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  • 2008 - Page One Contest/Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists, published July 4, 2007

    "L.A. Plays Itself"

2000 Stories by Rob Nelson

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  • No Depression

    published December 27, 2000

    The Coen Brothers grant Ulysses a Southern setting in their Thirties-style road saga O Brother, Where Art Thou? More >>

  • Gordon's Footlight

    published December 6, 2000

    In a new documentary, Minneapolitan Craig Rice illuminates the prolific artistry of Gordon Parks. More >>

  • Keeping the Faith

    published November 22, 2000

    You Can Count on Me fulfills an old contract of honest storytelling More >>

  • The Running Man

    published November 15, 2000

    Arnold Schwarzenegger tries to keep pace with the competition--and himself--in The 6th Day. More >>

  • Original Sins of Comedy

    published November 8, 2000

    Beginning as a satiric gutbuster, Spike Lee's Bamboozled becomes its own stereotype More >>

  • Titillation Television

    published November 1, 2000

    Remembering the "old" Charlie's Angels. More >>

  • Gray's Anatomy

    published October 25, 2000

    A young director's body of work grows by The Yards. More >>

  • Escape to New York

    published October 11, 2000

    After a summer full of multiplex fodder, the New York Film Festival provides an unpretentious showcase for arty cinema . More >>

  • The Zeitgeist Made Me Do It

    published October 11, 2000

    Seventies horror perpetrators cop the reality plea in The American Nightmare. More >>

  • Murder by Numbers

    published October 11, 2000

    As horror-movie picks for Halloween go, Friday the 13th is a genuine bad-luck omen. More >>

  • Maple Leaf Rag

    published October 11, 2000

    Befitting its location in one of the more tranquil cities on the planet, the Vancouver International Film Festival has got to be the most humane... More >>

  • Love and Boxing

    published September 27, 2000

    Interview with Girlfight director Karyn Kusama More >>

  • No Truth, No Peace

    published September 20, 2000

    The post-apartheid doc Long Night's Journey Into Day examines reconciliation as a form of activism. More >>

  • American Pie

    published September 6, 2000

    Probing the nation's hidden sexual habits, The Lifestyle discovers an old swing set in every back yard. More >>

  • Summer Stock

    published August 30, 2000

    In an annual late-August ritual, the studios clear the vaults of their least promising product. More >>

  • See No Evil?

    published August 2, 2000

    With Hollow Man, provocateur Paul Verhoeven tests the viewer's capacity to distinguish sadism from seduction. More >>

  • A Clockwork Purple

    published July 12, 2000

    How Prince's revolution was won--and where it got him. More >>

  • The Second Coming

    published July 5, 2000

    Director Alison Maclean returns to the road with Jesus' Son. More >>

  • Playing Dumb

    published June 28, 2000

    Lars von Trier's The Idiots and the Farrelly Brothers' Me, Myself & Irene make intelligent metaphors for acting out. More >>

  • It's Giuliani Time

    published June 21, 2000

    The new Shaft signs on to do the mayor's dirty work. More >>

  • Going Into Labor

    published June 14, 2000

    Two Marxist-minded Belgian brothers bring their prize-winning Rosetta to the new world of capital. More >>

  • Eastern Standard Time

    published May 31, 2000

    While Western art cinema draws the flashbulbs at Cannes, contemplative works from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong leave the festival glowing in klieg... More >>

  • Kick the Cannes

    published May 24, 2000

    Dim efforts by Roland Joffé, the Coen Brothers, Lars von Trier, Neil LaBute, and John Waters darken the screens of the world's flashiest... More >>

  • The Dreamlife of Virgins

    published May 10, 2000

    First-time director Sofia Coppola turns The Virgin Suicides into a reverie of Seventies adolescence. More >>

  • Made in Taiwan

    published April 26, 2000

    Hou Hsiao-hsien's trademark is his cinematic search for a Taiwanese identity. More >>

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