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2004 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • Dorkula

    published December 8, 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 >>

  • Diva Down

    published November 24, 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 those... More >>

  • Call Him Al

    published November 24, 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 17, 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 20, 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 13, 2004

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

  • Picture Imperfect

    published October 13, 2004

    Outside Tinseltown, not everyone may be aware of the Hollywood Forever cemetery, which specializes in memorializing lives via a process the... More >>

  • The Importance of Being Ernesto

    published September 29, 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 >>

  • Fight the Power

    published September 22, 2004

    From way over here in the West, it's kind of difficult to discern what the Siamese (since 1939, the Thai) people did to piss off their Burmese... More >>

  • Rebel, Rebel

    published September 22, 2004

    It's the 10th anniversary of John Duigan's smart, sensual, and superb movie Sirens, and I'm reflecting on the comment of a female friend... More >>

  • Days of Future Passed

    published September 15, 2004

    Fortune smiles on groovy egregiousness. In the case of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, the filmmaker's investment in his weird... More >>

  • Vile With a Smile

    published September 8, 2004

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

  • The Phantom Menace

    published September 8, 2004

    You're not very likely to hear this critic utter the phrases "American remake" and "good idea" in the same breath. Godzilla, anyone? La... More >>

  • Gallo's Pole

    published September 1, 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 >>

  • The Passion of the Goy

    published September 1, 2004

    Part soap opera, part history lesson, part vital, and a little tedious, veteran director Margarethe von Trotta's Rosenstrasse illustrates... More >>

  • Jet Propelled

    published August 25, 2004

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

  • Screenplay Zero

    published August 25, 2004

    You know how fear is scary? Well, director E. Elias Merhige is into that, especially in his new serial-killer thriller Suspect Zero.... More >>

  • Live Baby Live

    published August 25, 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 >>

  • Future Shock

    published August 11, 2004

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

  • Deck Heads

    published August 11, 2004

    Most boys seem to tumble down the assembly line with their main switch factory-preset to Aggression. Toys are for throwing, Army men are for... More >>

  • His Guy Friday

    published July 28, 2004

    There is a phrase bandied about that other film industry -- "gay for pay" -- that means exactly what it says. The queer thing is, this... More >>

  • Banzai Beat

    published July 21, 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 21, 2004

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

  • Hello, Oblivion

    published July 14, 2004

    Consider a world in which morality and legality have been replaced by frontier-style justice and freakish despotism. In which dwindling resources... More >>

  • King Artless

    published July 7, 2004

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

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