Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): André Hereford, Randy Shulman
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 The Last Duel (2021) André Hereford Medieval drama meets the #MeToo era in Ridley Scott's solidly entertaining The Last Duel. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2021
2/5 Halloween Kills (2021) André Hereford Halloween Kills sidelines the Strodes and piles on the body count as Michael Myers terrorizes the whole town. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2021
3/5 No Time to Die (2021) André Hereford Daniel Craig says bye-bye to Bond with the haunting but talky revenge tale No Time to Die. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2021
2/5 Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) André Hereford Venom: Let There Be Carnage feels like a lot of set-up for little pay-off. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2021
4/5 My Name Is Pauli Murray (2021) André Hereford My Name Is Pauli Murray sharply illuminates its subject's heroic lifelong fight for human rights. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2021
2/5 Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021) André Hereford Everybody's singing pep songs in the blandly empowering high school musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2021
1/5 Death Drop Gorgeous (2020) André Hereford Sex, drugs, drag, and murder get super messy in low-budget queer slasher flick Death Drop Gorgeous. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2021
4/5 Who You Think I Am (2019) André Hereford Juliette Binoche delivers a knockout performance as a divorcée caught up in a catfishing romance in Who You Think I Am. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2021
3/5 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) André Hereford Marvel freshens up its formula with the fantasy-fueled origin story Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2021
2/5 Candyman (2021) André Hereford Candyman updates the 1992 horror film with astute social commentary, but contains more style than suspense. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2021
3/5 The Land of Owls (2021) André Hereford Two struggling couples commune with nature and test their bonds in the quietly affecting The Land of Owls. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2021
2/5 Curiosa (2019) André Hereford Everybody's getting it on in Lou Jeunet's frisky period romance Curiosa, an awkward commentary on female sexual liberation. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2021
3/5 Respect (2021) André Hereford Respect is a dynamic portrait of Aretha Franklin as a young woman, overcoming lifelong demons to find her true sound. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2021
2/5 Annette (2021) André Hereford Adam Driver gives his all as a seriously self-involved comedian in Leos Carax's ponderously wooden musical Annette. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2021
4/5 The Suicide Squad (2021) André Hereford Lean, mean, and stuffed to the gills with charisma, James Gunn's The Suicide Squad just wants to save the world, one f**k-up at a time. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2021
2/5 Joe Bell (2020) André Hereford Joe Bell turns a moving true story of anti-gay bullying into a weepy drama about a father's redemption. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
3/5 Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) André Hereford Femme-centric thriller Gunpowder Milkshake stirs up action and humor with style to spare. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2021
4/5 I Carry You With Me (2020) André Hereford A gay Mexican couple's American dream meets stark reality in the transporting drama I Carry You with Me. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2021
3/5 Black Widow (2021) André Hereford More a Marvel deep cut than an obvious play for the masses, Black Widow delivers action and acting that still rock. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2021
4/5 Summer of 85 (2020) André Hereford An idyllic gay summer romance turns sour in François Ozon's tempestuous ode to the Summer of 85. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2021
2/5 The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) André Hereford It's a ridiculously small, small world in the busy action-comedy follow-up The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
2/5 Sublet (2020) André Hereford So subtle is the romantic feeling in the Tel Aviv-set gay drama Sublet, that you might not feel a thing. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
4/5 A Quiet Place Part II (2021) André Hereford Suspenseful sequel A Quiet Place: Part II advances the family survival tale on a greater scale, but with less intensity. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2021
3/5 Road Head (2020) André Hereford Deadpan gay horror-comedy Road Head is, somewhat surprisingly, the right amount of racy, silly, and scary. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2021
4/5 Dance of the 41 (2020) André Hereford Dance of the 41 reimagines a scandalous chapter of Mexican queer history as a lush period melodrama, both sexy and tragic. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
3/5 The Retreat (2021) André Hereford A frightening premise and two solid lead performances add up to a tense and gruesome lesbian-themed thriller. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
3/5 Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) André Hereford Michael B. Jordan flexes his guns and gravitas as a Navy SEAL out for vengeance in Tom Clancy's Without Remorse. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2021
2/5 Moffie (2019) André Hereford Tension and testosterone dominate handsomely-produced but short-sighted South African gay soldier drama Moffie. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2021
4/5 Tina (2021) André Hereford Tina Turner takes a graceful, perhaps final, bow recounting her life and superstardom in HBO's documentary Tina. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2021
4/5 Wojnarowicz (2020) André Hereford Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker speaks through the late artist's work to illustrate his fiery life and times. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2021
2/5 Kid 90 (2021) André Hereford Soleil Moon Frye provides a candid glimpse -- but just a glimpse -- at a generation of child actors surviving stardom in Kid 90. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2021
3/5 Underplayed (2020) André Hereford Stacey Lee's Underplayed makes a solid case for the women breaking down barriers in EDM, but leaves viewers waiting for the drop. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
3/5 Coming 2 America (2021) André Hereford Girl power reigns in Coming 2 America, Eddie Murphy's enjoyable sequel to one of his biggest '80s hits. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
2/5 The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) André Hereford God bless the ambition of The United States vs. Billie Holiday, but the fevered drama is still a miss. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
5/5 Nora Highland (2020) Randy Shulman There's a carefully planned authenticity to the set-ups. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the remarkable Facetime chat... It's a stunning, almost athletic sequence. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2021
2/5 The World to Come (2020) Randy Shulman The characters...speak in an affected, irritating manner, tossing out words like "asperity" as though engaged in some kind of crossword battle. It grates on you. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2021
4/5 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) André Hereford Judas and the Black Messiah delivers a fierce portrait of a man, his movement, and the forces that aligned to bring him down. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
3/5 Palmer (2021) André Hereford Justin Timberlake and Ryder Allen get in sync as a makeshift family in Apple TV+'s graceful Palmer. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
3/5 Supernova (2020) André Hereford Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci shine in restrained drama Supernova, about a gay couple coping with illness and mortality. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
3/5 The Little Things (2021) André Hereford The Little Things is an intriguing riddle wrapped in a mystery, wrapped up with a ridiculous ending. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
5/5 Promising Young Woman (2020) André Hereford Nice guys are no match for this Promising Young Woman, a femme fatale hellbent on justice. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2021
3/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) André Hereford WW84 takes a chance by easing up on the action to tell a superhero story with a point. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2020
4/5 Soul (2020) André Hereford The latest tour de force from Pixar, Soul is a bold, conceptual jaunt across the astral plane. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
4/5 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) André Hereford Netflix's lean, loose Ma Rainey's captures the collision of two incredible talents running at full steam. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
3/5 Queer Japan (2019) André Hereford Queer Japan offers a look into Japanese LGBTQ culture that visitors likely won't find in guidebooks. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
3/5 Happiest Season (2020) André Hereford Happiest Season breaks new ground for Hollywood holiday rom-coms by decking the halls with lesbian romance. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2020
3/5 Crazy, Not Insane (2020) André Hereford HBO's macabre Crazy, Not Insane illuminates the chilling work of serial killer psychologist Dorothy Lewis. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
3/5 Dating Amber (2020) André Hereford Two closeted teens fight gay rumors with a fabricated romance in cute coming-out comedy Dating Amber. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
4/5 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) André Hereford With ingenuity and an audacious hotel room climax, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm brings the laughs and the cringe in equal measure. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
3/5 Bad Hair (2020) André Hereford Justin Simien's camp horror Bad Hair has some split ends. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020