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Josh Bell

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Palm Springs (2020) Samberg and Milioti make that burgeoning romance feel genuine, even in the midst of such a bizarre situation.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
77% The Beach House (2020) The methodical building of tension is mostly effective, and the gross-out horrors of the second half are viscerally unnerving.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
81% The Old Guard (2020) Rather than explore the ennui of its immortal characters, the movie just turns them into a knock-off superhero team.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
91% The Outpost (2020) The result is just as empty as those civilian platitudes that the characters repeatedly mock.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2020
D+ 10% Force of Nature (2020) Just a quick and cheap collection of shoot-outs and yelling.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
52% Four Kids and It (2020) The kids' dedication to this hideous beast is as inexplicable as its apparent enduring U.K. pop-culture appeal.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
2/5 64% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Ferrell and McAdams barely even attempt Icelandic accents, and the movie is full of jokes based on Icelandic stereotypes.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
3/5 73% In Bright Axiom (2019) The narrative sections effectively convey the surreal, dreamlike quality of the game, and it's easy to see how people would have eagerly immersed themselves in the world that Hull and his collaborators created.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
89% Two Heads Creek (2019) As blunt as the political commentary is, it never gets in the way of the humor or the action, and Two Heads Creek works perfectly well as a ridiculous horror movie.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
48% My Spy (2020) It's too violent and dark at times (at one point a severed head flies across the screen) to work as kid-friendly entertainment, but the action isn't particularly exciting or well-staged.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2020
42% Wasp Network (2019) The environments and the stars look great, but they're stuck in a movie that doesn't seem to know what purpose they serve.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
83% Mr. Jones (2020) Holland has plenty of experience making socially conscious films, and she gives Mr. Jones the sweep of an important historical drama, even if the content isn't as compelling. ‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
70% 7500 (2020) At heart, 7500 is just a pulpy thriller, and in its best moments it delivers on that kind of hold-your-breath suspense that places the audience right alongside the characters in danger.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
No Score Yet Tainted (2020) It would have been better off spending more time punching and kicking, and less time lost in thought.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
D 0% Elvis from Outer Space (2020) The special effects look like they were created on a classroom computer circa 2004, and there are, of course, no actual Elvis songs in the movie.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
C- No Score Yet Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash (2020) It's tacky and self-aggrandizing, while conveying nothing about what made Skynyrd's music so brilliant in the first place.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
C+ 0% Daddy Issues (2020) Datnow is charming, but the movie is shapeless and inconsistent.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
C- 60% Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B & B Robbery (2020) It's tough to imagine tween audiences having the patience for this annoyingly chipper, choppily edited and clumsily acted attempt to speak to them on their level.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
D 0% WrestleMassacre (2020) An actual pro wrestling match would feature more coherent writing, better acting and a more satisfying outcome.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
B 88% The Short History of the Long Road (2020) It's a quiet, contemplative story that offers no harsh judgments, just the genuine ordeal of growing up and coming to terms with the past.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
2.5/5 72% The King of Staten Island (2020) Much of the movie's appeal of comes down to how charming audiences find its star, and while Davidson is earnest and vulnerable, he's just not that funny here.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
9% Artemis Fowl (2020) Artemis Fowl is full of busy-looking effects that signify nothing, serving only to distract from the numerous dropped plot elements and inconsistent characters.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) That narrative is meandering and overextended across a bloated 154-minute running time, shifting from a meditation on nostalgia and regret into a chaotically staged action thriller, with plenty of grandiose pontificating along the way.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
48% Dreamland (2020) Rather than create an immersive world, McDonald just throws a lot of random, inexplicable elements together.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
49% Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) It features passionate love scenes, intense images of violence and heart-wrenching emotional moments. It's also often painfully melodramatic and hopelessly predictable despite depicting a (mostly) true story. ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
69% Becky (2020) The pacing is brisk, the makeup effects are effectively stomach-churning, and the directors come up with some creative shot compositions, especially in the tense stand-offs between Becky and Dominick.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
92% The Vast of Night (2020) The stylish filmmaking and charismatic stars make this breakout indie success worthy of the hype.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
65% The Lovebirds (2020) Feels like a small-scale movie trying too hard to fit the blockbuster mode of its influences -- and coming up short.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
No Score Yet Last Moment of Clarity (2020) High-minded allusions aside, this is a forgettable straight-to-video thriller doing its best to capitalize on Weaving's recently raised profile.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
C+ 67% Black Ops (2020) Paton plays with time loops in an occasionally ingenious way, but the characters never develop distinct personalities, and the action is often hard to follow.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
B- 82% Debt Collectors (2020) Adkins' growing legion of fans will enjoy getting more of the same, and newcomers will get a solid sampler of what Adkins and Johnson have to offer.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
C No Score Yet Ouija Shark (2020) At least the filmmakers understand how dumb their premise is.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
B+ 100% I Will Make You Mine (2020) Chen makes this movie her own with sharp attention to character detail, gentle humor, and a potent mix of hopefulness and melancholy.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
D 0% Girls Just Wanna Have Blood (2020) The puntastic title is the only clever thing about this painful, interminable horror comedy.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
C- 17% Survive the Night (2020) There's virtually no suspense in the rote hostage drama, which, contrary to the title, takes place over a night and much of the following morning.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
No Score Yet Valiant (2019) A watchable, well-crafted film that will appeal to Golden Knights fans who want to relive or memorialize the team's improbable rise to stardom.‐ Eat More Art
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
3.5/5 89% Jezebel (2019) Infused with real-life experience and a sense of place, showing the authentic rhythms of Vegas life beyond the Strip.‐ Eat More Art
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
No Score Yet An Irish Story: This is My Home (2020) These guys are jovial and genuine, and it's easy to root for them as they set out on this logistical nightmare of a journey.‐ Eat More Art
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
95% Z (2019) Christensen captures the bland menace of seemingly placid suburbia, where the wholesome nuclear family hides dark secrets.‐ Eat More Art
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
C+ 64% Castle in the Ground (2019) Takes on the opioid epidemic with grim-faced seriousness and occasional poignancy, but can't keep its focus on the emotional lives of its main characters.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
50% Evil Little Things (2020) The best horror anthologies draw from the traditions of vintage comic books or radio dramas, but Evil Little Things barely even gets the structure of those stories right.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
92% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2020) A grimy exploitation movie trying too hard to seem respectable.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
3.5/5 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) As a coming-of-age story, How to Build a Girl doesn't break any new ground, but it's a clever and accessible gateway to Moran's brand of brash feminist humor.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
50% Arkansas (2020) Fans of Duke's various influences will find a lot to enjoy here, even if it's a bit watered down.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
67% The Flood (2019) In the end, The Flood isn't quite successful as drama, and it isn't quite successful as social commentary, either.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
58% All Day and a Night (2020) Somewhere in here is a story about a young man coming to terms with his family legacy and creating a better future for his son, but it's buried under the various gangster cliches.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
C+ 74% The Wretched (2020) More successful as a calling card for a mainstream horror directing assignment than as an original creation.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
3/5 85% Soundwave (2018) Ben is basically a superhero, and the movie is a promising introduction to his further adventures.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
3.5/5 93% Bad Education (2019) The real people and their real schemes are fascinating enough that Bad Education doesn't need to try hard to dazzle the audience.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
D No Score Yet Abominable (2020) The plot (involving lots of "triangulating" of communication equipment) is incoherent, the dialogue is often hard to hear, the character motivations are nonsensical, and the yeti is more laughable than scary.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020