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2003 Stories by Bill Gallo

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  • House of Pain

    published December 24, 2003

    For those who pay no mind to Oprah, the dispute at the heart of House of Sand and Fog concerns the occupancy of a run-down little... More >>

  • Lucky in Love

    published December 17, 2003

    William H. Macy's plain-vanilla features and hangdog screen demeanor have served him well. Who could resist him as the clueless car dealer... More >>

  • White Dork Down

    published December 3, 2003

    In his career as a Hollywood action figure, Tom Cruise has been dressed in some pretty hip outfits: a macho fighter pilot's sleek leather jacket,... More >>

  • Elephant, Man

    published November 5, 2003

    The spooky beauty of Elephant, Gus Van Sant's strange take on the Columbine massacre, arises not from the shock of sudden violence but from... More >>

  • Black Like Me?

    published October 29, 2003

    The riddles of identity that drive and disturb Philip Roth's impressive body of fiction usually focus on contemporary Jewish characters, whose... More >>

  • Tuscan Raider

    published September 24, 2003

    The dumbed-down movie version of Frances Mayes' best-selling travel memoir Under the Tuscan Sun is a virtual case study of Hollywood's... More >>

  • Habitat for Inhumanity

    published July 30, 2003

    The last thing the Roman Catholic Church needs at this point is another exposé of its misdeeds. The shock of the pedophilia scandals and of... More >>

  • Sweet 'N' Sour

    published June 4, 2003

    The hero of Ken Loach's Sweet Sixteen is an isolated teenager mired in a gray Scottish slum with only a vague dream of family life to... More >>

  • Heart Felt

    published April 30, 2003

    Credit the quality of a superior educational system. Or the native wit of two quick thinkers with a gift for understanding the human animal. Or... More >>

  • Blood From a Stone

    published March 19, 2003

    What a strange enterprise, making a movie about reading a book. It's the kind of paradox philosophy students chew over at 3 o'clock in the morning... More >>

  • Hard Luck

    published January 1, 2003

    Intacto, the first feature film by 34-year-old Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, is a complex meditation on luck, fate, and the... More >>

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