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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 out of... More >>

  • Knight Falls

    published November 22, 2001

    The new Martin Lawrence comedy, Black Knight, is yet another twist, albeit an uncredited one, on Mark Twain's protean A Connecticut... More >>

  • Crouching... Monkey?

    published October 11, 2001

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

  • Blood Brother

    published August 9, 2001

    Actor-director "Beat" Takeshi Kitano has built an international reputation over the past decade, primarily through a series of ultra-hard-boiled... 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 (1991). Since then,... More >>

  • Sloppy French Kiss

    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 Kong and... More >>

  • Laughter à la Czech

    published June 21, 2001

    Who would have imagined that at this late date -- more than half a century after the end of World War II, after The Diary of Anne Frank,... More >>

  • Staying on Target

    published May 24, 2001

    Welcome to the movies of summer 2001! Of course, whether you'll actually feel welcome is another issue: Hollywood is doing its usual... More >>

  • Magic of the Movies

    published April 26, 2001

    Given the autobiographical impulse, it's not surprising that there is a disproportionate number of movies about filmmaking. But More >>

  • Killing with Kindness

    published April 5, 2001

    French director Patrice Leconte is a chameleonic talent: Among his films to reach American screens are the psychological thriller Mr. Hire,... 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 thrills -- and... More >>

  • A Woven Life

    published March 15, 2001

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  • The American Way

    published March 8, 2001

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

  • In the Mood for Mood

    published March 1, 2001

    With In the Mood for Love, Wong Kar-wai solidifies his stature as the subtlest... More >>

  • Hannibal Minus One

    published February 8, 2001

    Ridley Scott's Hannibal, with a screenplay by David Mamet and Steven Zaillian, is... More >>

  • Emotion in Motion

    published January 11, 2001

    For slightly more than a decade, Chinese martial arts films have directly and indirectly gained a growing audience in the United States. Now the... More >>

  • A Glimpse into the Abyss

    published January 11, 2001

    Thirteen Days is a suspenseful look at the American government in the grip of a crucial,... More >>

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