A BEAUTIFUL MIND
Brian Grazer, Ron Howard
A BEAUTIFUL MIND is one of the few films ever to
suggest that the life of the mind can be as exciting and intriguing as any
thriller. Based on the story of Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash,
the film's subtle, but masterful cinematic technique puts audiences inside the
mind of a troubled genius when he begins to question reality.
Jerry Bruckheimer, Ridley Scott
BLACK HAWK DOWN is an unrelenting combat experience. Leaving behind the
traditional rules of the genre, the film immerses its audience in the cold
reality of war. It arrives in theaters at a moment in American history which
could not be more timely.
Graham Leader, Ross Katz, Todd Field
IN THE BEDROOM is a rich, subtle examination of the American family.
It's a movie in which the characters talk to one another, but never really say
what's on their minds or in their hearts. The filmmakers trust the audience to
watch, listen and understand the truth revealed by the film's outstanding
LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Tim Sanders
LORD OF THE RINGS taps the magical forces of American film to bring
life to J.R.R. Tolkien's rich literary legacy. Never losing sight of the
"human" elements of this first book in his trilogy, the scope of the film sets
the standard by which future motion picture epics should be judged.
MAN WHO WASNT THERE
THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE uses stunning black-and-white cinematography
to evoke the memory of classic American film noir, but presents its story with
a modern sensibility. By mixing dark humor with stark violence, the movie lays
out a series of events where a man nobody notices changes the lives of everyone
Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd
MEMENTO turns the traditional rules of movie narrative upside down,
backwards, forwards and sideways. The film is like a complex jigsaw puzzle, but
after all the pieces are assembled, it turns out not to be the picture on the
MONSTER'S BALL is a love story that resists the usual tradition of
movie romances. When a white prison correction officer and a black single
mother are drawn together by a series of tragic events, the result is an
unsentimental, complex mixture of sex, race and family that provides no easy
Martin Brown, Baz Luhrmann, Fred Baron
(Twentieth Century Fox)
MOULIN ROUGE is a kaleidoscope of melodrama, soap opera and opera,
which updates the traditional American musical genre. The film tells the story
of a passionate but doomed love affair in dynamic images that explode with
color, energy and humor.
Mary Sweeney, Alain Sarde, Neal Edelstein, Michael Polaire, Tony Krantz
MULHOLLAND DRIVE is a classic example of the poetry of personal cinema.
The film takes the audience to an erotic world - a dreamlike Los Angeles
landscape where things are not always what they seem, but where the images
never lose their beauty and power.
Aron Warner, John H. Williams, Jeffrey Katzenberg
SHREK is an animated film that takes an eraser to traditional fairy
tale characters and situations. Moving at a fast pace with wit and
intelligence, SHREK delivers solid family entertainment that is sheer pleasure
for young and old.
Robert Legato, Nick Davis, Roger Guyett
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERERS STONE
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
Scott Farrar, Dennis Muren
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