My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Life Is A Bed Of Roses (La vie est un roman) (1983)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  France, 1983.  Fideline Films, Films A2, Filmédis, Les Films Ariane, Soprofilms.  Screenplay by Jean Gruault.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Philippe … Continue reading

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November 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2015)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 2015.  Why Not Productions, France 2 Cinema, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, Full House, Canal+, Orange Cinema Series, Centre National De La Cinematographie, … Continue reading

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December 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Model Couple (Le Couple Temoin) (1977)

WILLIAM KLEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Switzerland, 1977.  Artco-Film, Films Paris-New York, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel.  Screenplay by William Klein.  Cinematography by William Klein, Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Roger Fleytoux.  Music by … Continue reading

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October 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs) (2006)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Italy, 2006.  Soudaine Compagnie, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinema, Societe Francaise de Production, BIM Distribuzione, Banque Populaire Images 6, Canal+, TPS Star, Centre National De … Continue reading

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November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Frequent Death (Frequence Meurtre)

BB.5 (out of 5) Routine thriller that only has life because of the wonderful work by star Catherine Deneuve. She plays a psychoanalyst who hosts a radio show and begins … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lemming (2005)

DOMINIK MOLL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 2005.  Diaphana Films, France 3 Cinema, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Region Ile-de-France, Soficinéma.  Screenplay by Dominik Moll, Gilles Marchand.  Cinematography by Jean-Marc Fabre.  Produced … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Amelie (Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amelie Poulain)

BBBB (out of 5) Fans of unapologetically whimsical stories will adore this pitch-perfect French romance from Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the director behind Delicatessen and Alien Resurrection. Amelie, an introverted young woman … Continue reading

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October 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Micmacs (Micmacs A Tire-Larigot)

BBBB (out of 5) After losing his father as a young boy to a minefield accident, a video store clerk is shot in the forehead by a stray bullet and, … Continue reading

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October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Worst Nightmare (Mon Pire Couchemar)

BBBB (out of 5) Isabelle Huppert dips into her repertoire and pulls out one of her best stock characters, the uptight bourgeoise, for this fun romantic comedy by Anne Fontaine. After … Continue reading

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July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Very Long Engagement (Un Long Dimanche De Fiancailles)

BBBBB (out of 5) Just after World War I, an orphan girl (Amelie‘s Audrey Tautou) believes that the orphan boy she has loved since childhood (Gaspard Ulliel) didn’t die on the … Continue reading

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June 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) It has been fifty years since his astonishing feature debut Hiroshima, Mon Amour and filmmaker Alain Resnais has lost neither his provocatively radical style nor his astonishing … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Un Coeur En Hiver

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Stunning drama by Claude Sautet that, along with his masterpiece Nelly Et Monsieur Arnaud, make for two of the best French films of the decade. Daniel … Continue reading

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May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment