Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (1999)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Germany/USA/Japan, 1999.  Pandora Filmproduktion, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Degeto Film, Plywood Productions, Bac Films, Canal+, JVC Entertainment Networks.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Robby Muller.  Produced by Richard Guay, Jim Jarmusch.  Music by RZA.  Production Design by Ted Berner.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Jay Rabinowitz.   Forest Whitaker is…

Rate this:

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…

Rate this:

Tigerland (2000)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Haft Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, KirchMedia, Regency Enterprises.  Screenplay by Ross Klavan, Michael McGruther.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Beau Flynn, Steven Haft, Arnon Milchan.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume Design by Thomas Stokes.  Film Editing by Mark Stevens. A group of young American soldiers are trained in a…

Rate this:

The War Zone (1999)

TIM ROTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Italy/United Kingdom, 1999.  Channel Four Films, Fandango, Mikado Film, Portobello Pictures.  Screenplay by Alexander Stuart, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Dixie Linder, Sarah Radclyffe.  Music by Simon Boswell.  Production Design by Michael Carlin.  Costume Design by Mary-Jane Reyner.  Film Editing by Trevor Waite.    An English family leave the bustle of London…

Rate this:

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…

Rate this:

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…

Rate this:

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…

Rate this:

Girlfight (2000)

KARYN KUSAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2000.  Green/Renzi, Independent Film Channel.  Screenplay by Karyn Kusama.  Cinematography by Patrick Cady.  Produced by Sarah Green, Martha Griffin, Maggie Renzi.  Music by Gene McDaniels, Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Marco Cattoretti, Luca Mosca.  Film Editing by Plummy Tucker.   A fantastic story about a young woman (Michelle Rodriguez) who wants…

Rate this:

Pollock (2000)

ED HARRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Brant-Allen, Fred Berner Films, Pollock Films, Zeke Productions.  Screenplay by Barbara Turner, Susan Emshwiller, based on the book Jackson Pollock: An American Saga by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith.  Cinematography by Lisa Rinzler.  Produced by Fred Berner, Ed Harris, Jon Kilik, James Francis Trezza.  Music by Jeff Beal.  Production Design by Mark…

Rate this:

Best In Show (2000)

CHRISTOPHER GUEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Castle Rock Entertainment.  Screenplay by Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.  Produced by Karen Murphy.  Music by C.J. Vanston.  Production Design by Joseph T. Garrity.  Costume Design by Monique Prudhomme.  Film Editing by Robert Leighton.   Christopher Guest outdoes his Waiting For Guffman with this absolutely hysterical film about dog competitions and the…

Rate this:

Songcatcher (2000)

MAGGIE GREENWALD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  ErgoArts, Rigas Entertainment.  Screenplay by Maggie Greenwald.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak.  Produced by Richard Miller, Ellen Rigas-Venetis.  Music by David Mansfield.  Production Design by Ginger Tougas.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Keith Reamer.   Fascinating story directed by Maggie Greenwald (The Ballad of Little Jo) about a tight-laced musicologist (Janet McTeer) in…

Rate this:

George Washington (2000)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Free Country U.S.A., Youandwhatarmy Filmed Challenges, Blue Moon Filmed Productions, Down Home Entertainment, Muskat Filmed Properties.  Screenplay by David Gordon Green.  Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by David Gordon Green, Sacha W. Mueller, Lisa Muskat.  Music by Michael Linnen, David Wingo.  Production Design by Richard A. Wright.  Costume Design by Michael…

Rate this: