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Josh Bell

Josh Bell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 79% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) White and Arteta have trouble wrapping up the thin story, but for decent stretches of time, they approach something like enlightened political discourse.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
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2.5/5 84% Okja (2017) This time, [Bong's] ambitions seem to have outstripped his ability to realize them effectively.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
1.5/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The plot is byzantine and inane, the characters are superfluous and barely one-dimensional, the comic relief is painful and the acting is almost entirely perfunctory.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
2/5 22% All Eyez on Me (2017) Even the most powerful scenes are stuck with clumsy, on-the-nose dialogue and Boom's cheesy, basic-cable directing style.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2/5 50% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) The result is a movie that has the dramatic tension of a luxury catalog spread, and the look of one, too.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/5 48% Rough Night (2017) The sporadic laughs from the likable cast members only highlight how much more enjoyable it would be to watch them in a movie that was a bit more laid-back.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2.5/5 66% Cars 3 (2017) The world of anthropomorphic vehicles is still colorful and lovingly detailed, but the plot is slow-moving and dull, rehashing elements of the first movie.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3.5/5 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) Most of the movie is tense and well-crafted, making great use of the murky depths surrounding the characters.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2.5/5 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Has all the necessary ingredients for a great Gothic potboiler, but writer-director Roger Michell rarely gets it above lukewarm. ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2017
2.5/5 82% Megan Leavey (2017) It's hard not to be moved by Megan's eventual reunion with Rex, but getting there should be a smoother journey.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3.5/5 86% It Comes At Night (2017) Shults builds an effective atmosphere of mistrust and dread, with even the slightest hint of deception eating away at the fragile alliance among the characters.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/5 15% The Mummy (2017) Always feels like a marketing strategy first and a movie second (sometimes a distant second).‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3.5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Never reinvents the superhero origin story, but it hits all the familiar beats with enthusiasm and style.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3.5/5 85% The Lovers (2017) Letts and Winger make the most of their rare leading roles, and the director trusts them to convey the story's complex emotions, often wordlessly.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Typically convoluted and interminable.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
1.5/5 19% Baywatch (2017) The lowbrow humor is lazy and repetitive, and the action scenes are flat-out terrible.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2/5 55% War Machine (2017) Has the look of a major, awards-friendly feature film, but the execution of a botched studio cast-off.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2.5/5 49% Everything, Everything (2017) The tragedy is undone by contrivance.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2.5/5 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) A lot about Israeli writer-director Joseph Cedar's movie is never quite clear, and the filmmaker's oddball style only adds to the disjointed feel of the story.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3.5/5 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) For fans who got impatient with the previous movie's philosophical musings and just wanted to see more hapless humans being eviscerated, Covenant delivers.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 72% The Wizard of Lies (2017) Levinson and the three screenwriters turn Madoff's inherent unknowability into one of the movie's strengths.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2.5/5 69% The Wall (2017) Mostly a dialogue between two characters who never progress beyond one-dimensional.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/5 36% Snatched (2017) The kind of material that Hawn probably could have starred in with Sandra Bullock or her own daughter Kate Hudson if she had kept working after 2002.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) The equivalent of a bored high school student doodling muscular dudes fighting monsters in the margins of his Norton Anthology of English Literature.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/5 51% The Dinner (2017) An overwrought, often laughably self-serious drama built around a terrible lead performance from Steve Coogan.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/5 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) If you liked the first movie, well, here's more of it, only not as refreshing or original.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/5 15% The Circle (2017) Its broadly cautionary tale about the dangers of handing too much control to a paternalistic corporation is often hard to take seriously.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
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 66% 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 67% 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 26% 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 40% 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 69% 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 37% 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 46% 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 30% 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 16% 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 79% 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 60% 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 45% 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 51% The Boss Baby (2017) What the hell do Hollywood studios think kids like?‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
1/5 46% 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 46% 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 34% 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