THE iNFOMAN 2003 END OF YEAR FILM REPORT

*Probably should not have stuck with this to the end
**Perfectly OK - pretty good
***
Something special about this
****
Top marks

BILLY ELLIOTT (by Lee Hall) (Jamie Bell, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven, Gary Lewis, Stuart Wells, Mike Elliot, Billy Fane, Nicola Blackwell, Julie Walters, Carol McGuigan, Patrick Malahide, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Paul Ridley) Stephen Daldry, UK/Fr, 2000 (110.00). BBC1, 1.1.03**
PUSHING TIN (by Glen Charles) (John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie, Jake Weber, Kurt Fuller, Vicki Lewis, Matt Ross, Jerry Grayson, Michael Willis) Mike Newell, US, 1999 (124.00). BBC1, 1.1.03
**
PASSPORT TO PIMLICO (by TEB Clarke) (Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren, Barbara Murray, Paul Dupuis, John Slater, Jane Hylton, Raymond Huntley, Philip Stainton, Roy Carr, Sydney Tafler, Nancy Gabrielle, Michael Knight, Hermione Baddeley, Roy Gladdish, Frederick Piper, Charles Hawtrey, Margaret Rutherford, Stuart Lindsell, Naunton Wayne, Basil Radford, Gilbert Davis, Michael Hordern, Arthur Howard, Bill Shine, Harry Locke, Sam Kydd, Masoni, Michael Craig) Henry Cornelius, UK bw, 1949 (84.00). BBC2, 2.1.03
**
LITTLE VOICE (by Mark Herman, from play by Jim Cartwright) (Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn, Michael Caine, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, Annette Badland, Philip Jackson, Paul Swan, Adam Fogerty, James Welsh, Karen Gregory, Fred Feast, Alex Norton, Melodie Scales) Mark Herman, 1998, UK (96.00). BBC2, 2.1.03
**
LIMBO (by John Sayles) (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, David Strathairn, Vanessa Martinez, Herm¡nio Ramos, Kris Kristofferson, Dawn McInturff, Casey Siemaszko, Kathryn Grody, Tom Biss, Rita Taggart, Leo Burmester, Michael Laskin, Jimmy MacDonell) John Sayles, US, 1999 (126.00). BBC4, 5.1.03
***
PASSION FISH (by John Sayles) (Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Lenore Banks, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Will Mahoney, David Strathairn, Leo Burmester, Nelle Stokes, Brett Ardoin, Nora Dunn, Michael Mantell, Mary Portser, Angela Bassett, Daniel Dupont, Chuck Cain, John Sayles) John Sayles, US, 1992 (134.00). BBC4, 7.1.03
***
WILD ABOUT HARRY (by Colin Bateman) (Brendan Gleeson, Amanda Donohoe, James Nesbitt, Adrian Dunbar, Bronagh Gallagher, Ruth McCabe, Doon Mackichan, Paul Barber, George Wendt, Henry Deazley, Billy Donnelly, Irene Maxwell, Margaret D'Arcy, Magael MacLaughlin) Declan Lowney, 2000, UK/Ireland (100.00). BBC2, 15.1.03
*
STRAY DOG (NORA INU) (by Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa) (Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi, Noriko Sengoku, Fumiko Homma, Reikichi Kawamura, Eijiro Tono, Yasushi Nagata, Katsuhei Matsumoto, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Teruko Kishi, Ichiro Sugai, Gen Shimizu) Akira Kurosawa, 1949, Jap bw (122.00). BBC4 (video from 16.2.02), 14-17.1.03
**
IN A LONELY PLACE (adapt. Edmund H North from novel by Dorothy B Hughes) (Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid, Art Smith, Jeff Donnell, Martha Stewart, Robert Warwick, Morris Ankrum, William Ching, Steven Geray, Hadda Brooks) Nicholas Ray, US bw (94.00). C4, 27.1.03
