Gregg Shapiro

  • Screen Savor: Instant Laughs And Tears

    Some movies, more than others, need to be experienced in a full movie theater. It makes the shared emotions, laughing and crying, take on more significance. “Instant Family”(Paramount) is one such movie.

  • Screen Savor: Mercury In Retrograde

    Rest assured that from the first moment we see Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek with prosthetic teeth) onscreen in “Bohemian Rhapsody”, on the morning of Queen’s 1985 Live Aid reunion performance, he is gay. This was during Mercury’s clone-look era, complete with mustache, short and neat haircut, studded leather armband and tight, faded jeans. Gay, gay, gay. Anything you might have heard about Mercury’s gayness being whitewashed is bollocks.