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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A Cry In The Dark (1988)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Alternate title:  Evil Angels Australia/USA, 1988.  Cannon Entertainment, Golan-Globus Productions, Cinema Verity, Evil Angels Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Caswell, Fred Schepisi, based on the novel Evil Angels by John Bryson.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Verity Lambert.  Music by Bruce Smeaton.  Production Design by Wendy Dickson, George Liddle.  Costume Design by Bruce Finlayson.  Film Editing by…

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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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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.   Exciting and inventive story about a young woman (Kate Winslet) who travels to India and joins…

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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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