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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"

2003 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Stuck in the Middling with You

    published December 11, 2003

    Remember the Farrelly brothers? Makers of Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary? Known for crossing the line of good... More >>

  • Victor, Mature

    published December 11, 2003

    To get the obvious out of the way first: Something's Gotta Give is a film designed to appeal to older women, and it very likely... More >>

  • Skin Deep

    published November 6, 2003

    A few words of advice for those among you fortunate and/or dogged enough to have seen the original The Singing Detective miniseries that... More >>

  • Jury Doody

    published October 16, 2003

    Watching Hollywood's endless stream of John Grisham adaptations -- The Firm, The Chamber, A Time to Kill, etc. -- it would be... More >>

  • Pirates of the Refried Bean

    published September 11, 2003

    God bless Johnny Depp. For the second time this year, the man has almost single-handedly redeemed an action movie that would otherwise be... More >>

  • Grande Madame

    published September 11, 2003

    It's no given that audiences will embrace a passionately homosexual, drug-abusing male prostitute-cum-drag-queen, especially if he happens not to... More >>

  • Killing Time

    published August 7, 2003

    Military clerk Ray Elwood (Joaquin Phoenix) is something of a modern-day Sergeant Bilko. Anything you need, he can get. Any scam that's possible,... More >>

  • Sol Brothers

    published August 7, 2003

    Those who remember Javier Bardem as the heartthrob poet from Before Night Falls, or the distinguished detective in The Dancer... More >>

  • Boys Gone Wild

    published July 17, 2003

    There's something to be said for a movie that's honest enough to transcribe dialogue that must have emanated from the director's mouth, and make... More >>

  • ¡Eye Caramba!

    published July 3, 2003

    There is one truly striking shock in the new made-in-Hong-Kong-by-Thai-directors horror flick The Eye, but unfortunately, directors... More >>

  • Dead to Rights

    published June 26, 2003

    It's the end of the world as we know it, and it's all PETA's fault. Oh, we humored those wacky vegan extremists when they threw paint at rich... More >>

  • Speakin' Spell

    published May 29, 2003

    If you're reading this paper, chances are you're more literate than the average American. If you're reading the film reviews, it's also likely... More >>

  • Think Different

    published May 22, 2003

    It's usually right about this time of year that film critics begin to feel a slow chill of dread creep up their spines. Suppressing that urge,... More >>

  • ShapeShifter

    published May 15, 2003

    Neil LaBute is back to his old self again, and the cinematic world is a better place for it. Honestly, what was he thinking when he made... More >>

  • Dud Can Dance

    published April 17, 2003

    In 1997's The Apostle, Robert Duvall took on a subject near and dear to his heart: Southern Pentecostal preachers. No one would make the... More >>

  • Male Fraud

    published January 16, 2003

    Paul Morse (Jason Lee) has this terrible problem. He's all set to marry the take-charge, raven-haired beauty Karen (Selma Blair, thanklessly... More >>

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