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1998 Stories by Bill Gallo

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  • Southern Cross

    published December 24, 1998

    The talents of Maya Angelou -- she is or has been a teacher, memoirist, prize-winning poet, actress, civil rights activist, editor, playwright,... More >>

  • Sisters Doing It for Themselves

    published December 24, 1998

    At the heart of Pat O'Connor's rich, bittersweet Dancing at Lughnasa lies the quaint notion that, once upon a time, people, especially women,... More >>

  • Money Changes Everything

    published December 10, 1998

    Ultratough guy Jesse "The Body" Ventura says he means business as the new governor of Minnesota. But for now the nasty crime wave in that state... More >>

  • Start Making Sense

    published November 26, 1998

    A third of the way through Home Fries you may begin wondering if the filmmakers haven't outsmarted themselves. Overloaded with oddities but a bit... More >>

  • The Camera Loves Them

    published November 19, 1998

    Holed up with his Sidney Bechet records, old flannel shirts, and dog-eared copy of War and Peace, Woody Allen has made a second career of shunning... More >>

  • Only the Lonely

    published November 12, 1998

    For filmmaker Todd Solondz, it's always midnight in suburbia. Life is lonely, and the natives can be hostile. In Happiness, his daring second... More >>

  • Poetry in Locomotion

    published October 22, 1998

    The first time we see Ray Joshua, the young black hero of director Marc Levin's impressive feature debut Slam, we get a vivid taste of the... More >>

  • Color Guard

    published October 22, 1998

    At the beginning of Gary Ross's Pleasantville, fraternal twins who are unhappy suburban teenagers (is there any other kind?) fall down the rabbit... More >>

  • Your Fiends and Neighbors

    published October 1, 1998

    Have adultery, murder, and greed all moved to the sticks? Once firmly rooted in the big city, the seven deadly sins have taken on a distinct... More >>

  • The Thrill Is Back

    published September 24, 1998

    As a director of action thrillers, John Frankenheimer has been a peerless stylist for nearly four decades -- without leaning on a pile of glitzy... More >>

  • Hollywood Babble On

    published September 24, 1998

    Adapted from a memoir of the same title, which was written by a guy named Jerry Stahl, it's a guided tour through the Los Angeles television... More >>

  • Know When to Fold 'Em

    published September 10, 1998

    Matt Damon, the blond matinee idol, has apparently become Hollywood's idea of a deep thinker. After playing a math whiz in last year's Good Will... More >>

  • Oral Cavities

    published September 10, 1998

    Men don't get it. Moms don't get it. Sometimes even your roommate or best friend doesn't get it. But if you bray and carp and vent long enough,... More >>

  • A Star Is Boring

    published September 3, 1998

    On the continuum of tragic black musicians, Frankie Lymon can't hold a votive candle to, say, Charlie Parker or Billie Holiday. But now, like that... More >>

  • Beating the Spread

    published July 23, 1998

    The last place you want to visit in midwinter is gray, freezing Buffalo, New York. The last people you want to see in the last place you want to... More >>

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