Bill Gallo

Bill Gallo

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Anchorage Press , City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul , Dallas Observer , L.A. Weekly , New Times , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
148

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 148
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
72% Elephant (2003) " In the spaciousness of its concerns, it amplifies some burning questions about American life." — Dallas Observer
Posted Nov 6, 2003
43% The Human Stain (2003) " A relentlessly moving film whose emotions are the equal of its ideas." — Dallas Observer
Posted Nov 1, 2003
36% Radio (2003) " After enduring this flagrant emotional blitz, you may feel like throwing a penalty flag." — Dallas Observer
Posted Oct 24, 2003
55% Home Room (2003) " Thanks to Philipps's explosive need and Christensen's struggling vulnerability, we see the human costs inherent in tragedy once the TV trucks have left and only the haunting remains." — New Times
Posted Oct 14, 2003
62% Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) " A virtual case study of Hollywood's irrepressible urge to lower the bar in the hopes of upping the take." — Dallas Observer
Posted Sep 27, 2003
90% The Magdalene Sisters (2003) " Powerful stuff, if a bit plodding and schematic." — Dallas Observer
Posted Aug 15, 2003
48% S.W.A.T. (2003) " A thoroughly unremarkable police action movie." — Dallas Observer
Posted Aug 9, 2003
45% Lucia, Lucia (La Hija del caníbal) (2003) " Serrano keeps the wit coming, and another richly nuanced performance from the lovely, red-headed Roth keeps us always focused on the real mystery of the piece -- whether this appealing woman will find a way to find herself." — Dallas Observer
Posted Aug 1, 2003
62% Hulk (2003) " Seems as unhappily divided in its nature as Bruce Banner himself." — Dallas Observer
Posted Jun 20, 2003
97% Sweet Sixteen (2003) " The mission they undertook long ago -- the director once said it is 'to clarify the lives of ordinary people' -- has never seemed clearer, and the unpleasant realities they uncover here strike us with blunt force." — Dallas Observer
Posted Jun 13, 2003
47% City of Ghosts (2003) Dallas Observer
Posted Jun 13, 2003
86% Lawless Heart (2002) Dallas Observer
Posted Jun 6, 2003
36% 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) Dallas Observer
Posted Jun 6, 2003
99% Finding Nemo (2003) " Absolutely beautiful to look at, even when it has a bad case of the cutes." — Dallas Observer
Posted May 30, 2003
82% Stone Reader (2003) " Such stuff will most appeal to an endangered species -- the devotee of literary fiction -- but anyone who gives a damn about the state of popular culture and the future of language will want to take heed." — Dallas Observer
Posted May 9, 2003
91% Stevie (2003) Dallas Observer
Posted May 2, 2003
85% Spider (2002) Dallas Observer
Posted Apr 25, 2003
77% Holes (2003) Dallas Observer
Posted Apr 17, 2003
49% The Safety of Objects (2001) " After a slow start in which the complexities of person and plot take an age to get established, the film catches real emotional fire in some most unexpected places." — Dallas Observer
Posted Mar 14, 2003
94% Lost in La Mancha (2003) " An ideal film for movie buffs." — Dallas Observer
Posted Mar 7, 2003
50% The Emperor's Club (2002) Dallas Observer
Posted Jan 8, 2003
59% Skins (2002) Dallas Observer
Posted Jan 8, 2003
88% Roger Dodger (2002) Dallas Observer
Posted Jan 8, 2003
34% The Weight of Water (2001) Dallas Observer
Posted Jan 8, 2003
69% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002) Dallas Observer
Posted Jan 8, 2003
72% Das Experiment (The Experiment) (2001) " A prison movie featuring superb performances and high emotional tension." — New Times
Posted Sep 19, 2002
84% Elling (2002) " Beautifully observed, miraculously unsentimental comedy-drama." — Dallas Observer
Posted Sep 5, 2002
59% Little Secrets (2002) " The shock troops of the Cinema Without Limits army are unlikely to buy many tickets, but those who do will probably see the thing as sanctimonious pabulum -- even for its target audience of adolescents." — Dallas Observer
Posted Aug 22, 2002
74% Swimming (2000) " A coming-of-age film that avoids the cartoonish clichés and sneering humor of the genre as it provides a fresh view of an old type -- the uncertain girl on the brink of womanhood." — New Times
