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2001 Stories by Bill Gallo

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  • Working Girls

    published December 5, 2001

    The combatants in Patrick Stettner's compelling first feature, The Business of Strangers, are a middle-aged software executive (Stockard... More >>

  • Grand Allusions

    published November 14, 2001

    At first look, the cloud of gloom that envelops Lucrecia Martel's strangely affecting first feature, La Cienaga (The Swamp), seems... More >>

  • Emma Goes to France

    published November 7, 2001

    The heroine of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's bold and bracing new comedy, Amelie, is Amélie Poulain, a doe-eyed crusader with the face of a... More >>

  • Cain and Very Able

    published October 31, 2001

    Joel and Ethan Coen's periodic genuflections to classic Hollywood are inevitably accompanied by a knowing wink from one brother and a wry smile... More >>

  • Ship of Fools

    published August 15, 2001

    The social lessons of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, all of them suitable for framing in just about any dorm room, are these: War is bad. Love... More >>

  • Gangster Crap

    published July 25, 2001

    Written and directed by . Starring .. More >>

  • Secret Worlds

    published July 11, 2001

    Tran Anh Hung's beautiful meditation on family ties and family traumas, The Vertical Ray of the Sun, marks a captivating new chapter in the... More >>

  • Nurse Sissi

    published June 27, 2001

    The German filmmaker Tom Tykwer has a gift for fusing psychological complexity and crackling plot without forsaking the excitements of either. The... More >>

  • The Unforgotten

    published May 23, 2001

    In the movies, dead husbands and dearly departed boyfriends have an irksome habit of revisiting the women who once loved them -- usually at... More >>

  • Troubles With Harry

    published April 25, 2001

    Just when we culturally deprived, mystery-starved Americans were convinced that that most delicious of movie genres, the French thriller, was dead... More >>

  • Filmed on the Body

    published April 18, 2001

    Like life, good film festivals have a rather dull unifying force and lots of fascinating satellite themes. The 44th annual SFIFF is no... More >>

  • The More the Merrier

    published March 7, 2001

    The heroine of Andrucha Waddington's Me, You, Them is a force of nature who holds men in her thrall and deftly reshapes them to suit life.... More >>

  • Like-Minded

    published February 28, 2001

    The somber figure of Ingmar Bergman no longer looms over the film world like a guilty conscience, but the great Swedish director has spawned... More >>

  • Portrait of the Artist

    published February 21, 2001

    Van Gogh was a lunatic who cut off his ear. Picasso was a self-absorbed cur who abused women. Warhol turned out to be a weird, desperate loner,... More >>

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