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2004 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • Diva Down

    published December 23, 2004

    "I know why I hate integrity," moans Jeremy Irons late in Callas Forever. "It's great for the person who has it; it's pure hell for... More >>

  • Dorkula

    published December 9, 2004

    They walk among us. They resemble people, approximate our words and actions, present themselves more or less as human. And yet they are more -- a... More >>

  • Boy Meets Whirl

    published December 2, 2004

    Movies pushing the indomitablity of human nature tend to make me want to puke, mainly because they're often created with a palpable... More >>

  • Call Him Al

    published November 25, 2004

    If you've ever gone line-dancing with a gaggle of amputees on crank and hallucinogens, you know something of the feeling engendered by viewing... More >>

  • Peter Panache

    published November 18, 2004

    Oh, that Johnny Depp. Played in some dime-a-dozen rock bands, did some average television, made a few cutesy little movies. Whatever. Yeah, he... More >>

  • Attack of the Clones

    published October 21, 2004

    The Grudge bears the imprimatur of Sam Raimi, but, alas, neither his sense of fun nor his smarts. The wunderkind director behind the... More >>

  • Gender Pretender

    published October 21, 2004

    Let's just get the term out of the way up front: It's "fag hag" -- and a thousand pardons, sensitive readers, but there is no PC equivalent. The... More >>

  • Gallo's Pole

    published October 7, 2004

    Rare is the film that caters to fans of rabbits, motorcycles, Gordon Lightfoot and fellatio, but now, thanks entirely to Vincent Gallo, we've got... More >>

  • Too Ché

    published September 30, 2004

    Revolutionary idolatry is an odd business. Just ask unruly pop singer Stew, of the unruly pop group the Negro Problem. On his Naked Dutch... More >>

  • Rebel, Rebel

    published September 30, 2004

    It's the tenth anniversary of John Duigan's smart, sensual and superb movie Sirens, and I'm reflecting on the comment of a female friend... More >>

  • Vile With a Smile

    published September 23, 2004

    Essayist. Playwright. Radio personality. Librettist. Actor. Novelist. Now, with Bright Young Things, the inimitable British wit... More >>

  • Days of Future Past

    published September 16, 2004

    Fortune smiles on groovy egregiousness. In the case of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, the filmmakers' investment in their... More >>

  • Future Shock

    published September 9, 2004

    The future is almost here. At least it is according to screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce (Pandaemonium) and director Michael Winterbottom... More >>

  • Jet Propelled

    published September 2, 2004

    There's a new movie called Hero. Don't confuse it with that dusty Dustin Hoffman vehicle, nor with the epic Bollywood... More >>

  • Live, Baby, Live

    published August 26, 2004

    Some of the people who helped bring you dank, morose amusements such as The Crow, Dark City and The Matrix have a new movie... More >>

  • Banzai Beat

    published August 12, 2004

    Say hello to a pop-cinema masterpiece. This new Japanese import opens with a massive thud not unlike Godzilla's footfall, and its cinematic... More >>

  • Meow Mixed

    published July 22, 2004

    Without risking much critical credibility, it can be said that Catwoman succeeds on its own feline terms. Much like a cat, the movie... More >>

  • King Artless

    published July 8, 2004

    Behold what is, in theory, the thinking person's ideal summer blockbuster. King Arthur features some of the planet's most beautiful... More >>

  • Blessed Are the Cheesemakers

    published May 20, 2004

    In 2004 A.D., as the five remaining members of the legendary Monty Python comedy troupe lie in coffins in a Vanity Fair spread to jeer at... More >>

  • Monster Smash

    published May 6, 2004

    We must keep the atmosphere electrified!" announces creepy Igor in reference to an abominable experiment in Van Helsing, but he... More >>

  • Teen Spleen

    published April 29, 2004

    One thing few may mention about Mean Girls is that it could have been unrelentingly terrible. It isn't -- it's actually pretty... More >>

  • The World According to Ki-duk

    published April 29, 2004

    Ever evolving, always changing, the universe nonetheless sustains many constants. Hair metal never really goes away. British women inevitably... More >>

  • After the Fall

    published April 29, 2004

    Those seeking a spiritual counterpart to the yin of Lynne Ramsay's masterfully moody Morvern Callar will find their yang in David... More >>

  • Rites of Spring

    published February 12, 2004

    It is so very nice when a movie completely outstrips the expectations conjured by its trailer, as is the case with The Dreamers. At... More >>

  • Triple Your Pleasure

    published January 29, 2004

    Behold a tale of true love (between a boy and a bicycle), of tireless courage (from a bitty grandmother with a clubfoot) and of a very shocking... More >>

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