Bill Gallo

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  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    A variant of what military leaders call "the fog of war" shrouds much of The Blood of My Brother, Andrew Berends's unsettling and uncensored documentary about the effects of the American occupation in Iraq. In the film's first scene, we behold a b...

  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    There's something comic -- and a little spooky -- about the sight of Kevin Costner in rubber flippers and a diving mask. Granted, it's been more than a decade since the $180 million fiasco of Waterworld, but you'd think that an older, wiser, flesh...

  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    The transgressive German chase movie Run Lola Run happily tramples all our usual ideas about narrative structure, chronology and character, and for that alone, it's one of the most fascinating artifacts of the late 1990s. Critic Roger Ebert called...

  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    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. In this elaborate, computer-generated fantasy, the plucky volunteer pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille are once m...

  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    Released last year, the Oscar-nominated Sophie Scholl: The Final Days recalls the dark days of Nazi Germany in a fresh and disturbing new way -- through the ordeal of an intelligent, idealistic university student (Julia Jentsch) who challenges the...

  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    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 taking down $12 million paychecks. The happily deluded throngs who used to watch him lay signatur...