2001 ARCHIVES
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  2001 YEAR-END
 BEST FILMS OF 2001
 WORST FILMS OF 2001

 IDEAL WORLD OSCARS
 OSCAR NOM PICKS
 OSCAR NOMINEES
 OSCAR WIN PICKS
 OSCAR WINNERS

  BEST of 2001
 "AMELIE"
 "MEMENTO"
 "NO MAN'S LAND"
 "THE ROAD HOME"
 "WITH A FRIEND LIKE..."
 "DONNIE DARKO"
 "WAKING LIFE"
  • Honorable Mentions
     "LORD OF THE RINGS"
     "MOULIN ROUGE"
     "THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS"
     "STARTUP.COM"
     "HEDWIG & THE ANGRY..."
     "AMORES PERROS"
     "SEXY BEAST"
     "BANGKOK DANGEROUS"
     "MULHOLLAND DRIVE"
     "GHOST WORLD"

  •   WORST of 2001
     "Saving Silverman"
     "Corky Romano"
     "Kiss of the Dragon"
     "Crocodile Dundee in L.A."
     "Freddy Got Fingered"
     "Joe Dirt"
     "Series 7"
     "Tomcats"
     "Too Much Sleep"
     "The Mummy Returns"
  • Dishonorable Mentions
     "Joe Somebody"
     "The Wedding Planner"
     "Head Over Heels"
     "The Musketeer"
     "Thirteen Ghosts"
     "Swordfish"
     "Shallow Hal"
     "Along Came a Spider"
     "The Brothers"
     "Double Take"
     "Pavilion of Women"
     "Soul Survivors"
     "Jeepers Creepers"
     "The Forsaken"


  • 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

       2001 INTERVIEWS

      Alejandro Amenábar
         writer-director
        "The Others"

      Benjamin Bratt
         actor
        "Pinero"

      Marleen Gorris
         director
        "The Luzhin Defence"

    Carla GuginoCarla Gugino
    actress
    "Spy Kids"

      Brian Helgeland
         writer-director
        "A Knight's Tale"

      Paul Hogan
         actor
        "Crocodile Dundee in L.A."

      Orlando Jones
         actor
        "Say It Isn't So"

      Louise Lasser
         actress
        "Fast Food, Fast Women"

      Kasi Lemmons
         director
        "The Caveman's Valentine"

      Kristian Levring
         director
        "The King Is Alive"

    William H. MacyWilliam H. Macy
    actor
    "Focus"

      John Cameron Mitchell
         writer-director-star
        "Hedwig & the Angry Inch"

      Franka Potente
         actress
        "The Princess & the Warrior"

      Ridley Scott
         director
        "Black Hawk Down"

      Kevin Smith
         writer-director-actor
        "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back"

      Hilary Swank
         actress
        "The Affair of the Necklace"

      Tilda Swinton
         actress
        "The Deep End"

      Wayne Wang
         director
        "Center of the World"

    Naomi WattsNaomi Watts
    actress
    "Mulholland Drive"
    BONUS: photo gallery

      Kerry Washington
         actress
        "Our Song"

      Tom Wilkinson
         actor
        "In the Bedroom"

     OTHER FEATURES
     Sept. 11 film delays
     2001 Seattle Film Fest

      2001 TRAILERS
    Ali
    Amélie
    America's Sweethearts
    Apocalypse Now Redux
    Black Hawk Down
    Blow
    Bridget Jones's Diary
    crazy/beautiful
    Don't Say a Word
    Fellowship of the Ring
    Final Fantasy
    From Hell
    Ghost World
    Gosford Park
    Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's...
    Hedwig & the Angry Inch
    In the Bedroom
    Iris
    Iron Monkey
    Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
    Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius
    Kate & Leopold
    A Knight's Tale
    Legally Blonde
    The Majestic
    The Man Who Wasn't There
    Monsters, Inc.
    Moulin Rouge
    No Man's Land
    Ocean's Eleven
    The Others
    Pearl Harbor
    Planet of the Apes
    The Princess Diaries
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Rush Hour 2
    Save the Last Dance
    Serendipity
    Sexy Beast
    Shallow Hal
    The Shipping News
    Snatch
    Spy Kids
    Startup.com
    Tailor of Panama
    Training Day
    Vertical Ray of the Sun
    Waking Life

