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2001 Stories by Andy Klein

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  • Capra Corn

    published December 20, 2001

    Having given us The Shawshank Redemption in 1994 and The Green Mile five years later, director Frank Darabont finally busts his way... More >>

  • The Icemen Cometh

    published December 6, 2001

    In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton led an expedition designed to reach the South Pole. But the winter was unprecedentedly harsh, and his ship, the... More >>

  • Knight Falls

    published November 22, 2001

    The new Martin Lawrence comedy, Black Knight, is yet another twist, albeit an uncredited one, on Mark Twain's protean A... More >>

  • Mean and Masterful

    published October 4, 2001

    This may be a strange time to release a thriller about the dangers of corrupt law enforcement, but Training Day -- with no... More >>

  • Safe Sex

    published August 30, 2001

    Julie Davis's All Over the Guy is yet another entry in the ever-growing genre of gay romantic comedy. Ten years ago, one would have... More >>

  • Bland Ambition

    published July 12, 2001

    Back in her early teens in 1991, Reese Witherspoon proved herself a terrific actress in her big-screen debut, Man in the Moon. Since then,... More >>

  • Ground Jet

    published July 5, 2001

    Kiss of the Dragon -- the latest vehicle for martial arts star Jet Li, a mainland talent who became a superstar in Hong Kong and has... More >>

  • New Jewish Questions

    published June 28, 2001

    Who would have imagined that at this late date -- more than half a century after the end of World War II, after The Diary of Anne Frank,... More >>

  • Untouchable

    published June 21, 2001

    Sexy Beast, the debut feature from British director Jonathan Glazer, is a riveting, scary and often funny foray into a traditional... More >>

  • A Question of Truth

    published June 14, 2001

    Chopper, the first feature from Australian video director Andrew Dominik, is a strong, effective but often stomach-churning portrait... More >>

  • Drive a Stake in It

    published April 26, 2001

    In terms of truth in advertising, the title The Forsaken is only partly accurate: Godforsaken -- as in "godforsaken piece of... More >>

  • Call of the Mild

    published March 29, 2001

    Amid the plethora of films with Freddie Prinze Jr., Mena Suvari, Chris Klein and Jason Biggs, it's nice -- in theory, at least -- to see a... More >>

  • Wild Child

    published March 29, 2001

    As its title suggests, Spy Kids is an action fantasy aimed primarily at the preteen/early-teen audience. For all its thrills -- and... More >>

  • Adjust the Contrast

    published March 8, 2001

    Director John Herzfeld's last feature, 1996's droll and underrated 2 Days in the Valley, was a more than adequate counterbalance to the... More >>

  • Quid Pro Quo?

    published February 8, 2001

    Ridley Scott's Hannibal, with a screenplay by David Mamet and Steven Zaillian, is being released exactly ten years after Silence... More >>

  • Listless in Beijing

    published February 1, 2001

    Restless has the unique distinction of being, apparently, the first mainland Chinese-American feature co-production. Given the... More >>

  • Foregone Conclusion

    published January 11, 2001

    Thirteen Days is a suspenseful look at the American government in the grip of a crucial, minute-to-minute, real-life crisis that... More >>

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