Dancer In The Dark (2000)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Denmark/Germany/The Netherlands/Italy/USA/United Kingdom/France/Sweden/Finland/Iceland/Norway, 2000.  Zentropa Entertainments, Trust Film Svenska, Film i Vast, Liberator Productions, Pain Unlimited GmbH Filmproduktion, Cinematograph A/S, What Else? B.V., Icelandic Film, Blind Spot Pictures Oy, France 3 Cinema,  Danmarks Radio, Arte France Cinema, SVT Drama, ARTE, Angel Films, Canal+, FilmFour, Fine Line…

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Malena (2000)

GIUSEPPE TORNATORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Italy/USA, 2000.  Medusa Film, Miramax, Pacific Pictures, Tele+.  Story by Luciano Vincenzoni, Screenplay by Giuseppe Tornatore.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Carlo Bernasconi, Harvey Weinstein.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Francesco Frigeri.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.  Film Editing by Massimo Quaglia.  Academy Awards 2000.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.  National Board of Review Awards 2000. …

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The Cell (2000)

TARSEM SINGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Germany, 2000.  New Line Cinema, Caro-McLeod, RadicalMedia, Katira Productions GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Mark Protosevich.  Cinematography by Paul Laufer.  Produced by Julio Caro, Eric McLeod.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Tom Foden.  Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka, April Napier.  Film Editing by Robert Duffy, Paul Rubell.  Academy Awards 2000.   What promised to be a fiercely…

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Meet The Parents (2000)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Nancy Tenenbaum Films, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke, Screenplay by Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg, based on a 1992 screenplay by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Jay Roach, Jane Rosenthal, Nancy Tenenbaum.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design…

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U-571

JONATHAN MOSTOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, Canal Plus Image International, Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Story by Jonathan Mostow, Screenplay by Jonathan Mostow, Sam Montgomery, David Ayer.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, Martha De Laurentiis.  Music by Richard Marvin.  Production Design by William Ladd Skinner, Gotz Weidner.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by…

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Shadow Of The Vampire

E. ELIAS MERHIGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Gorgeous film by E. Elias Merhige that fictionalizes the accounts surrounding the filming of F.W. Murnau’s German Expressionist classic Nosferatu. The real production of Nosferatu is still so fraught with myth and mystery that it lends itself perfectly to a film of this sort, and the director…

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The Contender (2000)

ROD LURIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2000.  Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG, Cinecontender, Battleground Productions, SE8 Group, Battlefield.  Screenplay by Rod Lurie.  Cinematography by Denis Maloney.  Produced by Stephanie Antosca, Willi Bar, Marc Frydman, James Spies, Douglas Urbanski.  Music by Larry Groupe.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.  Costume Design by Matthew Jacobsen.  Film Editing by Michael Jablow.  Academy Awards 2000.  Golden Globe Awards…

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102 Dalmatians (2000)

KEVIN LIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2000.  Cruella Productions, Kanzaman S.A.M., Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Screenplay by Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, based on the novel The One Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle, Roger Pratt.  Produced by Edward S. Feldman.  Music by…

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Divided We Fall

BBBBB (out of 5) Original title:  Musime Pi Pomahat This marvelous Czech film centres around a childless couple living in a Nazi-occupied village in the 1940s. Years after all the Jewish families in the village have been evacuated by their oppressors, the couple is surprised to discover that one man, their former employer’s son, has managed…

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Pollock

ED HARRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Ed Harris gives his most powerful and fascinating performance in this fantastic film biography of the great Jackson Pollock. Doing double duty as star and director (a sure and fine debut), Harris gives us a better view of the conflicted artist than just about any other recent film…

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Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport

BBBBB (out of 5) In the months preceding World War II, the British government responded to the Nazi Jewish “Programm” by allowing thousands of Jewish children to immigrate into the country and be adopted by English families. A group of these children have been interviewed and share their experiences in this heart-rending documentary narrated beautifully…

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Chocolat (2000)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2000.  Miramax, David Brown Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs, based on the novel by Joanne Harris.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by David Brown, Kit Golden, Leslie Holleran.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  Academy Awards 2000.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.  …

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