Metro Weekly

All posts by Randy Shulman

  • Top of the Hill

    Nob Hill has been around for 35 years. Robert Jones has owned it for the past 14. It's a perfect match. The Cozy Corner. The...

  • Virtual Heaven

    Matrix Reloaded is a spectacular act of cinema that makes all other modern day blockbusters seem undernourished. It doesn't have the emotional brute force of,...

  • Oh, Daddy!

    The comic who got his start on Saturday Night Live seems content to remain ensconced in mediocre family entertainment.      Eddie Murphy is a master...

  • Family Ties

    Skillful direction and an able cast help elevate The F Word to a status it might not otherwise deserve Full disclosure: the day I attended...

  • Xstacy

    Bryan Singer's gone and done it again -- created an emotionally rousing, smart and sophisticated movie based on a comic book. And the amazing thing...

  • Faux Folk

    A Mighty Wind is a glorious symphony of satire, hitting one perfect note after another. Info Box Kissing to be clever:Levy and O'Hara A Mighty...

  • 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...