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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Shadow Of The Vampire (2000)

E. ELIAS MERHIGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Luxembourg, 2000.  Saturn Films, Long Shot Pictures, BBC Films, Delux Productions, Luxembourg Film Fund, Pilgrim Films Ltd..  Screenplay by Steven Katz.  Cinematography by Lou Bogue.  Produced by Nicolas Cage, Jeff Levine.  Music by Dan Jones.  Production Design by Assheton Gorton.  Costume Design by Caroline de Vivaise.  Film Editing by Chris Wyatt.    Gorgeous film by…

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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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Pollock (2000)

ED HARRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Brant-Allen, Fred Berner Films, Pollock Films, Zeke Productions.  Screenplay by Barbara Turner, Susan Emshwiller, based on the book Jackson Pollock: An American Saga by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith.  Cinematography by Lisa Rinzler.  Produced by Fred Berner, Ed Harris, Jon Kilik, James Francis Trezza.  Music by Jeff Beal.  Production Design by Mark…

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Best In Show (2000)

CHRISTOPHER GUEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Castle Rock Entertainment.  Screenplay by Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.  Produced by Karen Murphy.  Music by C.J. Vanston.  Production Design by Joseph T. Garrity.  Costume Design by Monique Prudhomme.  Film Editing by Robert Leighton.   Christopher Guest outdoes his Waiting For Guffman with this absolutely hysterical film about dog competitions and the…

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George Washington (2000)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Free Country U.S.A., Youandwhatarmy Filmed Challenges, Blue Moon Filmed Productions, Down Home Entertainment, Muskat Filmed Properties.  Screenplay by David Gordon Green.  Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by David Gordon Green, Sacha W. Mueller, Lisa Muskat.  Music by Michael Linnen, David Wingo.  Production Design by Richard A. Wright.  Costume Design by Michael…

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Cast Away (2000)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Twentieth Century Fox, DreamWorks, ImageMovers, Playtone.  Screenplay by William Broyles Jr..  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Tom Hanks, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Arthur Schmidt.   Tom Hanks‘ amazing performance is the best reason to watch this…

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Erin Brockovich (2000)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Jersey Films.  Screenplay by Susannah Grant.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   Excellent biography of the true-life woman who brought about the…

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Almost Famous (2000)

CAMERON CROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks, Vinyl Films.  Screenplay by Cameron Crowe.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Cameron Crowe.  Music by Nancy Wilson.  Production Design by Clay A. Griffith, Clayton Hartley, Virginia L. Randolph.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing, Saar Klein.   Cameron Crowe pays a wonderful tribute to rock-and-roll of…

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The House Of Mirth (2000)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/France/Germany/USA, 2000.  Three Rivers Production, Granada Film Productions, Arts Council of England, FilmFour, The Scottish Arts Council, Showtime Networks, The Glasgow Film Fund, Diaphana Films, Progres Film Distribution, Kinowelt Median, National Lottery.  Screenplay by Terence Davies, based on the novel by Edith Wharton.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Olivia Stewart.  Music by Heather…

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You Can Count On Me (2000)

KENNETH LONERGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBBB.  USA, 2000.  Hart Sharp Entertainment, Cappa Production, Crush Entertainment, Shooting Gallery.  Screenplay by Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Stephen Kazmierski.  Produced by Barbara De Fina, John Hart, Larry Meistrich, Jeff Sharp.  Music by Lesley Barber.  Production Design by Michael Shaw.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Anne McCabe.   One of the most accomplished films of…

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Yi Yi (2000)

EDWARD YANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  Alternate title:  A One And A Two Taiwan/Japan, 2000.  1+2 Seisaku Iinkai, Atom Films, AtomFilms, Basara Pictures, Pony Canyon.  Screenplay by Edward Yang.  Cinematography by Wei-han Yang.  Produced by Shin’ya Kawai, Osamu Kunota, Naoko Tsukeda, Wei-yen Yu.   Music by Kai-Li Peng.  Production Design by Peng.  Film Editing by Po-Wen Chen.   Edward Yang’s film…

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