Metro Weekly

Film

  • When a Sniper Calls

    Calling Cad: Farrell with Nobbs Phone Booth opens with a flashy tech-infested sequence littered with jittery, fast-motion images of people on their cell phones. Meanwhile...

  • State of Amusement

    With the brilliant Bernie Mac as his secret weapon, Chris Rock takes satirical aim at American politics and wins big. Running mates: Rock and Mac...

  • Shipwrecked

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with Boat Trip. Nothing that an overhauled script and a different director couldn't have fixed. Talk about a comedy of...

  • Chicago Bound?

    As Oscar night nears, our critic offers up his picks for what should win and what will win 75th Annual Academy AwardsSunday, 8:30 p.m.ABC Look,...

  • Bad Dream

    Dreamcatcher aims to be a serious horror flick, but instead becomes an overwrought snooze fest No dream: Lewis meets the alien If you're feeling generous,...

  • Rose Dud

    Two gay independent darlings turn in projects that make the movies safe again for naptime Playing for sleeps:Mulroney and Close (Photo by IFC Films) Rose...

  • Family Ties

    Kristen Coury's Friends and Family is an ultra-bubbly, ultra-frothy comedy of errors in which stereotypes -- both gay and straight -- are given the full...

  • Death Rattle

    The Life of David Gale never achieves the great revelatory gasp it hopes to attain -- more like an asthmatic wheeze. Unraveling the mystery:Gabriel Mann...

  • Italian Ham

    A tedious, unimaginative thriller, The Recruit is about as tricky a trained seal on its deathbed Ham I Am: Pacino with Farrell. Is anyone else...

  • Death Trip

    Outrageous deaths and buckets of blood leave you laughing, not screaming, at Final Destination 2 Death comes a-calling:Cook and Larter There's a fine line between...

  • Spy Game

    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is punctuated by visual wit and robust performances that veer toward camp My so-called undercover life:Clooney and Rockwell Who knew...

  • Jack's Back

    A little too low key for its own good, About Schmidt amounts to much less than the sum of its parts. ''I don't know whether...

  • Finest Hours

    The Hours is perhaps the most improbable mainstream-oriented movie to emerge from Hollywood this year. A character-study mood piece that envelops you like a mist,...

  • Killer Diller

    Razzle-dazzling: Gere A musical is only as great as its songs. Which would make John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago one of the greatest musicals...

  • Film

    Was it my imagination or were movies actually better in 2002? Certainly, the record-breaking box office reflected the willingness of moviegoers to give an big...