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2000 Stories by Mark Holcomb

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  • Captive Audience

    published December 12, 2000

    Prison dramas, as any Oz fan can tell you, are typically more concerned with the physics of bloodspray than with the inner lives of their... More >>

  • Untouched by an Angel

    published November 7, 2000

    You know some cheap-irony critical mass has been reached when studios start green-lighting glitzy remakes of TV shows that themselves wallowed in... More >>

  • American Ugly

    published October 17, 2000

    Cinema's assault on the middle class continues with Cleopatra's Second Husband, an engagingly grim psychological thriller from 1998. Unlike... More >>

  • The Atrocity Exhibit

    published October 17, 2000

    Adam Simon's documentary The American Nightmare (Independent Film Channel, October 19, 28, and 31) does an admirable job of reclaiming... More >>

  • Kennel Vision

    published October 3, 2000

    In 1996's snarky Waiting for Guffman and now in Best in Show, actor-director-screenwriter Christopher Guest takes a scattershot... More >>

  • Love Kills

    published September 12, 2000

    As if Vincent D'Onofrio's mush-mouthed fetishist in The Cell didn't do enough damage, the cultural cachet of serial killers is bound to... More >>

  • Just Shoot Me

    published August 15, 2000

    Part broad sitcom, part strained soap opera, Gil Cates Jr.'s Spent is so committed to its by-the-numbers banality you wonder why it isn't... More >>

  • God and Monsters

    published August 15, 2000

    Proving once again that a fire-spewing radioactive dinosaur can ruin your whole day, Toho Studios' Godzilla 2000 advances the long-running... More >>

  • Drowning by Numbers

    published July 11, 2000

    Resurrected by one of Hollywood's slicker scams, the director's cut, Luc Besson's 1988 The Big Blue is among the least likely films to... More >>

  • Cops and Squabblers

    published June 13, 2000

    Starting off in a promisingly gloomy, Kafka-via-David Fincher mode, first-time director Craig Monahan's cop thriller, The Interview, ends... More >>

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