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1999 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • Gregory wise-ass

    published December 30, 1999

    Note: For the sake of being obnoxiously frank, this critic opts to divulge his favorites while pretending, in keeping with the season, to be... More >>

  • Ego trip

    published December 23, 1999

    Ah, what a miracle that Andy Kaufman was. So sublime his wit, so pioneering his spirit. Astonishing! A hero to be loved, adored, and emulated by... More >>

  • Southern discomfort

    published December 16, 1999

    Nobody is innocent in America, but there is one segment of the population that seems doggedly determined to deny its own ignorance, ugliness, and... More >>

  • Mice try

    published December 16, 1999

    It's too tempting to resist. You see, there's a secret about Stuart Little that the fine folks at Sony don't want to blow. It's not that... More >>

  • A crown jewel

    published December 16, 1999

    I sincerely hope Jodie Foster gets a chance to relax and unwind this holiday season, because the lady has obviously worked like a horse to instill... More >>

  • The pardon

    published December 9, 1999

    Have you ever endured a relationship in which your partner beat you up mercilessly just to be able to "heal" you and play the redeemer later on?... More >>

  • Not to trot

    published November 18, 1999

    "The spectre is known at all the country firesides by the name of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow," writes Washington Irving in his... More >>

  • In God he trusts

    published November 11, 1999

    "Yesterday I wasn't even sure God existed," laments Bethany (Linda Fiorentino), the reluctant yet divinely touched heroine of Kevin Smith's... More >>

  • Pull the strings

    published November 4, 1999

    The first rule of Being John Malkovich is you do not look at the poster for Being John Malkovich. Really, avoid that... More >>

  • Nic at night

    published October 21, 1999

    "That reminds me of the movies Marty made about New York," stammered Lou Reed somewhere in the mid-'80s. "All those frank and brutal movies that... More >>

  • Revenge of the nerds

    published October 14, 1999

    David Fincher needs a hug, the poor bastard. Or possibly a diaper change. Ever since 1992, when he ruined the Alien series with the... More >>

  • Eat up

    published October 7, 1999

    When I was growing up, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was the closest thing I had to a paternal mentor, the only authoritative voice I consistently trusted.... More >>

  • Celluloid as sedative

    published October 7, 1999

    Insomniacs, rejoice! During the first several decades of Sydney Pollack's bloated, interminable Random Hearts, your eyelids will droop,... More >>

  • War is heck

    published September 30, 1999

    There is nothing gratifying about watching a bullet blast through a woman's skull. Exploding helicopters and splattered cattle are utterly... More >>

  • The same, only different

    published September 23, 1999

    There are a few plot loopholes in Double Jeopardy that, if scrutinized, would unhinge the entire story and seriously truncate the movie's... More >>

  • Pitcher's duel

    published September 16, 1999

    "You and me?" asks catcher Gus Sinski (John C. Reilly) of his old friend, veteran pitcher Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner). "One more time?" It's a... More >>

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