**
MARVIN'S ROOM (by Scott McPherson) (Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Hume Cronyn, Gwen Verdon, Hal Scardino, Dan Hedaya, Margo Martindale, Cynthia Nixon, Kelly Ripa, John Callahan, Olga Merediz, Joe Lisi) Jerry Zaks, 1996, US (98.00). BBC1, 29.1.03
**
RHAPSODY IN AUGUST (HACHIGATSU NO RAPUSODI) (by Akira Kurosawa, from novel by Kiyoko Murata) (Sachiko Murase, Hisashi Igawa, Narumi Kayashima, Tomoko Otakara, Mitsunori Isaki, Toshie Negishi, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Mie Suzuki, Richard Gere, Fumiko Honma, Sachio Sakai) Akira Kurosawa, 1991, Jap (98.00). BBC4 (video from 16.2.02), 20-31.1.03
**
TREES LOUNGE (by Steve Buscemi) (Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny, Carol Kane, Mark Boone Junior, Bronson Dudley, Anthony LaPaglia, Michael Buscemi, Elizabeth Bracco, John Ventimiglia, Steven Randazzo, Suzanne Shepherd, Rockets Redglare, Joe Lisi, Debi Mazar, Eszter Balint, Richard Boes, Brooke Smith, Carina Finn, Seymour Cassel, Michael Imperioli, Annette Arnold, Samuel L. Jackson, Larry Gilliard Jr, Roberta Hanley, Mimi Rogers, Charles Newmark) Steve Buscemi, 1996, US. BBC2 (video from 26.10.02), 1.2.03
**
AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY (by Mike Myers) (Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Carrie Fisher, Rob Lowe, Fabiana Udenio, Mindy Sterling, Paul Dillon, Charles Napier, Neil Mullarkey, Patrick Bristow, Will Ferrell, Joann Richter, Anastasia Sakelaris, Afifi Alaouie, Monet Mazur, Mark Bringleson, Clint Howard, Elya Baskin, Carlton Lee Russell, Daniel Weaver, Burt Bacharach, Susanna Hoffs, Tom Arnold, Lois Chiles, Christian Slater, Matthew Sweet, Patricia Tallman) Jay Roach, 1997, US. C4 (video from 2.2.03), 4.2.03-11.2.03
***
AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME (by Mike Myers) (Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Rob Lowe, Kristen Johnston, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer, Gia Carides, Oliver Muirhead, George Cheung, Jeffrey Meng, Muse Watson, Monet Mazur, Clint Howard, Charles Napier, Will Ferrell, Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello, Dennis Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Willie Nelson, Tim Robbins, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Jerry Springer) Jay Roach, 1999, US. C4, 9.2.03
***
LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (by Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, from novel by JRR Tolkien) (Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Sean Bean, Liv Tyler, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis, Marton Csokas, Craig Parker, Lawrence Makoare, Sala Baker, Noel Appleby, Megan Edwards, Mark Ferguson, Brent McIntyre, Peter McKenzie, Sarah McLeod, Lawrence Makoare, Alan Howard [voice]) Peter Jackson, 2001, NZ/US (178.00). DVD, 14.2.03
***
THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE (by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen) (Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini, Katherine Borowitz, Jon Polito, Scarlett Johansson, Richard Jenkins, Tony Shalhoub, Lilyan Chauvin) Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 2001, US (116.00). DVD, 21.2.03
