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2006 Stories by Bill Gallo

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  • SLIFF Redux

    published November 15, 2006

    The following are staff-chosen highlights from the second week of the St. Louis International Film Festival. For a complete list of films and... More >>

  • Baby Steps

    published August 9, 2006

    Snort a few lines of Fame, screen Save the Last Dance a couple of times, and channel what you've learned through the bad-ass pose of... More >>

  • London Fog

    published July 26, 2006

    For 35 years, Woody Allen was a long shot to stray into the Bronx or Staten Island, much less the alien reaches of London, England. The creator of... More >>

  • Royal Flush

    published June 28, 2006

    It's clear by now that British director James Marsh regards America as a vaguely amusing madhouse — a reliably primitive, thoroughly... More >>

  • Deep Doo-doo

    published June 21, 2006

    About three-quarters of the way through Waist Deep, the hero of the piece — an indestructible ex-convict who calls himself O2... More >>

  • Psycho Cowboy

    published May 31, 2006

    The Old West has vanished, John Wayne is dead, and — this just in — the two most famous ranch hands in America are gay. But there... More >>

  • Here's Your Insight, Pal

    published May 17, 2006

    Vast legions embrace the thing as gospel. Skeptics dismiss it as ecstatic nonsense. In any event, James Redfield's peculiar novel The... More >>

  • Unamerican Dream

    published May 10, 2006

    The lovable hero of Goal! The Dream Begins is the kind of guy some Americans don't find very appealing these days — a Mexican... More >>

  • Hoop Dreams Come True

    published March 15, 2006

    Through the Fire (Disney) He's averaging just nine points in his second season for the Portland Trail Blazers, but... More >>

  • Tarnished Ivory

    published March 8, 2006

    With the release of The White Countess, the much-honored Merchant Ivory canon is complete. The Bombay-born producer Ismail Merchant... More >>

  • Primal Fur

    published February 15, 2006

    Penguins, shmenguins. If you want some new insight into the codes of animal behavior, have a look at Eight Below, an inspirational... More >>

  • Kitty Litter

    published February 8, 2006

    This is not George Lazenby making his doomed run at James Bond, or even Mel Gibson presuming to play Hamlet. This is serious heresy,... More >>

  • The Nude Bomb

    published February 1, 2006

    The studied British theatricality and sharp wit of Mrs. Henderson Presents are likely to make it a favorite among... More >>

  • Rocky Waters

    published January 25, 2006

    No one has ever mistaken Rocky Balboa for an officer and a gentleman, but that's just about what we get in the numbingly predictable and... More >>

  • Heavenly Hag

    published January 25, 2006

    There is evidently no limit to the sacrifices actors will make for their art. If you thought beautiful Charlize Theron went the distance by... More >>

  • Smiles to Go

    published January 18, 2006

    We popcorn-chomping hitchhikers never know who will pick us up on the roadside. In Flirting with Disaster, it was a neurotic Manhattan... More >>

  • Bet on Black

    published January 11, 2006

    Over the years, moviegoers who double as sports fans have had ample opportunity to pick and choose their favorite miracle — Shoeless Joe... More >>

  • Romeo in the Rough

    published January 11, 2006

    Over the centuries, the legend of Tristram and Iseult has fueled the derring-do of King Arthur, aroused Richard Wagner's operatic thunder, driven... More >>

  • Beautiful Dreamer

    published January 4, 2006

    The gifted Irish novelist and filmmaker Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Michael Collins) says that his overriding concern is "how... More >>

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