THE iNFOMAN 2004 END OF YEAR FILM REPORT

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

WHAT WOMEN WANT (by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa, Diane Drake) (Mel Gibson, Helen
Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Ashley Johnson, Mark Feuerstein, Lauren Holly, Delta Burke, Valerie
Perrine, Judy Greer, Sarah Paulson, Bette Midler, Richard Simmons, Martha Stewart) Nancy
Meyers, 2001, US. BBC1, 1.1.04
*
SOUL TO SOUL (documentary) (Wilson Pickett, Ike & Tina Turner, Carlos Santana, Mavis
Staples) Dennis Sanders, 1971, US/Ghana. BBC4, 2.1.04
**
WONDER BOYS (by Steven Kloves, from novel by Michael Chabon) (Michael Douglas,
Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr, Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, Richard
Knox, Jane Adams, Michael Cavadias, Richard Thomas, Alan Tudyk, Philip Bosco, George
Grizzard, Kelly Bishop) Curtis Hanson, 2000, US. BBC2, 4.1.04
***
CENTRAL STATION (by Marcos Bernstein, Joào Emanuel Carneiro, from story by Walter
Salles) (Marília Pêra, Vinícius de Oliveira, Soia Lira, Othon Bastos, Otávio Augusto, Stela
Freitas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Caio Junqueira, Socorro Nobre) Walter Salles, 1998,
Brazil/Fr (105.00). C4 (Sky+ from 23-24.11.03), 9-10.1.04
***
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (by Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens,
Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson, from trilogy by JRR Tolkien) (Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv
Tyler, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy
Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Andy Serkis) Peter Jackson, 2002, USA/NZ (179.00). DVD, 14-16.1.04
***
WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND (by Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall from novel by Mary
Hayley Bell) (Hayley Mills, Bernard Lee, Alan Bates, Diane Holgate, Alan Barnes, Norman
Bird, Elsie Wagstaff, Diane Clare, Ronald Hines, Gerald Sim, Robert Palmer) Bryan Forbes,
1961, UK bw (99.00). BBC2 (Sky+ from 19.1.04), 20.1.04
***
HAPPINESS (by Todd Solondz) (Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan
Baker, Lara Flynn Boyle, Justin Elvin, Cynthia Stevenson, Lila Glantzman-Leib, Gerry
Becker, Rufus Read, Louise Lasser, Ben Gazzara, Camryn Manheim, Arthur J Nascarella,
Molly Shannon, Ann Harada, Douglas McGrath, Marla Maples, Elizabeth Ashley) Todd
Solondz, 1998, US (134.00). C4 (Sky+ from 10-11.11.03), 23-24.1.04
***
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST (MIES VAILLA MENNEISYYTTÄ) (by Aki Kaurismäki) (Markku
Peltola, Kati Outinen, Juhani Niemelä, Kaija Pakarinen, 5, Annikki Tähti, Anneli Sauli, Elina
Salo, Outi Mäenpää, Esko Nikkari, Pertti Sveholm, Matti Wuori, Aino Seppo, Janne
Hyytiäinen, Antti Reini) Aki Kaurismäki, 2002, Finland/Ger/Fr (97.00). BBC4 (Sky+
from 30.1.04), 1.2.04
***
STARGATE (by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich)(Kurt Russell, James Spader, Viveca
Lindfors, Alexis Cruz, Mili Avital, Leon Rippy, John Diehl, Carlos Lauchu, Djimon Hounsou,
Erick Avari, French Stewart, Gianin Loffler, Jaye Davidson, Christopher John Fields, Derek
Webster, John Rhys-Davies) Roland Emmerich, 1994, US/Fr (121.00). BBC3 (Sky+ from
18.1.04), 6-7.2.04
**
STRANGE PLANET (by Emma-Kate Croghan, Stavros Kazantzidis)(Claudia Karvan, Naomi
Watts, Alice Garner, Tom Long, Aaron Jeffery, Felix Williamson, Hugo Weaving, Rebecca
Frith, Marshall Napier, Loene Carmen, Heidi McDonald, Harry Cripps, Rebel Russell, Aaron
Jeffery) Emma-Kate Croghan, 1999, Aus (96.00). C4 (Sky+ from 1.2.04), 8.2.04
**
DESPERATE (by Dorothy Atlas, Harry Essex)(Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, Raymond Burr,
Douglas Fowley, William Challee, Jason Robards Sr, Freddie Steele, Lee Frederick, Paul E.