***
TWO GIRLS AND A GUY (by James Toback) (Robert Downey Jr, Heather Graham, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Angel David, Frederique Van Der Wal) James Toback, 1997, US (84.00). BBC2 (video), 20.3.03
**
THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (by Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson) (Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Danny Glover, Bill Murray, Seymour Cassel, Kumar Pallana, Alec Baldwin [narr.] ) Wes Anderson, 2001, US (109.00). DVD, 27.3.03
***
MULHOLLAND DRIVE (by David Lynch) (Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring, Ann Miller, Jeanne Bates, Scott Wulff, Robert Forster, Brent Briscoe, Maya Bond, Patrick Fischler, Michael Cooke, Bonnie Aarons, Angelo Badalamenti, Dan Hedaya, Melissa George, Mark Pellegrino, Vincent Castellanos, Rebekah Del Rio, Michael Des Barres, Lori Heuring, Billy Ray Cyrus) David Lynch, 2001, US/Fr (145.00). DVD, 31.3.03
****
ERIN BROCKAVICH (by Susannah Grant) (Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, Cherry Jones, Valente Rodriguez, Veanne Cox, Conchata Ferrell, George Rocky Sullivan, Pat Skipper, Tracey Walter, Mimi Kennedy, Peter Coyote, Erin Brockovich-Ellis) Steven Soderbergh, 2000, US (130.00). DVD, 31.3.03
***
THE CIDER HOUSE RULES (by John Irving) (Michael Caine, Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd, Jane Alexander, Kathy Baker, Erykah Badu, Kieran Culkin, Kate Nelligan, Heavy D, K Todd Freeman, Paz de la Huerta, JK Simmons, Evan Dexter Parke, Jimmy Flynn, Lonnie Farmer, Erik Per Sullivan, Spencer Diamond, Sean Andrew, John Albano, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Clare Daly, John Irving) Lasse Hallstrom, 1999, US (126.00). BBC2, 5.4.03
***
GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SUMURAI (by Jim Jarmusch) (Forest Whitaker, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman, Camille Winbush, Dennis Liu, Frank Minucci, Richard Portnow, Tricia Vessey, Henry Silva, Gene Ruffini, Frank Adonis, Victor Argo, Damon Whitaker, Dennis Liu, Sharon Angela, RZA) Jim Jarmusch, US/Fr/Ger/Jap, 1999 (116.00). C4 (video), 14.4.03
***
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (by Ed Decter, John J Strauss) (Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Lee Evans, Chris Elliott, Lin Shaye, Jonathan Richman, Jeffrey Tambor, Markie Post, Keith David, W Earl Brown, Sarah Silverman, Khandi Alexander, Marnie Alexenburg) Bobby and Peter Farrelly, 1998, US (119.00). ITV1 (video from 29.11.02), 19.4.03
**
GIRL, INTERRUPTED (by James Mangold, from novel by Susanna Kaysen) (Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy, Elisabeth Moss, Jared Leto, Jeffrey Tambor, Vanessa Redgrave, Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bettis, Jillian Armenante, Drucie McDaniel, Alison Claire, Christina Myers, Joanna Kerns) James Mangold, 1999, US/Ger (127.00). 
C4, 24.4.03
**
BRINGING OUT THE DEAD (by Paul Schrader, from novel by Joe Connelly) (Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames, Tom Sizemore, Marc Anthony, Mary Beth Hurt, Cliff Curtis, Nestor Serrano, Aida Turturro, Sonja Sohn, Cynthia Roman, Afemo Omilami, Cullen O Johnson, Arthur J Nascarella, Martin Scorsese, Jesus A Del Rosario Jr, Julyana Soelistyo, Queen Latifah) Martin Scorsese, US, 1999 (121.00). ITV, 28.4.03
