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.  Dorian Awards 2016. …

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The Quiet American (2002)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA/United Kingdom/Australia/France, 2002.  Miramax, Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises, Saga, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Giai Phong Film Studio.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, Robert Schenkkan, based on the novel by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.  Produced by Staffan Ahrenberg, Matthias Deyle, William Horberg.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production…

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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia, 2002.  Rumbalara Films, The Australian Film Commission, Australian Film Finance Corporation, Lotteries Commission of Western Australia, Olsen Levy, Showtime Australia.  Screenplay by Christine Olsen, based on the book Follow The Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.  Produced by Phillip Noyce, Christine Olsen, John Winter.  Music by Peter Gabriel.  Production Design by…

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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.  Academy Awards 1998….

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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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Sirens (1993)

JOHN DUIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia/United Kingdom, 1993.  British Screen Finance Ltd., Samson Productions Pty. Ltd., Sarah Radclyffe Productions – Sirens Limited, WMG Film.  Screenplay by John Duigan.  Cinematography by Geoff Burton.  Produced by Sue Milliken.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Roger Ford.  Costume Design by Tony Phillips, Terry Ryan.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon.   Based on a true…

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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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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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Babe (1995)

CHRIS NOONAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Australia/USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by George Miller, Chris Noonan, based on the novel The Sheep Pig 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 Roger Ford.  Film Editing by Marcus D’Arcy, Jay Friedkin.  Academy…

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The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian

ANDREW ADAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  Walt Disney Pictures, Walden Media, Ozumi Films, Pakt Media, Silverbell Films, Stillking Films.  Screenplay by Andrew Adamson, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Andrew Adamson, Mark Johnson, Philip Steuer.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Roger Ford.  Costume Design by Isis…

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The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

ANDREW ADAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2005.  Walt Disney Pictures, Walden Media.  Screenplay by Ann Peacock, Andrew Adamson, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the book by C.S. Lewis.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine. Produced by Mark Johnson, Philip Steuer.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Roger Ford.  Costume Design by Isis Mussenden.  Film Editing by Sim Evan-Jones, Jim…

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