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2000 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • Better in Pairs

    published December 28, 2000

    Welcome to the cinema, the great communal meditation chamber, circa 2000. Okay, now throw open all the exit doors, because some of our communal... More >>

  • Special Delivery

    published December 21, 2000

    During the summer of 1994, while most of the world was greeting Robert Zemeckis's Forrest Gump with dewy eyes and outstretched arms, this... More >>

  • A Box of Chocolat

    published December 21, 2000

    Here you will find the ingredients required to whip an audience into the throes of fuzzy warmheartedness -- the hope, the compassion, the joie de... More >>

  • Sex for Dummies

    published December 14, 2000

    Assessing the merits of Quills, the lusty new feature by director Philip Kaufman (Henry and June), it's tempting to seek... More >>

  • Quite a Spread

    published November 23, 2000

    Given the stress and emotional turmoil associated with family holidays, in the cinema as in life, it's very peculiar that anyone feels obliged to... More >>

  • Clone Wars

    published November 16, 2000

    R efreshingly, the biggest wonder about the new Arnold Schwarzenegger ride is not that human cloning has become a reality, nor that the America of... More >>

  • A Snooze Runs Through It

    published November 2, 2000

    Gopher. Explosives. Gopher explosives. Gopher! Explosives! There. Now you know exactly what was running through this critic's mind... More >>

  • Paid In Full

    published October 19, 2000

    To put it mildly, it is uncomfortable and embarrassing to have one's cynical ass whipped by a huge, hulking Hallmark card, and this is exactly the... More >>

  • Hitting Below the Belt

    published October 5, 2000

    It takes a special kind of mind-set to celebrate castration, and audiences confusing feminine empowerment with the crude hacking off of seemingly... More >>

  • Pointed Love

    published September 28, 2000

    According to Patrice Leconte, women live to be vulnerable, men thrive when they're in command, and the two genders can find a happy fusion only... More >>

  • Unusual Punishment

    published September 14, 2000

    First off, a full disclosure: This reviewer considers Dostoyevsky to be terminally boring, and would sooner read just about any cereal box or, for... More >>

  • State of the Union

    published September 7, 2000

    It sounds crazy to say this of a Neil LaBute movie, considering the dubious auteur's semipathetic thumping of his own hollow chest, but Nurse... More >>

  • Turn of the Screwball

    published August 24, 2000

    "Be cool, get chicks." While that's paraphrased and boiled down, it's nonetheless the essential creed of Dex (Donal Logue), the corpulent... More >>

  • Invisible Id

    published August 3, 2000

    There are many, many productive paths a bright, ambitious young fellow can pursue in America. He can, for instance, start a mediocre rock band and... More >>

  • Giving Up the Ghost

    published July 20, 2000

    Rather than asking if this senseless and expensive new film from wunderkind entertainer Robert Zemeckis is devoid of merit (it is), or "worth... More >>

  • Blueprint in Blood

    published July 13, 2000

    So who are these celebrated Coen brothers anyway, and what's their point? These days, it's pretty easy to switch over to critical autopilot, to... More >>

  • Whistlin' Trixie

    published July 13, 2000

    Murphy and Pryor. Skywalker and Kenobi. Amos and Zeppelin. Regardless of the creative universe, the maverick apprentice tends to stride off into... More >>

  • Free-Range Chicken

    published June 22, 2000

    About nine years ago, in a humble Redondo Beach nightclub, urbane British folk singer Billy Bragg reappraised 20th-century politics by means of an... More >>

  • Dream On

    published June 15, 2000

    "Industrial-strength boredom" is a vicious term to unload on anybody -- friend, foe or former actress. Considering the lingering discomfort it... More >>

  • Sexual Healing?

    published June 8, 2000

    So, when was the last time you shared a woman with your dad? You know, just some woman that you and your dad both dug, who perked you up a bit.... More >>

  • Love in the Time of Chundering

    published May 25, 2000

    To begin, let us discuss puking. You know, upchucking, barfing, yacking, Technicolor yawning, blowing cookies, driving the porcelain bus,... More >>

  • Serious as Hell

    published May 4, 2000

    There is a killing late in Gladiator, Ridley Scott's new heroic epic, and it is one of those wonderfully cathartic extinguishings that make... More >>

  • Damsels in Distress

    published May 4, 2000

    Everybody's a princess at one point or another. Rich girls work it from birth to final crack-up. Bourgeois girls play the... More >>

  • New Frequency

    published April 27, 2000

    Go get a few grains of salt to accompany these observations of tenable consistency: The movie industry is run by big kids; nifty sci-fi trickery... More >>

  • Mixmaster

    published April 6, 2000

    Beats, please: Claudia Schiffer, Claudia Schiffer / makes a fellow want to lean in close and sniff her. / Putting up a gender fight in... More >>

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