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 FORGET-ME-NOTS

 IDEAL WORLD OSCARS
 OSCAR NOM PICKS
 OSCAR NOMINEES
 OSCAR WIN PICKS
 OSCAR WINNERS
  BEST of 2000
 "O BROTHER, WHERE..."
 "PANIC"
 "GIRLFIGHT"
 "REQUIEM...DREAM"
 "HIGH FIDELITY"
 "CROUCHING TIGER..."
 "DANCER IN...DARK"
 "GHOST DOG..."
 "EAST-WEST"
  • Honorable Mentions
     "STATE & MAIN"
     "DR. T & THE WOMEN"
     "RETURN TO ME"
     "KEEPING THE FAITH"
     "WONDER BOYS"
     "TIME CODE"
     "THE VIRGIN SUICIDES"

  •   WORST of 2000
     "Loser"
     "Urban Legends 2"
     "Battlefield Earth"
     "Screwed"
     "X"
     "Nutty Professor II"
     "Whatever It Takes"
     "Whipped"
     "Beautiful"
     "Reindeer Games"
     "Bless the Child"
     "Little Nicky"
     "Passion of Mind"
     "The Skulls"
     "Shadow Hours"
     "Chuck & Buck"
     "The Vertical Limit"
     "The Little Vampire"
     "The Watcher"
     "Duets"
     "Eye of the Beholder"
     "Down To You"
     "Deterrence"
     "What Planet Are You...?"
     "Thomas...Magic Railroad"
     "Stardom"

    Rating translation:
     ****
     WOW

     ***
     Solidly recommended

     **1/2
     "It was OK"

     **
     Coulda been but isn't

     *
     Don't say I didn't warn you

    Recommended films IN CAPITALS

       2000 INTERVIEWS
  • Michael Almereyda
        writer-director
         "Hamlet"


  • Jamie Bell
        actor
         "Billy Elliot"


  • Kenneth Branagh
        writer-director-actor
         "Love's Labour's Lost"


  • Sofia Coppola
        writer-director
         "The Virgin Suicides"


    Cameron Crowe Cameron Crowe
    writer-director
    "Almost Famous"



  • Steven Culp
        actor
         "Thirteen Days"


  • Stephen Daldry
        director
         "Billy Elliot"


  • Raymond De Felitta
        writer-director
         "Two Family House"


  • Mike Figgis
        writer-director
         "Time Code"


  • Patrick Fugit
        actor
         "Almost Famous"


  • Keith Gordon
        writer-director
         "Waking the Dead"


  • James Gray
        writer-director
         "The Yards"


  • Philip Haas
        director
         "Up at the Villa"


  • Ethan Hawke
        actor
         "Hamlet"


  • Kate Hudson
        actress
         "Almost Famous"
         (plus: Kate Hudson photo gallery)


  • James Katz, Bob O'Neil
        restoration team
         "Rear Window"


  • Philip Kaufman
        director
         "Quills"


  • Soren Kragh-Jacobsen
        writer-director
         "Mifune"


    Juliette Lewis Juliette Lewis
    actress
    "The Way of the Gun"
    (plus: photo gallery)


  • Shane Meadows
        writer-director
         "A Room for Romeo Brass"


  • Eric Mendelsohn
        writer-director
         "Judy Berlin"


  • E. Elias Merhige
        director
         "Shadow of the Vampire"


  • Khyentse Norbu
        writer-director
         "The Cup"


  • Katherine Narducci
        actress
         "Two Family House"


  • Harold Perrieau, Jr.
        actor
         "Woman on Top"


  • Jeremy Podeswa
        writer-director
         "The Five Senses"


  • Michael Rispoli
        actor
         "Two Family House"


    Geoffrey Rush Geoffrey Rush
    actor
    "Quills"



  • John Swanbeck
        director
         "The Big Kahuna"


  • John Travolta
        actor-producer
         "Battlefield Earth"


  • Stacy Valentine
        documentary subject
         "The Girl Next Door"


  • Patrick Warburton
        actor
         "The Woman Chaser"


  • Regis Wargnier
        director
         "East-West"


  • Mara Wilson
        actress
         "Thomas & the Magic Railroad"


  • Alicia Witt
        actress
         "Playing Mona Lisa"
         (plus: photo gallery)


  •    2000 TRAILERS
    All the Pretty Horses
    Before Night Falls
    Bounce
    The Cell
    Charlie's Angels
    Chocolat
    Crouching Tiger...
    Coyote Ugly
    Dancer in the Dark
    Dinosaur
    Dr. T & the Women
    Dracula 2000
    Dungeons & Dragons
    Emperor's New Groove
    Finding Forrester
    High Fidelity
    House of Mirth
    Human Traffic
    Keeping the Faith
    Little Nicky
    Little Vampire
    Malena
    Nurse Betty
    O Brother, Where Art...
    102 Dalmatians
    Remember the Titans
    Requiem for a Dream
    Return to Me
    Saving Grace
    Saving Silverman
    Scary Movie
    State & Main
    Thirteen Days
    Traffic
    Unbreakable
    The Yards


