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Josh Bell

Josh Bell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 94% 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
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3.5/5 96% 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
3.5/5 100% 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 41% Justice League (2017) It never does more than fulfill its minimum obligations.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2.5/5 79% Tragedy Girls (2017) Tragedy Girls never quite gets below the surface of online narcissism, as much as it strains for relevance.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
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3.5/5 72% 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 95% 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 59% 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 78% 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 29% 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 8% 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 88% 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 32% 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 89% 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 93% 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 86% 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 65% 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
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2.5/5 42% 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 85% 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 87% 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 96% 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
2.5/5 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Three movies into the animated Lego franchise, the once-unexpected has become formulaic, and the pop-culture quips and meta-humor have started to run a bit thin.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
2/5 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) A louder, brighter version that's just as empty and even more exhausting.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
2/5 34% American Assassin (2017) A generic, outdated action thriller with clunky dialogue, one-dimensional characters and mediocre action.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 31% Home Again (2017) Alexander is so hopelessly outclassed by Witherspoon that they might as well be in different movies.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3.5/5 85% It (2017) It falls short of being a great movie, but it's easily the best big-screen King adaptation in a very long time.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet At best, Inhumans resembles a mediocre '90s syndicated genre series, and blowing it up to IMAX size just puts a bigger spotlight on the flaws.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/5 96% Menashe (2017) The movie is such an immersive portrayal of an insular world rarely seen onscreen that the thin story isn't a major problem. ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
1.5/5 30% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) It's about as clever and sophisticated as a late-period Garry Marshall movie.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 82% Patti Cake$ (2017) The charismatic Macdonald makes Patti easy to root for, and writer-director Jasper showcases plenty of authentic New Jersey grit before giving in to feel-good clichés.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
3.5/5 93% Gook (2017) It's a heartfelt passion project that marks Chon as a filmmaker to watch.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2.5/5 91% Good Time (2017) Eventually, Connie gets what's coming to him, but not before alienating everyone around him, including the audience.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3.5/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) The movie explores themes of grief, loneliness and mania that transcend whatever current technology is enabling them.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2.5/5 37% Leap! (2017) Although the movie is easy enough to watch, it leaves essentially no impression once it's over. ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3.5/5 88% Wind River (2017) Sheridan again proves himself sensitive to the lives of people who are too often forgotten by society, while building an engrossing, suspenseful genre story around them.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2.5/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) The actors mostly lean hard on comical redneck accents, and the slow-moving plot features way too many leaps of logic.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/5 95% Step (2017) Lipitz presents their stories in a crowd-pleasing, readily digestible package that would be unforgivably manipulative if it weren't so earnest and endearing.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/5 80% Brigsby Bear (2017) What could have felt like a quirky throwaway sketch padded out into a feature is instead an oddly moving piece of genuine filmmaking.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/5 76% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) 13 Minutes is a more hopeful counterpoint to Hirschbiegel's harsh portrayal of his homeland in Downfall, and a welcome homecoming for its director.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2.5/5 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Sandberg's flair for creepy set pieces puts Creation slightly above 2014's Annabelle, but it's still pretty formulaic, with only occasional scary moments.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2/5 36% Kidnap (2017) Despite a running time that barely hits 80 minutes before the credits, Kidnap is still padded and plodding, and its plot proceeds in a dull straight line. ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
2/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) The long-in-the-works movie adaptation has taken all the personality and quirkiness from the story and turned it into a streamlined action-fantasy.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/5 83% Detroit (2017) Cinematographer Barry Ackroyd gives the movie a visceral immediacy, putting viewers in the middle of the chaos and violence. The movie's structure isn't nearly as effective.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3.5/5 89% Lady Macbeth (2017) Oldroyd's direction and Pugh's performance encourage the ambiguity, even as Katherine remains fierce and mesmerizing.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3.5/5 74% Landline (2017) Warm and funny and heartfelt, with great affection for both its characters and its era.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017