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Josh Bell

Josh Bell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 74% 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 70% 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 78% 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 82% A United Kingdom (2017) Only slightly more stirring than a Wikipedia entry.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2.5/5 67% 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 19% 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 98% 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 89% 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 39% 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 91% 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 84% 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 76% 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 83% 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 35% 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
3.5/5 90% Elle (2016) A fascinating and unexpected character study, balancing playful titillation with serious questions that linger long after the final inscrutable moment.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
2.5/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) Handles a delicate subject with clumsy bluster.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
2/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) A movie about great people is not the same thing as a great movie.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
2.5/5 84% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Once the movie shifts from looming dread to outright horror, it loses most of its elegance.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
2.5/5 93% Fences (2016) Feels entirely stage-bound and artificial, with set design and performances that might make sense for live theater, but which feel stilted and ineffective onscreen.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
1.5/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) The cast members probably deserve some kind of special Oscar for their straight-faced delivery of such ludicrous dialogue.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3.5/5 89% Jackie (2016) An impressionistic portrait that says more in images than in words.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
2/5 31% Passengers (2016) A compromised, sanitized mess that misses its mark in multiple genres.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
2/5 73% Sing (2016) To paraphrase George Orwell, if you want a picture of the future of Hollywood animated movies, imagine a cartoon pig belting out a Taylor Swift song -- forever.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
2.5/5 80% Barry (2016) Too often it's only looking forward to a future the characters know nothing about.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
2/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Howard never blames his partners for their emotional manipulation, and the movie expects the same unreasonable indulgence from its audience.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
3.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) If The Force Awakens was an exercise in giving Star Wars fans exactly what they want, Rogue One does its best to show them what else there is in the galaxy.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
2/5 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Most of the movie feels like standing around at a social gathering where no one has anything interesting or clever to say.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 71% Miss Sloane (2016) Chastain is fiercely compelling as the ruthless, hyper-intelligent Sloane, but the need to drop periodic bombshells keeps her from building a fully realized character.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 92% The Eagle Huntress (2016) When Aisholpan stands on a ledge and uses a wild call to get her massive, dangerous bird to land calmly on her arm, it's hard not to smile and root for her.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 66% Frank & Lola (2016) The story may get a bit muddled, but Ross delivers a promising debut that marks him as a talent to watch.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
1.5/5 11% Man Down (2016) It's a cynical cheat for both the audience and the characters.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) [Huppert] manages to make Hansen-Løve's sometimes flat writing come alive at the right moments.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3.5/5 75% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) The movie's visual style is as haunting as its narrative.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) It's clear that Beatty is fascinated with Hughes, but the movie makes it tough to figure out what exactly the filmmaker wanted to say about this larger-than-life figure.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
3/5 95% Moana (2016) Crowd-pleasing and upbeat, an ideal movie for families to see together over the holiday weekend.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016