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2000 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

    published December 21, 2000

    This cinematic bonbon has all the ingredients required to spin an audience into the throes of fuzzy warmheartedness -- the hope, the compassion,... More >>

  • Sexual Reeling

    published December 14, 2000

    Assessing the merits of Quills, the lusty new feature by director Philip Kaufman (Henry... More >>

  • Stand Blimey

    published November 23, 2000

    So many elements make up a boyhood, from joyful laughter and games, to purloined porno mags and pointless aggression, to the scary realization... More >>

  • Clone Wars

    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 >>

  • 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 kind of mindset to celebrate castration, and audiences confusing feminine empowerment with the crude hacking off of seemingly... More >>

  • King of the Beach

    published September 21, 2000

    I had this idea that these ritual pubic-hair shavings which take place in the play could be made into murders, so I called up Charles, and we had... More >>

  • Hot to Garrote

    published September 14, 2000

    There are so many intense themes running rampant in Joe Charbanic's debut feature, The... More >>

  • Men With Men

    published September 14, 2000

    By day they drive their rippling torsos beneath the blinding desert sun, pausing intermittently to gaze sexily into the distance. By night they... More >>

  • Lust in the Dust

    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 >>

  • I See Dull People!

    published July 27, 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 >>

  • Private Defective

    published July 20, 2000

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

  • Coop d'État

    published June 22, 2000

    About nine years ago, in a humble Southern California nightclub, urbane British folksinger Billy Bragg reappraised 20th-century politics -- as is... More >>

  • Young Guns

    published June 1, 2000

    Apart from mass cultural annihilation, beatniks, Hee Haw, and some dumb-ass sports, most pop-culture trends are not homegrown but imported... More >>

  • Chicken Caesar

    published May 4, 2000

    There is a killing late in Gladiator, Ridley Scott's new heroic epic, and it is one of those wonderfully cathartic extinguishings... More >>

  • Broad Band

    published April 27, 2000

    Go get a few grains of salt to accompany these observations of tenable consistency and enduring potential: The movie industry is run by big kids;... More >>

  • Rapper's Delight

    published April 6, 2000

    Beats, please. Claudia Schiffer, Claudia Schiffer, makes a fellow want to lean in close and sniff her. Putting up a gender fight... More >>

  • Desperately Seeking Anima

    published March 23, 2000

    O! Sweet vulture of love! Picking through the bones and sinew of doe-eyed fools the world around! How exquisite is thy rending, how blissful... More >>

  • Turning Japanese

    published March 23, 2000

    The gun is a coward's weapon, always has been, always will be. Likening it to the sword is like equating rape to romance. However, for reasons... More >>

  • Boomer Bust

    published February 24, 2000

    Step right up, youth of the world, and receive the Boomer inoculation that is Wonder Boys, the first feature from director Curtis... More >>

  • Dead Head

    published February 24, 2000

    Calling the subject matter of Errol Morris' latest documentary, Mr. Death, "unpleasant" is like referring to the lavatory on a tuna... More >>

  • American Psycho

    published February 10, 2000

    Ewan McGregor. You can't toss a caber in Scotland these days without toppling a gaggle of blokes who closely resemble him. Yet some magical... More >>

  • Pretty Pugilist

    published February 3, 2000

    Ah, boxing. Beating and being beaten about the head and torso until one of two bruised and bloodied humans drops. Clever sport. Tops even American... More >>

  • From Titipu, With Love

    published January 27, 2000

    The evening of March 14, 1885, was an auspicious one in the annals of musical theater. Less than four years had passed since the opening of... More >>

  • Sob Story

    published January 20, 2000

    Boo hoo! Frank McCourt had a miserable childhood! Honestly, who can say his or her childhood wasn't impoverished in some way… or in... More >>

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