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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"

2006 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • SLIFF Redux

    published November 15, 2006

    The following are staff-chosen highlights from the second week of the St. Louis International Film Festival. For a complete list of films and... More >>

  • Cleveland's Rocks

    published August 9, 2006

    So you know how Parker Posey nearly always plays sarcastic, uptight smokers? In The Oh in Ohio, she finally stretches a bit: Here,... More >>

  • Full-Serve Philosophy

    published August 2, 2006

    U.C. Berkeley gymnast Dan Millman (Scott Mechlowicz) is one of the best at what he does, and he has it all: perfect abs, a big bulge in his crotch... More >>

  • Unreal Estate

    published July 19, 2006

    In the latest extravaganza from executive producers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis, millions of dollars and long hours in the digital... More >>

  • Pause & Effect

    published June 21, 2006

    Click may be the first Adam Sandler movie in which the high concept isn't dependent upon the star. Sandler comedies tend to take his... More >>

  • Bjork to the Future

    published June 14, 2006

    There's a fine line between artistic genius and pretentious wankery, and most cineastes will tell you that the films of Matthew Barney exist right... More >>

  • Hell on Wheels

    published June 14, 2006

    Given that John Singleton directed the second movie in the Fast and the Furious franchise, it makes a perverse kind of sense that Justin... More >>

  • Vince Charming

    published May 31, 2006

    >You know how in most romantic comedies, the best friends are nearly always more interesting than the actual leads we're supposed to care about?... More >>

  • Lucky X III

    published May 24, 2006

    When kids of all ages discuss comic books and superheroes, there is inevitably one question that comes up time and again: If that one guy and that... More >>

  • Get Inside!

    published May 24, 2006

    Summer is the season of high expectations and profound disappointments. That suntan looks more like sunburn, your beer stays ice cold till the... More >>

  • Cracked Code

    published May 17, 2006

    You know it's hard out here for a screenwriter. You've got a surefire hit on your hands — an adaptation of the runaway best-seller The... More >>

  • Barred Bard

    published May 10, 2006

    Perhaps it's just the inner drama geek talking, but there's something extremely compelling about seeing hardened felons preparing to put on a... More >>

  • Charlie & the Shoe Factory

    published May 10, 2006

    If you're a regular moviegoer with a gift for remembering unusual names, chances are you've started paying attention to Chiwetel Ejiofor, the... More >>

  • Last Caress

    published May 3, 2006

    Let's say you're a teenage boy dying of cancer. A well-known charity dedicated to helping people like you offers to make your fondest wish come... More >>

  • Welcome to Hooters

    published May 3, 2006

    The most important thing to know about the new movie Hoot, adapted from the children's book by Carl Hiaasen, is that it's... More >>

  • Latino Heat

    published April 5, 2006

    It's difficult to tell from the image on the poster for Take the Lead, but that's not star Antonio Banderas dancing in blue... More >>

  • Palfrey Sum

    published April 5, 2006

    It seldom fails. Every year, we get a movie that doesn't necessarily have a remarkable plot or director, but does feature an aging master (or... More >>

  • Rug Rat

    published March 29, 2006

    So wait. It's a movie about the longest criminal trial in U.S. history, it's directed by the legendary Sidney Lumet, and it stars...Vin Diesel in... More >>

  • Now You See Them

    published March 22, 2006

    Breasts: A Documentary (First Run) Honest, compassionate, and funny, this documentary is remarkable for the bravery of its... More >>

  • See Also: Vexing

    published March 15, 2006

    The posters for V for Vendetta read "An uncompromising vision of the future from the creators of The Matrix trilogy."... More >>

  • Shandy Everybody Wants

    published March 15, 2006

    It should be too early in the year to expect a good movie, let alone a great one; anything released prior to the Oscars is bound to be forgotten... More >>

  • Red Dusk

    published March 1, 2006

    If you're a parent trying to teach your sullen teenage kids that movies with subtitles aren't all bad, try taking them to see Night Watch... More >>

  • He Will Bury You

    published February 22, 2006

    Tommy Lee Jones' feature directorial debut is probably much as you'd expect: a blast of nostalgia that nonetheless accepts the realities of... More >>

  • Scared Stiff

    published February 22, 2006

    If you have any awareness at all of the existence of Running Scared — no, not the Gregory Hines/Billy Crystal cop buddy comedy,... More >>

  • Dead Funny

    published February 8, 2006

    Let's get right to the point: If you are the type of person who enjoys seeing attractive naked girls meet a hideously graphic demise, there's a... More >>

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