I’m Not Scared (2003)

GABRIEL SALVATORES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Io Non Ho Paura Italy/Spain/United Kingdom, 2003.  Colorado Film Production, Cattleya, Alquimia Cinema, The Producers Films, Medusa Film, Tele+.  Screenplay by Niccolo Ammaniti, Francesca Marciano, based on the novel by Niccolo Ammaniti.  Cinematography by Italo Petriccione.  Produced by Marco Chimenz, Giovanni Stabilini, Maurizio Totti, Riccardo Tozzi.  Music by Ezio Bosso, Pepo Scherman.  Production Design…

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Adaptation. (2002)

SPIKE JONZE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Beverly Detroit, Clinica Estetico, Good Machine, Intermedia, Magnet Productions, Propaganda Films.  Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, Donald Kaufman, based on the book The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean.  Cinematography by Lance Acord.  Produced by Jonathan Demme, Vincent Landay, Edward Saxon.   Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by K.K. Barrett.  Costume Design by Casey…

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The Life Of David Gale (2003)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Universal Pictures, Intermedia Films, Dirty Hands Productions, Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Saturn Films.  Screenplay by Charles Randolph.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by Nicolas Cage, Alan Parker.  Music by Alex Parker, Jake Parker.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.    Berlin…

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The Twilight Samurai

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Original title:  Tasogare seibei A nineteenth-century samurai guard in the employ of a local clan prince is teased for his straight-laced ways: his fellow retainers spend their evenings drinking, gambling and among loose women, while “Twilight” Seibei goes home to take care of his two daughters and aging, senile mother. Following the…

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25th Hour (2002)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2002.  25th Hour Productions, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Gamut Films, Industry Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by David Benioff, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Julia Chasman, Jon Kilik, Spike Lee, Tobey Maguire.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by James Chinlund.  Costume Design by Sandra Hernandez.  Film Editing by Barry…

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My Life Without Me

BBBB (out of 5) Sarah Polley plays a university janitor who works late nights while her husband (Scott Speedman) is still looking for a job. Raising her two daughters in a trailer situated in her mother’s backyard, Polley goes to the doctor to enquire about some stomach pains she’s been having and is told that…

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Son Frere (2003)

PATRICE CHEREAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  France, 2003.  Arte France, Azor Films, Love Streams Productions, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal+, Conseil Général de Loire-Atlantique.  Screenplay by Patrice Chereau, Anne-Louise Trividic, based on the novel by Philippe Besson.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Pierre Chevalier.  Costume Design by Caroline de Vivaise.  Film Editing by Francois Gedigier.  Berlin Film Festival 2003. …

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The Hours (2002)

STEPHEN DALDRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2002.  Paramount Pictures, Miramax, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by David Hare, based on the novel by Michael Cunningham.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Robert Fox,Scott Rudin.  Music by Philip Glass.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Peter Boyle.  Academy Awards 2002.  Berlin Film Festival 2003.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Solaris (2002)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2002.  Twentieth Century Fox, Lightstorm Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steven Soderbergh, based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by James Cameron, Jon Landau, Rae Sanchini.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh.  Berlin Film Festival 2003.    George Clooney plays…

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Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)

GEORGE CLOONEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2002 .  Miramax, Mad Chance, Section Eight, Mel’s cite Du Cinema, JVS & Co..  Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, based on the book by Chuck Barris.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Andrew Lazar.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by James D. Bissell. Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Stephen…

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Good Bye, Lenin!

BBBB (out of 5) Days before the Wall is taken down, an East Berlin schoolteacher who loves her socialist country with great fervour has a heart attack and goes into a coma, missing all the massive changes that capture the world’s attention. When she awakens months later from her deep sleep, her loving son does…

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Hero (2002)

YIMOU ZHANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Ying xiong Hong Kong/China, 2002.  Beijing New Picture Film Co., China Film Co-Production Corporation, Elite Group Enterprises, Sil-Metropole Organisation, Zhang Yimou Studio.  Screenplay by Feng Li, Bin Wang, Yimou Zhang.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.  Produced by William Kong, Yimou Zhang.  Music by Dun Tan.  Production Design by Tingxiao Huo, Zhenzhou Yi.  Costume Design by…

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