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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"

2002 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Beat It

    published December 12, 2002

    Of all the movies you could be spending your December with -- and there are many good choices, from Oscar-bait to better-than-expected sequels... More >>

  • Ocean's ill Heaven

    published November 28, 2002

    The smart sci-fi fan knows that, technically speaking, Steven Soderbergh's Solaris is not a remake of Andrei Tarkovsky's film at... More >>

  • Columbine Harvester

    published October 24, 2002

    If you're a fan of the baseball cap-wearin', Nader-votin', muckrakin', best-sellin', corporation-confrontin' son of a gun known as Michael Moore,... More >>

  • The New Deal

    published October 24, 2002

    You ever notice those people? You know, the so-called "stand-up comedians"? Who are those people? What's the deal with them? And what does... More >>

  • Alice Unchained

    published October 17, 2002

    I might as well just come out and say it: Spirited Away is the best movie I've seen all year. Though it would be a masterpiece in... More >>

  • Just Not Enough

    published October 3, 2002

    The catering company that provided sustenance to the cast and crew of Just a Kiss, the feature directorial debut of actor Fisher... More >>

  • Cut Rate

    published September 12, 2002

    For those with any kind of pop cultural memory, it's more than a little surprising to see Ice Cube in a movie like Barbershop. Not... More >>

  • Bobby Love

    published September 5, 2002

    Like Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro is one of those guys who can make just about any material inherently enjoyable. Also like Clint, he will... More >>

  • Who Cares?

    published August 8, 2002

    It's not exactly a good sign when a movie starring Tim Allen, Christian Slater, and Richard Dreyfuss gets dumped into one or two arthouse theaters... More >>

  • Bet on Black

    published July 4, 2002

    Like a Jawbreaker that changes color every few seconds that you suck it, MIIB: Men in Black II delivers a quick buzz, lots of stuff... More >>

  • Unholy Communion

    published June 20, 2002

    If it's possible for a film to be simultaneously ambitious and banal, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys is it. There's little here... More >>

  • Enough Already

    published May 23, 2002

    It's very tempting to not just dismiss Enough, the latest bill-paying gig by Michael Apted (Enigma) starring Jennifer Lopez,... More >>

  • Salton Crackers

    published May 16, 2002

    If you enjoy movies about a violently widowed man who's unsure of his identity -- and is covered in tattoos that remind him of his mission of... More >>

  • Flat Lyne

    published May 9, 2002

    To the woman who broke Adrian Lyne's heart all those years ago: Stop what you're doing right this minute. Drop everything, pick up the phone, and... More >>

  • Arabian Nightmare

    published February 28, 2002

    It would be easy, and tempting, to hail Kandahar as a masterpiece without even seeing it: It's a foreign film, it takes on social... More >>

  • Funeral Rights

    published February 14, 2002

    So when was the last time we heard from Olivia Newton-John? Can anybody say "comeback time"? Don't get too excited, now. Seriously, why is it... More >>

  • Hell and Back

    published January 17, 2002

    Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, based on reporter Mark Bowden's factual account of a 1993 U.S. Army operation gone dreadfully awry... More >>

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