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2002 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • Orc Chops

    published December 19, 2002

    Fantasy is at its best when it ennobles our reality, and at the movies this year no fantastic adventure towers above The Lord of the Rings:... More >>

  • 'Tis a Foine, Foine Loife

    published December 19, 2002

    People in show-biz do very weird things to prove their credibility. Starlets pose for skin mags, actors start rock bands, rockers become sit-coms,... More >>

  • Known Alias

    published December 12, 2002

    The blood disease porphyria sparked madness in England's King George III, so its impact on manic Margot (Nicole Garcia) and her hapless daughter... More >>

  • Hot? Not

    published December 12, 2002

    Rob Schneider's latest look-at-me-I'm-so-cute comedy features the star bumbling around half-clad in Christina Aguilera's Goodwill donations. He... More >>

  • Prozac Nation

    published December 5, 2002

    Transcribed verbatim from the DVD commentary track of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, here's an informative sci-fi concept from... More >>

  • Sorrow's Child

    published November 28, 2002

    Being of the minority who did not worship Schindler's List (vital message, tedious movie), it's easy to feel skeptical of the preachy... More >>

  • Rising Stock

    published November 21, 2002

    Ah, Halle's berries. Don't care much for them personally, as they're components of an actress (bane of the thinking man), but those golden... More >>

  • Wonder Boy

    published November 14, 2002

    So, you wish to know if Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is as good as the first Harry Potter movie. Is it as charming,... More >>

  • Like Father, Like Hell

    published November 14, 2002

    It is the essential sexiness of holy archetypes that stirs up a ruckus in Carlos Carrera's competent if unremarkable tragedy, adapted by... More >>

  • Queen of Pain

    published October 31, 2002

    With Frida--the story of profoundly passionate and uncompromising Mexican-Jewish painter Frida Kahlo--it's evident that a few folks... More >>

  • The Scarlet Isle

    published October 31, 2002

    Listen up, retards: Killing time is over. Melt down your weapons, now, forever. Wouldn't it be nice if that sentiment echoed around the world?... More >>

  • Memory Lame

    published October 24, 2002

    The French word for turkey is dindon, so French New Wave auteur Jean-Luc Godard's latest movie is basically fricasé du... More >>

  • Sinking Ship

    published October 24, 2002

    The scrappy salvage tug Arctic Warrior sets out to plunder the legendarily missing and newly discovered luxury liner, Antonia Graza,... More >>

  • To Die For

    published October 17, 2002

    Death is too often taken literally, and this unfortunate perspective is sustained by much cinema, despite the medium's dubious kiss of... More >>

  • Tapeheads

    published October 17, 2002

    Much like a psychic, a cinema critic must look through a movie and see the other side. In the case of the new thriller The... More >>

  • Knock on Collinwood

    published October 17, 2002

    Honestly, I've never been much into schmaltzy movies about the old neighborhood. The whole scene seems pretty hellish; all that cutesy talk... More >>

  • Girl Power

    published October 17, 2002

    It's a family affair when widowed, repressed Lilia (Hiyam Abbas) and her spunky daughter Salma (Hend El Fahem) just can't get enough of a suave... More >>

  • Flesh for Fantasy

    published October 3, 2002

    The not-so-great American pastime of serial killing has splattered pop culture in recent years, but from the biopics of America's Most Unwanted to... More >>

  • Triumph of the Wilco

    published September 19, 2002

    There's no denying that U2 is awesome, nor that Phil Joanou is a snappy director, but the charming awkwardness of Sam Jones' 16mm black-and-white... More >>

  • Coward's Quest

    published September 19, 2002

    Although his name sounds like an inventory notebook for candy bars, Heath Ledger is presently overcoming this confusion--as well as the plight of... More >>

  • Love Is a Battlefield

    published September 19, 2002

    Muccino (But Forever in My Mind) pays his respects to Fellini (Juliet of the Spirits on television) and Tarantino (a Reservoir... More >>

  • Bloody Well Right

    published September 12, 2002

    After several years of taking the baddie roles Dennis Hopper was passing on, not to mention the occasional bizarro gamble (say, as Mr. Roarke in... More >>

  • Mars Attacks

    published September 12, 2002

    While it's no longer the revolutionary tranifesto it may have been, D.A. Pennebaker's 1973 concert film (first released in 1983) captures David... More >>

  • Ho Down

    published August 15, 2002

    Sometimes when a director shoots at a barn, the satisfaction comes in simply watching him hit it dead center. So it is with The Good... More >>

  • Powers Off

    published July 25, 2002

    Not much has changed in the 11 years since Mike Myers used the first Wayne's World movies as a personal launchpad, only tipping his James... More >>

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