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Randall Colburn

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 40% Equalizer 2 (2018) The Equalizer 2 never comes close to the delicious highs of like-minded flicks like Taken or John Wick, but Fuqua does improve upon the sloppy, poorly lit squabbles of the original.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
C- 20% How It Ends (2018) It's always just a bit too easy to see the writer's hand at work, which serves to undercut immersion and identification.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
B 53% The First Purge (2018) Here, with the government a cartoonishly evil cabal, the only hope is to embrace one's community, to make a difference on a local scale. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
B 51% Superfly (2018) Where the original presented a gritty, often bleak portrait of societal and institutional racism, X ushers it into a realm of pure, gilded fantasy.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
B- 59% Hotel Artemis (2018) There's plenty to like here, as Pearce has clearly thought through this world down to the finest details. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
D 0% Dark Crimes (2018) There is nearly nothing subtle about Dark Crimes. Not in its blunt title, nor in its heavy-handed script or flashy, unbalanced performances.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
B- 71% Kodachrome (2018) You know the characters, the beats, and the general arc. You know how it will end before the first act concludes, and that's fine. The journey's pleasant enough.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2018
D+ 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) This is, by and large, forgettable cinema, the kind that production company Blumhouse has a long history of pumping out in between its tentpoles.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B- 95% Sorry to Bother You (2018) It's a mess, but a glorious one, the kind of ambitious, unapologetic project that's most notable for its perspective.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
B+ 94% First Reformed (2018) In First Reformed, depression arises from one's lack of impact, whether that be through inactivity or a lack of tangible results.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
A- 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary's horror functions on multiple levels. What we see is undoubtedly terrifying, but it's how we see it that truly distinguishes the film.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
B- 83% Blockers (2018) Blockers, despite the star wattage of its adult characters, is much better suited for teens than adults.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) It's a crackerjack premise, if only because it fundamentally alters the fabric of the traditional horror template.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
D 18% Death Wish (2018) There's something distinctly odious about a storyteller exploiting both a city's tragic reality and a country's debate about firearms to make a film that thrives on violence.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
B 71% The Ritual (2017) The Ritual is rich, meaty horror that offers up a gripping balance of psychological terror and physical revulsion. Your mileage on its monster, though, may vary.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
C 17% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) It's Lost in 105 minutes-an unfolding array of neat, amusing, and uncanny ideas that drift into the ether once the writers realize they don't know how to end this thing and should probably look to their forebears. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
C 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) Robitel and Whannel are still too bound to the franchise here to make something truly original, but The Last Key will make you grip your armrest.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
C+ 53% Spaceship (2016) Alex Taylor's odd, dreamy film slowly comes into its own, due in large part to the director and writer's tonal consistency and an evocative world that's cunningly deceptive in the way it toes the tightrope strung between reality and fantasy.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
C+ 68% Bitch (2017) There's a heightened quality to the early scenes, but the film soon morphs into a staid domestic drama, leaving behind a sense of imbalance and inconsistency.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
C 55% LBJ (2017) An imbalance is created by the film's hard turn into social justice when its first two acts are more so centered around discourse and character.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
B- 55% Killing Gunther (2017) Sure, it's a bit much to have [Schwarzenegger] knowingly quoting a bunch of his old catchphrases, but he's having so much fun that it's hard to care.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
C- 71% Happy Death Day (2017) If it's not scary enough, bloody enough, or funny enough, then what is it? Just another slasher movie hardly worth celebrating.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
B 92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) The fight scenes, many of which are one-shots, unfold with a striking bluntness, from Vaughn's careful movements to the thudding sound effects accompanying each hit.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
D 34% American Assassin (2017) American Assassin will satisfy those who want to see invulnerable American badasses gun down Middle Eastern terrorists. It's like if True Lies weren't a comedy.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
B- 70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) It's an example of simple, back-to-basics horror filmmaking that makes the movie's moments of quaking dissonance that much more effective.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
B- 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Valerian's power doesn't come from its cast or its story, and Besson probably didn't intend for it to. The film's power is in the construction of its world, which is as vivid as any I've seen on film.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
