Randall Colburn

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 82% Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (2019) [D]espite the ego of the theater being a familiar target, the special nevertheless feels fresh in both the specificity of its satire and its surprising cast. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
C 57% The Highwaymen (2019) 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. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
B- 66% The Day Shall Come (2019) The Day Shall Come remains a riveting watch, if only for Morris' deft, lightning-fast pace and the cast's mastery of his language. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
B- 92% The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story (2019) The Boy Band Con is functional and effective in exploring one of the most influential figures in modern music. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
B+ 83% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) The Art Of Self-Defense is a singular work, brimming with ideas, by a budding visionary with a hell of a lot to say. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
B+ 97% Booksmart (2019) Sex, drugs, and peril flood just about every turn, each of which pivots at a manic, sweaty pace that deftly mirrors the giddily nervous energy of its leads. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
B 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The Peanut Butter Falcon's tale traverses a well-worn foundation, but this riff on the road movie is both distinctly modern and bracingly optimistic. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
B 93% Us (2019) The direction here is downright balletic, the camera jerking and swooping with a defined purpose. Every frame bursts with detail, whether it's a thematic dovetail or a murky figure sprinting into the periphery. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
B- 57% Ánimas (2018) Ánimas moves at a breathless pace, making its moments of careful escalation that much more impactful. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
C- 63% Bird Box (2018) Some things are best left unsaid. Some are best left unseen. And some are best left being books. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
C 94% The American Meme (2018) The American Meme is by no means comprehensive, with filmmaker Bert Marcus opting for a character-based approach rather than a cultural one. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
C+ 78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Anna and the Apocalypse is a novelty that will undoubtedly become sleepover fodder for years to come. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
B+ 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Kore-eda manages to turn the family's boxy, claustrophobic living quarters into a refuge, and the film's buoyant soundtrack exudes more whimsy than woe. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
B 93% CAM (2018) In a trim 90 minutes, CAM channels familiar modern anxieties associated with identify theft, doxxing, social media superficiality, and, yes, even the horror of dealing with customer service. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
D+ 36% Hunter Killer (2018) Hunter Killer has thrills, but they're of the cheapest variety. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
A- 80% 22 July (2018) It's easy to ask "Why?" with a movie like this, but the truth is that, by virtue of their impact, events like the attacks of July 22nd can't be ignored. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
C+ 55% Slice (2018) It might be sloppy, but you'll be damned if it don't still taste good. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
B- 92% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) The director isn't concerned with the trappings of the genre, so much as he is with Billy's physical experience. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
D 39% Extinction (2018) Extinction would have been a much more enjoyable experience had it distinguished itself in its early going, as opposed to its back half. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
61% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) It is impressive, though, the way the movie works to incorporate new online phenomenons, from Bitcoin to swatting. The latter bit, especially, resonates as one of the film's most unsettling elements, if only because it feels so depressingly possible. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
C+ 51% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
C- 19% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
B 55% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
B 49% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
B- 57% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
D No Score Yet 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2018
D+ 16% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B- 93% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
B+ 93% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
B 74% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
C 18% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
C 33% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
C+ 50% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
C+ 65% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
C 57% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
B- 48% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
B 91% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
B- 47% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
C 60% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2017
B+ 87% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
B 75% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
D 8% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017