi story that's more ponderous than thrilling.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/5 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Stone and Carell give such charismatic performances that it's hard not to get caught up in the spectacle of it all, even if the outcome was determined 40-plus years ago.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 86% American Made (2017) What Doug Liman's breezy film lacks in verisimilitude it makes up for in entertainment value, at least for a while.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 92% Stronger (2017) The final act gives Jeff the conveniently uplifting happy ending that the genre warrants, but his journey there is tougher and more honest than usual.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017