Burns, Ilka Grüning) Anthony Mann,1947, US bw (73.00). BBC2 (video from 26.10.02), 13-
14.2.2004
**
BLAST FROM THE PAST (by Bill Kelly, Hugh Wilson)(Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek, Dave Foley, Joey Slotnick, Dale Raoul, Don Yesso, Scott Thomson, Wendel Meldrum, Richard Gilbert-Hill) Hugh Wilson, 1999, US (112.00). BBC2, 22.2.04 **
BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY (by Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis, adapt. from Helen Fielding)(Renée Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Celia Imrie, James Faulkner, Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Charmian May, Hugh Grant, Paul Brooke, Claire Skinner, Felicity Montagu, Shirley Henderson, Sally Phillips, James Callis, Charlie Caine, Gareth Marks, Patrick Barlow, Rebecca Charles, Honor Blackman, Dominic McHale, Joan Blackham, Lisa Barbuscia, John Clegg, Neil Pearson, Paul Ross, Emma Amos, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Sara Stockbridge, Sarah Alexander, Max Digby, Joshua Manasseh, Kia O'Hara, Ben Peyton, Stewart Wright, Dolly Wells, Mark Lingwood, Toby Whithouse, David Cann, Lisa Kay, Sulayman Al-Bassam, Donald Douglas, Renu Setna, Embeth Davidtz, Matthew Bates, Joseph Alessi, Rhydian Jai-Persad, Julian Barnes, Salman Rushdie, Jeffrey Archer) Sharon Maguire, 2001, UK/Fr (97.00). Video, 29.2.2004 ****
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (by Steven Kloves, from novel by JK Rowling)(Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, Harry Melling, Jim Norton, Veronica Clifford, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, Mark Williams, Chris Rankin, Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs, Edward Tudor-Pole, Jenny Tarren, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Knight, Heather Bleasdale, Isabella Columbus, Kenneth Branagh, Peter O'Farrell, Ben Borowiecki, Harry Taylor, Matthew Lewis, Devon Murray, David Bradley, Alan Rickman, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Jamie Waylett, Jamie Waylett, Josh Herdman, Miriam Margolyes, Gemma Padley, John Cleese, Hugh Mitchell, Alfred Enoch, Eleanor Columbus, Sean Biggerstaff, Rochelle Douglas, Emily Dale, Danielle Taylor, Warwick Davis, Violet Columbus, Luke Youngblood, Scott Fearn, Gemma Jones, Shirley Henderson, Edward Randell, Sally Mortemore, Louis Doyle, Charlotte Skeoch, Brendan Columbus, Robert Ayres, Alfred Burke, Helen Stuart, Christian Coulson, Martin Bayfield, Robert Hardy, Jamie Yeats, Adrian Rawlins, Geraldine Somerville, Leslie Phillips - voice, Julian Glover - voice, Toby Jones - voice) Chris Columbus, 2002, US (173.00). Video, 6-7.3.2004
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COMMITTED (by Lisa Krueger)(Heather Graham, Casey Affleck, Luke Wilson, Goran Visnjic, Patricia Velasquez, Alfonso Arau, Mark Ruffalo, Kim Dickens, Clea DuVall, Summer Phoenix, Art Alexakis, Mary Kay Place, Dylan Baker, Wood Harris, Laurel Holloman, Robert Acosta, Davina Lane) Lisa Krueger, 2000, US. BBC2, 31.3.2004
