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2001 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • New Found Man

    published December 27, 2001

    Love him or not love him, Lasse Hallström has done it again: the human frailty, the sorrowful past, the hopeful future, the triumph of love... More >>

  • 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 great... More >>

  • Ocean's Eleven, Give or Take

    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 >>

  • Dross in Space

    published November 29, 2001

    Ever endure a friend stuck in a deep depression who refused to lighten up but delighted in spewing ugliness to bring you down? Such is the method... More >>

  • Chief, It's Chaos

    published November 22, 2001

    The pitch for this one must have seemed sensational: "It's called Spy Game, right, and it's about this old spy who recounts, via... More >>

  • It's So Wizard!

    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. And if... More >>

  • Do the Wrong Thing

    published November 15, 2001

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

  • In the Screening Room

    published November 15, 2001

    Two years ago, a colleague of Michael Cain's asked the founder and director of the Deep Ellum Film Festival just why the hell he named his... 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 >>

  • Pure and Simple

    published November 8, 2001

    If there's one man on the planet who knows how to market rustic charms to the masses, it's Paddy Maloney. As the mercurial leader of Ireland's... More >>

  • Wide Awake in America

    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... 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... 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... More >>

  • Road to Ruin

    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... More >>

  • Quiet Riot

    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... More >>

  • Listening In

    published September 20, 2001

    When marching-band director Tyrone Brown asks his Jackie Robinson Steppers, "Are you motivated?" he's not so much inquiring as presenting a... More >>

  • Gimme Swelter

    published September 20, 2001

    Finally, here's this season's candidate for worst movie ever made, a distinction cherished (and frequently awarded) by the bellicose lummoxes... More >>

  • Rhythms of Youth

    published September 6, 2001

    In the harsh realm where the smog burns one's eyes all day and the night streets are disquieting at best, children are stumbling and swooping... More >>

  • American Without Tears

    published August 30, 2001

    "I never saw her first step," laments the transplanted Margit (Nastassja Kinski) to her ambitious husband, Peter (Tony Goldwyn), regarding the... More >>

  • Gal Pals

    published August 23, 2001

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

  • Cowboys and Martians

    published August 23, 2001

    Not unlike Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich--who, with ridiculously expensive spectaculars like Independence Day and Godzilla,... More >>

  • The Bitch of Kitsch

    published August 16, 2001

    Cuddly outsider #63178D, please step forward. Well, my goodness, look at you! You are so alternative, so fringe, so punk! So artsy and... More >>

  • Playing God

    published August 9, 2001

    There is something fairly amusing about this title, Apocalypse Now Redux. Think about it: Prophetic Disclosure Presently... More >>

  • Absolute Beginners

    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 >>

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