Consequence of Sound

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Rating Title/Year Author
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Joe Lipsett If nothing else, Double Tap should help to raise the public awareness of Zoey Deutch's greatness, which is reason enough for the film's existence. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
B- The King (2019) Scout Tafoya The King is perfectly alright if you're looking for a large-scale epic with dozens of extras and fine performances, it just can't help but be Not Chimes At Midnight. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
C+ Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) Matt Melis Neither Strike Back nor Reboot could survive its runtime without this painfully obvious level of self-awareness, but that still doesn't excuse either movie, particularly Reboot, from stretching itself rather thin and winking about a dozen too many times. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990) Cap Blackard Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme is one of those rare experiences in children's programming that is so weird and unique, that despite its many dated qualities and failings, it withstands the test of time where it counts. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
B+ El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Michael Roffman If there's a story to be told, Vince Gilligan wants to tell it, and El Camino is one such story. It's a meditative epilogue for Breaking Bad, a film that feels less like a sequel and more like torn out pages from the original story. Impressive. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
D+ Gemini Man (2019) Blake Goble Gemini Man is like Face/Off without the gonzo energy. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
B- The Addams Family (2019) Michael Pementel The Addams Family delivers the kind of morbid humor that reminds us why we'll always accept the family's invitations. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
C+ Mister America (2019) Blake Goble Mister America aims for the acerbic pitch of a '70s alternative political farce like The Candidate, but the parting feeling is that it's just an overdeveloped ramble. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
D+ Lucy in the Sky (2019) Allison Shoemaker Lucy in the Sky is a vapid, silly, and occasionally insulting movie that wastes its excellent cast. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2019
B+ () Mike Vanderbilt An action-packed, gory siege picture, VFW is the USA Up All Night second feature you always hoped Rhonda Shear would serve up on Friday or Gilbert Gottfried on Saturday. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
A- The Golden Glove (2019) Dan Caffrey The Golden Glove definitely isn't for everyone, and even when divorced from its more transgressive scenes, it's not exactly a pleasant viewing experience. But for those not repulsed, there's a lonely, human heart at its center. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
A The Irishman (2019) Brett Arnold The Irishman is a remarkable achievement that proves the best may yet to come from one of the most essential American filmmakers to ever live. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
B+ Knives Out (2019) Dan Caffrey Knives Out is an effective, entertaining, and contemporary spin on what's no longer a worn-out genre. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
B The Pool (2018) Joe Lipsett The Pool is easily one of the best single location, high concept thrillers of the year. While its social commentary on abortion feels a tad old fashioned, the action sequences and the escalating threats make for a great time at the movies. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
C The Death of Dick Long (2019) Joe Lipsett The Death of Dick Long offers its share of amusing dark comedy, but the film leans too much on Alabama stereotypes and inherently stupid character decisions to advance the plot. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
C+ In the Tall Grass (2019) Dan Caffrey The strong atmospherics and performances aren't quite enough to keep In the Tall Grass from feeling like, well, wandering through a bunch of tall grass. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
B Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Blake Goble For a victory lap, the joke lasts just long enough. Galifianakis delivers a reminder of just what makes his brand of comedy so unique, special, and even a little daring. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
B+ Downton Abbey (2019) Allison Shoemaker The strengths of the series are the strengths of the film. It looks great. It sounds great. If it could, it certainly would smell great (like rain, Earl Grey, green grass, and freshly baked bread.) EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
D Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Scout Tafoya Rambo was always a product of Republican policy, and his sore loser, crybaby, murder fantasy is a daringly accurate reflection of the state of the Republican Party circa 2019. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
D+ Zeroville (2019) Scout Tafoya James Franco taking potshots at Jesus Franco is about as unearned a jab as you'll find outside of the Razzie Awards. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
C- 3 From Hell (2019) Meagan Navarro 3 From Hell seems content to be nothing more than fan service. Despite a fascinating set up, Zombie takes an extravagant U-turn straight back to The Devil's Rejects to try his hand at telling it all over again. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
A- Marriage Story (2019) Joe Lipsett It's not always easy to watch, but Baumbach's refusal to make either wife or husband the villain or the hero is arguably the film's greatest asset. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
B- Just Mercy (2019) Sarah Kurchak Just Mercy celebrates some real-life heroes who are still making a difference. It might not be to everyone's taste, or everyone's politics, but this flawed albeit powerful film is worthy of your time and consideration. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
B- Ford v Ferrari (2019) Joe Lipsett Ford v Ferrari is your dad's new favorite movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
C+ Waves (2019) Joe Lipsett In spite of sensational direction from Trey Edward Shults and raw, emotive performances by Kelvin Harrison, Jr. and Taylor Russell, the polarizing two narrative halves of Waves don't gel to produce a satisfying whole. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
