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.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2000. What do you…

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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.  Academy Awards 2000.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.  National Board of Review Awards 2000. …

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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.  Independent Spirit Awards 2000.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2000. Cate Blanchett is…

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Shadow Of The Vampire

E. ELIAS MERHIGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Gorgeous film by E. Elias Merhige that fictionalizes the accounts surrounding the filming of F.W. Murnau’s German Expressionist classic Nosferatu. The real production of Nosferatu is still so fraught with myth and mystery that it lends itself perfectly to a film of this sort, and the director…

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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.  Academy Awards 2000.  Golden Globe Awards…

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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.  National Board of Review Awards 2000. Online Film Critics Awards 2000.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2000. Toronto International Film…

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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

GREGORY HOBLIT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 (out of 5) Surprisingly effective thriller about a young man (Jim Caviezel) who has never really got over his father’s dying when he was a child. He gets the chance of a lifetime when an odd miracle of northern lights and ‘the mother of all sunspots’ allows…

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