The Last Days Of Chez Nous (1992)

GILLIAN ARMSTRONG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Australia, 1992.  Jan Chapman Productions, The Australian Film Commission, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Film Finance Corporation.  Screenplay by Helen Garner.   Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Jan Chapman.  Music by Paul Grabowsky.   Production Design by Janet Patterson.  Costume Design by Janet Patterson.   Film Editing by Nicholas Beauman….

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Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

THOMAS VINTERBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, BBC Films, TSG Entertainment, DNA Films.  Screenplay by David Nicholls, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.  Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.  Produced by Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production Design by Kave Quinn.  Costume Design by Janet Patterson.  Film Editing by Claire Simpson.   Carey Mulligan is perfectly cast as Thomas…

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Peter Pan (2003)

P.J. HOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  Australia/USA/United Kingdom, 2003.  Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Revolution Studios, Red Wagon Entertainment, Allied Stars Ltd..  Screenplay by P.J. Hogan, Michael Goldenberg, based on the play and books by J.M. Barrie.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Lucy Fisher, Patrick McCormick, Douglas Wick.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Roger Ford.  Costume…

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Holy Smoke (1999)

JANE CAMPION Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Australia, 1999.  India Take One Productions, Miramax.  Screenplay by Anna Campion, Jane Campion.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Jan Chapman.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Janet Patterson.  Costume Design by Janet Patterson.  Film Editing by Veronika Jenet.  Venice Film Festival 1999.   Exciting and inventive story about a young woman (Kate Winslet) who travels…

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The Piano (1993)

JANE CAMPION Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Australia/New Zealand/France, 1993.  CiBy 2000, Jan Chapman Productions, The Australian Film Commission, New South Wales Film & Television Office.  Screenplay by Jane Campion.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Jan Chapman.  Music by Michael Nyman.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume Design by Janet Patterson.  Film Editing by Veronika Jenet.   Holly Hunter revives her career with her…

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Bright Star (2009)

JANE CAMPION Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Australia/France, 2009.  Pathé Renn Productions, Screen Australia, BBC Films, UK Film Council, New South Wales Film & Television Office, Hopscotch Productions, Jan Chapman Pictures.  Screenplay by Jane Campion, based on the biography Keats by Andrew Motion.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Jan Chapman, Caroline Hewitt.  Music by Mark Bradshaw. Production Design by…

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Oscar And Lucinda (1997)

GILLIAN ARMSTRONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Australia/United Kingdom, 1997.  Australian Film Finance Corporation, Dalton Films, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Meridian Films, New South Wales Film & Television Office.  Screenplay by Laura Jones, based on the novel by Peter Carey.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Robin Dalton, Timothy White.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Janet…

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The Portrait Of A Lady (1996)

JANE CAMPION Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Propaganda Films.  Screenplay by Laura Jones, based on the novel by Henry James.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Steve Golin, Monty Montgomery.  Music by Wojciech Kilar.  Production Design by Janet Patterson.  Costume Design by Janet Patterson.  Film Editing by Veronika Jenet.  Academy Awards 1996.  Golden Globe Awards 1996.  New York Film Critics…

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