Auto Focus (2002)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Focus Puller Inc., Good Machine, Propaganda Films.  Screenplay by Michael Gerbosi, based on the book The Murder Of Bob Crane by Robert Graysmith.  Cinematography by Jeffrey Greeley, Fred Murphy.  Produced by Scott Alexander, Alicia Allain, Patrick Dollard, Larry Karaszewski, Brian Oliver, Todd Rosken.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by James Chinlund.  Costume…

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The Secret Lives Of Dentists (2002)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Holedigger Films, Ready Made Film.  Screenplay by Craig Lucas, based on the novel The Age Of Grief by Jane Smiley.  Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus.  Produced by Campbell Scott, George VanBuskirk.  Music by Gary DeMichele.  Production Design by Ted Glass.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by Andy Keir.  Independent Spirit Awards 2003.  National Board of…

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Cabin Fever (2002)

ELI ROTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2002.  Tonic Films, Down Home Entertainment, Black Sky Entertainment, Deer Path Films, Cabin Pictures.  Story by Eli Roth, Screenplay by Eli Roth, Randy Pearlstein.  Cinematography by Scott Kevan.  Produced by Evan Astrowsky, Sam Froelich, Lauren Moews, Eli Roth.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti, Nathan Barr.  Production Design by Franco-Giacomo Carbone.  Costume Design by Paloma Soledad.  Film Editing…

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Morvern Callar (2002)

LYNNE RAMSAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/Canada, 2002.  Alliance Atlantis Motion Picture Production, BBC Films, Film Council, Scottish Screen, The Glasgow Film Fund, BBC Scotland, National Lottery, H2O Motion Pictures, Company Pictures.  Screenplay by Liana Dognini, Lynne Ramsay, based on the novel by Alan Warner.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by George Faber, Charles Pattinson, Robyn Slovo.  Music by…

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To Be And To Have (2002)

NICOLAS PHILIBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Etre Et Avoir France, 2002.  Maïa Films, Arte France Cinéma, Les Films d’Ici, Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Gimages 4, Ministère de l’Education National du Conseil Régional d’Auvergne.  Cinematography by Laurent Didier, Katell Djian, Hugues Gemignani, Nicolas Philibert.  Produced by Gilles Sandoz.  Music by Philippe Hersant.  Film…

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Winged Migration

JACQUES PERRIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Peuple Migrateur France/Italy/Germany/Spain/Switzerland, 2001.  Galatée Films, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Les Productions de la Guéville, Bac Films, Canal+, Pandora Filmproduktion, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Les Productions JMH, Télévision Suisse-Romande, Wanda Visión S.A., Eyescreen S.r.l., Liliane Bettencourt au Nom de la Bettencourt Schuller, Crédit Agricole, Primagaz,…

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The Quiet American (2002)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA/United Kingdom/Australia/France, 2002.  Miramax, Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises, Saga, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Giai Phong Film Studio.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, Robert Schenkkan, based on the novel by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.  Produced by Staffan Ahrenberg, Matthias Deyle, William Horberg.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production…

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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia, 2002.  Rumbalara Films, The Australian Film Commission, Australian Film Finance Corporation, Lotteries Commission of Western Australia, Olsen Levy, Showtime Australia.  Screenplay by Christine Olsen, based on the book Follow The Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.  Produced by Phillip Noyce, Christine Olsen, John Winter.  Music by Peter Gabriel.  Production Design by…

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The Heart Of Me

THADDEUS O’SULLIVAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany, 2002.  Martin Pope Productions, Arch Enterprises Limited, British Broadcasting Corporation, Isle of Man Film Commission, Isle of Man Film, Pandora Filmproduktion, Take 3 Partnership.  Screenplay by Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel The Echoing Grove by Rosamond Lehmann.  Cinematography by Gyula Pados.  Produced by Martin Pope.  Music by Nicholas Hooper.  Production…

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8 Women (2002)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   Original title:  8 Femmes France/Italy, 2002.  BIM Distribuzione, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Fidélité Productions, France 2 Cinema, Gimages 5, Local Films, Mars Distribution.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, Marina de Van, based on the play by Robert Thomas.  Cinematography by Jeanne Lapoirie.  Produced by Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier.  Music by Krishna Levy.  Production…

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Irreversible

GASPAR NOE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France, 2002.  120 Films, Canal+, Eskwad, Les Cinémas de la Zone, Nord-Ouest Productions, StudioCanal, Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by Gaspar Noe.  Cinematography by Benoit Debie, Gaspar Noe.  Produced by Christophe Rossignon.  Music by Thomas Bangalter.  Production Design by Alain Juteau.  Costume Design by Laure Culkovic.  Film Editing by Gaspar Noe.  Cannes Film Festival 2002.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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The Magdalene Sisters

PETER MULLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Ireland, 2002.  Scottish Screen, Film Council, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Momentum Pictures, PFP Films, Temple Films, Dumfries & Galloway Council, South West Scotland Screen Commission, Scottish Enterprise Dumfries & Galloway, UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund.  Screenplay by Peter Mullan.  Cinematography by Nigel Willoughby.  Produced by Frances Higson.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production…

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