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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.

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  • Screen

    Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016

    This is the result of Beatty's 40-plus years, on and off, spent trying to make a movie about Howard Hughes.

  • Screen

    Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

    This time around they’re looking for a bigger score.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

    Also, the melodies are catchier and the rhythms are tighter than they have been in a long time.

  • Screen

    Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

    A few years after the massively successful Frozen, Disney's back in the animated princess business.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

    Miles Teller plays Pazienza, a brash, confident guy from working-class Providence, Rhode Island.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

    Street Cat is really about the life of Bob’s owner, played by Luke Treadaway.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

    From Mad-Eye Moody to ... Garrick Ollivander?!

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

    Nothing resonates like watching Harry, Ron and Hermione come of age, but this movie is by nature more of a thrill ride than an emotional journey.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

    Like Broad City, you'll want to binge on this.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

    Writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig puts a personal spin on the American teen film.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016

    Far more uncomfortable than the brief moment of violence is the slow-motion train wreck leading up to it.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016

    The movie splits into three segments depicting the life and struggles of its introverted lead character.

  • TV

    Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016

    Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery stars as a small-time thief and grifter.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016

    At first, Ove’s grumpiness is endearing.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016

    Like all Marvel superhero movies, it's entertaining and fun even when it’s formulaic and a bit underwhelming.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016

    Its bright colors and poppy music will amuse kids while likely putting adults into a sugar coma.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016

    For a movie about a famous pacifist, it's remarkably gruesome.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

    "This is a massive stage, a massive show, the way rock music was meant to be played.”

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

    Netflix’s horror selection is full of bargain-basement obscurities. Here are some worth watching.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

    Everyone involved, including star Tom Hanks and returning series director Ron Howard, is just going through the motions.

  • Noise

    Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

    Gaga still lurches from one genre to another, sometimes within the same song.

  • Noise

    Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

    Her voice sounded strong, but she’s still finding her footing as a live performer, figuring out the balance between the music and the conceptual set pieces.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

    The true story of the long libel case regarding Holocaust denial is a fascinating legal and historical milestone.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

    It plays like a Chevy Chase comedy from the '90s, but even Chevy would have known to stay away.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

    Naturally, he punches and kicks a bunch of people.

  • Screen

    Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

    The B-movie legend leaves behind dozens of films and a legacy of support and collaboration with the local community.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

    It might sound odd to call Prophets of Rage a politically conscious nostalgia act, but that’s essentially what the group is.

  • Screen

    Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

    Hart turns every one of his rich person’s problems into a reflection on his own insecurities.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

    The whole thing is probably worth seeing just to hear Chris O’Dowd say “mascotery” in his Irish brogue.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

    Director Andrea Arnold captures a striking look at American life on the margins with some beautiful cinematography.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

    The action is surrounded by increasingly far-fetched and clumsily delivered exposition.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

    From Thor at the Bus Top to a Nic Cage thriller.

  • Screen

    Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

    As the monster takes its more familiar shape, it looks more dangerous and evil.

  • Screen

    Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

    The residents of one small French town attempting to make their way to safety as the German army marches across the countryside.

  • Screen

    Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

    Rae gives a star-making performance as a somewhat aimless and, yes, insecure woman who’s not entirely sure how she feels about her job and her boyfriend.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

    It's a conventional mystery with a conventional outcome.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

    Meet a suburban couple with a nice house, two kids and money to waste on destroying each other.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

    The film is powerful, but lacks the artistry of a movie like 12 Years a Slave.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

    Martina McBride’s vocals were stellar, effortlessly reminding the audience why she’s a country legend.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

    J.J. Abrams and crew have come up with a somber, thoughtful and sometimes pretentious meditation on the nature of consciousness, along with Wild West gunfights.

  • TV

    Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

    The legendary director's new Amazon project is a television series by only the loosest possible definition.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

    Disney’s new family-friendly drama meticulously follows the beats of the inspirational sports movie.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

    This is possibly the worst movie in the veteran director’s uneven career.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

    Sharlto Copley gives what may be his first performance as a normal human being.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

    For fans who find even the footnotes worthwhile, there’s something to appreciate.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

    Cute trumps weird as the filmmaker of adult fare like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" aims for the family.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

    Mac is back—now with more violence and sex appeal, fitting in well with CBS' low-ambition crime dramas.

  • TV

    Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

    Like last season’s ABC drama Quantico, Designated Survivor opens with far too much complicated plotting.

  • TV

    Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

    Roger Murtaugh isn't the only one getting too old for this you-know-what.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

    Zellweger is still immensely likable as Bridget, but her antics aren't as endearing as they were 15 years ago.