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2002 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • Orc Chops

    published December 18, 2002

    Fantasy is at its best when it ennobles our reality, and at the movies this year no fantastic adventure towers above The Lord of the Rings:... More >>

  • Like Father, Like Hell

    published December 11, 2002

    Christ is sexy. There, got your attention. But honestly, think about it: nice guy, pretty hair, carpentry skills, puts loaves (and fishes) on the... More >>

  • Scarlet Isle

    published December 4, 2002

    Listen up: Killing time is over. Melt down your weapons now, forever.Wouldn't it be nice if that sentiment echoed around the world? Well,... More >>

  • Hi, Jinx!

    published November 20, 2002

    Ah, Halle's berries. Those golden globes are shifting loads of Hollywood product these days, the latest dose being Die Another Day,... More >>

  • Declaration of Independents

    published November 13, 2002

    A complete schedule of events, along with short synopses of films, is provided in the SLIFF pullout section of this paper. For more RFT... More >>

  • To Die For

    published November 13, 2002

    Death is too often taken literally, and this unfortunate perspective is sustained by much cinema, despite the medium's dubious kiss of... More >>

  • Wonder Boy

    published November 13, 2002

    So, you wish to know whether Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is as good as the first Harry Potter movie. Is it as charming,... More >>

  • Queen of Pain

    published October 30, 2002

    With Frida -- the story of profoundly passionate and uncompromising Mexican-Jewish painter Frida Kahlo -- it's evident that a few... More >>

  • Memory Lame

    published October 30, 2002

    The French word for turkey is dindon. With this in mind, it's fair to say that French New Wave auteur Jean-Luc Godard's latest movie,... More >>

  • Tapeheads

    published October 16, 2002

    Much like a psychic, a cinema critic must look through a movie and see the other side. In the case of the new thriller The... More >>

  • Triumph of the Wilco

    published October 9, 2002

    There's no denying that U2 is awesome, or that Phil Joanou is a snappy director, but the charming awkwardness of Sam Jones' 16mm black-and-white... More >>

  • Women Behaving Badly

    published October 9, 2002

    Ordinarily it would seem pretty odious to put so fine a point on this, but what the hey: Gather up your gay friends, because here's a movie... More >>

  • Flesh for Fantasy

    published October 2, 2002

    The not-so-great American pastime of serial killing has splattered pop culture in recent years, but from the biopics of America's Most Unwanted to... More >>

  • Coward's Quest

    published September 18, 2002

    Although his name sounds like an inventory notebook for candy bars, Heath Ledger is presently overcoming this confusion -- as well as the plight... More >>

  • Bloody Well Right

    published August 28, 2002

    After several years of taking the baddie roles Dennis Hopper was passing on, not to mention the occasional bizarro gamble (say, as Mr. Roarke in... More >>

  • Girl Trouble

    published August 14, 2002

    Sometimes when a director shoots at a barn, the satisfaction comes in simply watching him hit it dead-center. So it is with The Good... More >>

  • Powers Off

    published July 24, 2002

    Not much has changed in the eleven years since Mike Myers used the first Wayne's World movies as a personal launchpad, only tipping his... More >>

  • Short Buss

    published July 17, 2002

    If there's any truth to reincarnation, the spirit of Napoleon may walk among us today. It's not unreasonable to conjecture that he has taken up... More >>

  • Kicking Lasses

    published July 3, 2002

    In her recent book Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, journalist Rachel Simmons hits a topical nail squarely on its... More >>

  • Oscar-Worthy

    published May 29, 2002

    The plot of The Importance of Being Earnest, for those unfortunates who've missed it these past 109 years, goes something like this:... More >>

  • Needle's Eye

    published May 8, 2002

    Here we have an intuitive, polyrhythmic art form bridging cultures and titillating the young at heart. This definition could easily apply to... More >>

  • Dream Weaver

    published May 1, 2002

    Kick a boy enough times, and he'll become a man. The question is, of what sort? In his long-awaited feature portrait of the comic-book hero... More >>

  • Ouch!

    published March 20, 2002

    One of the fun things about the media is that many people who work in it lie almost constantly, creating a social minefield that keeps everybody... More >>

  • Future Shock

    published March 6, 2002

    Science fiction can wow us with gadgetry, but only the truly ambitious stuff lights up our imaginations with disturbing and unshakable... More >>

  • Damned Amusing

    published February 20, 2002

    Those possessing a vampire's keen senses may see through the goth grunge of The Queen of the Damned to a deeper ideological conflict... More >>

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