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1998 Stories by Bill Gallo

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  • Touched by an Angelou

    published December 24, 1998

    The talents of Maya Angelou--she is or has been a teacher, memoirist, prize-winning poet, actress, civil-rights activist, editor, playwright,... More >>

  • Wonder Braugh

    published December 10, 1998

    The relentless charm of Kirk Jones' Waking Ned Devine lies in its embrace of two lovable Irish geezers who manage to work beautiful mischief on... More >>

  • Ketchup 22

    published November 26, 1998

    A third of the way through Home Fries, you may begin wondering if the filmmakers haven't outsmarted themselves. Overloaded with oddities but a bit... More >>

  • Getting Along Famously

    published November 19, 1998

    Holed up with his Sidney Bechet records, old flannel shirts and a dog-eared copy of War and Peace, Woody Allen has made a second career of... More >>

  • No-Holds Bard

    published November 12, 1998

    The first time we see Ray Joshua, the young black hero of director Marc Levin's impressive feature debut Slam, we get a vivid taste of the... More >>

  • Welcome to the Madhouse

    published November 5, 1998

    For filmmaker Todd Solondz, it's always midnight in suburbia. Life is lonely, and the natives can be hostile. In his daring second film,... More >>

  • Color Guard

    published October 22, 1998

    At the beginning of Gary Ross' Pleasantville, fraternal twins who are unhappy suburban teenagers (is there any other kind?) fall down the rabbit... More >>

  • Jibing With the Tribe

    published October 15, 1998

    Insofar as filmmaker Tony Gatlif's justly admired "Gypsy trilogy" is an exploration of his roots and a search for his nature--he was born in... More >>

  • Your Fiends and Neighbors

    published October 1, 1998

    Have adultery, murder and greed all moved to the sticks? Once firmly rooted in the big city, the seven deadly sins have taken on a distinct... More >>

  • The Thrill Is Back

    published September 24, 1998

    As a director of action thrillers, John Frankenheimer has been a peerless stylist for nearly four decades--without leaning on a pile of glitzy... More >>

  • Miami Vice

    published September 10, 1998

    Men don't get it. Moms don't get it. Sometimes, even your roommate or best friend doesn't get it. But if you bray and carp and vent long enough,... More >>

  • Know When to Fold 'Em

    published September 10, 1998

    Matt Damon, the blond matinee idol, has apparently become Hollywood's idea of a deep thinker. After playing a math whiz in last year's Good Will... More >>

  • A Star Is Boring

    published September 3, 1998

    In the pecking order of tragic black musicians, Frankie Lymon can't hold a votive candle to, say, Charlie Parker or Billie Holiday. But now, like... More >>

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