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      2000 REVIEWS
      Released in DECEMBER
    **1/2"All the Pretty Horses"
    ***"BEFORE NIGHT FALLS"
    **1/2"CAST AWAY"
    **1/2"Chocolat"
    ***1/2"CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON"
    **"Dude, Where's My Car?"
    *1/2"Dungeons & Dragons"
    **"An Everlasting Piece"
    ***"THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE"
    **1/2"THE FAMILY MAN"
    **1/2"FINDING FORRESTER"
    **"The Gift"
    **1/2"GEORGE WASHINGTON"
    ***"THE HOUSE OF MIRTH"
    ***1/2"MALENA"
    **"Miss Congeniality"
    ****"O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?"
    ****"PANIC"
    ***"POLLOCK"
    ***"PROOF OF LIFE"
    ***"SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE"
    ***1/2"STATE & MAIN"
    ***"THIRTEEN DAYS"
    **"Traffic"
    *"Vertical Limit"
    **"What Women Want"
    ***1/2"YI YI"
      Released in NOVEMBER
    **"Bounce"
    ***"CHARLIE'S ANGELS"
    ***1/2"DARK DAYS"
    ***"HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS"
    **"Just One Time"
    **1/2"The Legend of Bagger Vance"
    *"Little Nicky"
    **1/2"Men of Honor"
    ***"NON-STOP"
    **"102 Dalmatians"
    **"Orfeu"
    ***"QUILLS"
    **1/2"Red Planet"
    ***1/2"REQUIEM FOR A DREAM"
    **1/2"A Room for Romeo Brass"
    *"Rugrats in Paris"
    **"The 6th Day"
    ***1/2"SOLAS"
    ***"UNBREAKABLE"
    **1/2"WHAT'S COOKING?"
    ***"WONDER BOYS" (rerelease)
    ***"YOU CAN COUNT ON ME"
      Released in OCTOBER
    **1/2"BAMBOOZLED"
    **1/2"BEDAZZLED"
    ***"BILLY ELLIOT"
    **"Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2"
    **"Bootmen"
    **1/2"The Broken Hearts Club"
    **"The Contender"
    ***1/2"DANCER IN THE DARK"
    ***1/2"DR. T & THE WOMEN"
    **1/2"Get Carter"
    **"Just Looking"
    **1/2"The Ladies Man"
    ***"THE LEGEND OF DRUNKEN MASTER"
    *"The Little Vampire"
    **1/2"Lost Souls"
    **"Loving Jezebel"
    **1/2"Lucky Numbers"
    **1/2"Meet the Parents"
    **"Pay It Forward"
    ***"PLAYING MONA LISA"
    1/2*"Stardom"
    **1/2"TWO FAMILY HOUSE"
    **1/2"The Yards"
      Released in SEPTEMBER
    ***"ALMOST FAMOUS"
    *1/2"Bait"
    *"Beautiful"
    **1/2"BEST IN SHOW"
    *"Duets"
    ***"THE EXORCIST: The Version You've Never Seen"
    ****"GIRLFIGHT"
    ***"THE ICE RINK"
    **"Love & Sex"
    ***"NURSE BETTY"
    ***"REMEMBER THE TITANS"
    ***"TITANIC TOWN"
    **"Turn It Up"
    0"Urban Legends: The Final Cut"
    *"The Watcher"
    **"Water Drops On Burning Rocks"
    **"The Way of the Gun"
    *"Whipped"
    **1/2"THE WIND WILL CARRY US"
    *1/2"Woman on Top"
      Released in AUGUST
    ***"AN AFFAIR OF LOVE"
    **1/2"AIMEE & JAGUAR"
    **"Alice et Martin"
    **"The Art of War"
    **"Autumn In New York"
    ***"THE BIG BLUE" (director's cut)
    *"Bless the Child"
    **1/2"BRING IT ON"
    ***"CECIL B. DEMENTED"
    **"The Cell"
    **"Coyote Ugly"
    **"The Crew"
    **1/2"GIRL ON THE BRIDGE"
    ***"GODZILLA 2000"
    *1/2"Hollow Man"
    **"The Original Kings of Comedy"
    ***"THE REPLACEMENTS"
    **1/2"SAVING GRACE"
    ***"SPACE COWBOYS"
    ***"STEAL THIS MOVIE"
    **"The Woman Chaser"
      Released in JULY
    **1/2"BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER!"
    *"Chuck & Buck"
    ***"THE FIVE SENSES"
    1/2*"The In Crowd"
    **1/2"Jesus' Son"
    **1/2"THE KID"
    0"Loser"
    1/2*"Nutty Professor II: The Klumps"
    *1/2"Pokemon the Movie 2000"
    **"Scary Movie"
    *"Shadow Hours"
    *"Thomas & the Magic Railroad"
    *1/2"Time Regained"
    **"Trixie"
