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Josh Bell

Josh Bell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 87% 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 94% 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 78% 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 75% 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 67% 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 88% 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 73% 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
3.5/5 45% Person to Person (2017) Like a stoner telling a rambling but somehow completely endearing story that's entertaining despite never actually coming to a point.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) Lowery delivers a layered and moving meditation on grief and the passage of time, all while his lead actor is mute under a white shroud (with eyeholes).‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3.5/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Every visual element contributes to defining the characters and moving the story forward, while still looking effortlessly cool.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3/5 88% Maudie (2017) The movie stumbles within the framework of the great-artist biopic, but it can be affecting as a depiction of a troubled, complex and sometimes tender romance.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
2.5/5 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) A colorful and baffling experience that's sometimes charming but more often just exhausting.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
2/5 18% Wish Upon (2017) Horror-movie protagonists should know better than to make wishes on mysterious ancient artifacts.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3.5/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) It delivers a real love story with real humor from real people, and the movies can always use more of those.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3.5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Most of Homecoming proceeds according to reliable Marvel formula, with solid but generic direction from Jon Watts.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
2.5/5 78% The Hero (2017) Elliott deserves a truly great movie if he's going to take a victory lap, not this mushy bit of hero worship.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) There's a sense of tired obligation to Despicable Me 3, which runs barely 90 minutes and throws together a handful of haphazard storylines.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/5 79% The Beguiled (2017) Coppola observes the self-destructive tendencies of young (or just immature) women without judgment or titillation, letting her top-notch cast convey the conflicting emotions.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/5 94% Baby Driver (2017) It's like a mediocre crime thriller crossed with several very good music videos.‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
3/5 76% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
2.5/5 86% 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 16% 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 45% 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 68% 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 76% 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 83% 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 88% 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 16% 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 86% 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 54% 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 44% 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 35% 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 82% 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 17% 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