The Girl On The Bridge (1999)

PATRICE LECONTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5 Original title:  La Fille Sur Le Pont France, 1999.  Canal+, France 2 Cinéma, Les Films Christian Fechner, Sofica Sofinergie 5, UGCF.  Screenplay and dialogue by Serge Frydman.  Cinematography by Jean-Marie Dreujou.  Produced by Christian Fechner.  Music by Didier Lize.  Production Design by Ivan Maussion.  Costume Design by Annie Perier.  Film Editing by Joelle Hache.   A deliciously capricious…

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Chicken Run (2000)

PETER LORD, NICK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2000.  Aardman Animations, DreamWorks Animation, Pathé.  Original Story by Peter Lord, Nick Park, Screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick, additional dialogue by Mark Burton, John O’Farrell.  Cinematography by Tristan Oliver, Frank Passingham.  Produced by Peter Lord, Nick Park, David Sproxton.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell.  Production Design by Phil Lewis.  Film…

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Girlfight (2000)

KARYN KUSAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2000.  Green/Renzi, Independent Film Channel.  Screenplay by Karyn Kusama.  Cinematography by Patrick Cady.  Produced by Sarah Green, Martha Griffin, Maggie Renzi.  Music by Gene McDaniels, Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Marco Cattoretti, Luca Mosca.  Film Editing by Plummy Tucker.   A fantastic story about a young woman (Michelle Rodriguez) who wants…

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Quills (2000)

PHILIP KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2000.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Industry Entertainment, Walrus & Associates, Hollywood Partners.  Screenplay by Doug Wright, based on his play.  Cinematography by Rogier Stoffers.  Produced by Julia Chasman, Peter Kaufman, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Peter Boyle.   Excellent drama about the Marquis de…

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Gladiator (2000)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2000.  DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Mill Film, C & L, Dawliz.  Story by David Franzoni, Screenplay by David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by David Franzoni, Branko Lustig, Douglas Wick.  Music by Lisa Gerrard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume Design by Janty Yates.  Film Editing by…

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Erin Brockovich (2000)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Jersey Films.  Screenplay by Susannah Grant.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   Excellent biography of the true-life woman who brought about the…

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Billy Elliot (2000)

STEPHEN DALDRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2000.  StudioCanal, Working Title Films, BBC Films, Arts Council of England, Tiger Aspect Productions, WT2 Productions.  Screenplay by Lee Hall.  Cinematography by Brian Tufano.  Produced by Greg Brenman, Jonathan Finn.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Stewart Meachem.  Film Editing by John Wilson.   Those who are expecting the…

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Almost Famous (2000)

CAMERON CROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks, Vinyl Films.  Screenplay by Cameron Crowe.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Cameron Crowe.  Music by Nancy Wilson.  Production Design by Clay A. Griffith, Clayton Hartley, Virginia L. Randolph.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing, Saar Klein.   Cameron Crowe pays a wonderful tribute to rock-and-roll of…

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Wonder Boys (2000)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/Germany/USA/Japan, 2000.  British Broadcasting Corporation, MFF Feature Film Productions, Marubeni, Mutual Film Company, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho-Towa.  Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by Michael Chabon.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Curtis Hanson, Scott Rudin.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Jeannine…

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Traffic (2000)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Germany/USA, 2000.  Compulsion Inc., Initial Entertainment Group, Splendid Medien AG, The Bedford Falls Company, USA Films.  Screenplay by Stephen Gaghan, based on the miniseries Traffik by Simon Moore.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Laura Bickford, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen…

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France/USA, 2000.  Touchstone Pictures, Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Mike Zoss Productions.  Screenplay by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, based on the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Ethan Coen.  Music by T Bone Burnett.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen, Joel…

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Requiem For A Dream (2000)

DARREN ARONOFSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2000.  Artisan Entertainment, Thousand Words, Sibling Productions, Protozoa Pictures, Industry Entertainment, Bandeira Entertainment, Requiem for a Dream, Truth and Soul Pictures.  Screenplay by Hubert Selby Jr., Darren Aronofsky, based on the book by Hubert Selby Jr..  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Eric Watson, Palmer West.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by James…

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