The Last Wave (1977)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia, 1977.  Australian Film Commission, Ayer Productions, Derek Power, McElroy & McElroy.  Screenplay by Peter Weir, Tony Morphett, Petru Popescu.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Hal McElroy, Jim McElroy.  Music by Charles Wain.  Production Design by Goran Warff.  Costume Design by Annie Bleakley.  Film Editing by Max Lemon.  National Board of Review Awards 1977.  Highly atmospheric…

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Flirting (1991)

JOHN DUIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. Australia, 1991.  Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by John Duigan.  Cinematography by Geoff Burton.  Produced by Terry Hayes, George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by James D’Arcy, Christine Woodruff.  Production Design by Roger Ford.  Costume Design by Roger Ford.  Film Editing by Robert Gibson.   John Duigan’s sequel to The Year My Voice Broke is superior to its original….

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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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Kangaroo

BBBB (out of 5) Following his expulsion from England for writing what the government considered to be ‘indecent’ material, Colin Friels (as a fictionalized version of D.H. Lawrence, upon whose semi-autobiographical novel the film is based), heads to Australia to start a new life with his wife (Judy Davis). Together, the two of them adjust…

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