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  • 2008 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published April 5, 2007

    "Fight Club"

  • 2008 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published July 5, 2007

    "Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em"

  • 2007 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published July 20, 2006

    "Unreal Estate"

2000 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

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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 >>

  • Through a Glasgow Darkly

    published December 13, 2000

    Be not deceived by the Merchant Ivory production credit attached to Ratcatcher; those in search of repressed emotions among the... More >>

  • Green Dregs and Ham

    published November 15, 2000

    There once was a man, and he called himself Seuss/Who wrote the best children's' books ever produced./With drawings elaborate and tales subtly... More >>

  • Witch Is Which?

    published October 25, 2000

    Although it must have been a no-brainer to make a sequel to The Blair Witch Project, it was hard to imagine an intelligent follow-up to a... More >>

  • The Negro Problem

    published October 18, 2000

    Let's be honest: As much as people may complain about Spike Lee's public pontifications on race, or his controversial stances, or his being a... More >>

  • Whipped

    published August 30, 2000

    Amanda Peet has some really large teeth. Seriously. Even given the fact that it's in vogue for hot young would-be sex symbols to have a set of... More >>

  • Bring It On

    published August 23, 2000

    Only the United States could have invented the concept of cheerleading. It takes a unique combination of repressed sex drive and denial to come up... More >>

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    published August 9, 2000

    In a perfect world, any documentary about televangelists narrated by RuPaul and a couple of sock puppets would be hailed as the unquestionable... More >>

  • Alice et Martin

    published August 2, 2000

    At the age of 10, young Martin (Jeremy Kreikenmayer) is forced by his single mother to finally meet the father he had put off seeing every year.... More >>

  • The Patriot

    published June 28, 2000

    Despite what many believe, it doesn't come down to explosions, star power or millions in greenbacks thrown at the producers. The true indicator of... More >>

  • Titan A.E.

    published June 14, 2000

    It's the year 3028, and man ... is an endangered species! (Haven't we heard that somewhere before, like last month?) But this time around,... More >>

  • Human Traffic

    published May 10, 2000

    Given that most film studios have multimillion-dollar marketing budgets with which to target 18- to 25-year-olds, it's astonishing how little they... More >>

  • Where the Heart Is

    published April 26, 2000

    You're just going to have to accept that Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd are far too glamorous for the roles they inhabit in Where the Heart... More >>

  • U-571

    published April 19, 2000

    Why aren't there more submarine movies? It seems like a no-brainer formula for success: claustrophobic setting, invisible enemy whose approach... More >>

  • Beyond the Mat

    published March 15, 2000

    It's OK. You can say it. Just five little words. Don't be shy. "I ... am ... a ... wrestling fan." You certainly wouldn't be alone if you said it.... More >>


    published January 5, 2000

    When Paul Thomas Anderson's second feature, Boogie Nights, was released in 1997, critics and film industry types fell over themselves to... More >>

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