Blake Goble

Blake Goble
Blake Goble's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Consequence of Sound
Publications: Consequence of Sound

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
D+ 19% The Fanatic (2019) It's a credit to Travolta's gamesmanship and goodwill that Moose is a sad character. But a good actor can't make up for a lot of empty-headed ideas and lukewarm intrigue. Like the Hollywood it tries to lampoon, The Fanatic comes across as shallow. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
B- 21% The Kitchen (2019) The Kitchen plants a fine heel firmly in the annals of pulp and crime flicks, and comes out packing heat. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
A- 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It's madness, inspired, thorny, and ultimately bittersweet. A remembrance by way of magical thinking. Tarantino's done it before, and thank heavens Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood offers something new with a lot of old props. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
C+ 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) It's a sequel full of more that still feels like less. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
D 45% Murder Mystery (2019) Is Murder Mystery amusing? Not often. Is it intriguing? Not particularly. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
B+ 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) While the novelty will never be the same as it was the first time 24 years ago, curiosity and invention continue to be displayed in full force in the Toy Story movies. How's this for praise: I left smiling. And that really counts, sometimes. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
B 89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman should be considered less as a dramatic re-enactment than as a feat of creative license. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
C+ 76% Skin (2019) Skin joins a long line of dangerous youth films, and is stronger (and more internal) than most. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
C- 63% Yesterday (2019) This is a Beatles commercial, plain and simple. And look, we're not arguing with the product. We're just saying the advertising is a little tacky. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
C 14% The Hustle (2019) While the movie's a letdown in the remake and modernization departments, it's at least a modest success in terms of ebullient talent and frothy farce. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
C 65% Peterloo (2019) It's not a tragedy of form in any way, but Peterloo is a miscalculation of narrative and intent. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
C 17% Hellboy (2019) [Harbour's] candor, frumpiness, and big-boy gait still manage to leave an impression through the pounds of latex. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
B+ 84% The Brink (2019) The Brink isn't interested in a full tome, but rather in expressing a character and a mindset in short order. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2019
B 77% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley offers tidy, compelling, and continued proof of Gibney's skills in the art of delineation. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
C 85% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) The cultural insights and Kamkwamba's hard-luck ingenuity are both absolutely worth a movie, so it's a shame that The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind isn't a better one. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
B+ 94% Transit (2019) Transit is fascinated with identity and the experiences of wartime, and it's a humanistic take with shades of Hammett, Huston, and yes, Kafka. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
B 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) What starts as a fairly stock sword-and-slither adventure emerges into a tale of putting-money-on-the-table magic with gob-smacking sights. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
B 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Joe Cornish, the genre geek behind Attack the Block, ably relishes in the film's goofy ideas and good-natured quirk. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
D+ 31% Io (2019) IO is just not very riveting, character or plot-wise. And that's saying something when the fate of the planet, the greatest human drama of all, hangs in the balance. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019
C 34% Welcome to Marwen (2018) The one immutable bit of praise that Welcome to Marwen deserves is in the CGI department. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
C+ 70% The Mule (2018) The Mule is a ruminative effort. Eastwood, 60 years on, can still carry a star vehicle. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
C 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) It's the kind of film where its successes are hard-fought, and it struggles to bring something new under the sun, trees, and other assorted nature. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
C+ 78% Green Book (2018) Green Book means so well, and admittedly, it just gets by on its leads and its good humor. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
C 63% Outlaw King (2018) In its odd way, Outlaw King is a movie that is pro-fast-forward-to-the-good-parts. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
B 92% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) Neville, for the most part, captures everything with a giddy cave-hunter's mentality. He's able to show the ins and outs of what it takes to make a movie on the fly. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
B+ 83% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Perhaps the asynchronous editing will take a moment to key into for the modern viewer. But go with Welles, and you will see wonders. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
D 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) A pricey, showy presentation can't make up for a bargain story in Bohemian Rhapsody. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
B+ 97% The Hate U Give (2018) Starr's struggles of identity, of truth, of justice, of adolescence and womanhood capture the tear-filled feelings of daily American crisis. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
C- 27% Night School (2018) All around, Lee, Haddish, and Hart feel like they're coasting. This is a quickie fall comedy. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
A 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman goes all in and quickly pulls you onto its side. Call it propaganda, but it's absolutely on the right side of history. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
C 73% Christopher Robin (2018) Forster never really mines the actor or the heavily stitched-together screenplay for more than mannered cliche. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
D- No Score Yet Father of the Year (2018) This film is all easy beats, predictive familiarities, and absolutely zero heart, soul, or silliness anywhere to be found. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
B 80% White Fang (Croc-Blanc) (2018) The heart is ultimately stirred, and the eyes often pleased, by this new White Fang. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
B- 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) In spite of Three Identical Strangers' unpromising beginnings, Tim Wardle's 'five years in the making' documentary eventually enthralls. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
B 98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Won't You Be My Neighbor? plainly - as if any other style would do - articulates what made Fred Rogers such a big deal, and in turn, what made him so beloved. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
94% Pumping Iron (1976) Pumping Iron is more or less the first proper introduction to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not the person, though. No, the persona. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
C- 38% Life of the Party (2018) Once Life of the Party accepts itself as something broad and silly, it goes down a lot easier for everybody. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
B 38% Anon (2018) Holes, stiff formalities, and a dithering story can be forgiven when Anon often feels so thoughtful and even compelling. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
B 27% The Week Of (2018) Sure, there's the usual screeching and shtickiness and product placement, but the flick is also surprisingly easy-going, capturing the nervous energy that comes with weddings. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
B- 96% Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018) Zimny does the smartest thing a music documentarian can do: he lets the songs breathe, and speak for the artist. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
D+ 17% The Outsider (2018) The Outsider is Nick, and perhaps that's the film's most fatal flaw. We're never allowed near the guy, and Leto's not the type to draw you in or emote. He's too alien. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
A 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) The script feels like a great writers-room comedy, where only the leanest and meanest bits stay, and the most startling and intriguing ideas persist. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
A 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Zvyagintsev has crafted another can't-miss portrait of apathy, the banality and ease of meanness, and a plaint on the Russian state's loveless people, as it were. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
D+ 23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) The 15:17 to Paris is too unfocused, too hard to take seriously, and too short to really get invested in it. It's an Eastwood misfire. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
A- 100% Paddington 2 (2018) The message is there: be kind unto others, and they'll be kind unto you - and a dollop of marmalade doesn't hurt either. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
B 88% David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017) It transforms and sturdies itself into a nice bit of remembrance for one last outburst of creativity in the life of a great artist. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
B- 88% The Post (2018) Spielberg's all about news travelling fast, and to see him direct so jazzily is an unexpected treat. It's the right idea, even if the result doesn't quite feel so. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
B- 96% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) It's a testament to Carrey's still-polarizing stardom that this film gains its manic mileage. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
B 60% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Branagh doesn't seem to want to be the defining take on Christie's procedural genius. He just seeks an amusing and playful one, and it works. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
A 85% The Square (2017) Navigating the nexus of hype, commerce, ego, and bullshit that drives the modern art scene, The Square is almost too perfect in its cunning simplicity. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017