My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Second Skin (Segunda Piel)

BB (out of 5) Ariadna Gil discovers a hotel bill in her husband’s pocket that she knows means he’s having an affair with another woman. Burn on her: he (Jordi Mollà) … Continue reading

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February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shanghai Spell (El Embrujo De Shanghai) (2002)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Spain/France/United Kingdom, 2002.  Antena 3 Televisión, Eurimages, Lolafilms, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Pyramide-Orsans Productions, Shanghai Spell, TeleMadrid, Vía Digital.  Screenplay by Fernando … Continue reading

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February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

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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February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Belle Epoque (1992)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Spain/Portugal/France, 1992.  Animatógrafo, Eurimages, Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Lolafilms, Sogepaq.  Story by Rafael Azcona, Jose Luis Garcia Sanchez, Fernando Trueba, Screenplay by Rafael Azcona.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment


BB (out of 5) The most ambitious project ever attempted in the Spanish film industry, this epic is an incomprehensible mess adapted from five novels by Arturo Perez-Reverte.  Viggo Mortensen … Continue reading

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January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Talk Of Angels

BB.5 (out of 5) Lush-looking Miramax cheese about an Irish lass (Polly Walker) who is sent to live as a governess in war-torn Spain and ends up charming her employer … Continue reading

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September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto Del Fauno) (2006)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Spain/Mexico/USA, 2006.  Estudios Picasso, Tequila Gang, Esperanto Filmoj, Sententia Entertainment, Telecinco.  Screenplay by Guillermo Del Toro.  Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro.  Produced by Alvaro Augustin, Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment