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Josh Bell

Josh Bell is the film editor for Las Vegas Weekly, where he's been writing movie and TV reviews since 2002. He's also written about movies for The Dissolve, LA Weekly, Film Racket and other outlets. Find more from him at joshbellhateseverything.com.

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  • Screen

    Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

    The action is rote, the special effects are surprisingly poor and the character interactions are only occasionally entertaining.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

    Like too many prestige TV shows, the seven-episode limited series is basically a feature film dragged out over multiple episodes.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

    The title character is the kind of role writer/director Greta Gerwig might have played a decade ago.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

    So far neither captures the excitement and creativity of the best Marvel movies (or comic books).

  • Screen

    Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

    Part of the problem is the general fustiness of Poirot’s adventures, which are often more like word problems than narratives.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

    The story takes place during two eras, both of which filmmaker Todd Haynes re-creates with the look of movies that were released contemporaneously.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

    At its best, it’s a smart, cynical high school satire, but at its worst it’s merely cynical.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

    Although the inexperienced cast and extensive improvisation give the movie a gritty naturalism, it isn’t depressing or pessimistic.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

    Director Taika Waititi gets to play with the established MCU format a bit, without deviating significantly from what Marvel movies do best.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

    The six-episode show gradually questions its own narrative integrity, turning into a story about the unknowability of events whose participants have conflicting views on the truth.