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Josh Bell

Josh Bell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 78% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) With its meandering pace, limp story and dull romances for aging characters, Here We Go Again sometimes feels like The Third Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/4 100% Leave No Trace (2018) All of the movie's relationships, even those that last for a single scene, are quietly affecting.‐ The Inlander (Spokane, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2.5/5 50% Skyscraper (2018) As the action gets increasingly absurd, most of the suspense and excitement dissipates, since it's clear that neither Will nor anyone he cares about is actually in danger.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
2.5/4 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Frank and Sam are lovely people to spend 90 minutes with; you just might not remember much about them afterward.‐ The Inlander (Spokane, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
2.5/4 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) It keeps things small-scale and low-key, and for the most part turns out better for it.‐ The Inlander (Spokane, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
2/5 53% The First Purge (2018) Doesn't open up the franchise's world in any meaningful or enlightening way.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
2.5/5 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Writer Taylor Sheridan seems to have lost his way here, ditching the nuances of his previous work for something cruder and broader.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2.5/4 85% American Animals (2018) The combination of the two approaches is ambitious and daring and often exciting to watch, but like the bold and foolhardy crime it depicts, the end result is a bit of a mess.‐ The Inlander (Spokane, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2.5/5 74% Too Big to Fail (2011) Although it's handsomely directed and competently acted, Too Big, even with its narrow focus on the events of fall 2008, tackles too much story with too little narrative drive.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
2.5/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The awe and wonder of dinosaurs come back to life has turned into the schlock and exploitation of a bargain-bin creature feature.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/4 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) [Neville] knows how to craft a story, to get out of the way of his subjects and let them share their insights and anecdotes.‐ The Inlander (Spokane, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
2/4 55% Tag (2018) Mildly pleasant but entirely forgettable.‐ The Inlander (Spokane, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
2.5/4 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) The characters accomplish pretty much the same things that they accomplished in the first movie, just on a slightly larger scale, and the same goes for the filmmakers.‐ The Inlander (Spokane, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/4 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Like its con artist characters, it keeps you entertained while taking your money.‐ The Inlander (Spokane, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/4 89% Hereditary (2018) Has enough memorably disturbing images to stick in viewers' minds without any explanation needed.‐ The Inlander (Spokane, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/5 72% Adrift (2018) By frequently cutting back to the bland, drippy romance, the filmmakers undercut the intensity of the peril.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
2.5/5 39% Mary Shelley (2018) Has the look and tone of a handsome but anonymous British TV production.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3/4 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) As long as it sticks to that straightforward action-adventure premise, Solo is a blast.‐ The Inlander (Spokane, WA)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2/5 53% Book Club (2018) Individually, the stars are all accomplished, talented actresses, but their scenes together amount to less than the sum of their parts, and none of them is doing her best work here. ‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
2/4 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) It mostly just puts a loud, explosion-filled gloss on the same few jokes.‐ The Inlander (Spokane, WA)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3.5/5 92% Revenge (2018) Fargeat winks at the audience just before hitting them right in the gut.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
2.5/4 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) There is plenty of time for huge superhero battles, though, and for the geek-out moments that fans will go crazy for.‐ The Inlander (Spokane, WA)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
2/5 33% I Feel Pretty (2018) Caught between its modern feminist intentions and its retro stereotypical plot construction, serving neither one well.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
1.5/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) It mostly just goes through the basic horror-movie motions, throwing a bunch of pretty young people into supernatural danger and picking them off one by one.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3.5/5 78% Beirut (2018) Although the action remains restrained, Anderson can still generate suspense with a ticking clock or a flurry of gunfire. ‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
2.5/5 80% Where Is Kyra? (2018) Like the storyline, the visual style eventually becomes more frustrating than rewarding.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2.5/5 83% Blockers (2018) It's a shame that the movie cuts back to the parents' hyperactive shenanigans so frequently, and that their story dominates the running time.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3.5/5 95% Outside In (2018) Often powerful, even if it sometimes takes itself too seriously.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
2/5 17% Midnight Sun (2018) It's as sanitized and closed-off as the carefully sealed room where Katie spends most of her days.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
2.5/5 79% I Kill Giants (2018) By the time Barbara's problems are revealed to be far more mundane than fantastical, the movie has lost all its magic.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
2.5/5 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) Errs too often on the side of talky political debate, failing to generate much suspense until its final half-hour or so.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2.5/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) The locations and the costumes all look great, but the drama is inert, without the kind of gradually building suspense that should sustain a movie like this.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3/5 54% The Lodgers (2018) Has enough style to hold the audience's interest for most of its running time, along with strong performances from stars Charlotte Vega and Bill Milner.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
2/5 17% 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 71% 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 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (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 88% 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 41% 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 95% 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 87% 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 89% 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 56% 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