The author’s considered best/worst in each category are listed in bold italics with an asterisk (*). The listed links will take you to more detailed reviews of each film.
The 10 Best Films
- Spirited Away
- Ichi the Killer
- Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
- Waking Life
- Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
- Monsters, Inc.
Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Helena Bonham Carter – Planet of the Apes
Sylvia Ivalu – Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Nicole Kidman – The Others
Brooke Smith – Series 7: The Contenders (*)
Alexa Vega – Spy Kids
Naomi Watts – Mulholland Dr.
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Musical Score
Best Special Effects
Best Makeup Effects
Best Production Design
Most Underrated Film:
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.
Most Critically Overrated:– Donnie Darko.
There were several potential contenders that emerged as a whole lot less than they could have been – Lara Croft, Tomb Raider sported a helluva cool trailer – and nothing else and Ghosts of Mars proved John Carpenter’s sorriest effort in a long time. But the biggest disappointment in terms of what was promised and what was delivered was From Hell which promised the definitive version of the Jack the Ripper story and offered only warmed-over tabloid conspiracy.