***
HARRIET THE SPY (by Douglas Petrie, Theresa Rebeck, from novel by Louise Fitzhugh, adapt. by Greg Taylor, Julie Talen)(Michelle Trachtenberg, Gregory Smith, Vanessa Lee Chester, Rosie O'Donnell, J. Smith-Cameron, Robert Joy, Eartha Kitt, Charlotte Sullivan, Teisha Kim, Cecilley Carroll, Dov Tiefenbach, Nina Shock, Conor Devitt, Alisha Morrison, Nancy Beatty, Mercedes Enriquez) Bronwen Hughes, 1996, US (100.00). BBC1, 9.4.2004
**
SOUTH PARK: THE MOVIE (by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Pam Brady)(Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes, Jesse Howell, Anthony Cross-Thomas, Franchesca Clifford, Bruce Howell, Deb Adair, Jennifer Howell, George Clooney, Brent Spiner, Minnie Driver, Dave Foley, Eric Idle, Nick Rhodes, Toddy Walters, Stewart Copeland, Stanley G. Sawicki) Trey Parker, 1999, US (81.00). C4 (video from 1.11.02), 10-11.4.2004 **
TOPSY-TURVY (by Mike Leigh)(Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Timothy Spall, Allan Corduner, Eleanor David, Ron Cook, Sam Kelly, Dexter Fletcher, Shirley Henderson, Nicholas Woodeson, Alison Steadman, Andy Serkis, Gary Yershon, Katrin Cartlidge, Julia Rayner, Jenny Pickering, Kevin McKidd, Sukie Smith, Roger Heathcott, Wendy Nottingham, Stefan Bednarczyk, Geoffrey Hutchings, Charles Simon, Francis Lee, William Neenan, Adam Searle, Martin Savage, Kate Doherty, Kenneth Hadley, Keeley Gainey, Kimi Shaw, Toksan Takahashi, Akemi Otani, Theresa Watson, Lavinia Bertram, Togo Igawa, Eiji Kusuhara, Naoko Mori, Kacey Ainsworth, Richard Coyle) Mike Leigh, 1999, UK (160.00). BBC2 (video from 25.12.02), 13-14.4.2004
***
THE 51st STATE (by Stel Pavlou)(Samuel L Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Nigel Whitmey, Robert Jezek, Emily Mortimer, Meat Loaf, Jake Abraham, Mac McDonald, Aaron Swartz, David Webber, Michael J Reynolds, Sonny Muslim, Barbara Barnes, Junix Nocian, Sean Pertwee, Michael Starke, Ricky Tomlinson, Rhys Ifans, Joan Campion) Ronny Yu, 2001, US/UK. C4, 18.4.2004
**
FIGHT CLUB (by Jim Uhls, from novel by Chuck Palahniuk)(Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier, Richmond Arquette, David Andrews, George Maguire, Eugenie Bondurant, Christina Cabot, Rachel Singer) David Fincher, 1999, US/Ger (139.00). BBC2, 15.5.2004
*
ALMOST FAMOUS (Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eion Bailey, Terry Chen, Erin Foley, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Zooey Deschanel, Peter Frampton, Michael Angarano, Noah Taylor, John Fedevich, Mark Kozelek, Fairuza Balk, Anna Paquin, Olivia Rosewood, Jimmy Fallon, Liz Stauber, Bijou Phillips, Jann Wenner) Cameron Crowe, 2000, US (122.00). ITV, 18.5.2004
**
ADAPTATION (by Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman, from novel The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean)(Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Cara Seymour, Tilda Swinton, Ron Livingston, Brian Cox, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jim Beaver, Judy Greer, G Paul Davis, Doug Jones, Jay Tavare, Stephen Tobolowsky, Roger Willie, Gary Farmer, Peter Jason, Gregory Itzin, Spike Jonze) Spike Jonze, 2002, US (114.00). DVD, 26.5.2004
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