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.    Moments of…

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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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Die Another Day (2002)

LEE TAMAHORI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2002.  Eon Productions, Danjaq, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Andrew MacRitchie, Christian Wagner.   Ridiculously loud Bond…

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Igby Goes Down (2002)

BURR STEERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  United Artists, Atlantic Streamline, Crossroads Films, Helkon Media. Screenplay by Burr Steers.  Cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff. Produced by Lisa Tornell, Marco Weber.  Music by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson. Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Padraic McKinley.   Kieran Culkin gives a fine performance as Igby,…

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Secretary (2002)

STEVEN SHAINBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Slough Pond, TwoPoundBag Productions, double A Films.  Screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson, adapted by Steven Shainberg, Erin Cressida Wilson from the short story by Mary Gaitskill.  Cinematography by Steven Fierberg.  Produced by Andrew Fierberg, Amy Hobby, Steven Shainberg.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Amy Danger.  Costume Design by Marjorie Bowers.  Film Editing by Pam…

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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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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia, 2002.  Rumbalara Films, The Australian Film Commission, Australian Film Finance Corporation, Lotteries Commission of Western Australia, Olsen Levy, Showtime Australia.  Screenplay by Christine Olsen, based on the book Follow The Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.  Produced by Phillip Noyce, Christine Olsen, John Winter.  Music by Peter Gabriel.  Production Design by…

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Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2002.  United Artists Film Corporation, Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Potboiler Productions.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams, John Hart, Jeffrey Sharp.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   After the…

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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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City Of God (2002)

FERNANDO MEIRELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Cidade de Deus Brazil/France, 2002.  O2 Filmes, VideoFilmes, Globo Filmes, Lumière, Wild Bunch, Hank Levine Film.  Screenplay by Braulio Mantovani, based on the novel by Paulo Lins.  Cinematography by Cesar Charlone.  Produced by Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Mauricio Andrade Ramos.   Music by Ed Cortes, Antonio Pinto.   Production Design by Tule…

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Nowhere In Africa (2001)

CAROLINE LINK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Nirgendwo In Afrika Germany, 2001.  Bavaria Film, Bavaria Filmverleih- und Produktions GmbH, Bayerischer Banken-Fonds, Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien, Constantin Film, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderungsanstalt, MTM Cineteve, Media Cooperation One.  Screenplay by Caroline Link, based on the novel by Stefanie Zweig.  Cinematography by Gernot Roll.  Produced by…

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