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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The Adventures Of Sebastian Cole (1998)

TOD WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1998.  Culpan Productions LLC.  Screenplay by Tod Williams.  Cinematography by John Foster.  Produced by Karen Barber, Jasmine Kosovic.  Music by Elizabeth Swados.  Costume Design by Eric Daman.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves.  Independent Spirit Awards 1999.  Independent Spirit Awards 2001.  Toronto International Film Festival 1998.   Adrian Grenier is excellent as a wayward youth in the early eighties…

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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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Donnie Darko (2001)

RICHARD KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Pandora Cinema, Flower Films, Adam Fields Productions, Gaylord Films.  Screenplay by Richard Kelly.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick.    Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.    Costume Design by April Ferry.   Film Editing by Sam Bauer, Eric Strand.    Donnie Darko (Jake…

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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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Just One Time (1999)

LANE JANGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1999.  Alliance Atlantis Communications, Danger Filmworks.  Story by Lane Janger, Screenplay by Lane Janger, Jennifer Vandever.  Cinematography by Timothy Naylor, Michael St. Hilaire.  Produced by Lane Janger, Jasmine Kosovic, Exile Ramirez.  Music by Edward Bilous.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Melissa Bruning.  Film Editing by Mitchel Stanley.   Based on a short film of the…

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Amores Perros (2000)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Mexico, 2000.  Altavista Films, Zeta Film.  Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Gabriela Diaque.  Film Editing by Luis Carballar, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Fernando Perez Unda.   A tragic car accident in downtown Mexico City serves as the…

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Sexy Beast (2000)

JONATHAN GLAZER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/Spain, 2000.  Recorded Picture Company, FilmFour, Chronopolis Films, Kanzaman, Sexy RPC.  Screenplay by Louis Mellis, David Scinto.  Cinematography by Ivan Bird.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Roque Baños.  Production Design by Jan Houllevigue.  Costume Design by Louise Stjernsward.  Film Editing by John Scott, Sam Sneade.   In this colourful gangster film, a retired British…

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Monster’s Ball (2001)

MARC FORSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Lee Daniels Entertainment, Lions Gate Films.  Screenplay by Milo Addica, Will Rokos.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.  Produced by Lee Daniels.  Music by Asche & Spencer.  Production Design by Monroe Kelly.  Costume Design by Frank L. Fleming.  Film Editing by Matt Chesse.   Fantastic film by Marc Forster about a death row prison warden (Billy…

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In The Bedroom (2001)

TODD FIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Good Machine, Standard Film Company, GreeneStreet Films.  Screenplay by Robert Festinger, Todd Fields, based on the story Killings by Andre Dubus.  Cinematography by Antonio Calvache.  Produced by Todd Field, Ross Katz, Graham Leader.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Shannon Hart.  Costume Design by Melissa Economy.  Film Editing by Frank Reynolds.   Powerful…

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