Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance (2002)

CHAN-WOOK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Boksuneun Naui Geot South Korea, 2002. CJ Entertainment, Discovery Venture Capital, KTB Network, Bear Entertainment, Dong Young I-tech, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment, Moho Film, Studio Box. Screenplay by Mu-yeong Lee, Chan-wook Park, Jae-sun Lee, Jong-yong Lee,…

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Blissfully Yours (2002)

APICHATPONG WERRASETHAKUL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  Sud sanaeha Thailand/France, 2002.  Anna Sanders Films, Kick the Machine, La-ong Dao.  Screenplay by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.  Cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom.  Produced by Eric Chan, Charles de Meaux,.  Production Design by Akekarat Homlaor.  Film Editing by Lee Chatamikool.  Toronto International Film Festival 2002.  Apichatpong Weerasethakul earned…

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Red Satin (2002)

RAJA AMARI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Satin Rouge France/Tunisia, 2002.  A.N.P.A., ADR Productions, Arte France Cinema, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Nomadis Images.   Screenplay by Raja Amari.  Cinematography by Diane Baratier.  Produced by Dora Bouchoucha Fourati, Alain Rozanes, Pascal Verroust.  Music by Nawfel El Manaa.  Production Design by Kaïs Rostom. …

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Infernal Affairs (2002)

WAI-KEUNG LAU, ALAN MAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Mou Gaan Dou Hong Kong, 2002.  Media Asia Films, Basic Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Mak, Felix Chong.  Cinematography by Yiu-Fai Lai, Wai-Keung Lau.  Produced by Wai-Keung Lau.  Music by Kwong Wing Chan, Ronald Ng.  Production Design by Sung Pong Choo, Ching-Ching Wong.  Costume Design by Pik Kwan Lee.  Film Editing by Curran Pang,…

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Kedma (2002)

AMOS GITAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Italy/Israel/France, 2002.  Agav Hafakot, Arte France Cinema, BIM Distribuzione, MK2 Productions, MP Productions, R&C Produzioni.  Screenplay by Amos Gitai, Mordechai Goldhecht, Marie-Jose Sanselme, based on the novel by Haim Hazaz.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Produced by Amos Gitai, Marin Karmitz, Alain Mamou-Mani, Laurent Truchot.  Music by David Darling, Manfred Eicher.  Production Design by Eitan…

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Ben & Arthur (2002)

SAM MRAOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2002.  Sam Mraovich Productions.  Screenplay by Sam Mraovich.  Cinematography by Michael Haboush, Sam Mraovich.  Produced by Sam Mraovich.  Music by Phil Garcia, Robert Mraovich, Sam Mraovich.  Film Editing by Chris Mraovich, Sam Mraovich.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. Often referred to as The Room for gay movies, this is bad to the point of being awe-inspiring.  A…

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AKA (2002)

DUNCAN ROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2002.  Screenplay by Duncan Roy.  Cinematography by Steve Brooke Smith, Ingrid Domeij, Steve Smith, Scott Taylor, Claire Vinson.  Produced by Richard West. Music by Matt Rowe.  Production Design by Philip Robinson.  Costume Design by Digby Howard, Becky Seagar, Andrea Swales, David Thomas.  Film Editing by Victoria Boydell, Lawrence Catford, Jon Cross, Jackie…

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The Spanish Apartment (2002)

CEDRIC KLAPISCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  L’Auberge Espanole France/Spain, 2002.  Bac Films, Ce Qui Me Meut Motion Pictures, France 2 Cinéma, Mate Films, Mate Producciones S.A., StudioCanal, Vía Digital.  Screenplay by Cedric Klapisch. Cinematography by Dominique Colin.  Produced by Bruno Levy.  Production Design by Francois Emmanuelli.  Costume Design by Anne Schotte.  Film Editing by Francine Sandberg. French citizen Romain…

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Sweet Sixteen (2002)

KEN LOACH United Kingdom/Germany/Spain, 2002.   Alta Films, British Broadcasting Corporation, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Scottish Screen, Sixteen Films, Tornasol Films.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Martin Johnson.  Costume Design by Carole K. Millar.  Film Editing by Jonathan Morris.  Cannes Film Festival 2002.  Toronto International Film Festival 2002. Just shy of his sixteenth birthday,…

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

JOEL ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Canada, 2002.  Gold Circle Films, Home Box Office, MPH Entertainment Productions, Playtone, Ontario Film Development Corporation.  Screenplay by Nia Vardalos. Cinematography by Jeff Jur.  Produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson.  Music by Alexander Janko, Chris Wilson.  Production Design by Gregory P. Keen.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by Mia Goldman.  Academy Awards 2002.  Golden…

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Zhou Yu’s Train (2002)

ZHOU SUN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Zhou yu De Huo Che China/Hong Kong, 2002.  China Film Co-Production Corporation, China Film Group, Glory Top Properties, Media Asia Films, Senjiu Film.  Screenplay by Zhou Sun, Mei Zhang, based on the novel by Cun Bei.  Cinematography by Yu Wang.  Produced by Jianxin Huang, William Kong, Zhou Sun.  Music by Shigeru Umebayashi.  Production Design by…

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Windtalkers (2002)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2002.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Lion Rock Productions.  Screenplay by John Rice, Joe Batteer.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Terence Chang, Tracie Graham-Rice, Alison R. Rosenzweig, John Woo.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Holger Gross.  Film Editing by Jeff Gullo, Steven Kemper, Tom Rolf.   After suffering devastating losses to his group in the…

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