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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Bread And Tulips (2000)

SILVIO SOLDINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Original title:  Pane E Tulipani Italy/Switzerland, 2000.  Monogatari, Istituto Luce, Rai Cinema, Amka Films Productions, Televisione Svizzera Italiana.  Story and Screenplay by Silvio Soldini, Doriana Leondeff.  Cinematography by Luca Bigazzi.  Produced by Daniele Maggioni.  Music by Giovanni Venosta.  Production Design by Paola Bizzarri.  Costume Design by Silvia Nebiolo.  Film Editing by Carlotta Cristiani.   Lovely Italian film…

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Spy Kids (2001)

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Dimension Films, Troublemaker Studios. Screenplay by Robert Rodriguez.  Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro.  Produced by Elizabeth Avellan, Robert Rodriguez.  Music by John Debney, Danny Elfman, Harry Gregson-Williams, Los Lobos, Robert Rodriguez.  Production Design by Cary White.  Costume Design by Deborah Everton.  Film Editing by Robert Rodriguez.   Parents will undoubtedly approve of this extremely enjoyable…

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I Am Sam (2001)

JESSIE NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2001.  New Line Cinema, Avery Pix, The Bedford Falls Company, Red Fish Blue Fish Films.  Screenplay by Kristine Johnson, Jessie Nelson.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Marshall Herskovitz, Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Edward Zwick.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Aaron Osborne.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.   Sean…

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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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Ali (2001)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Forward Pass, Initial Entertainment Group, Moonlighting Films, Overbrook Entertainment, Peters Entertainment, Picture Entertainment.  Story by Gregory Allen Howard, Screenplay by Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Eric Roth, Michael Mann.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Paul Ardaji, A. Kitman Ho, James Lassiter, Michael Mann, Jon Peters.  Music 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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Bandits (2001)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Hyde Park Entertainment, Empire Pictures, Lotus Pictures, Baltimore Spring Creek Productions, Cheyenne Enterprises.  Screenplay by Harley Peyton.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Ashok Amirtraj, Michele Berk, Michael Birnbaum, David Hoberman, Barry Levinson, Arnold Rifkin, Paula Weinstein.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by…

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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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