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
3.5/4 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 59% 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 69% 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 93% 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 74% 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 40% 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 19% 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
3/4 83% Threshold (2020) Intrepid filmmaking duo Powell Robinson and Patrick R. Young pull off quite a feat with their scrappy brother-sister road trip thriller. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3.5/4 93% About Endlessness (Om det Oändliga) (2020) Roy Andersson is one of our greatest living filmmakers that you never heard of. Here's your chance to dive in. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 100% Tu Me Manques (2019) Bellott's film is often melodramatic, but that works given where the story ends. If you like Pedro Almodovar's films, you'll enjoy this. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 100% The Paper Tigers (2021) While it rambles on too long, Tran Quoc Bao's crowd-pleaser about a middle-aged trio of former childhood kung fu competitors reuniting after their master's death is as entertaining as it is predictable. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 83% Undergods (2021) In this head-turner of a debut, Chino Moya plunges us into dystopia's darkest underbelly for a collection of terror tales that are often tied to the seven deadly sins. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 80% Cliff Walkers (2021) It's not top-shelf Yimou, but it still goes down smoothly. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3.5/4 79% The Boy from Medellín (2021) [A] first-rate documentary about a complex, driven and vulnerable creative force. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 78% The Water Man (2021) There's a lot of heart, even soul, to this never-overwrought production from Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3.5/4 81% Wet Season (2019) Chen's moody-looking feature, set during the monsoon season, aches with repression. It's also as outraged as "Promising Young Woman" over how men mistreat women. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
3.5/4 96% The Outside Story (2020) Henry's encounters with a by-the-book parking enforcement officer, a threesome upstairs and an elderly neighbor nearby will lift your spirits. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
2.5/4 51% Four Good Days (2021) Still, "Four Good Days" nails what addiction is like for the afflicted and those who love them. Close and Kunis work well together. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
3/4 97% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) It's a high-caliber production from the animation to the screenplay and aces its clever commentary on our overly plugged-in times. Plus the Doug the Pug as Monchi stole my heart. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
3.5/4 93% Limbo (2021) Sharrock's gentle drama is nestled in understatements and tender moments, a stirring human story that plays out globally every day. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
2/4 39% Things Heard & Seen (2021) This half-baked chiller disintegrates in a nonsensical finale that makes you want to slap your forehead in disgust. It's really too bad since Norton gives such a tremendously calculated performance and other individual elements work so well. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
3/4 45% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) By resurrecting Clancy's second-tier hero Kelly and casting "Black Panther" actor Jordan, "Without Remorse" shows improves on its source material and delivers a satisfyingly sleek and ultra-violent spy thriller. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
2.5/4 89% Reefa (2021) "Reefa" is timely and needed. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
3/4 100% Downstream to Kinshasa (En Route pour le Milliard) (2021) Angry and powerful, an immersive experience on the aftermath of the Congo's 2000 Six Day War, which left 1,000 dead and 3,000 wounded. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
2.5/4 61% The Banishing (2020) "The Banishing" loses its nerve and succumbs to commonplace plot devices rather than going for the jugular. Still, Smith and Findlay make it watchable. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
3/4 84% Boys from County Hell (2020) A family-run construction biz in a twee Irish hamlet unearths bloody trouble in Chris Baugh's wickedly entertaining vampire lark. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
3.5/4 98% Hope (Håp) (2021) Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgard are transcendent. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
3/4 95% Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021) If you loved the Mister Rogers documentary, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?," this is a definite must. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
3/4 68% We Broke Up (2021) Harper and Cash are ideal, and the writing and direction make this one broken affair to remember. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
3/4 91% Together Together (2021) A delightfully undemanding film that will put a huge smile on your face. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
4/4 100% This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection (2021) It's a gorgeous and quiet cry of protest for ensuing generations to heed before it's too late. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2021
2.5/4 49% Monday (2021) You just don't feel that heat. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2021
3/4 100% Slalom (2021) It's tough stuff, but worth it. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2021
2/4 76% In The Earth (2021) "Earth" deserves points for originality, but grows wobbly by its end. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2021
3/4 70% Why Did You Kill Me? (2021) A layered look at justice from the viewpoint of a survivor nursing deep and painful regret. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2021
4/4 79% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Finds Willem Dafoe pulling off an acting tour de force as the deteriorating, emotionally and mentally unstable artist. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
1/4 19% Every Breath You Take (2021) If you're going to make a potboiler like this, restraint isn't the right way to go. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
3/4 97% Shiva Baby (2021) Seligman has a deft touch with this zippy material, making "Shiva Baby" a joy to watch as Rachel stumbles from one awkward conversation to the next. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
3/4 81% The Power (2021) "Power" is smart, scary and angry as hell - a potent mix. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
3/4 63% Giants Being Lonely (2019) Patterson's elliptical, ethereal approach might appear aimless and wispy at the beginning but "Giants" coalesces as it goes on, casting a bewitching, unnerving spell. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
3.5/4 91% Moffie (2019) This is a gentle beauty of a film with impressive work from a young cast. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
2/4 26% Voyagers (2021) The story is all over the map, and "Voyagers" never capitalizes on its intriguing premise. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
2/4 45% Shoplifters of the World (2021) While there's nothing much new here, "Shoplifters" does have heart and soul, and some killer Smiths songs. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
4/4 100% Kuessipan (2019) Director Myriam Verreault does everything so well here it's hard to believe her tale of friendship and family on a Quebec Innu reservation is her first feature. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
1.5/4 63% French Exit (2021) Pfeiffer is luminous, this film isn't. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
3/4 92% Tina (2021) From electrifying concert performances to intimate footage with her family, a composite of the real Tina Turner starts to form. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
3.5/4 94% Rose Plays Julie (2021) Directors/writers Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy avoid the obvious in this very dark Irish tale on the duplicitous roles we play in life to hide from who we are and what we've done. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
3/4 80% Concrete Cowboy (2021) Director/co-writer Ricky Staub was dubbed by Variety as one of "10 Directors to Watch," and he shows why here. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
2.5/4 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Wingard earns extra points for amping up the atmospherics and keeping us semi-interested even during the dull stretches, but this rematch... needed more fighting and less muddled mythmaking - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021