C The Laundromat (2019) Sarah Kurchak Regardless of its seemingly admirable intent and ambition, The Laundromat is not a good film. It's sloppy, and self-indulgent, and in no way worthy of the self-satisfaction it brings to its big conclusion. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
A- Ad Astra (2019) Clint Worthington With a haunting Brad Pitt performance at the center of an existentially arresting personal journey, Ad Astra feels like the boldest, most considered major studio movie we're going to get for a long time. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
B Hustlers (2019) Clint Worthington If nothing else, we get to see Jennifer Lopez command the screen as easily as Ramona does the stage, offering up a seductive awards-worthy performance that makes us remember why she became a movie star in the first place. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
B+ Jojo Rabbit (2019) Joe Lipsett Taika Waititi goes well past the obvious hook of Funny Hitler by delivering a surprisingly emotional and hilarious look at how two children lean on one another to maintain their humanity. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
C Joker (2019) Sarah Kurchak There's probably a lot of fanfiction out there that's far more innovative, provocative, profane, incisive, and effective than Joker. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
C+ Color Out of Space (2010) Sarah Kurchak With its wacky space shit, off-kilter gore, creepy atmospherics, and hammy breakdown, most of which happen all at the same time, Colour Out of Space is, inarguably, one hell of a trip. It's just not a trip that everyone is going to enjoy taking. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
B+ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Joe Lipsett Featuring an uncanny performance by Tom Hanks and an emotionally vulnerable Matthew Rhys, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a wonderfully kind and emotionally rich drama about letting go of the past in order to grow up. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
A- The Lighthouse (2019) Joe Lipsett The Lighthouse is a stunning sophomore effort for Eggers, featuring two exceptional performances by Dafoe and Pattinson and a stunning visual and aural aesthetic. It's an awards season shoe-in and deservedly so. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
A Parasite (2019) Sarah Kurchak There are at least three perfectly good films squeezed into Parasite's 131 minutes. The way Bong Joon-ho weaves them together, without ever slipping into self-indulgence or excess, is nothing short of masterful. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
B- It: Chapter Two (2019) Michael Roffman t: Chapter Two doubles down on the exhausting jump scares and CGI that plagued the 2017 original. Yet for all its faults-and there are many-it's still an enthralling and emotionally affecting piece of blockbuster filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
C- Satanic Panic (2019) Trace Thurman Satanic Panic has a few fleeting moments of inspiration sprinkled throughout its 83 minutes of mediocrity, but it's not enough to salvage what is a bland effort from Stardust's feature directorial debut. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
D+ The Fanatic (2019) Blake Goble 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
C- Angel Has Fallen (2019) Clint Worthington Angel Has Fallen is maybe the least objectionable of the Fallen series, but that's not really saying much, is it? EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
A- Ready or Not (2019) Meagan Navarro Ready or Not skewers classicism and the one-percent with deranged humor and a contagious concept. It's the horror comedy of 2019. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
B+ Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (2019) Irene Monokandilos At its worst, Enter the Florpus, is a hilarious way to spend 71 minutes, and at its best, reminds us that if we just stick to the plot on our search for meaning, we might realize we're not on this spaceship alone. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
C- Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Clint Worthington Linklater's hardly a consistent director, but it's particularly disappointing to see him miss the mark as madly as he does here. Bernadette feels half-hearted in just about every respect. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
B- 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Trace Thurman 47 Meters Down: Uncaged may be a bit slight in the script department and features some cartoonish aquatic beasts, but it delivers non-stop, anxiety-inducing terror once it reaches its halfway point. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
B Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (2018) Michael Pementel From its fantastic blend of wild humor to the topical themes explored, Static Cling is as fun as it is clever. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
C+ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Michael Pementel There's fun to be had in Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, one just has to be willing to search through the cornfields to find it. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
B- The Kitchen (2019) Blake Goble The Kitchen plants a fine heel firmly in the annals of pulp and crime flicks, and comes out packing heat. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
B- Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Clint Worthington Hobbs & Shaw is as self-indulgently silly and giddily earnest as its fellow Fast brethren. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
A- Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Blake Goble 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2019
The Farewell (2019) Clint Worthington It's naturalistic without feeling downbeat, farcical without being goofy, and treats its cultural signposts with a sensitivity and honesty few filmmakers can achieve. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
B- Crawl (2019) Meagan Navarro Crawl is a fast paced, no frills creature feature that brings relentless intensity. This is precisely the type of movie we expect to see at the summer box office. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
C+ The Lion King (2019) Meagan Navarro The Lion King serves as both a striking introduction of a timeless tale for a new generation, but also a puzzling, lifeless duplicate for those who can already quote the original EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019