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  • 2008 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published April 5, 2007

    "Fight Club"

  • 2008 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published July 5, 2007

    "Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em"

  • 2007 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published July 20, 2006

    "Unreal Estate"

2000 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

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  • City of Night

    published November 29, 2000

    You walk the streets of the big city every single day. You've seen both poor and rich neighborhoods, encountered people of all shapes and colors,... More >>

  • Witch Is Which?

    published October 25, 2000

    Although it must have been a no-brainer to make a sequel to The Blair Witch Project, it was hard to imagine an intelligent follow-up to a... More >>

  • The Negro Problem

    published October 18, 2000

    BamboozledWritten and directed by Spike Lee. Starring Damon Wayans, Tommy Davidson, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mos Def, and Michael... More >>

  • Jaws: The Revenge

    published August 30, 2000

    Amanda Peet has some really large teeth. Seriously. Even given the fact that it's in vogue for hot, young, would-be sex symbols to have a set of... More >>

  • Tears of a Clown

    published July 26, 2000

    In a perfect world, any documentary about televangelists narrated by RuPaul and a couple of sock puppets would be hailed as the unquestionable... More >>

  • Saving Private Mad Max

    published June 28, 2000

    Despite what many believe, it doesn't come down to explosions, star power, or millions of greenbacks thrown at the producers. The true indicator... More >>

  • Crash of the Titan

    published June 14, 2000

    It's the year 3028, and man ... is an endangered species!(Haven't we heard that somewhere before, like last month?) But this time around,... More >>

  • Green Light

    published May 10, 2000

    Given that most film studios have multimillion-dollar marketing budgets with which to target 18- to 25-year-olds, it's astonishing how little they... More >>

  • Golden Graham

    published May 3, 2000

    Quick: Who was the most unbelievable movie character to appear on screen in recent memory? Jar Jar Binks? Mini-Me? South Park's Saddam... More >>

  • Detox for Dummies

    published April 12, 2000

    Rehab, sweet rehab. Last resort of the alcoholic, the drug addict, and the would-be suicide. Free room and board, lots of tender loving care, and... More >>

  • Jet Set

    published March 22, 2000

    Is America ready for the Hong Kong action style? Certainly there are many fans of the balletic, guns-and-martial-arts, fly-through-the-air movies... More >>

  • Better Scotch

    published March 8, 2000

    You've got to feel sorry for the Scottish Board of Tourism. First the Loch Ness monster is exposed as a fake, then their nation's film industry... More >>

  • Black Power

    published February 16, 2000

    Moviegoers rejoice! The first fun movie of the year has arrived. Oh, Leo's little seaside adventure was pretty to look at, but the attempts at... More >>

  • Misery Loves Company

    published January 26, 2000

    It's hard to imagine a more relentlessly lugubrious basis for a movie than Jane Hamilton's 1994 novel A Map of the World. The story is... More >>

  • The Not-So-Magnificent Anderson

    published January 5, 2000

    When Paul Thomas Anderson's second feature, Boogie Nights, was released in 1997, critics and film industry types fell over themselves to... More >>

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