C 56% Shimmer Lake (2017) The story itself, while decently told, is rife with pulp cliches and archetypes, some of which veer close to stereotypical.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2017
B+ 88% It Comes At Night (2017) There's truly not a wasted moment in this film, which is astounding for such a young director.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
B 73% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Berlin Syndrome isn't a sensational film; the emotions on display are warped and scarred, but rooted in identifiable desires. In some ways, this makes their impact that much more ingrained.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
D 7% Rings (2017) There's a place for a Ring sequel in this modern, tech-obsessed time, but Rings is too beholden with current trends to truly exploit the potential it displays in its early going.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
B- 94% Fences (2016) Fences is still a gripping watch, but it's gripping for the reasons the play has always been gripping: the language and performances. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
C 19% Assassin's Creed (2016) We still haven't discovered the best way to translate games from the console to the screen, but Assassin's Creed shows that we're at least getting closer.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
B- 76% Miss Sloane (2016) Miss Sloane is a smart, thorough film about a rare subject that is also as breathless, broad, and crowd-pleasing as your standard Grisham thriller.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
C+ 80% The Monster (2016) A stunning performance from Zoe Kazan makes up for an unfortunate lack of scares.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
B+ 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Powerful and bloody, nobody films violence better than Mel Gibson.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
B 60% I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House is, at times, as laborious as its title implies, filled with long, sustained silences and ponderous pontifications with opaque implications. What props the film up is Perkins' masterful command of atmosphere.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
B+ 64% Rainbow Time (2016) Phillips has been making movies for a while now, but Rainbow Time is by far his most fully realized, thanks in no small part to his bizarre, inimitable central performance.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
B- 55% Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016) The end goal is most assuredly to secure votes for Hillary Clinton, but the more affecting plea of Moore's movie is a cry for basic human compassion.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2016
B 83% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Ouija: Origin of Evil is concerned just as much with the people at its center as it is with scaring the daylights out of us. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
B 80% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) Author posits the JT LeRoy situation as much more than a mere curiosity, instead portraying it as an important shift in the way pop culture began to discuss identity and gender, themes that have become are all the more relevant in the social media age.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
B 37% Morgan (2016) There's something nostalgic about Morgan, not in its technology or direction, both of which are aggressively modern, but in its structure.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
D- 59% War Dogs (2016) War Dogs is a "rags"-to-riches story about two white dude-bro arms dealers who lie, cheat, and steal their way into U.S. Military contracts. It's vacuous, ugly, unfunny, and, somehow, not a satire. It might be the worst movie of the year.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
B+ 97% Hell or High Water (2016) A thrilling, tense, and weirdly funny heist film anchored by a tight, no-nonsense script.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
D+ 76% Lights Out (2016) Watching Lights Out is like standing next to an idiot with an air horn, never quite knowing when it's about to blow in your ear. It's a far cry from the freaky grace of David F. Sandberg's short.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
B 72% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) This film's biggest strength: its pervasive, unrelenting aura of unease.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
B 53% The Purge: Election Year (2016) Writer/director James DeMonaco has brilliantly tailored the film's political milieu and anti-establishment bent to this year's election, exploiting our country's current anxieties for maximum horror.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
B 70% Central Intelligence (2016) entral Intelligence is genuinely funny, intriguingly plotted, and quite frankly one of the biggest surprises of the year.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
C+ 78% Into The Forest (2016) At its core, it's a simple and triumphant tale of sisterhood, but with so much ladled on top of it it begins to feel as though it's grasping for a grandeur it doesn't need. Sometimes, even the most intense emotions can benefit from a light touch.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
A- 97% Weiner (2016) When you factor in politics or the media, manipulating whatever it is that makes you vulnerable is the only way to survive. Deception, as Weiner shows us, is just part of the game. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 21, 2016
D+ No Score Yet Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016) Kindergarten Cop 2 ultimately resonates as nothing more than a sub-par rendition of its predecessor. The script is bad, the direction is uninspired, the villain is boring, and Lundgren can't navigate that space between comedy and action like Arnie can.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016