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2006 Stories by Bill Gallo

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  • Flight of Fancy

    published September 21, 2006

    Anyone who wants to start feeling good about war again — and hey, pilgrim, isn't it about time? — might do well to take in Flyboys.... More >>

  • The Longest Yawn

    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... More >>

  • Practical Magic

    published August 24, 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 >>

  • Rhinestone in the Rough

    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... 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 >>

  • Psycho Cowboy

    published May 25, 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 >>

  • Troubled Water

    published May 18, 2006

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

  • Primal Fur

    published February 16, 2006

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

  • Diamond in the Rough

    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 >>

  • The Nude Bomb

    published February 2, 2006

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

  • Tarnished Ivory

    published January 26, 2006

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

  • Smiles to Go

    published January 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 >>

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