    **"What Lies Beneath"
    **1/2"X-MEN"
      Released in JUNE
    **"The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle"
    ***"AMERICAN PIMP"
    *1/2"Big Momma's House"
    *1/2"Boys & Girls"
    ***"BUTTERFLY"
    **1/2"CHICKEN RUN"
    ***"FANTASIA 2000" (35mm release)
    **"Gone in 60 Seconds"
    **1/2"GROOVE"
    **"Kikujiro"
    ***"LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST"
    **"Me, Myself & Irene"
    **1/2"THE PATRIOT"
    **"The Perfect Storm"
    **"Running Free"
    **1/2"SHAFT"
    **1/2"SUNSHINE"
    **1/2"Titan AE"
      Released in MAY
    1/2*"The Basket"
    0"Battlefield Earth" (*** for snicker factor)
    **1/2"BETTER LIVING THROUGH CIRCUITRY"
    **1/2"THE BIG KAHUNA"
    ***"CENTER STAGE"
    **"Committed"
    **"Dinosaur"
    **1/2"8 1/2 WOMEN"
    **"The Girl Next Door"
    **1/2"GLADIATOR"
    **1/2"HAMLET" (2000)
    *1/2"Held Up"
    ***"HUMAN TRAFFIC"
    *1/2"I Dreamed of Africa"
    **1/2"The Idiots"
    **"M:I-2" (Mission: Impossible 2")
    *"Passion of Mind"
    **1/2"ROAD TRIP"
    0"Screwed"
    ***"SHANGHAI NOON"
    ***"SMALL TIME CROOKS"
    **"Up at the Villa"
    **1/2"Winter Sleepers"
      Released in APRIL
    **1/2"AMERICAN PSYCHO"
    *1/2"Deterrence"
    ***1/2"EAST-WEST"
    **"The Filth & the Fury"
    ***"THE FLINTSTONES IN VIVA ROCK VEGAS"
    **"Frequency"
    **"Gossip"
    ***1/2"KEEPING THE FAITH"
    **1/2"LOVE & BASKETBALL"
    ***"ME MYSELF I"
    *1/2"Ready To Rumble"
    ***1/2"RETURN TO ME"
    ***"TIME CODE"
    ***"28 DAYS"
    **1/2"U-571"
    ***"THE VIRGIN SUICIDES"
    **"Where the Heart Is"
    **1/2"WHERE THE MONEY IS"
    1/2*"X"
      Released in MARCH
    *"Agnes Browne" ('99 in NY/LA)
    **1/2"The Closer You Get" (aka "American Women")
    **1/2"Drowning Mona"
    ***"ERIN BROCKOVICH"
    **"Final Destination"
    ***1/2"GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURI"
    **1/2"HERE ON EARTH"
    ***1/2"HIGH FIDELITY"
    **1/2"Mifune"
    **"Mission To Mars"
    ***"MY DOG SKIP"
    **"The Next Best Thing"
    **"The Ninth Gate"
    **1/2"Onegin" ('99 in NY/LA)
    **"Price of Glory"
    ***"THE ROAD TO EL DORADO"
    **1/2"ROMEO MUST DIE"
    *"The Skulls"
    ***"SUCH A LONG JOURNEY"
    ***"WAKING THE DEAD"
    *1/2"What Planet Are You From?"
    1/2*"Whatever It Takes"
      Released in FEBRUARY
    **1/2"The Beach"
    **1/2"BOILER ROOM"
    **1/2"La Ciudad (The City)"
    ***1/2"THE CUP"
    *1/2"Diamonds" ('99 in NY/LA)
    ***"HANGING UP"
    **1/2"HOLY SMOKE" ('99 in NY/LA)
    **1/2"JUDY BERLIN"
    **"L'Ennui"
    **1/2"MR. DEATH: The Rise & Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr."
    **1/2"PITCH BLACK"
    ****"REAR WINDOW" (2000 restoration)
    *"Reindeer Games"
    **"Scream 3"
    **"Simpatico" ('99 in NY/LA)
    **"Snow Day"
    ***"THE TIGGER MOVIE"
    ***"THE WHOLE NINE YARDS"
    ***"WONDER BOYS"
      Released in JANUARY
    ***"ANGELA'S ASHES" ('99 in NY/LA)
    **"The Big Tease"
    *1/2"Down To You"
    **1/2"The Emperor and the Assassin" ('99 in NY/LA)
    *1/2"Eye of the Beholder"
    ***"FANTASIA 2000"
    **"Girl, Interrupted" ('99 in NY/LA)
    ***"THE HURRICANE" ('99 in NY/LA)
    **"Isn't She Great"
    ***1/2"MAGNOLIA" ('99 in NY/LA)
    **1/2"Map of the World" ('99 in NY/LA)
    **1/2"Next Friday"
    **"Play It to the Bone"
    ***"SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS" ('99 in NY/LA)
    **"Supernova"
    ***"THE THIRD MIRACLE" ('99 in NY/LA)
    ***1/2"TITUS" ('99 in NY/LA)
    ***"TOPSY-TURVY" ('99 in NY/LA)


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