Posted Jul 25, 2002
66% My Wife Is an Actress (2002) " Yvan Attal may be happily entangled in his fair Charlotte's web, but he doesn't manage to snare us." — Dallas Observer
Posted Jul 11, 2002
76% Margarita Happy Hour (2001) " A knowing look at female friendship, spiked with raw urban humor." — New Times
Posted Jul 3, 2002
90% Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2002) " Deserves a place of honor next to Nanook as a landmark in film history." — New Times
Posted Jun 13, 2002
44% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) " Why has Callie Khouri, a writer who startled men and women alike with her brilliant screenplay for Thelma & Louise, chosen a project this mainstream-safe for her directorial debut?" — New Times
Posted Jun 6, 2002
82% 13 Conversations About One Thing (2001) " A vivid, sometimes surreal, glimpse into the mysteries of human behavior." — New Times
Posted May 23, 2002
87% Home Movie (2001) " Unless you're on a respirator, you'll find these folks fascinating and come to the inescapable conclusion that dwellings are not only necessity but autobiography." — Dallas Observer
Posted May 23, 2002
82% The Believer (2002) " This daring film challenges most widely held notions about religious conviction while providing a complex portrait of an identity crisis that's run amok and a good mind that's jumped the tracks." — New Times
Posted May 16, 2002
28% Life or Something Like It (2002) " A cautionary tale about the folly of superficiality that is itself endlessly superficial." — New Times
Posted Apr 25, 2002
92% Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) " Peralta's mythmaking could have used some informed, adult hindsight." — New Times
Posted Apr 25, 2002
31% Murder by Numbers (2002) " A thriller without thrills and a mystery devoid of urgent questions." — New Times
Posted Apr 18, 2002
75% The Cat's Meow (2001) " This may not be great moviemaking ... but it's vastly enjoyable in a low-down, scandal-mongering way." — New Times
Posted Apr 11, 2002
18% National Lampoon's Van Wilder (Party Liaison) (2002) " Merely labeling National Lampoon's Van Wilder 'sophomoric' or 'vulgar' doesn't do justice to the perpetrators' dedication." — New Times
Posted Apr 4, 2002
36% Crush (2002) " A loquacious and dreary piece of business." — New Times
Posted Apr 4, 2002
84% The Rookie (2002) " It's a paint-by-numbers job of the worst sort, stuffed with more tired old baseball baloney than Harry Caray and about as dramatic as shagging flies in St. Pete." — New Times
Posted Mar 28, 2002
83% Pauline & Paulette (2002) " Disturbing, beautifully acted movie." — New Times
Posted Mar 14, 2002
91% Y Tu Mamá También (2001) " In elevating bawdy teen farce to political metaphor without squeezing the fun out, Alfonso Cuarón has pulled off a nice little miracle." — New Times
Posted Mar 14, 2002
41% Big Bad Love (2001) " Constantly touching, surprisingly funny, semi-surrealist exploration of the creative act." — New Times
Posted Mar 7, 2002
58% Time of Favor (2000) " This fascinating look at Israel in ferment feels as immediate as the latest news footage from Gaza and, because of its heightened, well-shaped dramas, twice as powerful." — New Times
Posted Jan 31, 2002
27% A Walk to Remember (2002) " Parents wishing to protect their beloved daughters from cliché overload might do well to withhold the old allowance money for a couple of weeks." — New Times
Posted Jan 24, 2002
84% La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room) (2002) " Without unduly twisting our emotions or making any demands on our tear ducts, one of the world's most fluent filmmakers comes to terms with the 'divine and terrible radiance' of grief." — New Times
Posted Jan 24, 2002
63% Beijing Bicycle (2001) " The complex, politically charged tapestry of contemporary Chinese life this exciting new filmmaker has brought to the screen is like nothing we Westerners have seen before." — New Times
Posted Jan 24, 2002
62% Dark Blue World (2001) " The filmmakers give us a bitter taste of both the Nazi and Red regimes and take pains to remind us that one form of totalitarianism is no less cruel than another." — New Times
Posted Dec 27, 2001
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