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2000 Stories by Bill Gallo

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  • Snow Job

    published December 7, 2000

    About halfway through the megabudget mountain climbing adventure Vertical Limit, even the most rugged, thrill-hungry disaster movie... More >>

  • Family Values

    published November 23, 2000

    The moods of Kenneth Lonergan's You Can Count on Me are so artfully mingled that it's difficult to get a fix on this highly personal... More >>

  • Talkin' Smack

    published November 16, 2000

    The soon-to-be-talked-about sensations in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream include three or four flashing,... More >>

  • Flash Fame

    published November 2, 2000

    Canadian filmmaker Denys Arcand (Jesus of Montréal) isn't the first guy to skewer what Tennessee Williams called "the bitch-goddess of... More >>

  • A Couple Yards Short

    published October 26, 2000

    Any moviemaker who ventures into the sewers of New York City corruption will find Sidney Lumet's wet footprints. In films such as The... More >>

  • Beasts of Burden

    published October 26, 2000

    The stark simplicity of A Time for Drunken Horses, one of the few films that have slipped out of post-revolutionary Iran to the... More >>

  • Boys and Twirls

    published October 19, 2000

    The setting of Stephen Daldry's uplifting comedy Billy Elliot, about a working-class boy who wants to be a ballet dancer, is a... More >>

  • Too, Too Cute

    published September 21, 2000

    Some may find reason to embrace the romantic comedy Woman on Top as the nonsensical but sweet-tempered fantasy of two South American... More >>

  • Kingdom Comedy

    published August 17, 2000

    As any Klump family member can tell you, this has been a hot summer for black comedians. New movies starring Martin Lawrence, the Wayans brothers,... More >>

  • Reefer Madness

    published August 17, 2000

    Irish charm and British eccentricity are hot properties on this side of the pond -- especially among U.S. moviegoers. Witness the phenomenal... More >>

  • Buck teeth

    published July 27, 2000

    The bewildering penchant of recent American movies for glorifying the lovable naïf, the perpetual adolescent, and the village idiot... More >>

  • Getting your Groove on

    published July 13, 2000

    It has taken moviemakers and, more crucially, foot-dragging movie investors almost a decade to catch up with rave culture--the heady mix of secret... More >>

  • Before the war

    published June 29, 2000

    For most Americans, the social and political issues underlying Jose Luis Cuerda's ButterflyButterflybBu may seem remote at best. The... More >>

  • Dumb and dumb-ass

    published June 22, 2000

    In Me, Myself & Irene, Jim Carrey plays a meek Rhode Island state trooper named Charlie whose aggressions are so pent-up they finally erupt... More >>

  • Dead, man

    published May 4, 2000

    The highfalutin soap operas in W. Somerset Maugham's fiction earned him a huge reading public in his day and made him a favorite of movie... More >>

  • Empire's end

    published April 27, 2000

    Unless you're iron-willed Margaret Thatcher or some other sort of imperialist nostalgiaphile, it's hard to get choked up these days about the... More >>

  • The last word

    published April 20, 2000

    In the rich mythology of the New Yorker, a periodical renowned for the quality of its writing and the quirks of its writers, no legend... More >>

  • Nuke 'em

    published March 30, 2000

    Rod Lurie's Deterrence is a bush-league foreign-policy debate disguised as a movie. There may come a day when Paramount Classics ships... More >>

  • Playing Games

    published February 24, 2000

    Director John Frankenheimer has been putting bad guys on the street since Luca Brazzi slept with a teddy bear, and he shows no sign of letting up... More >>

  • Greed is very, very bad

    published February 17, 2000

    Twenty-seven-year-old Ben Younger delivers the message of his first feature, Boiler Room, with all the subtlety of a car bomb. To wit:... More >>

  • Snow drift

    published January 6, 2000

    Of the readers who bought four million copies, in no fewer than 30 languages, of David Guterson's 1995 best seller Snow Falling on Cedars,... More >>

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