Consequence of Sound

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Rating Title/Year Author
D () Blake Goble Is Murder Mystery amusing? Not often. Is it intriguing? Not particularly. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
B- I Am Mother (2019) Alex Huntsberger Like any good what-if story, I Am Mother is uncomfortably close to asking "What now?" EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
B+ Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019) Matt Melis Both Dylan and Scorsese cast a spell in Rolling Thunder Revue, one that Dylan fans will gratefully fall under. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
C- Shaft (2019) Mike Vanderbilt Shaft is a missed opportunity, particularly at the chance to comment on how being a "complicated man" has evolved since 1971, and how the world has never simply been black and white. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
B+ Toy Story 4 (2019) Blake Goble 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
C Men in Black: International (2019) Theo Estes Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson's charms can only do so much lifting in a film that falls short everywhere else, be it in story, stakes, or world-building. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
B- The Dead Don't Die (2019) Dominick Suzanne-Mayer The pleasure of The Dead Don't Die lies in Jarmusch's general transparency about his sandbox approach to the zombie movie throughout. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
A- The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Dominick Suzanne-Mayer In Talbot and Fails' San Francisco, even the people you dislike are still your neighbors. You don't just push them out. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
C Dark Phoenix (2019) Michael Roffman Dark Phoenix really is the last stand for the franchise, only the film feels less like a triumphant battle and more like a violent skirmish waged by those who haven't been told the war is over. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
B Always Be My Maybe (2019) Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Always Be My Maybe is a perfectly light concoction for the start of summer, the kind of easy studio comedy that Netflix has had to sustain in the franchise era. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2019
B Rocketman (2019) Blake Goble Rocketman should be considered less as a dramatic re-enactment than as a feat of creative license. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
C+ Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Clint Worthington Godzilla: King of the Monsters is too philosophical to be a good dumb movie, and too dumb to be that much fun. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
A- Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Andrew Bloom Rejoice, hoopleheads! Some of the show's familiar faces are harder to recognize, and some of the old rhythms take a bit of time to reassert themselves, but rest assured - this is still Deadwood. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
C+ Skin (2018) Blake Goble Skin joins a long line of dangerous youth films, and is stronger (and more internal) than most. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
B+ Blinded by the Light (2019) Clint Worthington Chadha's film is not for the cynical; it's too unapologetically sincere for that. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
C Aladdin (2019) Caroline Siede The cast do what they can to find some heart within the stiff material. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
C Brightburn (2019) Dominick Suzanne-Mayer The early scenes carry a different kind of dread, one separate from the alien-with-superpowers variety that Brightburn ultimately embraces as it goes on. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
B+ The Perfection (2018) Alex Huntsberger While The Perfection is ostensibly a thriller, it has more than a little horror in its DNA. Do yourself a favor, and do not watch it alone. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
C- Yesterday (2019) Blake Goble 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. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
A- The Souvenir (2019) Dominick Suzanne-Mayer The Souvenir is a film about making films, but what writer/director Joanna Hogg accomplishes here is something far sharper and more insightful than many movies of the sort. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
B John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Allison Shoemaker It's a thrilling, surprising, often funny film, centered on a terrific performance. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
C The Hustle (2019) Blake Goble 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. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
C+ Charlie Says (2018) Clint Worthington Much like the slow march toward sanity depicted throughout the film, rooting for Charlie Says can often be a frustrating exercise in patience. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
The Ranger (2018) Michael Roffman The Ranger is the type of Friday night rental you're stoked to have found by Saturday morning. Pulpy, sensational, stylish, and merciless, Jenn Wexler shows a ton of promise as a filmmaker, and may even have a potential muse in Chloe Levine. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
C+ Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Pokémon Detective Pikachu actually works for the most part, which feels like a pleasant surprise in and of itself. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
B+ Avengers: Endgame (2019) Dominick Suzanne-Mayer As it unfolds, the film invites you to forget about whatever you came in deciding it would be. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
