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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, Aug. 17, 2016

    The filmmakers amp up the violence and focus on the revenge story.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016

    There's just enough comedy to entice the audience while treating the true story it’s based on with appropriate seriousness.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016

    In a bleak landscape, a pair of outlaw brothers and a weary lawman do what they can to bring a little sanity to their hardscrabble existence.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

    Meryl Streep plays the famously bad singer.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

    It's a God debate, in veggie form.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

    It's pleasant—and forgettable.

  • Screen

    Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016

    The film focuses on a French Red Cross volunteer in Poland after World War II who discovers nuns at a nearby convent have been forcibly impregnated by Russian soldiers.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016

    It's an ensemble piece with nearly a dozen main characters, telling origin stories for half of them.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016

    The film shows how an autistic man learned to communicate with others via his obsession with Disney animated movies.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016

    An adaptation of French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved 1943 children’s book.

  • Screen

    Thursday, July 28, 2016

    At most, it’s Slightly Imperfect Moms.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    As an action hero, Bourne is as effective as ever. As a character, though, he probably should have been allowed to stay off the grid.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    A movie about challenging conventional wisdom eventually succumbs to just that.

  • Screen

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    The film takes a long time to get beyond ABC Family levels of teen drama.

  • Screen

    Friday, July 22, 2016

    It’s just like a Star Trek episode—in only the best way.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Our list starts with Shinzon. But who took the top spot?

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Audiences just looking for a handful of jump moments might find the horror flick satisfactory.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    This movie may test the patience of even the most ardent Ab Fab fans.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Compared to much of what Hollywood has been churning out this summer, the South Korean blockbuster is high-quality entertainment.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    It turns out to be more Nicholas Sparks than Wong Kar-wai.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    It's easily the worst one yet, a lazy, unfocused, cluttered mess.

  • Noise

    Sunday, July 17, 2016

    During a stripped-down, mostly acoustic segment, the trio delivered a lovely version of hit “Travelin’ Soldier.”

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    The remake features strong comedy with an impressively talented cast, but eventually ends up overwhelmed by the demands of its large-scale action storyline.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    It doesn’t offer much of a twist on the familiar high-school setting, or even on the idea that teachers and administrators are despicable.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    With Outlaws and Angels, the Vegas native has a burgeoning career as a filmmaker.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    No amount of style can compensate for the aimless ugliness of the story.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    It's already the highest-grossing homegrown movie of all time in New Zealand.

  • Screen

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    Has an undercover agent in a movie ever gotten in just deep enough?

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    The drawn-out, plodding miniseries stretches every one of its meager strengths beyond its breaking point.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Basing a movie on a Craigslist ad leaves a lot of room for embellishment.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    It’s a solid summer time-passer as eager to please as an adorable dog wagging its tail.

  • Noise

    Monday, July 4, 2016

    If anyone missed Tyler’s usual bandmates, they didn’t show it, and the singer himself commanded the stage effortlessly on his own.

  • Screen

    Thursday, June 30, 2016

    At this rate, the next sequel might turn out to be a genuinely good movie.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Legend is superfluous, an unnecessary addition to the long line of Tarzan stories.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Swiss Army Manturns into a Michel Gondry-style whimsical musing on the meaning of life, punctuated by gross-out jokes.

  • Screen

    Friday, June 24, 2016

    Independence Day probably doesn’t deserve to be as beloved as it is, but Resurgence is unlikely to inspire anywhere near the same devotion.

  • Screen

    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    It’s a fascinating piece of little-known Civil War lore that, for an hour or so, makes for a solid historical drama.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    The Showtime dramedy comes from Almost Famous writer-director Cameron Crowe.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    For a few minutes, Three is as kinetic and exciting as any of director Johnnie To’s best-known work. ...

  • Print

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    Local cosplayer and spokesmodel Vegas PG was on the floor showing off her impressively accurate Power Girl outfit.

  • Screen

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    It's a sort of half-parody, although Franco and his collaborators have trouble balancing the humor with a level of seriousness.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Nearly everything about the movie hits the right marks, but never goes beyond that.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Around half the songs on the album still end up in the mushy mid-tempo middle ground that has been the Chili Peppers’ standard mode for years now.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    The Rock ends up as the comedic highlight of the film.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    The fest showcased another strong selection of features (five of them locally connected) and short films.

  • Screen

    Monday, June 13, 2016

    It’s rarely obvious or predictable, and that’s more than can be said for most shows on CBS.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    Fans who welcomed the band back on 2012's Not Your Kind of People will find plenty to like here.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    A plodding, drawn-out story with momentary excitement.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    The worst of the comedy comes from Julianne Moore giving a rare bad performance.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    All the visual sleight of hand can’t distract from the movie’s core stupidity.