Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance (2002)

CHAN-WOOK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Boksuneun Naui Geot South Korea, 2002. CJ Entertainment, Discovery Venture Capital, KTB Network, Bear Entertainment, Dong Young I-tech, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment, Moho Film, Studio Box. Screenplay by Mu-yeong Lee, Chan-wook Park, Jae-sun Lee, Jong-yong Lee,…

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Blissfully Yours (2002)

APICHATPONG WERRASETHAKUL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  Sud sanaeha Thailand/France, 2002.  Anna Sanders Films, Kick the Machine, La-ong Dao.  Screenplay by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.  Cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom.  Produced by Eric Chan, Charles de Meaux,.  Production Design by Akekarat Homlaor.  Film Editing by Lee Chatamikool.  Apichatpong Weerasethakul earned the Un Certain Regard prize…

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Kedma (2002)

AMOS GITAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Italy/Israel/France, 2002.  Agav Hafakot, Arte France Cinema, BIM Distribuzione, MK2 Productions, MP Productions, R&C Produzioni.  Screenplay by Amos Gitai, Mordechai Goldhecht, Marie-Jose Sanselme, based on the novel by Haim Hazaz.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Produced by Amos Gitai, Marin Karmitz, Alain Mamou-Mani, Laurent Truchot.  Music by David Darling, Manfred Eicher.  Production Design by Eitan…

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Sweet Sixteen (2002)

KEN LOACH United Kingdom/Germany/Spain, 2002.   Alta Films, British Broadcasting Corporation, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Scottish Screen, Sixteen Films, Tornasol Films.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Martin Johnson.  Costume Design by Carole K. Millar.  Film Editing by Jonathan Morris.   Just shy of his sixteenth birthday, young Liam is facing issues that most…

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Heaven (2002)

TOM TYKWER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/Italy/USA/France/United Kingdom, 2002.  Miramax, X-Filme Creative Pool, Mirage Enterprises, Noé Productions.  Screenplay by Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz. Cinematography by Frank Griebe.  Produced by Stefan Arndt, Frederique Dumas-Zajdela, William Horberg, Maria Kopf, Anthony Minghella.  Production Design by Uli Hanisch.  Costume Design by Monika Jacobs.  Film Editing by Mathilde Bonnefoy.   When celebrated filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski passed away…

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Jet Lag (2002)

DANIELE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Decalage Horaire France/United Kingdom, 2002.  Canal+, Les Films Alain Sarde, Pathé (Jet Lag) Productions, TF1 Films Production.  Screenplay by Christopher Thompson, Daniele Thompson. Cinematography by Patrick Blossier.  Produced by Alain Sarde.  Music by Eric Serra.  Production Design by Michele Abbe-Vannier.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film Editing by Sylvie Landra.   The characters are what makes…

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Frida (2002)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Canada/Mexico, 2002.  Handprint Entertainment, Lions Gate Films, Miramax, Ventanarosa Productions.  Screenplay by Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas, based on the book Frida: A Biography Of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Lindsay Flickinger, Sarah Green, Nancy Hardin, Salma Hayek, Jay Polstein, Roberto Sneider, Lizz Speed.  Music…

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Raising Victor Vargas (2002)

PETER SOLLETT Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  France/USA, 2002.  Canal+, Forensic Films, StudioCanal, Untitled Productions.  Story by Peter Sollett, Eva Vives, Screenplay by Peter Sollett.  Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by Alain de la Mata, Scott Macaulay, Robin O’Hara, Peter Sollett.  Music by Roy Nathanson.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design by Jill Newell.  Film Editing by Myron I. Kerstein.   Peter Sollett’s…

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Russian Ark (2002)

ALEXANDER SOKUROV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Russky Kovcheg Russia/Germany, 2002.  The State Hermitage Museum, The Hermitage Bridge Studio, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien, Filmbüro NW, WDR/Arte, Fora Film, Koppmedia, NHK, Seville Pictures, YLE TV1, Danmarks Radio, AST Studio, Mariinsky Theatre, Egoli…

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The Guys (2002)

JIM SIMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2002.  ContentFilm, Open City Films.  Screenplay by Anne Nelson, Jim Simpson, based on the play by Anne Nelson.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Jason Kliot, Joana Vicente.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Susan Bloc.  Costume Design by Sarah Beers.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.   Anthony LaPaglia is called upon to give a eulogy…

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Moonlight Mile (2002)

BRAD SILBERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment, Reveal Entertainment, Gran Via, Punch Productions.  Screenplay by Brad Silberling.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Mark Johnson, Brad Silberling.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Missy Stewart.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.   After a middle-aged couple (Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon) lose…

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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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