My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The American Friend (Der Amerikanische Freund) (1977)

WIM WENDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  West Germany/France, 1977.  Bavaria Film, Filmverlag der Autoren, Les Films du Losange, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Wim Wenders Productions, Wim Wenders Stiftung.  Screenplay … Continue reading

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February 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

One, Two, Three (1961)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1961.  Bavaria Film, The Mirisch Corporation, Pyramid Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on the play Egy, Ketto, Harom by Ferenc Molnar. … Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mostly Martha (Bella Martha)

BBBB (out of 5) Enchanting German drama makes a perfect entry in the long line of food movies that include Babette’s Feast and Like Water For Chocolate. Stringent Martha is … Continue reading

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November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Decision Before Dawn

BBBB (out of 5) Twentieth century-Fox head Darryl Zanuck liked to temper the success of the studio’s splashier hits by producing “prestige pictures”, his pet projects often gritty World War … Continue reading

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November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nowhere In Africa (Nirgendwo In Afrika)

BBBB (out of 5) A German-Jewish family of three manage to escape the Nazis in the 1930s and relocate to Kenya. The little girl of the family immediately takes to … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Man Without A Past (Mies Vailla Menneisyytta) (2002)

AKI KAURISMAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Finland/Germany/France, 2002.  Bavaria Film, Pyramide Productions, Pandora Filmproduktion, Sputnik, Yleisradio.  Screenplay by Aki Kaurismaki.  Cinematography by Timo Salminen.  Produced by Aki Kaurismaki.  Production Design by Markku Pätilä.  Costume Design by Outi … Continue reading

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October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Das Boot

BBBB.5 (out of 5) The tension is at high throttle in this excellent war movie about a group of gung-ho German marines hardly older than teenagers who are assigned to … Continue reading

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September 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Time Of The Wolf (Le Temps Du Loup) (2003)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Austria/Germany, 2003.  Arte France Cinéma, Bavaria Film, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Eurimages, France 3 Cinéma, Les Films du Losange, Wega Film.  Screenplay by Michael … Continue reading

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June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Code Unknown (Code Inconnu: Recit Incomplet De Divers Voyages) (2000)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France/Germany/Romania, 2000.  Arte France Cinéma, Bavaria Film, Canal+, Filmex, France 2 Cinéma, Les Films Alain Sarde, MK2 Productions, Romanian Culture Ministry, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Michael … Continue reading

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June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cache (2005)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Austria/Germany/Italy, 2005.  Les Films du Losange, Wega Film, Bavaria Film, BIM Distribuzione, France 3 Cinema, Arte France Cinema, Eurimages, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Canal+, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Westdeutscher … Continue reading

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June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bloodline

BB.5 (out of 5) A pharmaceutical tycoon is murdered on a ski trip, leaving his entire fortune and control of his company to his daughter (Audrey Hepburn). She takes on … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Smilla’s Sense Of Snow

BBB.5 (out of 5) Julia Ormond is fantastic in this story about a half-Inuit woman living in Copenhagen who believes a little boy’s accidental death in her apartment building was more … Continue reading

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May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment