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2001 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • In the Baggins

    published December 20, 2001

    Since the horrors of dominator culture -- destruction, devastation, dumbassness -- 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, pre-fab... More >>

  • Chief, It's Chaos

    published November 29, 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... 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 >>

  • 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 they... More >>

  • Road to Ruin

    published October 4, 2001

    A quarter-century after C.W. McCall's smash novelty single "Convoy," a generous spirit still exists out there for our 18-wheeled good buddies. But... More >>

  • Histrionics on Parade

    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 comes),... More >>

  • Three Girls and a Marching Band

    published September 13, 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 >>

  • Churl Power

    published September 6, 2001

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

  • The Bitch of Kitsch

    published August 23, 2001

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

  • Playing God

    published August 16, 2001

    The title Apocalypse Now Redux is fairly amusing. Think about it: Prophetic... More >>

  • Pure Energy

    published June 14, 2001

    In a year inundated with massive movies, it's a pleasant surprise to note that a truly spectacular adventure has arrived in the form of a Disney... More >>

  • Sheer Gaul!

    published May 31, 2001

    Remember glee? Perhaps not, given our penchant in recent times to chuck giddy hearts aside in favor of being stupid, obnoxious, and mean.... More >>

  • A Hard Day's Knight

    published May 10, 2001

    Let us first in olden verse this critic's cynical curse disperse: The greet unwashede consummeth crappe, Fro Jerrye Springgere to ganggsta... More >>

  • Petty Woman

    published May 3, 2001

    Presently sitting in a very peaceful meditational facility. First time here. The location (which shall remain unnamed so as to maintain... More >>

  • Termagant of Endearment

    published April 26, 2001

    Visualize a pretty young woman and a handsome young man heading for the bedroom. She has just suggested that she wants to show him what she... More >>

  • Northern Exposure

    published April 19, 2001

    There's a majesty to Michael Winterbottom's new film, a majesty and a terrible, icy chill. There's also a fair bit of invention, as the director... More >>

  • Girl Afraid

    published April 19, 2001

    "Keep a diary, and one day it'll keep you," said Mae West, and while the sentiment rings true, it does little to explain the mystery of why Helen... More >>

  • A Kinder, Gentler Dope Fiend

    published April 5, 2001

    Hello, what's this? Why, could it be another cautionary tale from Hollywood about recreational drugs being -- alert the media! -- not... More >>

  • Booby Traps

    published March 22, 2001

    We can run, we can hide, we can even try switching theaters, but there's just no escaping that pesky Gene Hackman. He starred in The... More >>

  • Vein Glory

    published January 25, 2001

    The doomed are often a remarkably energetic and productive lot, especially when it comes to creating portraits of their personal horrors. Themes... More >>

  • London Broil

    published January 18, 2001

    Something weird is definitely going on in the British pop scene. Years after tasteful Yanks allowed classic works such as Saturday Night... More >>

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