My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Hollywood Shuffle

BB (out of 5) Robert Townsend does a fantastic job of taking Hollywood to task for its narrow portrayals of African Americans in the movies throughout the decades; it’s a … Continue reading

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Tequila Sunrise

BBB.5 (out of 5) The age-old tale of two best friends who go separate ways is not in any way a new one (Manhattan Melodrama, Angels With Dirty Faces), but … Continue reading

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Out Of The Past

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Stellar film noir features a terrific lead performance by Robert Mitchum as a former hood who has reformed and is now living in a small town … Continue reading

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Woman On Top

BBB.5 (out of 5) Whimsical romantic comedy that, even at its worst, is leagues ahead of director Fina Torres’ last faltering attempt at capturing the colourful culture of her native … Continue reading

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Celestial Clockwork (Mecaniques Celestes)

BB.5 (out of 5) Fina Torres’ colourful film starts out charming and musical and ends up wispy and simpleminded. A beautiful Venezuelan opera singer (Ariadna Gil) escapes her impending marriage … Continue reading

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Oriane (Oriana)

BBBB (out of 5) Fina Torres makes a notable debut with this deeply felt and passion-saturated film. Maria (Daniela Silverio) learns that her aunt Oriane has died and willed her … Continue reading

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Blood & Chocolate

BBB (out of 5) Modern-day werewolf story has a lonely young woman (Agnes Bruckner) feeling the need to separate from her bloodthirsty pack in modern-day Bucharest. Her alpha dog leader … Continue reading

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The Unknown Woman (The Unknown) (La Sconosciuta)

BBBB (out of 5) A Ukrainian woman shows up in a Roman apartment building to work as a house cleaner, then makes her way into the home of a highly … Continue reading

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Malena

BBBB (out of 5) Monica Bellucci¬†stars as the title character, the most beautiful woman in a small Italian village who is also the object of affection for a burgeoning young … Continue reading

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The Star Maker (L’Uomo Delle Stelle)

BBBB (out of 5) A con man in 1940s Italy travels from village to village filming people for bogus screen tests and promising that one day he’ll come back for … Continue reading

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Cinema Paradiso

BBBB (out of 5) A successful, aging filmmaker looks back on his youth and remembers his life and the influence that movies have had on him throughout. He recalls his … Continue reading

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Supercop (Ging Chat Goo Si 3: Chiu Kap Ging Chaat)

BBB (out of 5) Following the crossover success of Rumble In The Bronx, a number of Jackie Chan‘s Hong Kong hits were dubbed and re-edited for American release, with this … Continue reading

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