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2002 Stories by Bill Gallo

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  • Dremiel's Dream

    published December 26, 2002

    Imagine a 264-pound panther with the grip of a power wrench, a chess master's cunning and the smash-mouth instincts of a middle linebacker.... More >>

  • Chicago-Style Deep Dish

    published December 26, 2002

    Al Capone himself probably couldn't kill Chicago. The ribald Kander and Ebb musical has been charming theater audiences since 1975... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published December 26, 2002

    The long collaboration between the great Japanese director Akira Kurosawa and his alter ego, actor Toshiro Mifune, was one of the most... More >>

  • Gangs Mentality

    published December 19, 2002

    Martin Scorsese's latest epic of the streets, Gangs of New York, means to show us how a great metropolis was forged from the... More >>

  • Our Mitts on You

    published December 12, 2002

    The other day, a man with Christmas on his mind walked into a sporting goods store to buy a baseball mitt for his son. "I'd like to buy a... More >>

  • Miller Time

    published December 12, 2002

    Each of the beautifully made vignettes that make up Rebecca Miller's Personal Velocity glimpses a young woman caught at a... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published December 12, 2002

    The Italian film director Luchino Visconti once said that the only thing that really counts on the screen is "an expression of the burden of being... More >>

  • Lynn Skinner and Vonn Regensburger

    published December 5, 2002

    Once a fixture on the Denver jazz club scene, singer Lynn Skinner has been keeping her own counsel of late. But Gems in the Rough, a new,... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published December 5, 2002

    Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will (1935) is rightly famous (and notorious) as the most powerful propaganda film ever made: a... More >>

  • Fools Without Rules

    published November 28, 2002

    While serving what he saw as a two-year sentence with the Colorado Rockies, pitcher Mike Hampton won 21 games and lost 28, complained endlessly... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published November 28, 2002

    John Ford's beautifully crafted classic 1956 Western, The Searchers, opens Friday for a one-week run at Tamarac Square's Madstone... More >>

  • Kevin Klean

    published November 21, 2002

    Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Hello, Mr. Hundert. If we can judge from the new Kevin Kline vehicle, The Emperor¹s Club, the notion... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published November 21, 2002

    After more than 400 books, countless TV documentaries and half a dozen movies, can the huge, untidy pile of dark speculations about President John... More >>

  • Nuggets, No Glory

    published November 14, 2002

    Twenty Things to Do at a Denver Nuggets Game: 1. Contemplate Bad Omen No. 1. Before the season even started, star forward Juwan... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published November 14, 2002

    Movie buffs who are in the mood for a little blood, deceit and darkness need look no further than this week's second annual Longmont Film... More >>

  • Caveman's Valentine

    published November 7, 2002

    The repellent Casanova portrayed by Campbell Scott in Roger Dodger has an instinct for looking up skirts and down cleavages, but no... More >>

  • Baseball's Treasured Orb

    published October 31, 2002

    When I was a kid, my father had a friend named Morris Kleinman, an elegant, witty lawyer with a passion for tailor-made suits, Bombay martinis on... More >>

  • Hit Pick

    published October 31, 2002

    In his long career, the ageless tenor saxophonist, bandstand wit and sometimes blues singer Billy Tolles has occasionally hit the road with... More >>

  • Drowning in Water

    published October 31, 2002

    Consider life's unbreakable rules: Send Mom flowers on her birthday. Keep your fastball down. Never order lasagna in Des Moines. Don't go sailing... More >>

  • Other People's Life Shines

    published October 24, 2002

    For American moviegoers with a blood lust for organized crime, the Boss of all Bosses has long been named Corleone. Is it Vito? Or Michael? That's... More >>

  • Ready for Takeoff

    published October 17, 2002

    Their amazing quarterback stands 5' 11" and weighs 185 -- which makes him three inches taller and ten pounds heavier than their top running back.... More >>

  • Rolling Out the Starz

    published October 10, 2002

    Wear something silver. The 25th Starz Denver International Film Festival starts Thursday night at the Buell Theatre with White... More >>

  • Silver Anniversary

    published October 10, 2002

    For more than two decades, Ron Henderson has been the heart and soul of the Denver International Film Festival -- shepherd and shill, house... More >>

  • Heaven Help Us

    published October 3, 2002

    The Funk and Wagnalls Standard Desk Dictionary -- which should know better -- defines "baseball" as "a game played with a wooden bat and a... More >>

  • Rez Stop

    published September 26, 2002

    Whatever white America doesn't know -- or refuses to acknowledge -- about the grim realities of life on the nation's Indian reservations has been... More >>

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