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2001 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • Force of Hobbit

    published December 19, 2001

    Because the horrors of dominator culture -- destruction, devastation, dumb-assness -- do not appear to be receding of their own accord, there's... More >>

  • Do the Wrong Thing

    published December 12, 2001

    Tape, a film by Richard Linklater, isn't. It's high time for some cinematic clarification: If a project is shot on celluloid, with... More >>

  • Ocean's Eleven, Give or Take

    published December 5, 2001

    The lights go down, and the puzzlement begins. Ensemble cast of superstars? Check. Loose remake of amusing curiosity? Check. Built-in, prefab... More >>

  • It's So Wizard!

    published November 14, 2001

    Lovely magic, this. An enchanting family classic. If you believe in magic, you'll love Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. And if you... More >>

  • Hollywood Hells

    published October 17, 2001

    Ask David Lynch, and he will tell you apple-pie America just isn't what it seems. People behave strangely, sometimes violently, and sometimes they... More >>

  • Three Girls and a Marching Band

    published September 12, 2001

    When marching-band director Tyrone Brown asks his Jackie Robinson Steppers, "Are you motivated?" he's not so much inquiring as presenting a... More >>

  • American Without Tears

    published September 12, 2001

    I never saw her first step," laments the transplanted Margit (Nastassja Kinski) to her ambitious husband, Peter (Tony Goldwyn), regarding the... More >>

  • The Bitch of Kitsch

    published August 22, 2001

    Cuddly outsider No. 63178D, please step forward. Well, my goodness, look at you! You are so alternative, so fringe, so punk! So artsy and... More >>

  • Playing God

    published August 15, 2001

    There is something fairly amusing about this title, Apocalypse Now Redux. Think about it: Prophetic Disclosure Presently Shows Up Again... More >>

  • The Big Swill

    published June 20, 2001

    Now here's a tricky one. Start with a busload of familiar and appealing stars, shacked up together for a couple of weeks in a house in the... More >>

  • Pure Energy

    published June 13, 2001

    In a year inundated with massive movies, it's a pleasant surprise to note that a truly spectacular adventure has arrived in the form of a Disney... More >>

  • Sheer Gaul!

    published May 30, 2001

    Remember glee? Perhaps not, given our penchant in recent times to chuck giddy hearts aside in favor of being stupid, obnoxious and mean.... More >>

  • A Hard Day's Knight

    published May 9, 2001

    Let us first in olden verse this critic's cynical curse disperse:The greet unwashede consummethe crappe, Fro Jerrye Springgere to ganggsta... More >>

  • Termagant of Endearment

    published April 25, 2001

    Visualize a pretty young woman and a handsome young man heading for the bedroom. She has just suggested that she wants to show him what she... More >>

  • Semi Recall

    published April 25, 2001

    Justice may be blind, but vengeance, it turns out, has a very short memory. So it goes in Memento, the much-anticipated "puzzle" movie from... More >>

  • Spies Unlike Us

    published April 18, 2001

    Talk about an unholy union of souls! The latest project from director John Boorman (Deliverance, The General) seeks to be many... More >>

  • Girl, Afraid

    published April 11, 2001

    Keep a diary and one day it'll keep you," said Mae West, and although the sentiment rings true, it does little to explain the mystery of why Helen... More >>

  • A Kinder, Gentler Dope Fiend

    published April 4, 2001

    Hello, what's this? Why, could it be another cautionary tale from Hollywood about recreational drugs' being -- alert the media! -- not... More >>

  • Booby Trap

    published March 21, 2001

    We can run, we can hide, we can even try switching films, but there's just no escaping that pesky Gene Hackman. He starred in The... More >>

  • Gunning for Love

    published February 28, 2001

    Leave it to Hollywood to sell us the insipid romance of a thoroughly irritating white couple as the solution to an archaic Latin American... More >>

  • Vein-Glory

    published January 24, 2001

    The doomed are often a remarkably energetic and productive lot, especially when it comes to creating portraits of their personal horrors. Themes... More >>

  • London Broil

    published January 17, 2001

    There's definitely something weird going on in the British pop scene. Years after tasteful Yanks allowed classic works such as Saturday Night... More >>

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