Strangerland (2015)

KIM FARRANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Ireland/Australia, 2015.  Worldview Entertainment, Fastnet Films, Dragonfly Pictures.  Story by Fiona Seres, Screenplay by Michael Kinirons, Fiona Seres.  Cinematography by P.J. Dillon.  Produced by Macdara Kelleher, Naomi Wenck.  Music by Keefus Ciancia.  Production Design by Melinda Doring.  Costume Design by Emily Seresin.  Film Editing by Veronika Jenet A pharmacist (Joseph Fiennes) has moved his family to…

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

MEL GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia/USA, 2016.  Cross Creek Pictures, Demarest Films, Pandemonium, Permut Presentations, Vendian Entertainment.  Screenplay by Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight.  Cinematography by Simon Duggan.  Produced by Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, David Permut.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Barry Robison. Costume Design by Lizzy Gardiner.  Film…

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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.   A dusty Australian…

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies (2014)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  New Zealand/USA, 2014.  New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, WingNut Films, 3Foot7.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Zane Weiner.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dan Hennah.  Costume Design by…

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The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Australia/USA, 2003.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, based on their characters.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Zach Staenberg.  While machine-controlled sentinels storm their way towards the…

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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Australia, 2003.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Heineken Branded Entertainment.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, based on their characters.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Zach Staenberg.   At long last, the inevitable sequel…

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The Matrix (1999)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1999.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Groucho Film Partnership, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Zach Staenberg.   Nothing is what it seems in this cyberkinetic action thriller that…

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Cloud Atlas (2012)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI, TOM TYKWER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA/Hong Kong/Singapore, 2012.  Cloud Atlas Productions, X-Filme Creative Pool, Anarchos Pictures, A Company Filmproduktionsgesellschaft, ARD Degeto Film, Ascension Pictures, Dreams of Dragon Picture, Five Drops, Media Asia Group.  Written for the screen by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Lilly Wachowski, based on the novel by David Mitchell.  Cinematography by…

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Bedrooms And Hallways (1998)

ROSE TROCHE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1998.  Berwin and Dempsey, British Broadcasting Corporation, Pandora Cinema.  Screenplay by Robert Farrar.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Dorothy Berwin, Liz Bunton, Ceci Dempsey.  Music by Ian MacPherson, Alfredo D. Troche.  Production Design by Richard Bridgland.  Costume Design by Annie Symons.  Film Editing by Chris Blunden.   Often amusing examination of the nature of…

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Babe: Pig In The City (1998)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia, 1998.  Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by George Miller, Judy Morris, Mark Lamprell, based on characters created by Dick King-Smith.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Bill Miller, George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by Nigel Westlake. Production Design by Roger Ford.  Costume Design by Norma Moriceau.  Film Editing by Jay Friedkin, Margaret Sixel.   Weird sequel…

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Happy Feet (2006)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia/USA, 2006.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions, Animal Logic, Kingdom Feature Productions.  Screenplay by George Miller, John Collee, Judy Morris, Warren Coleman.  Cinematography by David Peers.  Produced by Bill Miller, George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Mark Sexton.  Film Editing by Christian Gazal, Margaret Sixel.   Cutting loose…

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V For Vendetta (2006)

JAMES McTEIGUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2006.  Warner Bros.,Virtual Studios, Silver Pictures, Anarchos Productions, Warner Bros., Studio Babelsberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, DC Comics.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, art by David Lloyd.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Grant Hill, Lorne Orleans, Joel Silver, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski.  Music by Dario…

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