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      2001 REVIEWS
      Released in DECEMBER
    ***"ALI"
    ***"A BEAUTIFUL MIND"
    ***"BLACK HAWK DOWN"
    **1/2"THE BUSINESS OF STRANGERS"
    **1/2"The Devil's Backbone"
    **1/2"Final"
    ***1/2"GOSFORD PARK"
    **"How High"
    *"I Am Sam"
    ***1/2"IN THE BEDROOM"
    ***1/2"IRIS"
    ***"JIMMY NEUTRON: BOY GENIUS"
    1/2*"Joe Somebody"
    **"Kate & Leopold"
    ***"LANTANA"
    ***"LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING"
    ***"THE MAJESTIC"
    ***1/2"MONSTER'S BALL"
    ****"NO MAN'S LAND"
    ***"NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE"
    ***"OCEAN'S ELEVEN"
    ***1/2"PINERO"
    ****"PROMISES"
    ***1/2"THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS"
    **1/2"The Shipping News"
    **1/2"Vanilla Sky"
      Released in NOVEMBER
    *1/2"Affair of the Necklace"
    ****"AMELIE"
    **"Behind Enemy Lines"
    **"Black Knight"
    *1/2"Domestic Disturbance"
    *1/2"Fat Girl"
    **1/2"Focus"
    **1/2"Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone"
    ***"HEIST"
    ***"THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE"
    ***"MONSTERS, INC."
    *1/2"Novocaine"
    ***"THE ONE"
    **"Out Cold"
    *"Shallow Hal"
    ***"SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK"
    ***"SPY GAME"
    **"Tape"
    *1/2"Texas Rangers"
      Released in OCTOBER
    ***"BANDITS"
    ***1/2"BANGKOK DANGEROUS"
    **1/2"Bones"
    0"Corky Romano"
    ***1/2"DONNIE DARKO"
    **1/2"From Hell"
    **"High Heels & Low Lifes"
    **1/2"INNOCENCE"
    ***1/2"IRON MONKEY"
    ***"JOY RIDE"
    **1/2"K-PAX"
    ***"THE LAST CASTLE"
    ***"LIAM"
    **1/2"LIFE AS A HOUSE"
    **1/2"Lisa Picard Is Famous"
    **1/2"Max Keeble's Big Move"
    ***"MULHOLLAND DRIVE"
    **"My First Mister"
    *1/2"On the Line"
    **1/2"RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS"
    ***"SERENDIPITY"
    *"Thirteen Ghosts"
    **1/2"TRAINING DAY"
    ***"VA SAVOIR"
    ***1/2"WAKING LIFE"
      Released in SEPTEMBER
    **"Audition"
    **"Don't Say a Word"
    **"The Glass House"
    *1/2"Glitter"
    **1/2"HAIKU TUNNEL"
    **1/2"HAPPY ACCIDENTS"
    ***"HARDBALL"
    ***"HEARTS IN ATLANTIS"
    **1/2"L.I.E."
    *"The Musketeer"
    ***"101 REYKJAVIK"
    ***"OUR LADY OF THE ASSASSINS"
    **1/2"ROCK STAR"
    **1/2"Session 9"
    *"Soul Survivors"
    ***"TOGETHER"
    **"Two Can Play That Game"
    ***"ZOOLANDER"
      Released in AUGUST
    **1/2"All Over the Guy"
    **"American Outlaws"
    *1/2"American Pie 2"
    ***1/2"AN AMERICAN RHAPSODY"
    ***"BREAD & TULIPS"
    ***"BUBBLE BOY"
    **"Captain Corelli's Mandolin"
    **1/2"THE CRIMSON RIVERS"
    **1/2"The Curse of the Jade Scorpion"
    **1/2"The Deep End"
    ***"GHOST WORLD"
    **"Ghosts of Mars"
    **1/2"Jackpot"
    ***"JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK"
    *"Jeepers Creepers"
    ***1/2"THE MONKEY'S MASK"
    **1/2"O"
    **"Original Sin"
    ***"OSMOSIS JONES"
    **1/2"THE OTHERS"
    ***"OUR SONG"
    **1/2"THE PRINCESS DIARIES"
    **"Rat Race"
    **"Rush Hour 2"
    **1/2"SUMMER CATCH"
    ***"THOMAS IN LOVE"
    *1/2"Wet Hot American Summer"
      Released in JULY
    **1/2"America's Sweethearts"
    **1/2"Brother"
    ***"BULLY"
    **1/2"CATS & DOGS"
    **1/2"FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN"
    ***"HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH"
    **1/2"JURASSIC PARK III"
    0"Kiss of the Dragon"
    **"Legally Blonde"
    ***"MADE"
    **"PLANET OF THE APES"
    **1/2"SCARY MOVIE 2"
