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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 >>

  • A Savoir to Savor

    published November 1, 2001

    At 73, Jacques Rivette is one of the oldest of the original French New Wave directors--older by a few years than the 70-year-old Jean-Luc... More >>

  • Going Perm

    published October 18, 2001

    In the new low-budget indie comedy Haiku Tunnel, former temporary office worker Josh Kornbluth plays "Josh Kornbluth," a... More >>

  • Crouching... Monkey?

    published October 11, 2001

    Thanks to his justly lauded work as action choreographer on The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, director Yuen Wo Ping... More >>

  • Cop an Attitude

    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 >>

  • Our House

    published September 27, 2001

    Together is the second feature from Swedish director Lukas Moodysson, whose 1998 Fucking Amal was shown here two years... More >>

  • Swirl of Life

    published September 13, 2001

    The directorial debut of actress-turned-screenwriter Agnès Jaoui (Same Old Song, Un Air de Famille), The Taste of... More >>

  • The Living End

    published August 23, 2001

    After nearly a decade's absence from the big screen, Suture auteurs Scott McGehee and David Siegel finally deliver a second feature... More >>

  • Down and Dirty

    published August 2, 2001

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

  • Blood Brother

    published July 26, 2001

    Actor "Beat" Takeshi Kitano has built an international reputation over the past decade, primarily through a series of ultra-hard-boiled crime... More >>

  • Legally Bland

    published July 12, 2001

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

  • Kicked Butt

    published July 5, 2001

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

  • Psyches Gone Wild

    published June 28, 2001

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

  • Hall of Mirrors

    published May 10, 2001

    The current release of French director Nicole Garcia's Place Vendôme--which was nominated for 11 César Awards when... More >>

  • Shall We Sit

    published May 3, 2001

    The first thing you must know about Eureka, the new film from Japanese director Shinji Aoyama, is that it runs three hours and... More >>

  • Reel People

    published April 26, 2001

    A meeting of the Dallas Observer minds found us arriving at a happy--and unusual--consensus: Yes, there's some good stuff playing at the 31st... More >>

  • Slow Motion

    published April 26, 2001

    With luck, Yi Yi (A One and a Two), the seventh release from writer-director Edward Yang, one of Taiwan's most respected... More >>

  • Killing with Kindness

    published April 5, 2001

    French director Patrice Leconte is a chameleonlike talent: Among his films to reach American screens are the psychological thriller Mr.... More >>

  • Animal Instincts

    published March 29, 2001

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

  • Dr. Yes

    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... More >>

  • Blood Simple

    published March 8, 2001

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

  • Sweet Seoul Music

    published March 1, 2001

    Im Kwon Taek has long been the best-known Korean director in America; in fact, it would be fair to say that he's pretty much the only... More >>

  • Moody Views

    published March 1, 2001

    With In the Mood for Love, Wong Kar-wai solidifies his stature as the most subtle and most idiosyncratic of Hong Kong directors.... More >>

  • Fava Beans and Ham

    published February 8, 2001

    Ridley Scott's Hannibal, with a screenplay by David Mamet and Steven Zaillian, is being released exactly 10 years after Silence... More >>

  • Pair Bonding

    published January 25, 2001

    There are few things more deadly in cinema than theater types taking stage material and simply transposing it to the big screen. But occasionally... More >>

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