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2002 Stories by Bill Gallo

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  • Full Speed Ahead

    published December 4, 2002

    Each of the beautifully made vignettes that comprise Rebecca Miller's Personal Velocity glimpses a young woman caught at a crossroads,... More >>

  • Might Makes Reich

    published September 25, 2002

    It's tempting to see Das Experiment, Oliver Hirschbiegel's harrowing drama about a radical prison-behavior experiment that goes terribly... More >>

  • Swimming With Sharks

    published August 21, 2002

    Most summer movies about the pain of growing up emerge from the same primal ooze -- lots of teenage anxiety mixed with two or three unruly... More >>

  • Internal Despair

    published June 12, 2002

    At first look, the swaggering neo-Nazi skinhead played to scary effect by Ryan Gosling in The Believer seems to hail from the same cesspool... More >>

  • Get Yer Ya-Yas Out

    published June 5, 2002

    It's no surprise that the Louisiana-born novelist Rebecca Wells has seen her wildly popular books translated into 18 languages, with no fewer than... More >>

  • Cat Fight

    published April 24, 2002

    Poor William Randolph Hearst. The snapping dogs of Hollywood just won't leave the guy alone. It's been barely 60 years since a little epic called... More >>

  • Mexican Pie?

    published April 3, 2002

    The two slacker anti-heroes of Alfonso Cuarón's Y Tu Mamá También (And Your Mother, Too) come furnished with... More >>

  • Being Leon Barlow

    published March 27, 2002

    The last thing most rookie movie directors would (or should) try to do is crawl inside the fertile, chaotic mind of an impoverished, drunken... More >>

  • Good Grief

    published February 27, 2002

    Victor Hugo called grief "a divine and terrible radiance which transfigures the wretched," and anyone who has ever found himself touching the... More >>

  • Vittorio Victorious

    published January 30, 2002

    Over the last half-century, countless filmmakers great and obscure have stood in serious debt to The Bicycle Thief. But, for my money, no... More >>

  • A Fine Affair

    published January 16, 2002

    Ray Lawrence's Lantana is high-toned Australian soap opera, which is to say that its philandering police detective and its grief-stricken... More >>

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