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2002 Stories by Andy Klein

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  • Crazy Taxi

    published October 10, 2002

    In the past few years -- more or less since the failure of his embarrassing Joan of Arc epic The Messenger -- former wunderkind director... More >>

  • Soft Boiled

    published September 19, 2002

    September is supposed to be the time when the teen-demographic action films give way to the "classier" stuff, but now all we have Ballistic:... More >>

  • Dispossession

    published September 12, 2002

    Director Neil LaBute (Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty) seems the unlikeliest candidate to direct the film version of British... More >>

  • Heartbreak Hotel

    published August 22, 2002

    Zhang Yimou, the most internationally famous filmmaker from the People's Republic of China, is primarily identified with lush period dramas... More >>

  • Heart to Heart

    published August 8, 2002

    Blood Work, Clint Eastwood's 23rd film as director, is another crime thriller in the mode of, but better than, True Crime (1998) and... More >>

  • Memental

    published May 23, 2002

    The bad news for Memento fans is that Christopher Nolan's Insomnia is far less complex and challenging in form than the... More >>

  • Ol' Dirty Bastard

    published May 9, 2002

    Ten years after "the scandal" -- and its negative effect on the size of his audiences and his power and independence -- Woody Allen broke his... More >>

  • Bad Deal

    published May 2, 2002

    Deuces Wild is, like Vulgar and Chelsea Walls, yet another new release that is now inexplicably being distributed... More >>

  • On with the Show

    published March 14, 2002

    To say that Showtime is the year's best glossy studio entertainment film thus far may be the ultimate in faint praise. The first quarter is... More >>

  • Hero and Villain

    published February 7, 2002

    Miguel Piñero was poet, playwright, and actor -- and thief, liar, and junkie. If everyone has within him a mix of the beautiful and the... More >>

  • Moth-eaten

    published January 24, 2002

    Just in time to take our tired minds off the twin terrors of Osama and Enron comes The Mothman Prophecies, an enjoyable if utterly stupid... More >>

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