***
HIGH ART (by Lisa Cholodenko) (Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Gabriel Mann, Charis Michaelson, David Thornton, Anh Duong, Patricia Clarkson, Helen Mendes, Bill Sage, Tammy Grimes, Cindra Feuer, Anthony Ruivivar, Elaine Tse, Rudolf Martin, Laura Ekstrand) Lisa Cholodenko, 1998, US/Can (101.00). C4 (video), 30.4.03
***
TEA WITH MUSSOLINI (by John Mortimer and Franco Zeffirelli) (Chér, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin, Michael Williams, Baird Wallace, Charlie Lucas, Massimo Ghini, Paolo Seganti, Claudio Spadaro, Mino Bellei, Paul Chequer, Tessa Pritchard, Paula Jacobs) Franco Zeffirelli, 1999, UK/Italy (117.00). 3-4.5.03
**
BEST LAID PLANS (Alessandro Nivola, Reese Witherspoon) Michael Barker, 1999, US. BBC2 (video from 13.10.02), 18-20.5.03
**
EYES WIDE SHUT (by Stanley Kubrick, from the novel by Arthur Schnitzler) (Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Marie Richardson, Rade Serbedzia, Todd Field, Vinessa Shaw, Alan Cumming, Madison Eginton, Jackie Sawiris, Sydney Pollack, Leslie Lowe, Peter Benson, Todd Field, Michael Doven, Sky Dumont, Louise J Taylor, Stewart Thorndike, Randall Paul, Julienne Davis, Lisa Leone) Stanley Kubrick, 1999, US/UK (159.00). C5 (video from 15.10.02), 5-11.7.03
*
EXTENSION DU DOMAINE DE LA LUTTE (by Philippe Harel and Michel Houellebecq, from novel by Michel Houellebecq) (Philippe Harel, Jos‚ Garcia, Catherine Mouchet, Cécile Reigher, Marie-Charlotte Leclaire, Philippe Agael, Alain Guillo, Yvan Garouel, Christophe Rossignon, Nicolas Simon, Philippe Staw, Jean-Luc Abel, Constantine Attia, Michka Assayas, Philippe Barrier) Philippe Harel, 1999, Fr (120.00). C4 (Sky+ from 7-8.7.03), 12-15.7.03
***
LAKE PLACID (by David E Kelley) (Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson, Betty White, David Lewis, Tim Dixon, Natassia Malthe, Mariska Hargitay, Meredith Salenger, Jed Rees, Adam Arkin, Steve Miner) Steve Miner, 1999, Canada/US (82.00). BBC1, 2.8.03
**
THREE TO TANGO (by Rodney Patrick Vaccaro) (Matthew Perry, Neve Campbell, Dylan McDermott, Oliver Platt, Cylk Cozart, John C McGinley, Bob Balaban, Deborah Rush, Kelly Rowan, Barbara Radecki, Shemekia Copeland) Damon Santostefano, 1999, US/Australia (98.00). C5, 4.8.03
**
JUMP TOMORROW (by Joel Hopkins) (Tunde Adebimpe, Hippolyte Girardot, Natalia Verbeke, Patricia Mauceri, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Kaili Vernoff, Gene Ruffini, Abiola Abrams, Amy Sedaris, Murielle Arden, Deen Badarou, James Wilby) Joel Hopkins, 2001, US/UK (91.00). C4 (Sky+ from 6-7.8.03), 7.8.03***
BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (by Charlie Kaufman) (John Malkovich, John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, Charlie Sheen, Ned Bellamy, Carlos Jacott, Carlos Jacott, Octavia Spencer, Mary Kay Place, Patti Tippo, Spike Jonze, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt) Spike Jonze, 1999, US (112.00). C4 (video from 9.3.03), 9-11.8.03
****
ANYWHERE BUT HERE (by Alvin Sargent, from book by Mona Simpson) (Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman, Bonnie Bedelia, Hart Bochner, Eileen Ryan, Ray Baker, John Diehl, Shawn Hatosy, Faran Tahir, Shishir Kurup, Stephanie Niznik, Heather McComb, Megan Mullally, Thora Birch) Wayne Wang, 1999, US (114.00). BBC2 (video from 10.8.03), 19-21.8.03
