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2000 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • Double Features

    published December 28, 2000

    The cream of this year's crop are films carefully selected not only for their countless wonderful qualities, but because, as the list indicates,... More >>

  • Tom Terrific

    published December 21, 2000

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

  • Sweet Dreams

    published December 21, 2000

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

  • Sexual Reeling

    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 >>

  • Loathsome Lothario

    published November 23, 2000

    If the concept of dubious celebrity Ben Affleck romping in a water park with cinematic darling Gwyneth Paltrow and two adorable moppets does not... More >>

  • Tears of a Clone

    published November 16, 2000

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

  • Talking Turkey

    published November 16, 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 >>

  • Wasted Space

    published November 9, 2000

    If you're planning to take a look at Antony Hoffman's Red Planet, it is highly advised that you squint. This way, instead 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 >>

  • Sweet and Lowdown

    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 >>

  • Good Intentions

    published October 19, 2000

    Oh, the plight of the common nebbish, aching to be adored, mugging for attention, and eternally desperate to bag a sexy babe. Sounds familiar, no?... More >>

  • Life's a Bitch

    published October 12, 2000

    Slash a steer's throat or snip the beak off a bird and most people don't give anything remotely resembling a damn. But take, for instance, an... More >>

  • Goys and Dolls

    published October 12, 2000

    So a Jew and a Christian walk into the economically challenged valleys of Wales... No, it's not a joke--not until the absurd, maudlin third... More >>

  • Blades of Passion

    published October 5, 2000

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

  • A Star Is Björk

    published October 5, 2000

    With global overpopulation neatly intertwining with the advent of the home video camera, we have been afforded, as a species, several... More >>

  • Gender Bent

    published September 28, 2000

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

  • View to a Killer

    published September 14, 2000

    So many intense themes run rampant in Joe Charbanic's debut feature, The Watcher, that it's tricky to keep up. For instance, a young lady... More >>

  • Zellweger in Love

    published September 7, 2000

    Humans and their stories, my oh my. Somehow, the familiar themes just keep coming around, again and again, ad infinitum. Of course, most of them... More >>

  • Kings of Queens

    published September 7, 2000

    It's strange to encounter a movie like The Opportunists, the debut feature by writer/director Myles Connell, because, as it eschews pomp... More >>

  • Sexy Dex

    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 >>

  • London Calling

    published August 10, 2000

    Before we get into it, a few of life's sorrowful inevitabilities: Friends will vanish; romantic love will deteriorate; family will freak; and,... More >>

  • Private Defective

    published August 10, 2000

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

  • Bacon's bits

    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 >>

  • Five's easy pieces

    published August 3, 2000

    Honestly now, have you, of late, found yourself enthralled by pleasing stimuli? Please, no nauseating responses like "Aromatherapy shifts my... More >>

  • I See Dull People

    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 >>

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