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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.

Story Archive

  • Noise

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Since January 1998, Laurie Steele has been one of the local music scene’s most dedicated supporters.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    Returning to the Palms, LVFF 2018 offers talked-about indie films shorts programs, animation, student films, parties and more.

  • Screen

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Solo: A Star Wars Story opens Valleywide on May 25.

  • Screen

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Movie screens are becoming more like TVs, and robots will serve you frozen yogurt.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    The band has also put together an anniversary album, set for release on May 5.

  • Screen

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    From Avengers: Infinity War to Incredibles 2, we’ve got you covered during the big screen’s hottest season.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    “After Rogue One, I have tremendous faith in Disney’s ability to make a prequel story compelling.”

  • Noise

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    Longtime Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton, who recently stepped away from live performances for health reasons, seemed energetic and upbeat while performing the final three songs.

  • Noise

    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Asking how many in the crowd were aged 27 to 30, Maynard James Keenean pointed out that they've waited roughly half their lives for a new APC album.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    A Perfect Circle, Judas Priest and more.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Chris Janson, Chris Young, Little Big Town, Old Dominion and more.

  • Screen

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    This year’s Nevada Women’s Film Festival feted talented women both in front of and behind the camera.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    The film finds him purchasing a home in Gary, Indiana, that is the site of an alleged demon infestation.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

    Most of the movie’s cast is local, and veteran character actor Lorenzo Lamas plays a military general.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

    The people in charge are using their power for good.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

    “There’s a lot of things that you can draw from the experience of just those quiet nights alone with your kid.”

  • Screen

    Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

    T, Tonya, Call Me by Your Name and more.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

    Practically two-thirds of the movie involves the mission to rescue a tertiary supporting character.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

    The film begins with a baby getting shot in the head, and things don’t get more pleasant from there.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

    The bravery of the real soldiers is buried under a mountain of hokey sentiment and rah-rah bluster.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

    The story’s told from the nostalgic perspective of a teenager discovering his sexuality and experiencing his first love.

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

    In 2015, Paramount and CBS sued the makers of a Star Trek fan film, leading to a set of guidelines for fan filmmakers.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

    Anyone who discovered COC at the band’s popular height should be satisfied with this effective return to the familiar.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

    While some of the historical details are fascinating, the crime drama around them is tedious and tiresome in any era.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

    Tom Hanks plays Ben Bradlee, a born newspaperman whose only instinct is to publish the Pentagon Papers.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

    Despite its title, it’s not really about Gianni Versace. It’s about his killer.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

    It’s built around a far-fetched high concept that gets sillier and more convoluted as the movie progresses.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

    Margot Robbie’s Tonya is a working-class girl with none of the financial or familial advantages of her figure-skating competitors.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

    From Avengers to Solo and beyond.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018

    The band played 17 songs in 135 minutes and covered AC/DC, Alice Cooper and Queen.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

    “Hopefully we’ll be a huge hit, and they’ll open up the purse and we can come to Vegas and do all of our things.”

  • Screen

    Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

    With jokes about strippers, quickie weddings and niche conventions, the show doesn’t have an original take on Vegas.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

    Ryan Murphy is known for pushing the envelope. Not here.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

    The high concept is rendered more or less irrelevant for large stretches of the movie.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

    Jessica Chastain’s Molly Bloom is a prime Sorkin protagonist, a type-A overachiever in both academics and athletics.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

    It sounds like the storyline for a B-movie, not a sensitive drama with a real shot at winning a bunch of Oscars.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

    The movie’s real villain is ruthless billionaire J. Paul Getty, who in 1973 flatly refused to pay any money for the return of his grandson.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

    The story plays out like an action-fantasy Breakfast Club.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

    What unstead The Americans on Josh Bell’s annual list?

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

    The slick songs might eventually win audiences over, but only because they’re too worn out to resist.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

    The movie’s best set piece comes more than two hours in, during a climactic battle on a mining planet covered in red salt.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

    The title character is a kind-hearted, nature-loving, non-confrontational bull.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

    Justin Timberlake is completely out of place as the brainy, analytical Mickey.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

    The early episodes focus on warmed-over showbiz satire alongside the still limber Van Damme kicking ass.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

    Porgs, Vulptices, Fathiers and more.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

    The Room is one of the worst movies ever made … or maybe one of the best bad movies.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

    Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier’s fourth feature is his best.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

    From Gary Allan to Jamey Johnson to Alabama and beyond.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

    The nine tracks include a couple of covers and a reworked song from his old bluegrass band The SteelDrivers.

  • A&E

    Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

    The soul influence extended to older favorites, with the horn section augmenting “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” and “Since U Been Gone."