La Ciénaga (2001)

LUCRECIA MARTEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Argentina/France/Spain/Japan, 2001. 4k Films, Wanda Visión S.A., Cuatro Cabezas, TS Productions.  Screenplay by Lucrecia Martel.  Cinematography by Hugo Colace.  Produced by Lita Stantic.  Production Design by Graciela Oderigo.  Film Editing by Santiago Ricci.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001.  The sultry air of summer thickens the atmosphere from…

Rate this:

Bully (2001)

LARRY CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA/France/United Kingdom, 2001.  StudioCanal, Lions Gate Films, Muse Productions, Blacklist Films, Gravity Entertainment.  Screenplay by David McKenna, Roger Pullis, based on the book by Jim Schutze.  Cinematography by Steve Gainer.  Produced by Chris Hanley, Don Murphy, Fernando Sulichin.  Production Design by Linda Burton.  Costume Design by Carleen Ileana Rosado.  Film Editing by Andrew Hafitz. …

Rate this:

Address Unknown (2001)

KI-DUK KIM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   Original title:  Suchwiin bulmyeong South Korea, 2001.  Kim Ki-Duk Film, LJ Film, Prime Entertainment.  Screenplay by Ki-duk Kim.  Cinematography by Jeong-min Seo.  Produced by Seung-jae Lee.  Music by Ho-jun Park.  Production Design by Ki-duk Kim.  Film Editing by Sung-Won Hahm.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001. Denizens of a barren rural landscape live in a holding pattern…

Rate this:

Trouble Every Day (2001)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   France/Germany/Japan, 2001.  Arte France Cinema, ARTE, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Dacia Films, Kinetique, Messaouda Films, Rézo Films, Rezo Productions, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau.  Cinematography by Agnes Godard.  Produced by Georges Benayoun, Philippe Liegeois, Jean-Michel Rey.  Music by Tindersticks.  Production Design by Arnaud de Moleron.  Costume Design by…

Rate this:

Millennium Mambo (2001)

HSIAO-HSIEN HOU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Qian Xi Man Po Taiwan/France, 2001.  3H Productions, Orly Films, Paradis Films, Sinomovie.  Screenplay by T’ien-wen Chu.  Cinematography by Ping Bin Lee.  Produced by T’ien-wen Chu, Eric Heumann.  Music by Yoshihiro Hanno, Kai-yu Huang, Giong Lim.  Production Design by Wen-Ying Huang, Chih-cheng Wang.  Film Editing by Ching-Song Liao.  Cannes Film Festival 2001.  Online Film…

Rate this:

Storytelling (2001)

TODD SOLONDZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2001.  New Line Cinema, Killer Films, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Todd Solondz.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Ted Hope, Christine Vachon.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by James Chinlund.  Costume Design by John A. Dunn.  Film Editing by Alan Oxman. Todd Solondz follows two exceptionally good features with a rare misfire, a dull and…

Rate this:

One Night At McCool’s (2001)

HARALD ZWART Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2001.  October Films, Furthur Films.  Screenplay by Stan Seidel.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Michael Douglas, Allison Lyon Segan.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Jon Gary Steele.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Bruce Cannon.   Liv Tyler gives a sexy performance in the best tradition of film noir goddesses as a…

Rate this:

Rat Race (2001)

JERRY ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Canada/USA, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Alphaville Films, Fireworks Pictures, Zucker Productions.  Screenplay by Andy Breckman.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Sean Daniel, Janet Zucker, Jerry Zucker.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Gary Frutkoff.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Tom Lewis.   A host of stars (including three Academy Award winners) wasted their time to…

Rate this:

Ghost World (2001)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2001.  United Artists, Granada Film Productions, Jersey Shore, Mr. Mudd, Advanced Medien, Capitol Films.  Screenplay by Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes.  Cinematography by Affonso Beato.  Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Edward T. McAvoy.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film…

Rate this:

The One (2001)

JAMES WONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. USA, 2001.  Revolution Studios, Hard Eight Pictures.  Screenplay by Glen Morgan, James Wong.  Cinematography by Robert McLachlan.  Produced by Steven Chasman, Glen Morgan, Charles Newirth, James Wong.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by David L. Snyder.  Costume Design by Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko.  Film Editing by James Coblentz.   Lackluster science-fiction film has Jet Li battling himself in the “multiverse”,…

Rate this:

Life As A House (2001)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Winkler Films.  Screenplay by Mark Andrus.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Golden Globe Awards 2001.  National Board of Review Awards 2001.  Online Film Critics Awards 2001.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001.   Respectable ensemble…

Rate this:

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/United Kingdom/Japan/Germany, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Mutual Film Company, British Broadcasting Corporation, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Marubeni, Eidos Interactive, KFP Produktions GmbH & Co. KG, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho-Towa.  Story by Sara B. Cooper, Mike Werb, Michael Colleary, Screenplay by Patrick Massett, John Zinman, Adaptation by Simon West.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by…

Rate this: