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2001 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • In the Baggins

    published December 20, 2001

    Since the horrors of dominator culture -- destruction, devastation, dumb-assness -- do not appear to be receding of their own accord, there's... More >>

  • The Eleven Dwarves

    published December 6, 2001

    The lights go down, and the puzzlement begins. Ensemble cast of superstars? Check. Loose remake of amusing curiosity? Check. Built in, prefab... More >>

  • The Magic Touch

    published November 15, 2001

    Lovely magic, this. An enchanting family classic. If you believe in magic, you'll love Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.... More >>

  • Botched Job

    published November 8, 2001

    After venting his spleen in theater and film for a quarter-century, it seems like David Mamet would be ready to divulge something human... More >>

  • Do the Wrong Thing

    published November 8, 2001

    Tape, a film by Richard Linklater, isn't. It's high time for some cinematic clarification: If a project is shot on celluloid, with... More >>

  • Deep Thoughts

    published October 25, 2001

    If you're a college freshman, don't read this. Just grab your newfound peers and go see Richard Linklater's new movie, Waking Life.... More >>

  • Hollywood Hells

    published October 18, 2001

    Ask David Lynch, and he will tell you apple-pie America just isn't what it seems. People behave strangely, sometimes violently, and sometimes they... More >>

  • Blood Brothers

    published October 18, 2001

    Here you'll find madness, mayhem and murder, in no short supply. The Hughes brothers, Albert and Allen, have always had a knack for horror, as... More >>

  • Herald and Mod

    published October 11, 2001

    No one has more to say about life than someone who hasn't lived it yet. While pop culture's juvenile slaves would shout down this concept to their... More >>

  • White Stripe Fever

    published October 4, 2001

    A quarter-century after C.W. McCall's smash novelty single "Convoy," there's still a generous spirit out there for our 18-wheeled good buddies.... More >>

  • Can't Buy a Thrill

    published September 27, 2001

    Lacking the good taste to postpone the release of this silly thriller until a less volatile time in American history (assuming one ever comes),... More >>

  • Not Dead Yet

    published September 6, 2001

    Comedy. Adventure. Musical. Epic. Shrubbery advertisement. The biggest challenge in writing about Monty Python and the Holy Grail --... More >>

  • Deep Thoughts

    published July 19, 2001

    Festering somewhere between an after-school special and kiddie porn lies this frank but heinously melodramatic open wound from veteran Canadian... More >>

  • Good Hood

    published June 28, 2001

    Like countless European American filmmakers before him, African-American filmmaker John Singleton tends to operate under the faulty logic that... More >>

  • In Fast Company

    published June 21, 2001

    If internal combustion ever becomes obsolete -- that is, if the auto industry ever allows internal combustion to become obsolete -- whatever will... More >>

  • Deep Inside the Actors' Studio

    published June 21, 2001

    Now here's a tricky one. Start with a busload of familiar and appealing stars, shacked up together for a couple of weeks in a house in the... More >>

  • See-Worthy

    published June 14, 2001

    In a year inundated with massive movies, it's a pleasant surprise to note that a truly spectacular adventure has arrived in the form of a Disney... More >>

  • Peak Performance

    published June 14, 2001

    Those expecting Himalaya to focus upon the beloved traveling carnival ride known for its liberal use of Def Leppard ("Do you wanna... More >>

  • Norma Rosa

    published June 7, 2001

    "Now wait a minute," you may ask yourself during the setup of Ken Loach's new film, Bread and Roses. "Is that Tom Green?... More >>

  • Yes, It Can-Can

    published May 31, 2001

    Remember glee? Perhaps not, given our penchant in recent times to chuck giddy hearts aside in favor of being stupid, obnoxious and mean.... More >>

  • Saturday Knight Fever

    published May 10, 2001

    Let us first in olden verse this critic's cynical curse disperse: The greet unwashede consummethe crappe, Fro Jerrye Springgere to ganggsta... More >>

  • Lust Life

    published May 3, 2001

    Presently sitting in a peaceful meditational facility. First time here. The location (which shall remain unnamed) was selected specifically for... More >>

  • Object of Desire

    published April 26, 2001

    Visualize a pretty young woman and a handsome young man heading for the bedroom. She has just suggested that she wants to show him what she... More >>

  • Crazy from the Heat

    published April 19, 2001

    Talk about an unholy union of souls! The latest project from director John Boorman (Deliverance, The General) seeks to be many... More >>

  • Diary of a Madwoman

    published April 12, 2001

    "Keep a diary, and one day it'll keep you," said Mae West, and while the sentiment rings true, it does little to explain the mystery of why Helen... More >>

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