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…

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The Affair Of The Necklace (2001)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Alcon Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Sweet.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Redmond Morris, Charles Shyer.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by David Moritz.   Hilary Swank‘s faultless performance in this sudsy costume melodrama almost convinces you to forgive all the…

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I Am Sam (2001)

JESSIE NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2001.  New Line Cinema, Avery Pix, The Bedford Falls Company, Red Fish Blue Fish Films.  Screenplay by Kristine Johnson, Jessie Nelson.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Marshall Herskovitz, Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Edward Zwick.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Aaron Osborne.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.   Sean…

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Memento (2000)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2000.  Newmarket Capital Group, Team Todd, I Remember Productions, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, based on the short story Memento Mori by Jonathan Nolan.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd.  Music by David Julyan.  Production Design by Patti Podesta.  Costume Design by Cindy Evans.  Film Editing by Dody Dorn.   An…

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Elling (2001)

PETTER NAESS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Norway, 2001.  Maipo Film.  Screenplay by Axel Hellstenius, Larry Stuckey, based on the novel Brodre i Blodet by Ingvar Ambjornsen.   Cinematography by Svein Krovel.  Produced by Dag Alveberg.  Music by Lars Lillo-Stenberg.  Production Design by Jan Sundberg.  Costume Design by Aslaug Konradsdottir.  Film Editing by Inge-Lise Langfeldt.   Generously humorous comedy that styles itself as a…

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Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

SHARON MAGUIRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2001.  Miramax, Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Little Bird.  Screenplay by Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis, based on the novel by Helen Fielding.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Jonathan Cavendish, Eric Fellner.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by Rachael Fleming.  Film Editing by…

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Ali (2001)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Forward Pass, Initial Entertainment Group, Moonlighting Films, Overbrook Entertainment, Peters Entertainment, Picture Entertainment.  Story by Gregory Allen Howard, Screenplay by Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Eric Roth, Michael Mann.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Paul Ardaji, A. Kitman Ho, James Lassiter, Michael Mann, Jon Peters.  Music by…

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Kate And Leopold (2001)

JAMES MANGOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Konrad Pictures, Miramax.  Story by Steven Rogers, Screenplay by James Mangold, Steven Rogers.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Cathy Konrad.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Donna Zakowska.  Film Editing by David Brenner.  You have to be quite the humbug not to enjoy this heartwarming romance…

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Moulin Rouge! (2001)

BAZ LUHRMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Australia/USA, 2001.  Twentieth Century Fox, Bazmark Films.  Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Fred Baron, Martin Brown, Baz Luhrmann.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production Design by Catherine Martin.  Costume Design by Catherine Martin, Angus Strathie.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.    European Film Awards 2001.   Forcefully passionate, Australian…

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Amelie (2001)

JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amelie Poulain France/Germany, 2001.  Claudie Ossard Productions, Union Generale Cinematographique, Victoires Productions, Tapioca Films, France 3 Cinema, MMC Independent, Sofica Sofinergie 5, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Canal+.  Scenario by Guillaume Laurant, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, dialogue by Guillame Laurant.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Claudie Ossard.   Music by Yann Tiersen.   Production Design…

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Amores Perros (2000)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Mexico, 2000.  Altavista Films, Zeta Film.  Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Gabriela Diaque.  Film Editing by Luis Carballar, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Fernando Perez Unda.   A tragic car accident in downtown Mexico City serves as the…

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Amblin Entertainment, Stanley Kubrick Productions.  Screen story by Ian Watson, Screenplay by Steven Spielberg, based on the short story Supertoys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume…

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