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Josh Modell

Josh Modell
Josh Modell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 87% Amanda Knox (2016) The documentary wants viewers to believe her. That's easy to do because the evidence is clear, but it doesn't make the story itself any less harrowing or fascinating. ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 29, 2016
B 62% Danny Says (2016) It effectively makes the case that popular music would have been considerably different without his enthusiasm and support. ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 28, 2016
C 20% The Reflektor Tapes (2015) Your enjoyment may vary, of course, depending on how seriously you take Arcade Fire's music: If you take it as seriously as the band does, this art project cum electronic press kit might resonate. For everybody else, it'll likely feel unfinished. ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 22, 2015
B 30% Soaked In Bleach (2015) Whether he's way off base or not, Tom Grant is clearly a believer, and the ideas he presents via Soaked In Bleach-as unabashedly one-sided as they are-aren't easily dismissed. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 11, 2015
C+ 66% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) Dark Star probably doesn't do enough for the average viewer, who'll no doubt know Giger mostly (or only) as the man behind the appearance of Ridley Scott's Alien. ‐ AV Club
Posted May 14, 2015
B 36% Misery Loves Comedy (2014) While there's no single, monumental insight here-no a-ha moment that cracks the code of comedy-there are a ton of stories and opinions that comedy nerds should love. ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 23, 2015
B- 53% Champs (2015) Each fighter gets time to tell his story, and each is candid and thoughtful (and in some moments regretful) about their histories. ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 12, 2015
C+ 32% Wild Card (2015) A largely forgettable lark, notable more for its slight diversions from action-movie norms than anything else. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 29, 2015
B 78% Harmontown (2014) Harmontown reveals a man who never seems far from a bleak cliff, and though it tries to present bright, joyous moments in his life, they're nearly always fleeting. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 2, 2014
B+ 91% The Dog (2014) As a portrait of a life lived strangely-and if you asked its subject, perfectly, with no regrets-The Dog is charming. ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 7, 2014
B+ 91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) If you admired The National-and particularly Matt Berninger-before, Mistaken For Strangers will humanize him more than his cryptic lyrics ever could. ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 27, 2014
B+ 96% Particle Fever (2014) A compelling, if sometimes difficult to follow, story. ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 6, 2014
C 58% Jobriath A.D. (2014) Because Jobriath himself was so elusive-there are no archival interviews with him included here, presumably because they don't exist-Jobriath A.D. itself seems elusive. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 30, 2014
D 44% Cold Comes The Night (2014) A crime drama so forgettable it practically erases itself as it runs, Cold Comes The Night has just one real selling point: Bryan Cranston. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 9, 2014
B 85% Spinning Plates (2013) As separate snapshots of three fascinating businesses, it's vivid and engaging. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 24, 2013
C 53% Haunter (2013) The occasionally intriguing, but ultimately middling Haunter is caught in some kind of gauzy haunted-house purgatory between a girl-powered YA story and a ghostly serial-killer mystery. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B 28% Machete Kills (2013) Its tongue is jammed so far in its cheek that it scans, at least in parts, like an Austin Powers movie, albeit one with multiple beheadings and disembowelings. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 10, 2013
D 33% The Brass Teapot (2013) The Brass Teapot tries to force a moralistic, Twilight Zone-ish plot into an indie comedy, a task that proves impossible for first-time feature director Ramaa Mosley. ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 4, 2013
C+ 41% Parker (2013) Though Parker starts off fairly strong, the action gets more predictable as it meanders toward its conclusion. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 25, 2013
B 53% The Mechanic (2011) Statham and Foster play off each other nicely, and director Simon West strikes a playful balance between carnage and conviviality, gore and gregariousness. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 27, 2011
A- 73% Where the Wild Things Are (2009) Spike Jonze has recently said in interviews that his chief goal in adapting Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are was to try to capture the feeling of being 9. By that measure -- by just about any measure, really -- he succeeded wildly. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 15, 2009
C- 28% Gamer (2009) It's clear that Neveldine and Taylor could have come up with something deeper, darker, and better for their third act. Instead, they lean on the easy cheat codes of conventionality, somehow forgetting they're better at exploding them. ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 4, 2009
C- 15% Year One (2009) It's a potentially funny, tricky premise, and in the hands of someone as talented and slightly skewed as writer-director Harold Ramis and a pair of writers from The Office, it should have worked. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 18, 2009
A- 63% Crank 2: High Voltage (2009) Writer-directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have written their own set of action-comedy challenges, and they slam-dunk pretty much every one. ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 17, 2009