My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Mongol

BBBB (out of 5) The origins of the legendary Genghis Khan are dramatized beautifully in this thrilling epic by Sergey Bodrov. Born in 12th century Siberia and suffering the loss … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Anastasia (1997)

BBBB (out of 5) A gorgeous musical score is the best thing about this wonderful animated film. It tells a version of the Romanov legend, when all of St. Petersburg … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

Scenes Of A Sexual Nature

BBB (out of 5) Love labours on a grassy knoll in this minor delight, in which a variety of couples enjoy an afternoon at Hampstead Heath where, coincidentally, each of … Continue reading

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June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

District 9

BBBB (out of 5) A giant spaceship from another planet flies to Earth, stops above the city of Johannesburg and remains there for months without event. When soldiers finally break … Continue reading

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Burden Of Dreams

BBBBB (out of 5) Having not yet seen Fitzcarraldo, I am not in a position to say whether or not this documentary about making the film is better than the … Continue reading

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Anne Frank Remembered

BBBBB (out of 5) What you’ve learned from dramatic films like The Diary Of Anne Frank is nothing compared to the information that is put across in this stunning, Oscar-winning … Continue reading

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Reign Over Me

BBB (out of 5) Adam Sandler makes another bid for dramatic success by putting on Barbra Streisand’s hair from A Star Is Born and mourning his family. Years after being roommates … Continue reading

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The Upside Of Anger

BB.5 (out of 5) Imagine if All That Heaven Allows was remade as a contemporary story, with the wealthy housewife being a divorcee instead of a widow and turning to an … Continue reading

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The Rocket (Maurice Richard)

BBBB (out of 5) Exciting biopic of the most beloved player in Canadian hockey history, Maurice Richard (played here by Roy Dupuis).  The film begins with Richard’s youth, working at … Continue reading

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A Merry War (Keep The Aspidistra Flying)

BBB.5 (out of 5) George Orwell’s classic novel Keep The Aspidistra Flying has been transformed into this enjoyable period romp, one that stars Richard E. Grant as an advertising copywriter who … Continue reading

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Nine Queens (Nueve reinas)

BBBB (out of 5) Delightful Argentinian heist movie has two short-time grifters working the streets of Bueno Aires together on the day that they meet. They team up for what … Continue reading

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Awara Paagal Deewana

BB.5 (out of 5) Bubbly, silly Bollywood action musical about a trio of inheritors who come into possession of billions of dollars in diamonds when their crime boss father dies. … Continue reading

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