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2002 Stories by Andy Klein

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  • Happy Gilmore Gets Serious

    published October 17, 2002

    Punch-Drunk Love is a Paul Thomas Anderson film -- Paul Thomas Anderson of Magnolia and Boogie Nights fame. It is also... More >>

  • Heart to Heart

    published August 8, 2002

    Clint Eastwood's 23rd film as director, Blood Work, is another crime thriller in the mode of, but better than, True Crime... More >>

  • Promise?

    published July 25, 2002

    Calling your film Never Again is like handing an ax to a critic and meekly placing your head on the chopping block. Will some of my... More >>

  • Wooing the White Guy

    published June 13, 2002

    The opening credit sequence of Windtalkers -- a montage of Monument Valley -- instantly invokes memories of the opening of John... More >>

  • Sleepless in Alaska

    published May 23, 2002

    The bad news for Memento fans is that Christopher Nolan's Insomnia is far less complex and challenging in form than the... More >>

  • Ol' Dirty Bastard

    published May 2, 2002

    Ten years after The Scandal -- and its negative effect on the size of his audiences and his power and independence -- Woody Allen broke his... More >>

  • Snoozie Q

    published February 21, 2002

    Following his dazzling change-of-pace performance in Training Day, Denzel Washington returns to more familiar turf in another of his... More >>

  • Impressive Iris

    published February 14, 2002

    After a long absence from American screens, British stage director Richard Eyre, best known for his agreeably nasty The Ploughman's Lunch... More >>

  • Moth-Eaten

    published January 24, 2002

    Just a few decades ago, the American landscape, particularly the rural American landscape, was a site for huge looming things inducing... More >>

  • Hero and Villain

    published January 24, 2002

    Miguel Piñero was poet, playwright and actor -- and thief, liar and junkie. If everyone has within them a mix of the beautiful and the... More >>

  • Get a Clue

    published January 10, 2002

    Who would have guessed that 31 years after M*A*S*H, the film that made Robert Altman's reputation, he would still be turning out movies as... More >>

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