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Randy Shulman

Randy Shulman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Scott has seen fit to include a gay couple and it's a pleasure to watch how quietly and matter-of-factly they're revealed. They're here. They're queer. They're alien food.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
4/5 97% The Queen (2006) Helen Mirren gives perhaps her most remarkable performance in an already remarkable career.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
3/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Gareth Edwards tries to generate suspense by using well-worn movie cliches that display a lack of imagination and point to the flaws of telling this tale in the first place.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
4/5 74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) In only his second motion picture...Ford exhibits a flair for detail and narrative drive that often daunts the most accomplished filmmakers.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival should be required viewing of every living person on the planet.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Perhaps other great films will be released between now and the end of the year, but I honestly can't imagine any being as worthy as Moonlight for every top prize.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
2/5 28% The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016) To remake Rocky Horror with slavish nod after nod to the original film is an exercise in redundancy. Why not reinvent the pig instead of just throwing more glitter on it?‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/5 63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Asa Butterfield is flat, vacant, unappealing, with less energy that a sloth during its morning nap. He murders the film with every blandly spoken utterance.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 82% Sausage Party (2016) Rogan and company frequently mistake an overabundance of four-letter words for genuine humor.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) By constantly reminding us of previous Treks, the new Star Trek can never fully claim triumph of its own accord. It's a mimicry of the original, lost in its own nebula.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
4/5 71% Crimson Peak (2015) Crimson Peak gets under your skin and crawls away with abandon. It leaves you alarmed, unsettled and in a giddy state of cringe-in-your-seat squirm.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2015
4/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) Rob Marshall opens the musical up for the screen without going too far. It's grounded, replacing razzle-dazzle with full-on emotion. ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2015
4/5 91% The Imitation Game (2014) You can't help but walk out feeling as though you've just seen one of the more important stories about one of the more important people - gay or straight - of our time.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2014
2/5 66% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Every so often there's a sign of the old Katniss - a hint of anger, a moment of resolve - but mostly she spends the movie with a very bad case of the blahs.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2014
4/5 71% Interstellar (2014) For all its sci-fi trappings...Interstellar comes down to one thing, and one thing alone: the notion of following your heart. Yes, it really is that simple.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2014
2/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) A spider monkey could have written a less obvious screenplay.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2014
4/5 90% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Singer keeps tight narrative control over a complicated plot, showcasing his directorial gifts in a magnificent climax that shuttles between two timelines with artistry. ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2014
4/5 74% Godzilla (2014) More than once, it leaves you impatient...as Edwards revs up some good old-fashioned monster mashing and then abruptly cuts to the aftermath. It's like having sex withheld.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted May 15, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) The Russos raise the stakes on each successive action sequence, until they arrive at [a] thundering, brutal, intensely suspenseful climax.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2014
4/5 89% It Came from Kuchar (2010) Fun, frisky, ceaselessly enjoyable documentary froth.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2009
2/5 71% An Englishman in New York (2009) Falls somewhere between unbearable and fascinating.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2009
5/5 83% The September Issue (2009) One is forced to admire Wintour's decisiveness, her unwavering faith in her own instincts, as well as her ability to keep a multitude of creatives in check.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Sep 10, 2009
4.5/5 68% Bruno (2009) A giddy mash-up of social, sophomoric and shocking humor.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2009
2/5 16% The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) A blasé horror cocktail that has one or two good scares but mostly is a way to lay waste to time you never really wanted back anyway.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Apr 5, 2009
4/5 98% The Life of Reilly (2007) The schmaltzy surface-nature of the show, however, is redeemed by Reilly's performance... and by a final story...‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2009
5/5 65% Watchmen (2009) An engrossing, full embrace of the superhero form. Original, psychologically and intellectually rich and, more frequently than not, profoundly disturbing.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2009
3.5/5 90% Coraline (2009) The animation is just plain jaw-dropping, and the implementation of 3D gives the film an added boost of visual splendor. You feel like you're living it.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2009
3/5 94% Milk (2008) Van Sant's innate stylistic detachment keeps Milk from attaining its full potential as a rousing, rich drama. It's 2 percent when it should be whole.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2008
4/5 82% Tropic Thunder (2008) There are some people it will offend. To them I say, go bask in some Happy Days reruns. To the rest of you: Go see it and delight in laughing until your sides split.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2008
2/5 68% Pineapple Express (2008) The guns-blazing, body-count-mounting final act is a wasted opportunity -- and not in a good wasted way.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2008
2/5 77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) [Speilberg] is no longer a young director, and nowhere is that more apparent than in his approach to this Indy.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2008
2/5 40% Speed Racer (2008) Provides all the hallucinogenic benefits of an LSD trip without any of the nasty side-effects‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted May 16, 2008
1/5 53% Penelope (2006) Penelope isn't really suitable for anyone. It's a boar.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2008
2/5 77% Cloverfield (2008) When all is said and done, and Cloverfield plays out, we're left with...'a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.'‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2008
5/5 89% Eastern Promises (2007) After the movie ends, and you recall its various touchpoints, Cronenberg's work suddenly acquires unexpected retrospective depth.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2007
5/5 88% Superbad (2007) If Beaches was the ultimate chick flick, Superbad is one for all dudes, young and old.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2007
2/5 45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) POTC: At World's End strives for epic-ness, but it's not an epic. It's fluff. And fluff should never, ever exceed more than 1 hour and 47 minutes, including end credits.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2007
5/5 88% The Simpsons Movie (2007) The vocal work is so finely honed by the cast of regulars, that the acting conveys a timing and skill rarely encountered in even the best live-action comedies.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2007
3/5 63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) Spider-Man 3 fails to enliven. It doesn't have the satisfying, jolting rush that makes you leave exclaiming, 'Wow! I can't wait to see that again!'‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2007
3/5 87% The Lookout (2007) [Gordon-Levitt's] performance is flawless in a film that is mildly flawed, a film whose twists and turns really don't amount to more than slight bends in the road.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2007
4/5 87% Notes on a Scandal (2006) The movie's driving force is Dench, whose extraordinary performance only underscores her post as one of the world's finest living actresses.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2007
5/5 95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) Del Toro has an unmistakable aesthetic -- his movies bear the stamp of an auteur.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2007
1/5 15% Hannibal Rising (2007) Gone is the nuance, the mystery, the fright factor, in its place a near-campy Dr. Phibes-like obsession with revenge.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2007
2/5 34% Breaking and Entering (2007) Dramatically, it's pale and wan, an almost defiant bore. It sits there, like a month-old stew hiding in the back of the fridge: thick, gummy, indigestible.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2007
4.5/5 78% Dreamgirls (2006) Dreamgirls belongs to Hudson. When she sings, the movie transcends its celluloid confines, becoming an experience that is spiritual, impassioned, profound.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2007
3.5/5 62% Blood Diamond (2006) The action sequences, filmed with a jerky hand-held camera to impart a sense of realism, are impressive, incorporating a palpable danger that sends shudders.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2006
2/5 32% The Good German (2007) If it weren't for a singular, gripping performance by Cate Blanchett, The Good German might as well have been titled The Incredibly Boring German.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2006
5/5 95% Casino Royale (2006) Casino Royale revives, rejuvenates and refreshes the series.... Watching it, you realize what it must have been like for 1962 audiences to experience Dr. No.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2006
3/5 54% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006) Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny proves one thing: Rock and roll never dies. It just gains weight.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2006
1/5 51% For Your Consideration (2006) If there were any justice in the world of movies, the film's distributor would gather up all copies of For Your Consideration before it hits theaters and burn them.‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2006