The Secret Lives Of Dentists (2002)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Holedigger Films, Ready Made Film.  Screenplay by Craig Lucas, based on the novel The Age Of Grief by Jane Smiley.  Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus.  Produced by Campbell Scott, George VanBuskirk.  Music by Gary DeMichele.  Production Design by Ted Glass.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by Andy Keir.  Independent Spirit Awards 2003.  National Board of…

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To Be And To Have (2002)

NICOLAS PHILIBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Etre Et Avoir France, 2002.  Maïa Films, Arte France Cinéma, Les Films d’Ici, Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Gimages 4, Ministère de l’Education National du Conseil Régional d’Auvergne.  Cinematography by Laurent Didier, Katell Djian, Hugues Gemignani, Nicolas Philibert.  Produced by Gilles Sandoz.  Music by Philippe Hersant.  Film…

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House Of Sand And Fog (2003)

VADIM PERELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  DreamWorks, Cobalt Media Group, Bisgrove Entertainment.  Screenplay by Vadim Perelman, Shawn Lawrence Otto, based on the novel by Andre Dubus III.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Michael London, Vadim Perelman.  Music by James Horner.    Production Design by Maia Javan.   Costume Design by Hala Bahmet.   Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.  Academy…

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The Fog Of War: Eleven Lessons From The Life Of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

ERROL MORRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2003.  Sony Pictures Classics, RadicalMedia, SenArt Films, The Globe Department Store.  Cinematography by Peter Donahue, Robert Chappell.  Produced by Julie Ahlberg, Errol Morris, Michael Williams.  Music by Philip Glass.  Production Design by Ted Bafaloukos, Steve Hardie.  Costume Design by Eddie Marquez, Julie Vogel.  Film Editing by Doug Abel, Chyld King, Karen Schmeer.  Academy Awards 2003.  Cannes Film…

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The Station Agent (2003)

TOM McCARTHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2003.  SenArt Films, Next Wednesday Productions.  Screenplay by Tom McCarthy.  Cinematography by Oliver Bokelberg.  Produced by Robert May, Mary Jane Skalski, Kathryn Tucker.  Music by Stephen Trask.  Production Design by John Paino.  Costume Design by Jeanne DuPont.  Film Editing by Tom McArdle.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2003.   Independent Spirit Awards 2003.  National Board of Review Awards…

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The Cooler (2003)

WAYNE KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  ContentFilm, Pierce/Williams Entertainment, Furst Films, Gryphon Films, Dog Pond Productions, Visionbox Pictures, Zero Gravity Management.  Screenplay by Frank Hannah, Wayne Kramer.  Cinematography by Jim Whitaker.  Produced by Sean Furst, Michael A. Pierce.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Toby Corbett.  Costume Design by Kristin M. Burke.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn.  Academy Awards 2003.  Golden…

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The Man Without A Past (2002)

AKI KAURISMAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  Mies Vailla Menneisyytta Finland/Germany/France, 2002.  Bavaria Film, Pyramide Productions, Pandora Filmproduktion, Sputnik, Yleisradio.  Screenplay by Aki Kaurismaki.  Cinematography by Timo Salminen.  Produced by Aki Kaurismaki.  Production Design by Markku Pätilä.  Costume Design by Outi Harjupatana.  Film Editing by Timo Linnasalo.  Academy Awards 2002.  Cannes Film Festival 2002.  National Society of Film Critics Awards 2003.  New York…

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Monster (2003)

PATTY JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Media 8 Entertainment, Newmarket Films, DEJ Productions, K/W Productions, Denver and Delilah Productions, VIP 2 Medienfonds, MDP Worldwide.  Screenplay by Patty Jenkins.  Cinematography by Steven Bernstein.  Produced by Mark Damon, Donald Kushner, Clark Peterson, Charlize Theron, Brad Wyman.  Music by BT.  Production Design by Edward T. McAvoy.  Costume Design by Rhona Meyers.  Film Editing by Arthur…

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21 Grams (2003)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2003.  This Is That Productions, Y Productions.  Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Robert Salerno.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Academy Awards 2003.  Independent Spirit Awards 2003.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2003.  National Board…

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Pieces Of April (2003)

PETER HEDGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2003.  United Artists, IFC Productions, InDigEnt, Kalkaska Productions, Well Done Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Hedges.  Cinematography by Tami Reiker.  Produced by Alexis Alexanian, John S. Lyons, Gary Winick.  Music by Stephin Merritt.  Production Design by Rick Butler.  Costume Design by Laura Bauer.  Film Editing by Mark Livolsi.  Academy Awards 2003.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2003.  Golden Globe…

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Unknown Pleasures (2002)

ZHANGKE JIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Ren Xiao Yao South Korea/France/Japan/China, 2002.  E-Pictures, Hu Tong Communications, Lumen Films, Office Kitano, T-Mark.  Screenplay by Zhangke Jia.  Cinematography by Nelson Yu Lik-wai.  Produced by Shozo Ichiyama, Kit Ming Li.  Production Design by Jing Dong Liang.  Film Editing by Keung Chow.  Cannes Film Festival 2002.  National Society of Film Critics Awards 2003….

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Elephant (2003)

GUS VAN SANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  HBO Films, Fine Line Features, Meno Films, Blue Relief Productions.  Screenplay by Gus Van Sant.  Cinematography by Harris Savides. Produced by Dany Wolf.  Production Design by Benjamin Hayden.  Costume Design by Marychris Mass.  Film Editing by Gus Van Sant.  Cannes Film Festival 2003.  Independent Spirit Awards 2003.  National Society of Film Critics…

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