Ivansxtc (2000)

BERNARD ROSE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2000.  Alternative Investments of Michigan, Enos/Rose Productions, Rhino Films.  Screenplay by Bernard Rose, Lisa Enos, based on the novel The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Ron Forsythe, Bernard Rose.  Produced by Lisa Enos.  Music by Matt Schultz, Elmo Weber.  Film Editing by Bernard Rose.   Disillusioned by…

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

JOEL ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Canada, 2002.  Gold Circle Films, Home Box Office, MPH Entertainment Productions, Playtone, Ontario Film Development Corporation.  Screenplay by Nia Vardalos. Cinematography by Jeff Jur.  Produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson.  Music by Alexander Janko, Chris Wilson.  Production Design by Gregory P. Keen.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by Mia Goldman.  Academy Awards 2002.  Golden…

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Igby Goes Down (2002)

BURR STEERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  United Artists, Atlantic Streamline, Crossroads Films, Helkon Media. Screenplay by Burr Steers.  Cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff. Produced by Lisa Tornell, Marco Weber.  Music by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson. Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Padraic McKinley.  Golden Globe Awards 2002.  Independent Spirit Awards 2002.  Las…

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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

JILL SPRECHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Stonelock Pictures, Single Cell Pictures, double A Films, Conversation Productions Inc., Echo Lake Entertainment, Entitled Entertainment.  Screenplay by Karen Sprecher, Jill Sprecher.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Beni Atoori, Gina Resnick.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Boston Film Critics…

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Secretary (2002)

STEVEN SHAINBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Slough Pond, TwoPoundBag Productions, double A Films.  Screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson, adapted by Steven Shainberg, Erin Cressida Wilson from the short story by Mary Gaitskill.  Cinematography by Steven Fierberg.  Produced by Andrew Fierberg, Amy Hobby, Steven Shainberg.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Amy Danger.  Costume Design by Marjorie Bowers.  Film Editing by Pam…

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Bowling For Columbine (2002)

MICHAEL MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Canada/USA/Germany, 2002.  United Artists, Alliance Atlantis Communications, Salter Street Films International, Vif Babelsberger Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. Zweite KG, Dog Eat Dog Films, Iconolatry Productions Inc., TiMe Film- und TV-Produktions GmbH.  Screenplay by Michael Moore.  Produced by Charles Bishop, Jim Czarnecki, Michael Donovan, Kathleen Glynn, Michael Moore.  Music by Jeff Gibbs.  Film Editing…

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Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)

REBECCA MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Blue Magic Pictures, Goldheart Pictures, IFC Productions, InDigEnt.  Screenplay by Rebecca Miller, based on her book.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Alexis Alexanian, Lemore Syvan, Gary Winick.  Music by Michael Rohatyn.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design by Marie Abma.  Film Editing by Sabine Hoffman.  Independent Spirit Awards 2002.  National Board of Review Awards 2002.  New…

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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)

ZACHARIAS KUNUK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2001.  Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, Canada Television and Cable Production Fund License Program, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Canadian Government, Canadian Television, Channel 24 Igloolik, Igloolik Isuma Productions Inc., National Film Board of Canada, Telefilms Equity Investment Program, Vision Television.  Screenplay by Paul Apak Angilirq, additional material…

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Roger Dodger (2002)

DYLAN KIDD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Holedigger Films, Roger Dodger LLC.  Screenplay by Dylan Kidd.  Cinematography by Joaquin Baca-Asay.  Produced by Anne Chaisson, Dylan Kidd, George VanBuskirk.  Music by Craig Wedren.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by Andy Keir.  Toronto International Film Festival 2002. Campbell Scott plays a heartless business executive who gets a bit of a…

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Lovely And Amazing (2001)

NICOLE HOLOFCENER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Blow Up Pictures, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener.  Cinematography by Harlan Bosmajian.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Eric d’Arbeloff, Ted Hope.  Music by Craig Richey.  Production Design by Devorah Herbert.  Costume Design by Vanessa Vogel.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen.  Independent Spirit Awards 2002.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001.   Nicole Holofcener has fashioned a film that lives…

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Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

CHARLES HERMAN-WURMFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA, 2001.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Brad Zions Films, Eden Wurmfeld Films, Cineric, Michael Alden Productions.  Screenplay by Heather Juergensen, Jennifer Westfeldt.  Cinematography by Lawrence Sher.  Produced by Eden Wurmfeld, Brad Zions.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Charlotte Bourke.  Costume Design by Melissa Bruning.  Film Editing by Kristy Jacobs Maslin, Greg Tillman.  Toronto International Film…

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Bloody Sunday (2002)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Ireland, 2002.  Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Granada Television, Hell’s Kitchen Films, Irish Film Board, Portman Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Paul Greengrass.  Cinematography by Ivan Strasburg.  Produced by Mark Redhead.  Music by Dominic Muldowney.  Production Design by John Paul Kelly.  Costume Design by Dinah Collin.  Film Editing by Clare Douglas.  Independent Spirit Awards 2002.  National…

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