Metro Weekly

All posts by Randy Shulman

  • High Infidelity

    I kissed a girl: McDormand In film after film, Frances McDormand proves herself to be one of our most infinitely enjoyable actors. From her compelling...

  • Storytelling

    It wasn't enough. It wasn't enough for Phillip Pike to be a lawyer fighting for human rights. It wasn't enough to be a black gay...

  • 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,...

  • Monumentally Frank

    Original Photography by Michael Wichita Gays in Congress, while not exactly a dime a dozen these days, are also not the anomaly they once were....

  • 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...

  • Busch League

    If you've seen Psycho Beach Party -- either the wild and wacky Source Theatre production of more than a decade ago or the more subdued...

  • Greek Orthodox

    Greek Wedding is so predictable, it's comfort cinema, while K-19 operates without a plot Every attempt I made to see Daredevil last week was thwarted....

  • Comeback Kid

    A rule of thumb for celebrities: When faced with a drought of exposure, go gay. Not that Marvel Comics is exactly hurting for hype these...

  • 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...

  • 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...