Heaven (2002)

TOM TYKWER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/Italy/USA/France/United Kingdom, 2002.  Miramax, X-Filme Creative Pool, Mirage Enterprises, Noé Productions.  Screenplay by Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz. Cinematography by Frank Griebe.  Produced by Stefan Arndt, Frederique Dumas-Zajdela, William Horberg, Maria Kopf, Anthony Minghella.  Production Design by Uli Hanisch.  Costume Design by Monika Jacobs.  Film Editing by Mathilde Bonnefoy.   When celebrated filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski passed away…

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8 Women (2002)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   Original title:  8 Femmes France/Italy, 2002.  BIM Distribuzione, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Fidélité Productions, France 2 Cinema, Gimages 5, Local Films, Mars Distribution.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, Marina de Van, based on the play by Robert Thomas.  Cinematography by Jeanne Lapoirie.  Produced by Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier.  Music by Krishna Levy.  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.   A…

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The Shipping News (2001)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/Canada, 2001.  Miramax.  Screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs, based on the novel by Annie Proulx.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton. Produced by Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Leslie Holleran, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.   Disappointing adaptation of E. Annie Proulx’s Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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Bloody Sunday (2002)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/Ireland, 2002.  Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Granada Television, Hell’s Kitchen Films, Irish Film Board, Portman Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Paul Greengrass.  Cinematography by Ivan Strasburg.  Produced by Mark Redhead.  Music by Dominic Muldowney.  Production Design by John Paul Kelly.  Costume Design by Dinah Collin.  Film Editing by Clare Douglas.  Heartbreaking, impressive film about the…

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Iris (2001)

RICHARD EYRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2001.  British Broadcasting Corporation, Fox Iris Productions, Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises, Miramax.  Screenplay by Richard Eyre, Charles Wood, based on the books Iris: A Memoir and Elegy For Iris by John Bayley.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Robert Fox, Scott Rudin.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by…

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Monsters, Inc. (2001)

PETE DOCTER, DAVID SILVERMAN, LEE UNKRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2001.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Pete Docter, Jill Culton,  Jeff Pidgeon, Ralph Eggleston, Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Daniel Gerson, additional screenplay material by Robert L. Baird, Rhett Reese, Jonathan Roberts.  Produced by Darla K. Anderson.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Harley Jessup, Bob…

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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 2001.  Touchstone Pictures, American Empirical Pictures.  Screenplay by Owen Wilson, Wes Anderson.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Barry Mendel, Scott Rudin.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Karen Patch.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.   The creators of Rushmore have returned with an even better…

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