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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"

2001 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Yearning Japanese

    published December 6, 2001

    Of all the Japanese-made animated films to get a theatrical release in the United States in recent years, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust is by... More >>

  • New Yawn City

    published November 29, 2001

    This is the true story of seven people (Tommy! Annie! Ashley! Maria! Griffin! Carpo! And Benjamin!) picked to live in a city and have their lives... More >>

  • Fade to Black

    published November 8, 2001

    It doesn't take much probing beneath the thin surface to see Shallow Hal as an apologia of sorts from Bobby and Peter Farrelly. The... More >>

  • Tales From the Crips

    published October 25, 2001

    If you're looking to see Snoop Dogg kick some boo-tay as an undead drug dealer with lycanthropic tendencies in Ernest Dickerson's new... More >>

  • A Flagging Effort

    published October 18, 2001

    Some guys have the kind of face that suggests they've been to hell and back. The narrow, steely eyes, graying hair and deep lines crisscrossing... More >>

  • English Ails

    published October 4, 2001

    It's generally considered a violation of the unwritten code of film criticism to reveal anything that happens more than halfway into a movie, let... More >>

  • O, Brother, When Art Thou?

    published August 30, 2001

    Directed by. Screenplay by. With.. More >>

  • Other Voices, Other Rooms

    published August 9, 2001

    It was about two years ago that there was real hope for the horror movie coming once again due for a decent revival. The Blair Witch... More >>

  • Leapin' Lizards!

    published July 19, 2001

    A third Jurassic Park movie was, of course, inevitable, given that the second shattered box office records (it also shattered the... More >>

  • High Travoltage

    published June 14, 2001

    It happens every year about this time. Having waited several months, we, the moviegoing public (a good proportion of us, anyway), get all psyched... More >>

  • Angel of the Mourning

    published May 17, 2001

    Chances are you don't know a whole lot about Angel Eyes other than the fact that it's the brand-new Jennifer Lopez movie. Maybe you also... More >>

  • Gross Encounters

    published April 19, 2001

    If you don't like Tom Green, there's no point in going anywhere near Freddy Got Fingered, as it won't win you over. If you don't know much... More >>

  • Mourning Glory

    published April 12, 2001

    Kingdom Come More >>

  • Surreality Bites

    published March 29, 2001

    Hollywood appears to be developing a healthy sense of humor about Valentine's Day, which, from this cynic's perspective, is a good thing. In the... More >>

  • Thistle Be the Day

    published March 15, 2001

    Be not deceived by the Merchant/Ivory name attached to Ratcatcher; those in search of repressed emotions among the corseted well-to-do will... More >>

  • Bad Day for a White Wedding

    published January 25, 2001

    The Wedding Planner begins with footage of a 7-year-old girl performing a wedding ceremony with her Barbies, a fitting opening since the... More >>

  • The Psychic Network

    published January 18, 2001

    "This is some damn fine coffee you got here in Twin Peaks. And some damn good cherry pie. But I have to tell you something, sheriff: Last night, I... More >>

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