B Grass is Greener (2019) Dominick Suzanne-Mayer In Greener's view, until those most affected by the War on Drugs are put in a position to directly benefit from legalization, it's not really accomplishing anything at all. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2019
B Little Monsters (2019) Michael Roffman Nyong'o is downright charming, to the point that you wonder how many more genres she can tackle in the years to come. Her comedic timing is on-point and her knack for action is sublime. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
B- Someone Great (2019) Caroline Siede Someone Great is a solid debut for a promising young filmmaker, and a welcome addition to the ever-growing Netflix rom-com canon. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
D+ The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Michael Roffman This is a series that continues to drastically lower the bar with each entry, and The Curse of La Llorona finds the universe close to six feet under. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
B+ Missing Link (2019) Dominick Suzanne-Mayer As with so many Laika films, you'll come for the breathtaking animation, and you'll leave both enchanted and surprised by the big, beating heart beneath it. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
C Little (2019) Alex Huntsberger You can almost hear the gaps in the PG-13 script where the dirtier jokes or swearier words are held back for weaker tea. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Family (2018) Dan Caffrey Leaning into unpredictability might also have meant sacrificing Family's biggest strength - its heart. It might be dripping with soda and slathered in black and white greasepaint. But it's a heart nonetheless. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
C Peterloo (2018) Blake Goble It's not a tragedy of form in any way, but Peterloo is a miscalculation of narrative and intent. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
C Hellboy (2019) Blake Goble [Harbour's] candor, frumpiness, and big-boy gait still manage to leave an impression through the pounds of latex. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
B+ The Brink (2019) Blake Goble The Brink isn't interested in a full tome, but rather in expressing a character and a mindset in short order. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2019
B Shazam! (2019) Clint Worthington Like the '80s Spielberg films to which it's paying clear homage, Shazam! manages to balance its irreverent goofball antics with a surprisingly emotional nucleus. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
B Napszállta (2018) Dominick Suzanne-Mayer This is a film to be digested over time, one built from ideas carrying far greater weight than their specific presentation within. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019
B- Dumbo (2019) Caroline Siede This is Tim Burton's most open-hearted film since Big Fish, and that fundamental sweetness allows Dumbo to occasionally coalesce into something greater than the sum of its parts. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
D The Dirt (2019) Dan Caffrey Despite the long wait, The Dirt is nothing more than karaöke Crüe. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
C The Highwaymen (2019) Randall Colburn The Highwaymen is most interesting in the all-too-brief moments when Hamer and Gault's legacy is aligned with that of the criminals they're chasing. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
B The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Blake Goble The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley offers tidy, compelling, and continued proof of Gibney's skills in the art of delineation. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
A- Pet Sematary (2019) Dan Caffrey While the changes to the source material are guaranteed to polarize some King fans, Pet Sematary bucks the remake trap of simply paying homage to an iconic piece of horror. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
B- () Randall Colburn The Day Shall Come remains a riveting watch, if only for Morris' deft, lightning-fast pace and the cast's mastery of his language. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
B+ Good Boys (2019) Dan Caffrey Even if the rapid-fire pace of the jokes keeps a tiny handful of them from landing, the film gets bonus points for not being afraid to get emotional. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
B- The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story (2019) Randall Colburn The Boy Band Con is functional and effective in exploring one of the most influential figures in modern music. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
B- Teen Spirit (2018) Michael Roffman Simply put, Elle Fanning is Teen Spirit. This is a performance piece, nothing more and nothing less, and those invested in seeing Fanning soar in her career have every reason to watch. She's become the most formidable actress of her generation. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
B+ The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Randall Colburn The Art Of Self-Defense is a singular work, brimming with ideas, by a budding visionary with a hell of a lot to say. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
B () Dan Caffrey The juxtaposition between Peep at home as a kid, and a not-much-older Peep cast out in front of the world, is both fascinating and heartbreaking. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
A- Adopt a Highway (2019) Michael Roffman Rather wisely, Marshall-Green simply follows Hawke as he curiously interacts with the world around him, observing its range of quirks, novelties, and many walks of life. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019