Randy Myers

Randy Myers
Randy Myers's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Contra Costa Times San Jose Mercury News
Biography:
Contra Costa Times movie critic.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 95% The Sparks Brothers (2021) Wright's done his job well. You'll become believers. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
3.5/4 80% Gaia (2021) Bouwer takes material that could have been laughable and makes it terrifying and intense. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
3.5/4 89% Sublet (2021) There's a raw and honest intimacy that's heartbreaking to behold and unique. The two leads are fantastic. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
1/4 15% Infinite (2021) "Infinite" is overcluttered with special effects and plagued by wooden acting and doesn't have one genuine character in it. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
3/4 58% 12 Mighty Orphans (2021) If you're looking for an old-fashioned sports drama, this is it. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
3.5/4 89% Luca (2021) Pixar's high standards of storytelling and animation are on full display, but what's refreshing about "Luca" is that it doesn't yank on the tear ducts like some Pixar titles have done. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
0.5/4 27% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) The actors actually appear to be having a hell of a time. Too bad no one else does. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
No Score Yet Metamorphosis (2019) It's a powerful film that is just a tad too neat in its resolution. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
No Score Yet Nico (2021) Fazilat impresses in every scene as we see how the incident changes her. But her journey is not without hope, fortunately, and a few surprises. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
No Score Yet Boy Meets Boy (2021) "Boy Meets Boy" is light on action and long on talk, and that's fine since the dialogue is interesting and sometimes provocative. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
88% Jump, Darling (2020) There's not much new territory explored here but what's surprising is the emotional power of Phil Connell's touching feature. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
78% Summer of 85 (Été 85) (2021) "Summer of '85" isn't vintage Ozon, but it is satisfying with a shrewd screenplay adapted from a French YA novel. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
No Score Yet The Greenhouse (2021) Wilson-White acutely conveys how grief and loss can stifle us and conveniently deter us from our own attractions. It's one audacious debut. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
96% Swan Song (2021) Todd Stephens' film vacillates from the comic to the bittersweet with slow-gin ease, thanks to Kier, who's sassy and bitchy when he needs to be. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
95% Language Lessons (2021) The ending is forced but "Language" captures the nuances of a complex friendship. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
No Score Yet Firebird (2021) A glossy and classy melodrama that soars with passion and is elevated by strong production values, heartfelt performances and a story arc that journeys to unexpected destinations. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
No Score Yet Fanny: The Right to Rock (2021) An illuminating documentary on the sexism, racism, ageism and homophobia that confronted members of Fanny, which many consider the first all-female rock band. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
96% In the Heights (2021) This is an exuberant, uplifting celebration of the Latinx community, a vibrant musical that's stuffed with show-stopping numbers and is refreshingly inclusive. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
2.5/4 60% Dreamland (2019) The stylized direction along with Cole's and Robbie's performances make this worthwhile, but the screenplay needed to flesh out the attraction between the two leads. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
3/4 88% Undine (2020) "Undine" is a beauty to behold, a timeless urban fantasy that never over explains and leaves you wanting to see it again for deeper context and meaning. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
3.5/4 100% Changing the Game (2019) "Changing" challenges long-held perceptions and hopefully, in the process, can change minds. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
2/4 27% Gully (2019) The film overreaches or overstates at every significant moment... - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
2.5/4 59% Edge of the World (2021) Epic in every way. Too bad it doesn't quite work. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
3/4 83% Caveat (2020) "Caveat" is unsettling from ominous start to its twist-filled finish. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
2.5/4 44% Spirit Untamed (2021) "Spirit Untamed" takes full advantage of Merced's range and has some finely drawn characters, but the story is rather threadbare. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
2.5/4 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Before it loses its damn mind halfway through, the latest in the Conjuring Universe franchise holds up decently enough with its atmosphere and gotcha scares. Ultimately, however, it doesn't cast a convincing spell. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
2.5/4 66% Sound of Violence (2021) Alex Noyer is out to shock the hell out of you and he does just that with this hardcore horror outing, which is as original as it is gory. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2021
2/4 18% Endangered Species (2021) "Endangered Species" has noble intentions, but needed a better script and a likeable character or two. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2021
3/4 76% The Retreat (2021) "The Retreat" is efficient and angry with an explosive screenplay from Alyson Richards. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2021
3/4 46% Seance (2021) A genre treat. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2021
3/4 67% New Order (Nuevo orden) (2021) It is divisive, take-no-prisoners filmmaking that reflects how both sides are failing everyone. Take away from it what you will. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2021
3.5/4 70% Dance of the 41 (El baile de los 41) (2021) David Pablos' first feature is confident, timeless and staggeringly unforgettable. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2021
3.5/4 97% Paper Spiders (2021) The screenplay from Natalie Shampanier is astute and purposeful. "Paper Spiders" doesn't put a happy face on any of this, but it does instill hope and understanding. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2021
2.5/4 68% Blue Miracle (2021) While it doesn't deviate a bit from the faith-based cinematic playbook, director/co-writer Julio Quintana's family drama, based on a true story, achieves what it sets out to do and tells an uplifting story. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2021
3/4 74% Cruella (2021) One of the studio's best live-action adaptations yet. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2021
3/4 74% When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl) (2019) A handsomely produced but modest effort that addresses important historical subjects sensitively but truthfully. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2021
3/4 79% The Columnist (De Kuthoer) (2020) It's wicked and cynical and I suspect Hollywood will want to remake it but will strip out its acidic nature. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2021
2.5/4 34% Mainstream (2021) Once "Mainstream" locks into its purpose - showing the vapidity, cruelty and calculation of certain YouTube stars - it soars. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2021
3/4 92% Sequin in a Blue Room (2019) It's a memorable feature debut. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2021
3/4 88% Oxygen (2021) "Oxygen" takes us on a thrilling voyage and lands at an unexpected destination. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2021
3/4 89% Dream Horse (2021) "Dream Horse" is well-made, compelling, even downright soothing. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2021
3.5/4 90% The Dry (2021) "The Dry" is a thinking-person's thriller, laden with effective symbolism and reflective of the unforgiving terrain on which it is based. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2021
3.5/4 92% The Killing of Two Lovers (2021) It's a film stripped of any pretense; everything about it seems to bear the hand of a veteran filmmaker. And the performance from Crawford is shattering. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
3/4 61% Profile (2021) There is intensity to spare and surprising shifts that are effective most of the time. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
3/4 56% Finding You (2021) If you like rom-coms, this will win your heart. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
3.5/4 87% The Djinn (2021) "The Djinn" is rooted in classic be-careful-what-you-wish-for O. Henry and Stephen King storytelling. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
3.5/4 94% Riders of Justice (2021) From the first frame to the last, Jensen's "Riders" is a wild-ass ride that cements Mikkelsen as a cinematic treasure. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
3/4 67% Army Of The Dead (2021) "Army of the Dead" is overstuffed and ridiculous but that is partly why it's irresistible. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
2.5/4 36% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Rock and Jackson class up the series, but what makes "Spiral" a cut above is ghoulish sense of dread that blankets this better-than-expected horror outing. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
2/4 20% The Virtuoso (2021) Lethargic direction and bland acting drags down what could have been a decent neo-noir. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021