***
HAIL! HAIL! ROCK'N'ROLL (Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Johnny Johnson, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Don Everly, Phil Everly, Etta James, Julian Lennon, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, Joey Spampinato, Bruce Springsteen) Taylor Hackford, 1987, US (120.00). ITV (Sky+ from 9-10.8.03), 26.8.03
***
FREQUENCY (by Toby Emmerich) (Dennis Quaid, James Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Elizabeth Mitchell, Andre Braugher, Noah Emmerich, Melissa Errico, Daniel Henson, Jordan Bridges, Stephen Joffe, Dick Cavett, Brian Greene) Gregory Hoblit, 2000, US (116.00). BBC1 (Sky+ from 17.8.03), 29.8.03
**
LAWN DOGS (by Naomi Wallace) (Mischa Barton, Sam Rockwell, Christopher McDonald,
Kathleen Quinlan, Miles Meehan, Bruce McGill, David Barry Gray, Eric Mabius, Angie Harmon) John Duigan, 1997, US (101.00). C4 (Sky+ from 21.8.03), 30.8.03
***
UNDER THE SAND (SOUS LE SABLE) (by Emmanuele Bernheim, Francois Ozon) (Charlotte Rampling, Bruno Cremer, Jacques Nolot, Alexandra Stewart, Pierre Vernier, Andre Tainsy, Maya Gaugler, Damien Abbou, David Portugais) Francois Ozon, 2000, Fr (96.00).C4 (Sky+ from 24-25.8.03), 31.8.03
***
FELICIA'S JOURNEY (adapt. by Atom Egoyan from novel by William Trevor) (Bob Hoskins, Arsin‚e Khanjian, Elaine Cassidy, Sheila Reid, Nizwar Karanj, Ali Yassine, Peter McDonald, Kriss Dosanjh, Gerard McSorley, Brid Brennan, Sandra Voe) Atom Egoyan, 1999, Can/UK (116.00). BBC2 (Sky+ from 3.8.03), 6.9.03**
THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY (adapt. Anthony Minghella, from novel by Patricia Highsmith) (Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Davenport, James Rebhorn, Sergio Rubini, Philip Baker Hall, Celia Weston, Rosario Fiorello, Stefania Rocca, Ivano Marescotti, Anna Longhi, Alessandro Fabrizi, Lisa Eichhorn, Gretchen Egolf, Guy Barker, Clark Tracey, Roberto Valentini, Francesco Bovino, Stefano Canettieri, Marco Foti, Pietro Ragusa) Anthony Minghella, 1999, US (139.00). C4, 8.9.03***
RUN LOLA RUN (LOLA RENNT) (by Tom Tykwer) (Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri, Armin Rohde, Joachim Krol, Ludger Pistor, Suzanne von Borsody, Sebastian Schipper) Tom Tykwer, 1998, Ger (81.00). C4, 14.9.03
***
STRICTLY BALLROOM (by Baz Luhrmann) (Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson, Gia Carides, Peter Whitford, Barry Otto, John Hannan, Sonia Kruger, Kris McQuade, Pip Mushin, Leonie Page) Baz Luhrmann, 1992, Aus (94.00). BBC3 (Sky+ from 25.8.03), 17.9.03
***
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (score by Michael Nyman) (doc, filmed by Mikhail Vertov) Dziga Vertov, USSR, 1929/2003. BBC4, video from 27.5.03), 21.9.03
**
LA PIANISTE (THE PIANO TEACHER) (adapt. Michael Haneke, from novel by Elfriede Jelinek) (Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoit Magimel, Susanne Lothar, Udo Samel, Anna Sigalevitch, Cornelia Kondgen, Thomas Weinhappel, Georg Friedrich, Philipp Heiss, William Mang, Rudolf Melichar, Michael Schottenberg, Gabriele Schuchter, Dieter Berner) Michael Haneke, 2001, Fr/Aus (130.00). C4 (Sky+ from 1.9.03), 27.9.03-29.9.03
