Puberty Blues (1981)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Australia, 1981. Limelight Productions. Screenplay by Margaret Kelly, based on the novel by Kathy Lette, Gabrielle Carey. Cinematography by Donald McAlpine. Produced by Margaret Kelly, Joan Long. Music by Tim Finn, Les Gock. Production Design by David Copping. Costume Design by Sue Armstrong. Film Editing by William…

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Don’s Party (1976)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Australia, 1976. Double Head, The Australian Film Commission. Screenplay by David Williamson, based on his play. Cinematography by Donald McAlpine. Produced by Phillip Adams. Production Design by Rhoisin Harrison. Costume Design by Anna Senior. Film Editing by William M. Anderson. It’s the night of the 1969 parliamentary…

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1969 (1988)

ERNEST THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1988.  Atlantic Entertainment Group, Atlantic Productions.  Screenplay by Ernest Thompson.  Cinematography by Jules Brenner. Produced by Bill Badalato, Daniel Grodnik.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Marcia Hinds.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson.   Failed attempt to recapture the glory days when America was going through a cultural revolution. Kiefer…

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Igby Goes Down (2002)

BURR STEERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  United Artists, Atlantic Streamline, Crossroads Films, Helkon Media. Screenplay by Burr Steers.  Cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff. Produced by Lisa Tornell, Marco Weber.  Music by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson. Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Padraic McKinley.  Golden Globe Awards 2002.  Independent Spirit Awards 2002.  Las…

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Just Cause

BB.5 (out of 5) Sean Connery is a long-in-the-tooth law professor who decides to help out a death row inmate (Blair Underwood) on trial for murder because something tells him that the guy is worth helping. Searching the entire state of Florida to find clues as to the original evidence of murder, he seeks the Hannibal…

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1492: Conquest Of Paradise (1992)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   France/Spain, 1992.  Gaumont, Légende Films, France 3 Cinéma, Due West, Cyrkfilms, Ministère de la Culture, Spanish Ministry of Culture.  Screenplay by Rose Bosch.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Alain Goldman, Ridley Scott.  Music by Vangelis.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Charles Knode, Barbara Rutter.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Francoise…

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Fearless (1993)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1993.  Spring Creek Productions, Warner Bros..   Screenplay by Rafael Yglesias, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Mark Rosenberg, Paula Weinstein.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Stoddart.  Costume Design by Marilyn Matthews.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Armen Minasian, Lee Smith.  Academy Awards 1993.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1993.  Golden Globe…

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Green Card (1990)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Australia/France/USA, 1990.  Touchstone Pictures, Australian Film Finance Corporation.  Screenplay by Peter Weir.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Peter Weir.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Wendy Stites.  Costume Design by Jennifer Ingram, Roseann Milano, Ingrid Price.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson.  Academy Awards 1990.  Golden Globe Awards 1990. This heartfelt romance comes across in so…

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Dead Poets Society (1989)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1989.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV, A Steven Haft Production, Witt/Thomas Productions.  Screenplay by Tom Schulman.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Wendy Stites.  Costume Design by Eddie Marks.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson.  Academy Awards 1989.  Golden Globe Awards 1989. …

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Gallipoli (1981)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Australia, 1981.  Australian Film Commission, R & R Films.  Story by Peter Weir, Screenplay by David Williamson, based on the novel Tell England by Ernest Raymond.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Patricia Lovell, Robert Stigwood.  Music by Brian May.  Production Design by Herbert Pinter.  Costume Design by Terry Ryan.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson.  Golden…

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The Year Of Living Dangerously (1982)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Australia, 1982.  McElroy & McElroy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by C.J. Koch, Peter Weir, David Williamson, based on the novel by C.J. Koch.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Jim McElroy.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Herbert Pinter.  Costume Design by Terry Ryan.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson.  Academy Awards 1983.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1983.  Cannes…

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Tender Mercies (1983)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1983.  Antron Media Production, EMI Films. Screenplay by Horton Foote.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Philip Hobel.  Music by George Dreyfus.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson.  Academy Awards 1983.  Cannes Film Festival 1983.  Golden Globe Awards 1983.  National Board of Review Awards 1983.   New York Film Critics Awards 1983.  …

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