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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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.  Golden Globe Awards 2002.  Independent Spirit Awards 2002.  Las…

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Moonlight Mile (2002)

BRAD SILBERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment, Reveal Entertainment, Gran Via, Punch Productions.  Screenplay by Brad Silberling.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Mark Johnson, Brad Silberling.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Missy Stewart.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2002.  Phoenix Film Critics…

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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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The Rookie

BBB (out of 5) Dennis Quaid plays a high school baseball coach who was once in line to make it to the majors but had to quit after an injury ruined his dreams of being a star player. Now a married man (to beautiful Rachel Griffiths) and father, Quaid is convinced by his ballplayers to once…

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Chicago (2002)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Miramax, Producers Circle, Storyline Entertainment, Kalis Productions GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Bill Condon, based on the musical play by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb, and the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Martin Richards.  Music by Maureen Crowe, Fred Ebb, John Kander.  Production Design…

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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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Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

ALFONSO CUARON Bil’s rating (out of  5):  BBBB.  Mexico, 2001.  Anhelo Producciones, Besame Mucho Pictures, Producciones Anhelo.  Screenplay by Alfonso Cuaron, Carlos Cuaron.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Alfonso Cuaron, Jorge Vergara.  Music by Annette Fradera, Liza Richardson.  Production Design by Marc Bedia, Miguel Ángel Álvarez.  Costume Design by Gabriela Diaque.  Film Editing by Alfonso Cuaron, Alex Rodriguez.  Academy Awards 2002. Boston Film Critics Awards…

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Gangs Of New York (2002)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Italy, 2002.  Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group, Alberto Grimaldi Productions.  Story by Jay Cocks, Screenplay by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  Academy Awards 2002.  American Film Institute Awards 2002. …

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Road To Perdition (2002)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, The Zanuck Company.  Screenplay by David Self, based on the graphic novel by Max Allan Collins, Richard Piers Rayner.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Sam Mendes, Dean Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by…

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/New Zealand/Germany, 2002.  New Line Cinema, WingNut Films, The Saul Zaentz Company.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson, based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Grant Major.  Costume Design by Ngila Dickson,…

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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.  American Film Institute Awards 2002.   Boston Film Critics…

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