The Gleaners and I (2000)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Original title:  Les glaneurs et la glaneuse France, 2000.  Ciné Tamaris.  Screenplay by Agnès Varda.  Cinematography by Didier Doussin, Stephane Krausz, Didier Rouget, Pascal Sautelet, Agnès Varda.  Music by Joanna Bruzdowicz, Isabelle Olivier.  Film Editing by Jean-Baptiste Morin, Laurent Pineau, Agnès Varda.   Agnes Varda looks up gleaners in the dictionary and finds a…

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Ghost World (2001)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2001.  United Artists, Granada Film Productions, Jersey Shore, Mr. Mudd, Advanced Medien, Capitol Films.  Screenplay by Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes.  Cinematography by Affonso Beato.  Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Edward T. McAvoy.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film…

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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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Under The Sand (2000)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Original title:  Sous Le Sable France, 2000.  Fidélité Productions, Euro Space, Haut et Court, Arte France Cinema, Canal+.  Scenario and dialogue by Francois Ozon, collaboration with Emmanuele Bernheim, Marina de Van, Marcia Romano. Cinematography by Antoine Heberle, Jeanne Lapoirie.  Produced by Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier.  Music by Philippe Rombi.  Costume Design by Pascaline…

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Memento (2000)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2000.  Newmarket Capital Group, Team Todd, I Remember Productions, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, based on the short story Memento Mori by Jonathan Nolan.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd.  Music by David Julyan.  Production Design by Patti Podesta.  Costume Design by Cindy Evans.  Film Editing by Dody Dorn.   An…

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Amores Perros (2000)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Mexico, 2000.  Altavista Films, Zeta Film.  Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Gabriela Diaque.  Film Editing by Luis Carballar, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Fernando Perez Unda.   A tragic car accident in downtown Mexico City serves as the…

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Sexy Beast (2000)

JONATHAN GLAZER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/Spain, 2000.  Recorded Picture Company, FilmFour, Chronopolis Films, Kanzaman, Sexy RPC.  Screenplay by Louis Mellis, David Scinto.  Cinematography by Ivan Bird.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Roque Baños.  Production Design by Jan Houllevigue.  Costume Design by Louise Stjernsward.  Film Editing by John Scott, Sam Sneade.   In this colourful gangster film, a retired British…

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Training Day (2001)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA/Australia, 2001.   Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Outlaw Productions, WV Films II.   Screenplay by David Ayer.   Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.   Produced by Jeffrey Silver.   Music by Mark Mancina.   Production Design by Naomi Shohan.   Costume Design by Michele Michel.   Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV.   …

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In The Bedroom (2001)

TODD FIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Good Machine, Standard Film Company, GreeneStreet Films.  Screenplay by Robert Festinger, Todd Fields, based on the story Killings by Andre Dubus.  Cinematography by Antonio Calvache.  Produced by Todd Field, Ross Katz, Graham Leader.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Shannon Hart.  Costume Design by Melissa Economy.  Film Editing by Frank Reynolds.   Powerful…

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L.I.E. (2001)

MICHAEL CUESTA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Alter Ego Entertainment, Belladonna Productions.  Screenplay by Stephen M. Ryder, Michael Cuesta, Gerald Cuesta.  Cinematography by Romeo Tirone.  Produced by Rene Bastian, Michael Cuesta, Linda Moran.  Music by Pierre Foldes.  Production Design by Elise Bennett.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Eric Carlson, Kane Platt.   Disturbing, dramatically intense film about a fifteen…

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The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. United Kingdom/USA, 2001.  Good Machine, Gramercy Pictures, Mike Zoss Productions, The KL Line, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Ethan Coen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Tricia Cooke.   Brilliant Coen brothers…

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In The Mood For Love (2000)

WONG KAR WAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Fa Yeung Nin Wa Hong Kong/France, 2000.  Block 2 Pictures, Jet Tone Production, Paradis Films.  Screenplay by Kar Wai Wong.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle, Pung-leung Kwan, Ping Bin Lee.  Produced by Kar-Wai Wong.  Music by Michael Galasso, Shigeru Umebayashi.  Production Design by William Chang.  Costume Design by William Chang.  Film Editing by William Chang.   Gorgeous…

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