Tadpole (2002)

GARY WINICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Miramax, InDigEnt, Dolly Hall Productions, IFC Productions.  Story by Heather McGowan, Niels Mueller, Gary Winick, Screenplay by Heather McGowan, Niels Mueller.  Cinematography by Hubert Taczanowski.  Produced by Alexis Alexanian, Dolly Hall, Gary Winick.  Music by Renaud Pion.  Production Design by Anthony Gasparro.  Costume Design by Suzanne Schwarzer.  Film Editing by Susan Littenberg.  National Board of Review…

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Heaven (2002)

TOM TYKWER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/Italy/USA/France/United Kingdom, 2002.  Miramax, X-Filme Creative Pool, Mirage Enterprises, Noé Productions.  Screenplay by Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz. Cinematography by Frank Griebe.  Produced by Stefan Arndt, Frederique Dumas-Zajdela, William Horberg, Maria Kopf, Anthony Minghella.  Production Design by Uli Hanisch.  Costume Design by Monika Jacobs.  Film Editing by Mathilde Bonnefoy.  Berlin Film Festival 2002.  European Film Awards…

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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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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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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

JILL SPRECHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Stonelock Pictures, Single Cell Pictures, double A Films, Conversation Productions Inc., Echo Lake Entertainment, Entitled Entertainment.  Screenplay by Karen Sprecher, Jill Sprecher.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Beni Atoori, Gina Resnick.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Boston Film Critics…

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The Guys (2002)

JIM SIMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2002.  ContentFilm, Open City Films.  Screenplay by Anne Nelson, Jim Simpson, based on the play by Anne Nelson.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Jason Kliot, Joana Vicente.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Susan Bloc.  Costume Design by Sarah Beers.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.  National Board of Review Awards 2002.    Toronto International…

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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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Frailty (2001)

BILL PAXTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany/Italy, 2001.  David Kirschner Productions, American Entertainment, Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG, Cinedelta.  Screenplay by Brent Hanley.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by David Blocker, David Kirschner, Corey Sienaga.  Music by Brian Tyler.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by Arnold Glassman.  National Board of Review Awards 2002.  Online Film Critics Awards 2002.  …

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8 Women (2002)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   Original title:  8 Femmes France/Italy, 2002.  BIM Distribuzione, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Fidélité Productions, France 2 Cinema, Gimages 5, Local Films, Mars Distribution.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, Marina de Van, based on the play by Robert Thomas.  Cinematography by Jeanne Lapoirie.  Produced by Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier.  Music by Krishna Levy.  Production…

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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.  Golden Globe…

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