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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Words And Pictures (2013)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   United Kingdom/Canada/Australia, 2013.  Latitude Productions, Lascaux Films, American Entertainment Investors.  Screenplay by Gerald Di Pego.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Curtis Burch, Gerald Di Pego, Fred Schepisi.  Music by Paul Grabowsky.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Tish Monaghan.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013. Clive Owen is an English…

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The Eye Of The Storm (2011)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Australia, 2011.  Paper Bark Films Pty. Ltd..  Screenplay by Judy Morris, based on the novel by Patricia White.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Gregory Read, Antony Waddington.  Music by Paul Grabowsky.  Production Design by Melinda Doring.  Costume Design by Alban Farrawell.  Film Editing by Kate Williams.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011.    Geoffrey Rush is an aging actor still…

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It Runs In The Family (2003)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2003.  Buena Vista International, Family Films, Furthur Films, GreenStreet Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jesse Wigutow.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Michael Douglas.  Music by Paul Grabowsky.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Kate Williams.   Once again returning to the classy New York film genre that he handled so…

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Georgia (1988)

BEN LEWIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Australia, 1988.  Jethro Films Production.  Story by Mac Gudgeon, Screenplay by Ben Lewin, Joanna Murray-Smith, Bob Weis. Cinematography by Yuri Sokol.  Produced by Bob Weis.  Music by Paul Grabowsky.  Production Design by Jon Dowding.  Costume Design by Aphrodite Kondos.  Film Editing by Edward McQueen-Mason.   Judy Davis is excellent in a double role as…

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Innocence

PAUL COX Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   A letter arrives to an aging, married woman and turns out to be from a man with whom she was in love as a young woman. He is now widowed and anxious to reconnect with her after nearly fifty years, which she agrees to and, when they…

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Molokai: The Story Of Father Damien

PAUL COX Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Based on a true story, this engrossing film tells of an enigmatic young Belgian priest named Father Damien (David Wenham) who moved to the leper colony in Molokai (one of Hawaii’s islands) to take care of the neglected people there. Giving these people love and spiritual guidance…

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A Woman’s Tale (1991)

PAUL COX Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  Australia, 1991.  Australian Film Finance Corporation, Beyond Films, Illumination Films.  Screenplay by Paul Cox, Barry Dickins.  Cinematography by Nino Gaetano Martinetti.  Produced by Paul Cox, Santhana K. Naidu.  Music by Paul Grabowsky.  Production Design by Neil Angwin.  Costume Design by Aphrodite Kondos.  Film Editing by Russell Hurley.   Australian director Paul Cox has done it again; a…

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