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Josh Bell

Josh Bell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) Gray's style is calm and stately, a pastiche of classical filmmaking without much life to it.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
2.5/5 57% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) It's often hokey and overstated, with Winfrey giving a broad, showy performance.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2.5/5 66% Free Fire (2017) At half the length, Free Fire could have been a lively experiment, but its charms run out far too quickly.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/5 24% Unforgettable (2017) Heigl remains committed all the way to the ludicrous end, and her unhinged villainy is all the movie really has going for it.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2.5/5 39% Aftermath (2017) Maybe Schwarzenegger's next movie will be as fascinating as his decision to star in it.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2.5/5 64% Gifted (2017) Evans is handsome and charming, Grace is precocious (sometimes annoyingly so) and cute, and the courtroom scenes are full of earnest grandstanding.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The continuity is hopelessly convoluted, to the point that making sense of the character relationships and the team's past missions requires a Ph.D. in Fastandfuriousology.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3.5/5 98% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) A story that touches on themes of destiny and longing, with a romance that is both epic and intimate.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Little kids will probably laugh. Parents will count down the minutes until it's over.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 45% Going in Style (2017) What once was a story about the loneliness and neglect of old age ends up a forced, wacky comedy about seniors behaving badly.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2.5/5 28% Salt and Fire (2017) The dialogue is written in a sort of rigid formality that completely defeats the actors, although it's hard to tell if the performances are deliberately stilted or just bad.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
2/5 15% Queen of the Desert (2017) Herzog fails to give any sense of [Bell's] motivation or connection to the place she devoted so much of her time to exploring.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
2.5/5 80% Personal Shopper (2017) The end result is frustrating rather than mystifying, a movie as aloof and unreachable as Maureen herself.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
2.5/5 58% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) It tells a valuable story in a way that mostly recalls other, more vital versions of stories from the same endlessly dramatized historical period.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
2.5/5 88% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) There's a certain morbid and manipulative streak to a movie that generates its main suspense over which innocent kid will get blown up next.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
3/5 46% Ghost in the Shell (2017) If Sanders is copying, at least he's copying from the best, and the new Ghost looks phenomenal, with more intricate and ornate design than anything in the 1995 movie.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
2/5 43% The Discovery (2017) The movie opens by suggesting a world of possibilities, and then spends the rest of its time diminishing them.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2/5 53% The Boss Baby (2017) What the hell do Hollywood studios think kids like?‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
1/5 47% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) The movie is far too silly to be taken seriously and yet takes itself far too seriously to be any fun.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/5 40% Wilson (2017) Wilson himself is meant to be likably unlikable, but spending 90 minutes with him proves to be mostly exhausting.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
1.5/5 33% The Last Word (2017) None of it is funny or believable or touching in any way, and by the end the prospect of Harriet's death is more than welcome.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/5 73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Broadbent is appealing as always, but the movie is too subdued to make full use of his talents.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2.5/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Everyone does their job to fuel the Disney machine, and the result is another tolerable brand extension rather than a transportive cinematic experience.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/5 77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) From the moment Kong appears onscreen, the movie delivers near-constant action, and the island is filled with brilliantly rendered monstrosities.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
2.5/5 83% A United Kingdom (2017) Only slightly more stirring than a Wikipedia entry.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2.5/5 66% Before I Fall (2017) The movie's lessons are basic and belabored, and its presentation of them is only slightly more sophisticated.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/5 92% Logan (2017) While the relationship among the central trio is strong, the lengthy plot heads off on too many detours, and the serious tone, while refreshing, gets a bit numbing over time.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2/5 20% Table 19 (2017) The tone clumsily veers from dopey slapstick (hmm, will someone accidentally knock over the wedding cake?) to heavy seriousness, without succeeding at either.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/5 99% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Baldwin's words remain distressingly resonant as he describes resentment, anger and insensitivity that blacks endure on a regular basis.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3.5/5 90% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) A promising debut with gorgeous, warm cinematography and a great performance from Lynskey.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3.5/5 99% Get Out (2017) Like many of the best horror movies, it provides a grotesque exaggeration to highlight very real social problems.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
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 27% 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 41% 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 90% 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 97% 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 83% 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 84% 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 42% 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 88% 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 84% 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 18% 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 34% 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