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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The Time Machine (2002)

SIMON WELLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2002.  Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Arnold Leibovit Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Logan, based on a screenplay by David Duncan and the novel by H.G. Wells.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Walter F. Parkes, David Valdes.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Oliver Scholl.  Costume Design by Deena Appel, Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing…

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Zus & Zo (2001)

PAULA VAN DER OEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  The Netherlands, 2001.  Filmprodukties de Luwte.  Screenplay by Paula van der Oest.  Cinematography by Bert Pot.  Produced by Jacqueline de Goeij.  Music by Fons Merkies. Production Design by Harry Ammerlaan.  Costume Design by Mariella Kallenberg.  Film Editing by Sander Vos.  Academy Awards 2002.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001.   Amusing comedy from the Netherlands about three very different sisters…

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Frida (2002)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Canada/Mexico, 2002.  Handprint Entertainment, Lions Gate Films, Miramax, Ventanarosa Productions.  Screenplay by Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas, based on the book Frida: A Biography Of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Lindsay Flickinger, Sarah Green, Nancy Hardin, Salma Hayek, Jay Polstein, Roberto Sneider, Lizz Speed.  Music…

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Ice Age (2002)

CARLOS SALDANHA, CHRIS WEDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Twentieth Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Story by Michael J. Wilson, additional story by James Bresnathan, Doug Compton, Mike Thurmeier, Jeff Siergey, Galen T. Chu, Xeth Feinberg, Screenplay by Michael Berg, Michael J. Wilson, Peter Ackerman.  Produced by Lori Forte.  Music by David Newman.  Production…

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Spider-Man (2002)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Enterprises, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Laura Ziskin.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn, Bob Murawski.  Academy Awards…

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Winged Migration

JACQUES PERRIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Peuple Migrateur France/Italy/Germany/Spain/Switzerland, 2001.  Galatée Films, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Les Productions de la Guéville, Bac Films, Canal+, Pandora Filmproduktion, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Les Productions JMH, Télévision Suisse-Romande, Wanda Visión S.A., Eyescreen S.r.l., Liliane Bettencourt au Nom de la Bettencourt Schuller, Crédit Agricole, Primagaz,…

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The Quiet American (2002)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA/United Kingdom/Australia/France, 2002.  Miramax, Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises, Saga, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Giai Phong Film Studio.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, Robert Schenkkan, based on the novel by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.  Produced by Staffan Ahrenberg, Matthias Deyle, William Horberg.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production…

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Spirited Away (2001)

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Sen To Chihiro No Kamikakushi Japan, 2001.  Tokuma Shoten, Studio Ghibli, Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Mitsubishi.  Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki.  Cinematography by Atsushi Okui.  Produced by Donald W. Ernst, Toshio Suzuki.  Music by Joe Hisaishi.  Production Design by Norobu Yoshida.  Film Editing by Takeshi Seyama.  Academy Awards…

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Bowling For Columbine (2002)

MICHAEL MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Canada/USA/Germany, 2002.  United Artists, Alliance Atlantis Communications, Salter Street Films International, Vif Babelsberger Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. Zweite KG, Dog Eat Dog Films, Iconolatry Productions Inc., TiMe Film- und TV-Produktions GmbH.  Screenplay by Michael Moore.  Produced by Charles Bishop, Jim Czarnecki, Michael Donovan, Kathleen Glynn, Michael Moore.  Music by Jeff Gibbs.  Film Editing…

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Unfaithful (2002)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany/France, 2002.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Unfaithful Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, William Broyles Jr., based on the film La Femme Infidele by Claude Chabrol.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by G. Mac Brown, Adrian Lyne.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by Brian Morris,…

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The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

CATHY MALKASIAN, JEFF McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, Klasky-Csupo, Viacom Productions, Nickelodeon Studios.  Screenplay by Kate Boutilier, based on characters created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, Steve Pepoon, David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic.  Produced by Kyeung Seon Ahn, Chang Youl Choi, Hong Kyu Choi, Gabor Csupo, Arlene Klasky, Jin Ah No, Wook Song.  Music…

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