*
LES AMANTS (adapt. Louis Malle, from novel by Dominique Vivant) (Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Marc Bory, Judith Magre, Jos‚ Luis de Villalonga, Gaston Modot, Georgette Lobbe, Claude Mansard, Alain Cuny) Louis Malle, Fr bw (90.00). BBC4 (Sky+ from 3.9.03), 14.10.03-18.10.03
**
DOGMA (by Kevin Smith) (Linda Fiorentino, Ben Affleck, Alan Rickman, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, George Carlin, Bud Cort, Alanis Morissette, Jeff Anderson, Brian O'Halloran, Janeane Garofalo) Kevin Smith, 1999, US (130.00). C4 (Sky+ from 6.10.03), 24.10.03-25.10.03
****
THE WICKER MAN (DIRECTOR'S CUT) (by Anthony Shaffer) (Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Christopher Lee, Ingrid Pitt, Diane Cilento, Lesley Mackie, Irene Sunders, Lindsay Kemp, Ian Campbell, Russell Waters, Aubrey Morris, Irene Sunters) Robin Hardy, 1973, UK (115.00). C4 (Sky+ from 27.10.03), 15.11.03-18.11.03
****
PITCH BLACK (by Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat) (Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Keith David, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Claudia Black, Rhiana Griffith, John Moore, Simon Burke, Les Chantery, Sam Sari, Firass Dirani) David Twohy, 2000, US/Aus (110.00). C4 (Sky+ from 21.9.03), 18.11.03
***
ME, MYSELF AND IRENE (by Peter Farrelly, Mike Cerrone) (Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger, Anthony Anderson, Mongo Brownlee, Jerod Mixon, Chris Cooper, Michael Bowman, Richard Jenkins, Robert Forster, Mike Cerrone, Rob Moran, Daniel Greene, Tony Cox, Steve Tyler, Anna Kournikova, Rex Allen Jr, John J Strauss, Lin Shaye, Pat Healy) Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, 2000, US (116.00). ITV (Sky+ from 8.10.03), 21.11.03-22.11.03
**
SWANN (by David Young from novel by Carol Shields) (Brenda Fricker, Miranda Richardson, Michael Ontkean, David Cubitt, Sean McCann, John Neville, Sean Hewitt, Kyra Harper, Meg Hogarth, Suzanne Coy, Joyce Gordon, William Lynn, Lynne Deragon, Reiner Schwarz, Michele Muzzi) Anna Benson Gyles, US, 1996 (96.00). BBC2 (Sky+ from 25.10.03), 25.11.03
**
ENEMY AT THE GATES (by Jean-Jacques Annaud, Alain Godard) (Jude Law, Ed Harris, Rachel Weisz, Joseph Fiennes, Bob Hoskins, Ron Perlman, Eva Mattes, Gabriel Thomson, Matthias Habich, Sophie Rois, Ivan Shvedoff, Mario Bandi, Hans Martin Stier, Clemens Schick) Jean-Jacques Annaud, 2001, US/Ger/UK/Ireland (131.00). BBC1, 29.11.03
**
O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (by Ethan and Joel Coen) (George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Chris Thomas King, Charles Durning, Del Pentecost, Michael Badalucco, Wayne Duvall, Gillian Welch, Mia Tate, Musetta Vander, Christy Taylor, April Hardcastle, Cox Family, The Whites, Jerry Douglas) Joel and Ethan Coen, 2000, US (103.00). C4, 30.11.03
****
THE CLASH: WESTWAY TO THE WORLD (The Clash) Don Letts, 1999, UK (60.00). BBC2, 5.12.03
***
BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE (by Michael Moore) (documentary) Michael Moore, 2002, US (145.00). C4, 6.12.03
****
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (FA YEUNG NIN WA)(by Kar Wai Wong)(Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ping Lam Siu, Cheun Tung Joe, Rebecca Pan, Lai Chen, Man-Lei Chan, Kam-wah Koo, Roy Cheung, Chi-ang Chi) Kar Wai Wong, 2000, HK/Fr bw/colour (98.00). C4, 6-7.12.03***
