• The Gallery of Regrettable Food

    From Weiners in Cherry Jell-O to Tongue Rolls Florentine, James Lileks’ The Gallery of Regrettable Food gathers some of the worst culinary creations of all time. Carl F. Gauze brings the Alka-Seltzer.

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    No longer a knight who says "nee!," Carl F. Gauze instead has a few words to say about the anniversary director’s cut edition of the comedy classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. But is that African or European?

  • Alice Cooper

    Dragontown (Spitfire). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Greenfingers

    It may seem implausible that a group of British convicts could become gardening champs, but Joel Hershman’s new film Greenfingers is actually loosely based on a true story! Carl F. Gauze lets you know whether this film deserves a (green) thumbs up.

  • News From the Front

    Carl F. Gauze had the mixed blessing of being in France on September 11, and brings us something of the international view on the day’s events.

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    What can you do when you’re the victim of a botched sex change operation and your boyfriend ditches you to become a rock star — with songs you wrote? John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch answers these burning questions, and Carl F. Gauze lets you know if they were worth asking.

  • The Road Home

    Before Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Zhang Ziyi starred in a little movie called The Road Home. The film has finally made it stateside, and Carl F. Gauze tells you if it was worthy of the trip.

  • Cruel Friend Tricks

    It’s easy to justify playing cruel tricks when you’re delivering a well-deserved comeuppance. Carl F. Gauze tells how he got even with a carpool mooch.

  • Reel Big Fish

    Reel Big Fish, with Goldfinger, Zebrahead, Homegrown, and RxBandits at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL on July 20, 2001. Concert review by Carl F. Gauze. Photos by Jen Lato.

  • Ken Nordine

    A Transparent Mask (Asphodel). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Made

    The Swingers duo of Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn re-team for Made, a tale of two bumbling wanna-be gangsters. Carl F. Gauze lets you know if this team is still "money."

  • Spike & Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation 2001

    Carl F. Gauze takes a look at the 2001 edition of the long-running animation festival that gave us the South Park kids and Beavis & Butthead. What Sick and Twisted delights await you this year? Read on…

  • The Closet

    What can possibly make a terminally boring accountant not only interesting, but a cause celebré among family, friends, and co-workers at a French condom factory? Coming out of The Closet, naturally! Carl F. Gauze came — err, went — out to see the French film farce, and recommends that you come out, too.

  • The Anniversary Party

    Real life husband and wife Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming wrote, directed, and star (as husband and wife) in The Anniversary Party, an ensemble piece about the excesses of Hollywood. Carl F. Gauze wonders where his invite was.

  • The Center of the World

    Director Wayne Wang’s latest film may be "unrated," and may contain explicit sexuality, but Carl F. Gauze reports that you shouldn’t go into The Center of the World expecting a porn flick…

  • Five Easy Pieces

    Carl F. Gauze spins his take on what five inventions would change our world.

  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Great Beyond

    Douglas Adams taught the world that it was OK for science fiction to be funny with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Carl F. Gauze pays tribute to a bright light that left us all too soon. So long, and thanks for all the fish…

  • Water In Darkness

    Sure, we can all feel sympathy for the homeless, but do they all deserve your sympathy? That’s what Carl F. Gauze had to ask himself after finishing Daniel Buckman’s new novel, Water In Darkness.

  • The House of Mirth

    Agent Scully calls on parapsychologist Dr. Raymond Stantz and… what’s that? The House of Mirth is based on an Edith Wharton novel, and stars The X-Files’ Gillian Anderson and Ghostbusters’ Dan Ackroyd? It’s not a crossover between the two franchises? Darn. Well, at least Carl F. Gauze can tell us whether the flick’s any good or not…

  • MU330

    Oh Yeah! (Live) (Asian Man). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

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