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'Choke' and 'The Duchess': Private Artsnew

Sex, or lack of it, force the leads of two films to get clever.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  09-25-2008  |  Reviews

'Choke' Goes from So-So Novel to a Funny and Touching Filmnew

Writer/director Clark Gregg found the human heart of this story, and managed to keep the humor while pumping up the drama.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  09-25-2008  |  Reviews

Clark Gregg Chokes on 'Choke'new

Gregg embraces Chuck Palahniuk's faux nihilism at the expense of his characters.
New York Press  |  Eric Kohn  |  09-25-2008  |  Reviews

'Choke' is More Like a Group-therapy Sitcom Than a Movienew

Choke may be an adaptation of a Chuck Palahniuk novel, but it actually has a number of influences: It is predictably indebted to Fight Club, it intentionally carries echoes of The Last Temptation of Christ, and—probably less deliberately—it feels a lot like the TV show My Name Is Earl.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  09-24-2008  |  Reviews

Director Clark Gregg 'Choke's on Chuck Palahniuk's storynew

Gregg's adaptation retains Palahniuk's gift of gab, but when it needs to step up and make a statement about sex addiction, contemporary maturity, America's moral decline -- anything, really -- Choke ultimately chokes.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  09-24-2008  |  Reviews

'Choke': How to Turn a Cult Novel into a Movienew

Making your first film is challenging enough. But writing and directing a movie about a sex addict who intentionally chokes on food in restaurants to engender sympathy and make money? Well, that's something else entirely.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  09-24-2008  |  Reviews

'Choke' Finds an Unexpected Vein of Sweetness in Chuck Palahniuk

Clark Gregg took Palahniuk's Choke as screenwriter and director and found another vein. Buried beneath the blasphemy and the bodily fluids and the self-loathing was a story about redemption. About recovery. About love.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  09-22-2008  |  Reviews

'Choke': Against the Mainstream

In adapting Chuck Palahnuik's novel of sexual addiction, con artistry, and subjugated maturity screenwriter/director/actor Clark Gregg creates a fantastical brand of satire that is engaging as it is diabolically ribald.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  09-11-2008  |  Reviews

So Long, Summer Movies -- Hello, Fall Filmsnew

Fall is the best time of year for film critics, because the award-oriented prestige films finally get trotted out for judgment. Here's a handy clip 'n' save list of movies I'm personally looking forward to.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  08-27-2008  |  Movies

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