Metro Weekly

All posts by Randy Shulman

  • Folk Lure

    A few years ago, Tim Burton strayed into disappointing simian-minded territory with a fumble-fingered remake of Planet of the Apes. He must have learned his...

  • Mark Lee

    Photography by Todd Franson If you have an e-mail account, chances are good you've gotten an Atlas E-mail Alert from Mark Lee. And if you've...

  • The Best and Worst Films of 2003

    1. LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING -- Peter Jackson's finale to the J.R.R. Tolkien classic was everything it needed to be: epic,...

  • Ring Power

    It's probably a bit premature to call Peter Jackson the greatest filmmaker to have ever lived. It's not, however, premature to herald the Lord of...

  • Self Made Musician

    When Eric Himan was eight-years-old, his father -- an amateur guitar and bass player and longtime jazz aficionado -- handed his son a guitar and...

  • Real World

    The less said by the characters in The York Realist, a sixties-set drama about an ultimately unrequited love between two young men, the better for...

  • Battle Fatigue

    You've gotta hand it to Edward Zwick -- when creating an historical war epic, he's got the formula down pat: Make it bigger than life,...

  • Santa Claws

    Holiday movies are designed, by and large, to spread good cheer, to make us all warm and glowy inside, to make us feel charitable toward...

  • The Kiss of Activism

    On Wednesday, November 5th, Stephanie Haaser kissed a girl. The twelve-second kiss occurred between Haaser and classmate Katherine Pecore during lunch period at River Hill...

  • Parental Guidance

    Photography by Todd Franson ''I certainly didn't take this job for any notions about limelight or attention on me. As a person, I'm more of...

  • Amazing Adventure

    It's been ages since I witnessed an audience applaud a movie. But the Sunday matinee crowd gathered at Master and Commander: The Far Side of...

  • Song of the Quilt

    Photographs by Todd Franson The Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington and D.C.'s Different Drummers on their first full rehearsal, Tuesday, November 18th, 2003. ''When...

  • Roman Holiday

    It is the best of Sondheim, it is the worst of Sondheim. It is the first Sondheim, it is the quite possibly the last Sondheim....

  • Laugh-A-Minute

    ''I do a lot of stuff about being a gay mom and my relationship and my kids, '' says comedian Judy Gold. ''But, of course,...

  • Bear Necessity

    I'll admit, with the recent triumphant rise of such CGI animated wonders as Finding Nemo, and the recent hard tumbles of more traditional animated fare...