My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Entertainer (1960)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Woodfall Film Productions.  Screenplay by John Osborne, Nigel Kneale, adaptation by John Osborne, based on his play.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by … Continue reading

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October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Simpatico (1999)

MATTHEW WARCHUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France/USA, 1999.  Emotion Pictures, Canal+, Zeal Pictures, Kingsgate Films.  Screenplay by Matthew Warchus, David Nicholls, based on the play by Sam Shepard.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vito

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Sixteen years after the excellent documentary The Celluloid Closet, based on the book by Vito Russo, comes this superb documentary about the life of the man … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Breakfast Of Champions

B.5 (out of 5) Raucously noisy adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s popular novel that has Bruce Willis giving an excellent performance in what is otherwise a really brutal mess. He plays a … Continue reading

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January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tom Jones

BBBB (out of 5) Deliciously bawdy adaptation of Henry Fielding’s popular 19th-century novel about a handsome rogue (Albert Finney) who runs amok seducing women and infuriating jealous husbands. Along the … Continue reading

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December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

BBBB (out of 5) The Angry Young Man genre of British filmmaking rarely did better than this excellent melodrama set in a working class town. Albert Finney gives a starmaking performance … Continue reading

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December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scrooge

BB.5 (out of 5) Charles Dickens’ best known story is adapted into a big, colourful musical starring a mid-thirties Albert Finney hamming it up as the old miser who hates the … Continue reading

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November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Man Of No Importance

BB.5 (out of 5) Forgettable drama about a London busman (Albert Finney) in the 1960s whose shyness keeps him from finding any personal or sexual expression in his life. His … Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Washington Square

BBB.5 (out of 5) Marvelously costumed, faithful adaptation of Henry James’ 19th-century novel is not as powerful as The Heiress thanks mainly to an overly-awkward performance by Jennifer Jason Leigh as … Continue reading

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October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shoot The Moon

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Family troubles are at the centre of this moderately enjoyable drama that borrows liberally from similar films like Ordinary People. Albert Finney … Continue reading

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September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bourne Ultimatum

BBBB (out of 5) The thing I love about action movies it that they take movie stars, people who basically spend their time off getting their hair washed with Evian … Continue reading

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September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bourne Legacy

BB.5 (out of 5) The franchise that had great success with Matt Damon from 2002-2007 has now been resurrected laterally with Jeremy Renner taking the lead in a new character. His … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment