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2000 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • Imperfect 10s

    published December 27, 2000

    Maybe it wasn't such a bad year for filmgoing after all, if only because it's far harder to assemble a Top 10 list this year than it was last... More >>

  • Island Beauty

    published December 20, 2000

    During the summer of 1994, while most of the world was greeting Robert Zemeckis' Forrest Gump with dewy eyes and outstretched arms, this... More >>

  • Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

    published December 20, 2000

    Here you will find the ingredients required to spin an audience into throes of fuzzy warm-heartedness -- the hope, the compassion, the joie de... More >>

  • Animal Husbandry

    published November 29, 2000

    Every now and then, a movie comes along that makes you feel as though you've fallen face-first into a stale catbox filled with grouchy baby asps.... More >>

  • A Snooze Runs Through It

    published November 1, 2000

    Gopher. Explosives. Gopher ... explosives. Gopher! Explosives! There. Now you know exactly what was running through this critic's... More >>

  • Best In Show

    published October 11, 2000

    Slash a steer's throat or snip the beak off a bird, and most people don't give anything remotely resembling a damn. But take, for instance, an... More >>

  • Dancer in the Dark

    published October 4, 2000

    With global overpopulation neatly intertwining with the advent of the home video camera, we have been afforded, as a species, several... More >>

  • Solomon and Gaenor

    published October 4, 2000

    So a Jew and a Christian walk into the economically challenged valleys of Wales ... No, it's not a joke -- not until the absurd, maudlin... More >>

  • Girlfight

    published September 27, 2000

    It takes a special kind of mindset to celebrate castration, and audiences confusing feminine empowerment with the crude hacking-off of seemingly... More >>

  • Girl on the Bridge

    published September 20, 2000

    According to Patrice Leconte, women live to be vulnerable, men thrive when they are in command and the two genders can only find happy fusion once... More >>

  • Nurse Betty

    published September 6, 2000

    Humans and their stories, my oh my. Somehow the familiar themes just keep coming around, again and again, ad infinitum. Of course, most of... More >>

  • The Opportunists

    published September 6, 2000

    It's strange to encounter a movie like The Opportunists, the debut feature by writer/director Myles Connell, because, as it eschews pomp... More >>

  • The Tao of Steve

    published August 30, 2000

    "Be cool, get chicks." Although that's paraphrased and boiled down, it's nonetheless the essential creed of Dex (Donal Logue), the corpulent... More >>

  • Love's Labour's Lost

    published August 23, 2000

    Kenneth Branagh's latest adaptation of Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, is not swooningly wonderful; rather, it is simply quite nice.... More >>

  • Wonderland

    published August 16, 2000

    Before we get into it, a few of life's sorrowful inevitabilities: Friends will vanish, romantic love will deteriorate, family will freak and,... More >>

  • The Five Senses

    published August 9, 2000

    Honestly now, have you, of late, found yourself enthralled by pleasing stimuli? Please, no nauseating responses like "Aromatherapy shifts my... More >>

  • Hollow Man

    published August 2, 2000

    There are many, many productive paths a bright, ambitious young fellow can pursue in America. He can, for instance, start a mediocre rock band and... More >>

  • Blood Simple

    published July 26, 2000

    So who are these celebrated Coen brothers anyway, and what's their point? These days, it's pretty easy to switch over to critical autopilot, to... More >>

  • Trixie

    published July 26, 2000

    Murphy and Pryor. Skywalker and Kenobi. Amos and Zeppelin. Regardless of the creative universe, the maverick apprentice tends to stride off into... More >>

  • What Lies Beneath

    published July 19, 2000

    Rather than ask whether this senseless and expensive new film from wunderkind entertainer Robert Zemeckis is devoid of merit (it is) or worth... More >>

  • Judy Berlin

    published July 5, 2000

    What's going on here? A tender, patient shot of a school custodian sweeping the floor? Frequent cutaways to branches teeming with singing birds,... More >>

  • Chicken Run

    published June 21, 2000

    About nine years ago, in a humble Redondo Beach nightclub, urbane British folk singer Billy Bragg reappraised 20th-century politics -- as is often... More >>

  • 8 1/2 Women

    published June 7, 2000

    So, when was the last time you shared a woman with your dad? No, not your mom -- don't be gross. You know, just some woman whom you and... More >>

  • Passion of Mind

    published May 31, 2000

    "Industrial-strength boredom" is a vicious term to unload on anybody -- friend, foe or former actress. Considering the lingering discomfort it... More >>

  • The Virgin Suicides

    published May 3, 2000

    Everybody's a princess at one point or another. Rich girls work it from birth to final crackup. Bourgeois girls play the precious 'n'... More >>

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