Bamboozled (2000)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 2000.  New Line Cinema, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Spike Lee.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike Lee.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Samuel D. Pollard.   National Board of Review Awards 2000.  Toronto International Film Festival 2000.  …

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Shower (1999)

YANG ZHANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Xi zao China, 1999.  Imar Film, Xi’an Film Studio.  Screenplay by Shangjun Cai, Yi’nan Diao, Xin Huo, Fendou Liu, Yang Zhang.  Cinematography by Jian Zhang.  Produced by Peter Loehr.  Music by Xiaogang Ye.  Production Design by Meng Tian.  Film Editing by Hongyu Yang.  National Board of Review Awards 2000.  Online Film Critics Awards 2000.  Toronto…

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Dancer In The Dark (2000)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Denmark/Germany/The Netherlands/Italy/USA/United Kingdom/France/Sweden/Finland/Iceland/Norway, 2000.  Zentropa Entertainments, Trust Film Svenska, Film i Vast, Liberator Productions, Pain Unlimited GmbH Filmproduktion, Cinematograph A/S, What Else? B.V., Icelandic Film, Blind Spot Pictures Oy, France 3 Cinema,  Danmarks Radio, Arte France Cinema, SVT Drama, ARTE, Angel Films, Canal+, FilmFour, Fine Line…

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Malena (2000)

GIUSEPPE TORNATORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Italy/USA, 2000.  Medusa Film, Miramax, Pacific Pictures, Tele+.  Story by Luciano Vincenzoni, Screenplay by Giuseppe Tornatore.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Carlo Bernasconi, Harvey Weinstein.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Francesco Frigeri.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.  Film Editing by Massimo Quaglia.  Academy Awards 2000.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.  National Board of Review Awards 2000. …

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All The Pretty Horses (2000)

BILLY BOB THORNTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Miramax.  Screenplay by Ted Tally, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy. Cinematography by Barry Markowitz.  Produced by Robert Salerno, Billy Bob Thornton.  Music by Larry Paxton, Marty Stuart, Kristin Wilkinson.  Production Design by Clark Hunter.  Costume Design by Doug Hall.  Film Editing by Sally Menke.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.  National…

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Circle (2000)

JAFAR PANAHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Dayereh Iran/Italy/Switzerland, 2000.  Direction du Développement et de la Coopération, Département Fédéral des Affaires Etrangères, Foundation Montecinema Verità, Jafar Panahi Film Productions, Lumière & Company, Mikado Film, Tele+.  Story by Jafar Panahi, Screenplay by Kambuzia Partovi.  Cinematography by Bahram Badakshani.  Produced by Jafar Panahi.  Production Design by Vajid Allah Fariborzi.  Film Editing by Jafar…

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State And Main (2000)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  France/USA, 2000.  Filmtown Entertainment, Green/Renzi, El Dorado Pictures.  Screenplay by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Sarah Green.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver.  National Board of Review Awards 2000. Online Film Critics Awards 2000.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2000. Toronto International Film…

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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.  Golden Globe Awards 1999. …

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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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Nurse Betty (2000)

NEIL LaBUTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/USA, 2000.  Gramercy Pictures, Pacifica Film, Propaganda Films, ab’-strakt pictures, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3. Produktions KG.  Story by John C. Richards, Screenplay by John C. Richards, James Flamberg.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Steve Golin, Gail Mutrux.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Charles William Breen.  Costume Design by Lynette Meyer.  Film…

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Croupier (1998)

MIKE HODGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/United Kingdom/Germany/Ireland, 1998.  ARTE, Channel Four Films, La Sept-Arte, Little Bird, Tatfilm, Westdeutscher Rundfunk. Screenplay by Paul Mayersberg.  Cinematography by Michael Garfath.  Produced by Jonathan Cavendish.  Music by Simon Fisher-Turner.  Production Design by Jon Bunker.  Costume Design by Caroline Harris.  Film Editing by Les Healey.  National Board of Review Awards 2000.   Stardom for Clive…

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