PAY IT FORWARD (by Leslie Dixon, from book by Catherine Ryan Hyde) (Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, Jay Mohr, James Caviezel, Jon Bon Jovi, Angie Dickinson, David Ramsey, Gary Werntz, Colleen Flynn) Mimi Leder, 2000, US (123.00). BBC1, 7.12.03***
WARM WATER UNDER A RED BRIDGE)
(AKAI HASHI NO SHITA NO NURUI MIZU) (by Shohei Imamura, Daisuke Tenganm, Motofumi Tomikawa, from novel by Yo Henmi) (Koji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baisho, Mansaku Fuwa, Isao Natsuyagi, Yukiya Kitamura, Hijiri Kojima, Toshie Negishi, Sumiko Sakamoto, Gadarukanaru Taka, Mickey Curtis, Takao Yamada, Katsuo Nakamura, Kazuo Kitamura) Shohei Imamura, 2001, Jap/Fr (122.00). BBC4 (Sky+ from 8.11.03), 4.12.03-9.12.03
**
YIELD TO THE NIGHT (by John Cresswell, Joan Henry, from novel by Joan Henry) (Diana Dors, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig, Marie Ney, Olga Lindo, Joan Miller, Mary Mackenzie, Marjorie Rhodes, Geoffrey Keen, Liam Redmond, John Charlesworth, Mona Washbourne, Alec Finter, Athene Seyler, Joyce Blair, Harry Locke, Mercia Shaw, Charles Lloyd Pack) J Lee Thompson, 1956, UK bw (99.00). C4 (Sky+ from 23-24.11.03), 10.12.03
**
GREGORY'S TWO GIRLS (by Bill Forsyth) (Carly McKinnon, John Gordon Sinclair, John Murtagh, Hugh McCue, Dawn Steele, Dougray Scott, Martin Schwab, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Alexander Morton, William Harkness, Karen Sinclair, Amanda Malcolm, Alex Reape, Stephen Duguid, Kirstie Anderson, Isobel Melville, Gillian Alexis Lloyde, Alexander Morton, William Harkness) Bill Forsyth, 1999, Scot. C4 (Sky+ from 7-8.12.03), 14.12.03
**
SMALL TIME CROOKS (by Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Tracey Ullman, Hugh Grant, Elaine May, Michael Rapaport, Tony Darrow, Jon Lovitz, Carolyn Saxon, Sam Josepher, Steve Kroft, Ruth Laredo, Elaine Stritch) Woody Allen, 2000, US. C4 (Sky+ from 8-9.11.03), 24.12.03**
MEET THE PARENTS (by James Herzfeld, John Hamburg, from story by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke) (Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, Nicole DeHuff, Jon Abrahams, Owen Wilson, James Rebhorn, Thomas McCarthy) Jay Roach, 2000, US. BBC1, 26.12.03***
CAST AWAY (by William Broyles Jr) (Tom Hanks, Paul Sanchez, Helen Hunt, Lari White, Leonid Citer, David Allen Brooks, Velena Papovic, Valentina Ananyina, Semion Suradikov, Peter von Berg, Dmitri S Boudrine) Robert Zemeckis, 2000, US. BBC1, 29.12.03
**
HIGH FIDELITY (by DV DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack, Scott Rosenberg, from novel by Nick Hornby) (John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack, Tim Robbins, Chris Rehmann, Ben Carr, Lili Taylor, Joelle Carter, Jack Black, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Shannon Stillo, Drake Bell, Laura Whyte, Sara Gilbert, Rich Talarico, Matt O'Neill, Brian Powell, Margaret Travolta, Jill Peterson, Dick Cusack, Susan Yoo, Christopher Bauer, Bruce Springsteen) Stephen Frears, US, 2000. BBC2, 30.12.03
***


64 films in all, of which 33 got *** or ****

Last updated 18 February 2004 07:43

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