Remember The Titans (2000)

BOAZ YAKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Run It Up Productions Inc., Technical Black, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Gregory Allen Howard.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Deborah Evans.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick.   What do you get when you mix manipulative…

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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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Malena (2000)

GIUSEPPE TORNATORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Italy/USA, 2000.  Medusa Film, Miramax, Pacific Pictures, Tele+.  Story by Luciano Vincenzoni, Screenplay by Giuseppe Tornatore.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Carlo Bernasconi, Harvey Weinstein.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Francesco Frigeri.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.  Film Editing by Massimo Quaglia.   Monica Bellucci stars as the title character, the most beautiful woman in…

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X-Men (2000)

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Enterprises, Donners’ Company, Bad Hat Harry Productions.  Story by Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, Screenplay by David Hayter. Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by John Myhre.  Costume Design by Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by Steven Rosenblum,…

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The Gift (2000)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Lakeshore Entertainment, Alphaville Films.  Screenplay by Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson.  Cinematography by Jamie Anderson.  Produced by James Jacks, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn, Bob Murawski.  Cate Blanchett is excellent as a medium in a small town…

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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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The Contender (2000)

ROD LURIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2000.  Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG, Cinecontender, Battleground Productions, SE8 Group, Battlefield.  Screenplay by Rod Lurie.  Cinematography by Denis Maloney.  Produced by Stephanie Antosca, Willi Bar, Marc Frydman, James Spies, Douglas Urbanski.  Music by Larry Groupe.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.  Costume Design by Matthew Jacobsen.  Film Editing by Michael Jablow.   Joan Allen is fantastic as…

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State And Main (2000)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  France/USA, 2000.  Filmtown Entertainment, Green/Renzi, El Dorado Pictures.  Screenplay by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Sarah Green.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver.   Ridiculously smug comedy from David Mamet, who apparently thinks that he is the only clean soul in all…

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Dinosaur (2000)

ERIC LEIGHTON, RALPH ZONDAG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2000.  Walt Disney Pictures, The Secret Lab, Walt Disney Feature Animation.  Story by Thom Enriquez, John Harrison, Robert Nelson Jacobs, Ralph Zondag, Screenplay by John Harrison, Robert Nelson Jacobs, Creative development by Gregory Gunter, Additional written material by Shirley Pierce, Additional story material by Jonathan Roberts, Rhett Reese,…

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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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Nurse Betty (2000)

NEIL LaBUTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/USA, 2000.  Gramercy Pictures, Pacifica Film, Propaganda Films, ab’-strakt pictures, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3. Produktions KG.  Story by John C. Richards, Screenplay by John C. Richards, James Flamberg.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Steve Golin, Gail Mutrux.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Charles William Breen.  Costume Design by Lynette Meyer.  Film…

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Frequency (2000)

GREGORY HOBLIT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Toby Emmerich.  Cinematography by Alar Kivilo.  Produced by Bill Carraro, Toby Emmerich, Gregory Hoblit, Hawk Koch.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Paul Eads.  Costume Design by Elisabetta Beraldo.  Film Editing by David Rosenbloom.   Surprisingly effective thriller about a young man (Jim Caviezel) who has never really got…

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