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2001 Stories by Bill Gallo

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  • Clay Feet

    published December 27, 2001

    The most daunting thing for an actor is to portray a god, and when that god comes equipped with a tangle of myths and the quickest left jab in... More >>

  • Dental Damned

    published November 22, 2001

    It takes a nimble mind to mix light and dark, to wed humor with treachery, and in Novocaine newcomer David Atkins is not always up... More >>

  • Emma Goes to France

    published November 15, 2001

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

  • Cain and Very Able

    published November 15, 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 >>

  • Heavy Stuff

    published October 25, 2001

    The air of danger that surrounds Catherine Breillat's Fat Girl (À Ma Soeur) never lets up, which is unusual for... More >>

  • A Glitch in Time

    published September 20, 2001

    The beautiful little conceit at the heart of Brad Anderson's Happy... More >>

  • The Unforgotten

    published July 12, 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 >>

  • More Is Less

    published June 14, 2001

    In the annals of social change, Alma Schindler is strictly small potatoes, and Bruce Beresford's new biopic, Bride of the Wind,... More >>

  • Troubles with Harry

    published May 31, 2001

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

  • Food for Thoughtless

    published May 17, 2001

    With his hangdog face, rumpled overcoat and black beret, Tobias Schneebaum looks like one of those wild-eyed old men you find in, say, Prospect... More >>

  • Say the Right Thing

    published May 10, 2001

    Irish. Sex. Farce. These are not three words you see snuggled up together very often. Given the ironclad no-no's of the... More >>

  • Like-Minded

    published March 15, 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 March 8, 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 >>

  • The Inhuman Condition

    published February 15, 2001

    The renowned South African playwright Athol Fugard has one commanding subject: his vivid social outcasts' lifelong confrontation with the... More >>

  • The Weakness of the Flesh

    published February 1, 2001

    Have you heard? Beauty's only skin deep. Pay attention now: When it comes to love, experience is the best teacher. And just in case you didn't... More >>

  • Reinventing Gillian

    published January 18, 2001

    With the canon of Jane Austen all but exhausted, literary filmmakers continue their assault on Edith Wharton, another sharply observant writer of... More >>

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