Age Of Consent (1969)

MICHAEL POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Australia, 1969.  Nautilus Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Yeldham, based on the novel by Norman Lindsay.  Cinematography by Hannes Staudinger.  Produced by James Mason, Michael Powell.  Music by Stanley Myers, Peter Sculthorpe.  Production Design by Dennis Gentle.  Costume Design by Anna Senior.  Film Editing by Anthony Buckley. James Mason co-produced this gorgeously sunny tale of love and…

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Gallipoli (1981)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Australia, 1981.  Australian Film Commission, R & R Films.  Story by Peter Weir, Screenplay by David Williamson, based on the novel Tell England by Ernest Raymond.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Patricia Lovell, Robert Stigwood.  Music by Brian May.  Production Design by Herbert Pinter.  Costume Design by Terry Ryan.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson.  Golden…

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Children Of The Revolution

BB.5 (out of 5) Judy Davis‘s surefire performance will reel in the viewers, but don’t expect to be overly pleased. Despite boasting a great cast of Australia’s finest talents (Davis, Geoffrey Rush, Richard Roxburgh, Rachel Griffiths), this story of Communism gone awry in the land Down Under is a big disappointment. It starts off strong…

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The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

JOHN DUIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia, 1987.  Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by John Duigan.  Cinematography by Geoff Burton.  Produced by Terry Hayes, George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by Christine Woodruff.  Production Design by Roger Ford.  Costume Design by Lyn Askew, Roger Ford, Fiona Nicolls.  Film Editing by Neil Thumpston.   This is the first of two films about the coming of age…

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