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2000 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • No Box of Chocolates

    published December 21, 2000

    During the summer of 1994, while most of the world was greeting Robert Zemeckis's Forrest Gump with dewy eyes and outstretched arms, this... More >>

  • Candy From the Heart

    published December 21, 2000

    In Lasse Hallström's new film, Chocolat, you will find the ingredients required to spin an audience into throes of fuzzy... More >>

  • Sexual Reeling

    published December 14, 2000

    When assessing the merits of Quills, the lusty new feature by director Philip Kaufman (Henry and June), you're tempted to... More >>

  • Clone Wars

    published November 16, 2000

    The biggest wonder about the new Arnold Schwarzenegger ride is not that human cloning has become a reality, nor that the America of the future... More >>

  • Talking Turkey

    published November 16, 2000

    Given the stress and emotional turmoil associated with family holidays, in the cinema as in life, it's very peculiar that anyone feels obliged to... More >>

  • American Ply

    published October 19, 2000

    To put it mildly, it is uncomfortable and embarrassing to have your cynical ass whipped by a huge, hulking Hallmark card, and this is exactly the... More >>

  • Animal Husbandry

    published October 5, 2000

    Every now and then, a movie comes along that makes you feel as though you've fallen face-first into a stale cat box filled with grouchy baby asps.... 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 several near-miracles. For... More >>

  • Scenes of Queens

    published September 28, 2000

    In The Opportunists, the debut feature by writer/director Myles Connell, the stakes are low, the relationships are subtle, and... More >>

  • We're Not in Kansas Anymore

    published September 7, 2000

    Humans and their stories, my, oh my. Somehow, the familiar themes just keep coming around, again and again, ad infinitum. Of course, most of them... More >>

  • Touched by an Angle

    published August 24, 2000

    Honestly, of late have you found yourself enthralled by pleasing stimuli? Please, no nauseating responses like "Aromatherapy shifts my reality" or... More >>

  • Private Defective

    published July 27, 2000

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

  • I See Dull People!

    published July 20, 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 >>

  • Coop d'Etat

    published June 22, 2000

    About nine years ago, in a humble nightclub, urbane British folk singer Billy Bragg reappraised twentieth-century politics -- as is often his... More >>

  • Young Guns

    published June 8, 2000

    Apart from mass cultural annihilation, Beatniks, Hee Haw, some dumbass sports and the freak shows of Boulder, most pop-culture trends are... More >>

  • Double Trouble

    published June 1, 2000

    "Industrial-strength boredom" is a vicious term to unload on anybody -- friend, foe or former actress. Considering the lingering discomfort the... More >>

  • Hell, 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 >>

  • The Goddaughters

    published May 4, 2000

    Everybody's a princess at one point or another. Rich girls work it from birth to final crackup. Bourgeois girls play the... 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 >>

  • Life Swapping

    published April 20, 2000

    Although its themes are about as revelatory as those of an average Cathy comic strip (clothes don't fit, job too busy, male not... More >>

  • Sweet Dreams

    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 >>

  • Yugo, Girl

    published March 9, 2000

    In the closing years of the twentieth century, lowbrow white America finally learned to enjoy an ironic laugh at itself, led by Hollywood's... More >>

  • Wonder Bread

    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 >>

  • 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 their childhood wasn't impoverished in some way...or in many ways?... More >>

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