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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Life As A House (2001)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Winkler Films.  Screenplay by Mark Andrus.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.   Respectable ensemble drama centering around a dying man (Kevin Kline) who decides to finally tear down his dilapidated house after…

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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

GARY TROUSDALE, KIRK WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale, Joss Whedon, Bryce Zabel, Jackie Zabel, Tab Murphy, Screenplay by Tab Murphy, Additional screenplay material by David Reynolds, based on the book Atlantis Story by Plato.  Produced by Don Hahn.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by…

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

HIRONOBU SAKAGUCHI, MOTONORI SAKAKIBARA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Japan, 2001.  Chris Lee Productions, Square Company, Square USA.  Story by Hironobu Sakaguchi, Screenplay by Al Reinert, Jeff Vinter, additional dialogue by Jack Fletcher.  Cinematography by Motonori Sakakibara.  Produced by Jun Aida, Chris Lee, Akio Sakai.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Mauro Borrelli.  Film Editing by Christopher S. Capp. Shamefully, the…

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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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The Deep End (2001)

SCOTT McGEHEE, DAVID SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2001.  i5 Films.  Screenplay by Scott McGehee, David Siegel, based on the novel The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by David Siegel.  Music by Peter Nashel.  Production Design by Kelly McGehee, Christopher Tandon.  Costume Design by Sabrina Rosen.  Film Editing by Lauren Zuckerman.   Brilliant thriller that is…

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Hedwig And The Angry Inch (2001)

JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Killer Films, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by John Cameron Mitchell, based on the musical play John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask.  Cinematography by Frank G. DeMarco.  Produced by Pamela Koffler, Katie Roumel, Christine Vachon.  Music by Stephen Trask.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Andrew Marcus.   Deliciously tacky…

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With A Friend Like Harry (2000)

DOMINIK MOLL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Harry, Un Ami Qui Vous Veut Du Bien Alternate title:  Harry, He’s Here To Help France, 2000.  Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Diaphana Films, M6 Films, Procirep, Sofica Sofinergie 5.  Scenario by Dominik Moll, Gilles Marchand.  Cinematography by Matthieu Poirot-Delpech.  Produced by Michel Saint-Jean.  Music by David Whitaker. Production Design by…

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Moulin Rouge! (2001)

BAZ LUHRMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Australia/USA, 2001.  Twentieth Century Fox, Bazmark Films.  Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Fred Baron, Martin Brown, Baz Luhrmann.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production Design by Catherine Martin.  Costume Design by Catherine Martin, Angus Strathie.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.    European Film Awards 2001.   Forcefully passionate, Australian…

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Donnie Darko (2001)

RICHARD KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Pandora Cinema, Flower Films, Adam Fields Productions, Gaylord Films.  Screenplay by Richard Kelly.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick.    Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.    Costume Design by April Ferry.   Film Editing by Sam Bauer, Eric Strand.    Donnie Darko (Jake…

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Amelie (2001)

JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amelie Poulain France/Germany, 2001.  Claudie Ossard Productions, Union Generale Cinematographique, Victoires Productions, Tapioca Films, France 3 Cinema, MMC Independent, Sofica Sofinergie 5, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Canal+.  Scenario by Guillaume Laurant, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, dialogue by Guillame Laurant.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Claudie Ossard.   Music by Yann Tiersen.   Production Design…

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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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