The Matrix (1999)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1999.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Groucho Film Partnership, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Zach Staenberg.   Nothing is what it seems in this cyberkinetic action thriller that…

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Himalaya (1999)

ERIC VALLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Himalaya–L’Enfance D’Un Chef Alternate title:  Caravan France/United Kingdom/Switzerland/Nepal, 1999.  Galatée Films, France 2 Cinéma, Les Productions de la Guéville, Les Productions JMH, Antelope Films, National Studio Limited, Bac Films, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, British Screen Productions, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Télévision Suisse-Romande, La Fondation Gan…

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Titus (1999)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/USA/United Kingdom, 1999.  Clear Blue Sky Productions, Overseas FilmGroup, Urania Pictures S.r.l., NDF International.  Screenplay by Julie Taymor, based on the play Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Luciano Tovoli.  Produced by Conchita Airoldi, Jody Allen, Julie Taymor.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Francoise Bonnot.  …

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Anna And The King (1999)

ANDY TENNANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Lawrence Bender Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes, based on the diaries of Anna Leonowens.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Lawrence Bender, Ed Elbert.  Music by George Fenton, Robert Kraft.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Roger Bondelli.   So-so effort that features a surprisingly…

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The Mummy (1999)

STEPHEN SOMMERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Universal Pictures, Alphaville Films.  Screen story by Stephen Sommers, Lloyd Fonvielle, Kevin Jarre, Screenplay by Stephen Sommers, based on the 1932 story by Nina Wilcox Putnam, Richard Schayer, and screenplay by John L. Balderston. Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Sean Daniel, James Jacks.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by…

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The Sixth Sense (1999)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Hollywood Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Barry Mendel Productions.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Barry Mendel.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  Surprisingly creepy thriller about a young boy…

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  New Line Cinema, Eric’s Boy, Moving Pictures, Team Todd.  Screenplay by Mike Myers, Michael McCullers, based on characters created by Mike Myers.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by John S. Lyons, Eric McLeod, Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design…

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Election (1999)

ALEXANDER PAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Bona Fide Productions, MTV Films, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta.  Cinematography by James Glennon.  Produced by Albert Berger, David Gale, Keith Samples, Ron Yerxa.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Kevin…

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Boys Don’t Cry (1999)

KIMBERLY PEIRCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, The Independent Film Channel Productions, Killer Films, Hart-Sharp Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kimberly Peirce, Andy Bienan.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by John Hart, Eva Kolodner, Jeffrey Sharp, Christine Vachon.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Michael Shaw.  Costume Design by Victoria Farrell.  Film Editing by Tracy Granger, Lee Percy.   Hilary Swank gives a fantastic…

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Tumbleweeds (1999)

GAVIN O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 USA, 1999.  Spanky Pictures, Solaris, River One Films.  Story by Angela Shelton, Screenplay by Gavin O’Connor, Angela Shelton.  Cinematography by Dan Stoloff.  Produced by Greg O’Connor.  Music by David Mansfield.  Production Design by Bryce Holtshousen.  Costume Design by Mimi Maxmen.  Film Editing by John Gilroy.   Opening the same weekend as Anywhere But Here, this superbly written…

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Solomon And Gaenor (1999)

PAUL MORRISON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1999.  APT Films, APT Productions, Arts Council of England, Arts Council of Wales, Channel Four Films, Met Film Production, Met Film, National Lottery, September Films, Sianel 4 Cymru.  Screenplay by Paul Morrison.  Cinematography by Nina Kellgren.  Produced by Sheryl Crown.  Music by Ilona Sekacz.  Production Design by Hayden Pearce.  Costume Design by…

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Under The Sun (1998)

COLIN NUTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Under Solen Sweden, 1998.  Film i Väst, Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond, Svensk Filmindustri, Svenska Filminstitutet, Sveriges Television, Sweetwater. Screenplay by Johanna Hald, David Neal, Colin Nutley, based on the novel The Little Farm by H.E. Bates.  Cinematography by Jens Fischer.  Produced by Colin Nutley.  Production Design by Bengt Froderberg.  Costume Design by Camilla…

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