    ***"THE SCORE"
    **"Signs & Wonders"
      Released in JUNE
    **1/2"A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE"
    **"The Animal"
    ***"THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY"
    **1/2"ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE"
    **"Baby Boy"
    **"Bread & Roses"
    **1/2"Bride of the Wind"
    ***1/2"THE CLOSET"
    ***"CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL"
    **1/2"Divided We Fall"
    **1/2"DR. DOLITTLE 2"
    **"Evolution"
    *1/2"The Fast & the Furious"
    **1/2"FAST FOOD, FAST WOMEN"
    ***"THE KING IS ALIVE"
    ***"MOULIN ROUGE"
    **1/2"THE PRINCESS & THE WARRIOR"
    ***1/2"THE ROAD HOME"
    ***1/2"SEXY BEAST"
    ***"SMELL OF CAMPHOR, FRAGRANCE OF JASMINE"
    **1/2"SONGCATCHER"
    *"Swordfish"
    ***"TIME & TIDE"
    **"Tomb Raider"
    **1/2"What's the Worst That Could Happen?"
      Released in MAY
    **"About Adam"
    ***"ANGEL EYES"
    **1/2"Calle 54"
    **"The Claim"
    ***1/2"THE GOLDEN BOWL"
    ***"A KNIGHT'S TALE"
    **1/2"The Man Who Cried"
    *1/2"The Mummy Returns"
    *1/2"Pavilion of Women"
    **"Pearl Harbor"
    ***"THE PRICE OF MILK"
    ***"SHREK"
    ***1/2"STARTUP.COM"
    ***"UNDER THE SAND"
      Released in APRIL
    *1/2"Along Came a Spider"
    ***1/2"AMORES PERROS"
    **"Beautiful Creatures"
    ***"BLOW"
    ***"BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY"
    ***"CENTER OF THE WORLD"
    0"Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles"
    ***"THE DISH"
    **"Driven"
    *1/2"The Forsaken"
    0"Freddy Got Fingered"
    **1/2"Hit & Runway"
    0"Joe Dirt"
    **"Josie & the Pussycats"
    **1/2"Just Visiting"
    ***"KINGDOM COME"
    **"The Low Down"
    **1/2"The Luzhin Defence"
    **1/2"One Night at McCool's"
    **"Pokemon 3"
    **1/2"Spike & Mike's 2001 Classic Festival of Animation"
    ***1/2"WITH A FRIEND LIKE HARRY"
      Released in MARCH
    **"Blow Dry"
    *1/2"The Brothers"
    **1/2"THE CAVEMAN'S VALENTINE"
    **"Company Man"
    **1/2"THE DEBUT"
    **1/2"Enemy at the Gates"
    **1/2"EXIT WOUNDS"
    ***"FAITHLESS"
    **1/2"15 Minutes"
    **"Get Over It"
    ***"HEARTBREAKERS"
    ****"MEMENTO"
    ***"THE MEXICAN"
    **"Say It Isn't So"
    **1/2"SEE SPOT RUN"
    0"Series 7"
    ***"SOMEONE LIKE YOU"
    **1/2"SPY KIDS"
    **1/2"Taboo"
    ***"THE TAILOR OF PANAMA"
    ***"THE TASTE OF OTHERS"
    1/2*"Tomcats"
    1/2*"Too Much Sleep"
    ***"WHEN BRENDAN MET TRUDY"
    ***"THE WIDOW OF ST. PIERRE"
      Released in FEBRUARY
    ***"THE BRIDGE"
    **1/2"CHUNHYANG"
    **1/2"DOWN TO EARTH"
    **1/2"Hannibal"
    *"Head Over Heels"
    ****"IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE"
    **1/2"THE INVISIBLE CIRCUS"
    ***"LAST RESORT"
    **"Monkeybone"
    **1/2"Nico & Dani"
    ***"POLLOCK" ('00 in NY/LA)
    **"Recess: School's Out"
    0"Saving Silverman"
    ***"SPRING FORWARD"
    ***"SWEET NOVEMBER"
    **1/2"3000 Miles to Graceland"
    **"Valentine"
      Released in JANUARY
    **"Antitrust"
    *1/2"Double Take"
    **"The Gift"   ('00 in NY/LA)
    **1/2"GEORGE WASHINGTON"
    ***"THE HOUSE OF MIRTH"   ('00 in NY/LA)
    **"The Pledge"
    **1/2"Save the Last Dance"
    ***"SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE"   ('00 in NY/LA)
    ***"SNATCH"
    **"Sugar & Spice"
    ***"THIRTEEN DAYS"   ('00 in NY/LA)
    **"Traffic"   ('00 in NY/LA)
    1/2*"The Wedding Planner"
    ***1/2"YI YI"   ('00 in NY/LA)
      Undated
    ***"FAUSTO 5.0"
    ***"TAKE CARE OF MY CAT"



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