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2001 Stories by Andy Klein

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  • 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... More >>

  • Jerry Meander

    published November 1, 2001

    David Grisman and Jerry Garcia met as young folk/roots fans cum musicians attending a Bill Monroe concert in 1964. Garcia, as you may have heard,... More >>

  • Going Perm

    published October 25, 2001

    In the new low-budget indie comedy Haiku Tunnel, former temporary office worker Josh Kornbluth plays "Josh Kornbluth," a temporary... More >>

  • Crouching... Monkey?

    published October 11, 2001

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

  • Bad Cop, Bad Cop

    published October 4, 2001

    This may be a strange time to release a thriller about the dangers of corrupt law enforcement, but Training Day -- with no... More >>

  • Our House

    published September 20, 2001

    Together is the second feature from Swedish director Lukas Moodysson, whose 1998 Fucking Amal was shown in the United States... More >>

  • Happy and Gay

    published September 6, 2001

    Julie Davis's All Over the Guy is yet another entry in the ever-growing genre of gay romantic comedy. Ten years ago, one would have... More >>

  • The Living End

    published August 23, 2001

    After nearly a decade's absence from the big screen, Suture auteurs Scott McGehee and David Siegel finally deliver a second feature with... More >>

  • Mob Rule

    published July 26, 2001

    Actor "Beat" Takeshi Kitano has built an international reputation over the past decade, primarily through a series of ultra-hard-boiled crime... More >>

  • Laughter à la Czech

    published July 19, 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 >>

  • Legally Bland

    published July 12, 2001

    Back in her early teens, Reese Witherspoon proved herself a terrific actress in her 1991 big-screen debut, The Man in the Moon. Since then,... More >>

  • Grounded Jet

    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... More >>

  • Mayhem All the Way

    published June 28, 2001

    Time and Tide -- the latest action picture from producer/director Tsui Hark, one of the world's great entertainers -- is a... More >>

  • Psyches Gone Wild

    published June 21, 2001

    Sexy Beast, the debut feature from British director Jonathan Glazer, is a riveting, scary and often funny foray into a traditional... More >>

  • Down and Dirty

    published May 24, 2001

    Chopper, the first feature from Australian video director Andrew Dominik -- is a strong, effective but often stomach-churning... More >>

  • Sweet Seoul Music

    published April 26, 2001

    Im Kwon Taek has long been the best-known Korean director in America; in fact, it would be fair to say that he's pretty much the only even... More >>

  • The American Way

    published March 8, 2001

    Director John Herzfeld's last feature, the droll and underrated 2 Days in the Valley, from 1996, was a more than adequate counterbalance to... 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 and most idiosyncratic of Hong Kong's directors. In... More >>

  • Spoiled Lamb

    published February 8, 2001

    Ridley Scott's Hannibal, with a screenplay by David Mamet and Steven Zaillian, is being released exactly ten years after Silence... 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, minute-to-minute, real-life crisis that... More >>

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