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.   Monica Bellucci stars as the title character, the most beautiful woman in…

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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.    What promised to be a fiercely imaginative…

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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 (2000)

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 (2000)

E. ELIAS MERHIGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Luxembourg, 2000.  Saturn Films, Long Shot Pictures, BBC Films, Delux Productions, Luxembourg Film Fund, Pilgrim Films Ltd..  Screenplay by Steven Katz.  Cinematography by Lou Bogue.  Produced by Nicolas Cage, Jeff Levine.  Music by Dan Jones.  Production Design by Assheton Gorton.  Costume Design by Caroline de Vivaise.  Film Editing by Chris Wyatt.    Gorgeous film by…

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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.   Joan Allen is fantastic as…

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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 (2000)

JAN HREBEJK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Original title:  Musime Pi Pomahat Czech Republic, 2000.  Ceská Televize, Total HelpArt T.H.A..  Story by Petr Jarchovsky, Screenplay by Petr Jarchovsky, Jan Hrebejk.  Cinematography by Jan Malir.  Produced by Pavel Borovan, Ondrej Trojan.  Music by Ales Brezina.  Production Design by Milan Bycek.  Costume Design by Katarina Holla.  Film Editing by Vladimir Barak.   This marvelous Czech film centres…

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Pollock (2000)

ED HARRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Brant-Allen, Fred Berner Films, Pollock Films, Zeke Productions.  Screenplay by Barbara Turner, Susan Emshwiller, based on the book Jackson Pollock: An American Saga by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith.  Cinematography by Lisa Rinzler.  Produced by Fred Berner, Ed Harris, Jon Kilik, James Francis Trezza.  Music by Jeff Beal.  Production Design by Mark…

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Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport (2000)

MARK JONATHAN HARRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2000.  Sabine Films, Skywalker, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  Screenplay by Mark Jonathan Harris.  Cinematography by Don Lenzer.  Produced by Deborah Oppenheimer.  Music by Lee Holdridge.  Film Editing by Kate Amend.   In the months preceding World War II, the British government responded to the Nazi Jewish “Programm” by allowing thousands of…

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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.   What threatens to be a…

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