My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

JOEL ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Canada, 2002.  Gold Circle Films, Home Box Office, MPH Entertainment Productions, Playtone, Ontario Film Development Corporation.  Screenplay by Nia Vardalos. Cinematography by Jeff Jur.  Produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson.  Music by Alexander Janko, Chris Wilson.  Production Design by Gregory P. Keen.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by Mia Goldman.  Academy Awards 2002.  Golden…

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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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Signs (2002)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer, M. Night Shyamalan.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver.  Online Film Critics Awards 2002.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards…

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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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Ice Age (2002)

CARLOS SALDANHA, CHRIS WEDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Twentieth Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Story by Michael J. Wilson, additional story by James Bresnathan, Doug Compton, Mike Thurmeier, Jeff Siergey, Galen T. Chu, Xeth Feinberg, Screenplay by Michael Berg, Michael J. Wilson, Peter Ackerman.  Produced by Lori Forte.  Music by David Newman.  Production…

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One Hour Photo (2002)

MARK ROMANEK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Catch 23 Entertainment, Killer Films, Laughlin Park Pictures.  Screenplay by Mark Romanek.  Cinematography by Jeff Cronenweth.  Produced by Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, Stan Wlodkowski.  Music by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek.  Production Design by Tom Foden.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Ford.    Online Film Critics…

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Spider-Man (2002)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Enterprises, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Laura Ziskin.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn, Bob Murawski.  Academy Awards…

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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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Monsoon Wedding (2001)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  India/USA/Italy/Germany/France, 2001.  IFC Productions, Mirabai Films, Pandora Filmproduktion, Paradis Films, Mirabai Films Delhi.  Screenplay by Sabrina Dhawan.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Caroline Baron, Mira Nair.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Stephanie Carroll.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Allyson C. Johnson.  Golden Globe Awards 2001.  Independent Spirit Awards 2005.  Online…

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Spirited Away (2001)

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Sen To Chihiro No Kamikakushi Japan, 2001.  Tokuma Shoten, Studio Ghibli, Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Mitsubishi.  Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki.  Cinematography by Atsushi Okui.  Produced by Donald W. Ernst, Toshio Suzuki.  Music by Joe Hisaishi.  Production Design by Norobu Yoshida.  Film Editing by Takeshi Seyama.  Academy Awards…

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