Puberty Blues (1981)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Australia, 1981. Limelight Productions. Screenplay by Margaret Kelly, based on the novel by Kathy Lette, Gabrielle Carey. Cinematography by Donald McAlpine. Produced by Margaret Kelly, Joan Long. Music by Tim Finn, Les Gock. Production Design by David Copping. Costume Design by Sue Armstrong. Film Editing by William…

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Don’s Party (1976)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Australia, 1976. Double Head, The Australian Film Commission. Screenplay by David Williamson, based on his play. Cinematography by Donald McAlpine. Produced by Phillip Adams. Production Design by Rhoisin Harrison. Costume Design by Anna Senior. Film Editing by William M. Anderson. It’s the night of the 1969 parliamentary…

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The Edge (1997)

LEE TAMAHORI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Art Linson Productions. Screenplay by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Art Linson.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Wolf Kroeger.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Neil Travis.  Anthony Hopkins plays a shy billionaire who accompanies his hot young…

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The Dressmaker (2015)

JOCELYN MOORHOUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. Australia, 2015.  Screen Australia, Film Art Media, White Hot Productions.  Screenplay by Jocelyn Moorhouse, P.J. Hogan, based on the novel by Rosalie Ham.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Sue Maslin.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Roger Ford.  Costume Design by Marion Boyce, Margot Wilson.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.  Dorian Awards 2016. …

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The Time Machine (2002)

SIMON WELLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2002.  Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Arnold Leibovit Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Logan, based on a screenplay by David Duncan and the novel by H.G. Wells.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Walter F. Parkes, David Valdes.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Oliver Scholl.  Costume Design by Deena Appel, Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing…

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Anger Management (2003)

PETER SEGAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2003.  Revolution Studios, Happy Madison Productions, Anger Management LLC, Jack Giarraputo Productions.  Screenplay by David Dorfman.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Barry Bernardi, Jack Giarraputo.  Music by Teddy Castellucci.  Production Design by Alan Au.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Jeff Gourson.   Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler earn big money cashing in on their trademark personalities….

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Clear And Present Danger (1994)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Mace Neufeld Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Donald Stewart, Steven Zaillian, John Milius, based on the novel by Tom Clancy.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Mace Neufeld, Robert Rehme.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Neil Travis.  Academy Awards 1994. Jack Ryan returns…

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Patriot Games (1992)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Mace Neufeld Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by W. Peter Iliff, Donald Stewart, based on the novel by Tom Clancy.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine. Produced by Mace Neufeld, Robert Rehme.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design by Norma Moriceau.  Film Editing by William Hoy, Neil Travis. CIA man…

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Moulin Rouge! (2001)

BAZ LUHRMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Australia/USA, 2001.  Twentieth Century Fox, Bazmark Films.  Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Fred Baron, Martin Brown, Baz Luhrmann.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production Design by Catherine Martin.  Costume Design by Catherine Martin, Angus Strathie.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.   Forcefully passionate, Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s third film drops…

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William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet (1996)

BAZ LUHRMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Bazmark Films, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Baz Luhrmann, Gabriella Martinelli.  Music by Nellee Hooper.  Production Design by Catherine Martin.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.  Academy Awards 1996.   Baz Luhrmann applies MTV…

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

GAVIN HOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2009.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Enterprises, Dune Entertainment, Donners’ Company, Seed Productions, Ingenious Film Partners, Big Screen Productions.  Screenplay by David Benioff, Skip Woods.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Hugh Jackman, John Palermo, Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing…

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Parenthood (1989)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1989.  Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Story by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Ron Howard, Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Brian Grazer.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Todd Hallowell.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill.  Academy Awards 1989.  Golden Globe Awards 1989….

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