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2001 Stories by Jessica Winter

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  • Dumb and Dumber

    published March 13, 2001

    Less genuinely disturbed than developmentally arrested, the latest "Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Animation" omnibus (early champion of... More >>

  • Market Forces

    published March 6, 2001

    Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai began as a covert operator, making two films that dangled by a shoestring under the Film Bureau's radar, before... More >>

  • Multiplication Fable

    published February 27, 2001

    The protagonist of Andrucha Waddington's unassuming dramedy Me You Them is the mother of all earth mothers. Serene yet horny, hardworking... More >>

  • Port Authorities, Asian Provocations

    published February 13, 2001

    Rotterdam's annual movie bonanza is quite literally an embarrassment of riches—even the most tenacious attendee might stumble out of this... More >>

  • Unheavenly Creatures

    published February 6, 2001

    The best film in "2001: A New Zealand Film Odyssey" is nothing new. The short Kitchen Sink, which played the festival circuit in 1989, was... More >>

  • Animal Factory

    published January 30, 2001

    Even the best movies for children tend to mire themselves in syrupy homilies during the last reel, but the New York International Children's Film... More >>

  • Bride for Your Sins

    published January 30, 2001

    Astringently chaste and morbidly fixated on marriage as inexorable endgame for the white and affluent, The Wedding Planner achieves the... More >>

  • The Worm Turns

    published January 23, 2001

    Federico Fellini called his adaptation of Satyricon an exercise in "autodestruction," a burning bridge leading out of the hall of funhouse... More >>

  • Scrawler I.D.

    published January 16, 2001

    In 1984, a young graduate student named Don Foster approached Oxford University Press with a book proposal for his dissertation-in-the-works: a... More >>

  • Southside Story

    published January 9, 2001

    Save the Last Dance saves its first dance too long in favor of a ponderous setup: Ballet dancer Sara (Julia Stiles) gives up her dream... More >>

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