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2006 Stories by Bill Gallo

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  • Gridiron Gang

    published September 14, 2006

    The Rock -- formerly known as Flex Kavana and, a bit later, as Rocky Maivia -- was a practicing actor long before he turned to movies and started... More >>

  • The Illusionist

    published August 17, 2006

    If, at this remove, we can imagine Vienna in the late 1890s, we behold a great imperial capital in ferment. Gustav Mahler is not only reinventing... More >>

  • London Fog

    published July 27, 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... More >>

  • Free Kicks

    published July 27, 2006

    When the clueless U.S. men's soccer team got dumped in the first round of the World Cup last month, American sports fans generally shrugged and... More >>

  • Deep Doo-doo

    published June 22, 2006

    About three quarters of the way through Waist Deep, the hero of the piece -- an indestructible ex-convict who calls himself O2 (2... More >>

  • Royal Flush

    published June 15, 2006

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

  • Un-American Dream

    published May 11, 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 >>

  • Here's Your Insight, Pal

    published May 11, 2006

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

  • Troubled Water

    published May 11, 2006

    If some religious extremists in India had gotten their way, the gorgeous fury of Deepa Mehta's Water never would have reached the... More >>

  • Cold Serial

    published March 16, 2006

    Who knows? Maybe he developed writer's block. Or joined Up With People. Or dropped dead from shock the day Bush got re-elected. In any event, the... More >>

  • Hoop Dreams Come True

    published March 16, 2006

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

  • Kitty Litter

    published February 9, 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 >>

  • Ride the Legend

    published February 2, 2006

    Anthony Hopkins lends style points to any movie in which he appears. The thing may be a dog, but the actor who brought the gruesome psychopath... More >>

  • Heavenly Hag

    published January 26, 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 >>

  • Rocky Waters

    published January 26, 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 >>

  • Tarnished Ivory

    published January 19, 2006

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

  • Romeo in the Rough

    published January 12, 2006

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

  • Bet on Black

    published January 12, 2006

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

  • The Nude Bomb

    published January 12, 2006

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

  • Smiles to Go

    published January 5, 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 >>

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