491 articles published since March 17, 2012
About Josh Bell
Josh Bell is a freelance writer and movie/TV critic based in Las Vegas. He's the former film editor of Las Vegas Weekly and has written about movies and pop culture for Vulture, Polygon, Inverse, Film Racket, Crooked Marquee and more. With comedian Jason Harris, he co-hosts the podcast Awesome Movie Year. Follow him on Twitter at @signalbleed and on Facebook at Josh Bell Hates Everything.
Birth/Rebirth is a twisted story about motherhood, with two seemingly opposite protagonists who are both invested in a little girl's resurrection.
Director Sophie Barthes offers a strikingly designed future world, but The Pod Generation's storytelling is never as compelling as its design sense.
Director Randall Park's Shortcomings retains the acerbic wit of Adrian Tomine's graphic novel. Here's CBR's review.
Even when Sympathy for the Devil's narrative falters, Nicolas Cage's enjoyably bonkers turn as a mysterious carjacker is always mesmerizing to watch.
Even when the plotting gets a bit dicey, Only Murders in the Building is so full of amusing, well-drawn characters that it's always entertaining.
Harley Quinn's fourth season continues to deliver rewarding character development, clever world-building, and an appealing cast. Here's CBR's review.
Final Cut director Michel Hazanavicius faithfully replicates the original movie's plot and characters, but the result is fairly bland.
Full Circle continually throws in new twists and reveals new bits of backstory, tightening the complex web of connections among the characters.
The Australian psychological thriller Run Rabbit Run is all about trauma, but it doesn't offer any rewarding new approach to familiar themes.
There's not much to the murder mystery in Maggie Moore(s), but star Jon Hamm carries the movie with his affable, charming screen presence.
Boots Riley packs in a lot of political activism and magical-realist absurdity, making I'm a Virgo unwieldy but compelling. Here's CBR's Review.
The blunt, obvious storytelling holds Jagged Mind back from being truly scary or affecting, but has some strong, sporadic moments.
At its best, The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster uses its horror elements to highlight and expand on the social issues its characters face.
There's no mystery to solve on Peacock's Based on a True Story, just two terrible people desperately exploiting the victims of a psychopath.
Director and co-writer Kurtis David Harder toys with the audience in a thrilling and clever way that makes Influencer fascinating to watch.
Sanctuary plays with audience assumptions as it reveals the main characters' dynamic, continuing to defy expectations for its entire runtime.
Netflix's XO, Kitty is appealing and fun, and the fast-paced half-hour episodes are easy to binge, with frequent enticing cliffhangers.
Mulligan isn't quite as funny as other Fey-Carlock shows, but it makes a promising start that could eventually land it alongside the duo's best work.
BlackBerry director Matt Johnson strains to bring comedic absurdity to a fairly mundane -- if high-profile -- story of tech-industry implosion.
From Black's story unfolds slowly and tediously, but the filmmakers don't fill the empty space with character development or atmosphere.