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

Possession (1981)

ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/West Germany, 1981.  Gaumont, Oliane Productions, Marianne Productions, Soma Film Produktion.  Original idea by Andrzej Zulawski, Adaptation by Andrzej Zulawski, Frederic Tuten.  Cinematography by Bruno … Continue reading

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April 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Bronte Sisters (Les Soeurs Bronte) (1979)

ANDRE TECHINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France, 1979.  Action Films, Gaumont, France 3.  Scenario and dialogue by Pascal Bonitzer, Andre Techine, with the participation of Jean Gruault.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Yves … Continue reading

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April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Camille Claudel

BBBB (out of 5) Like many female classical artists of yesteryear, Camille Claudel was a talented, gifted sculptor whose work has long been ignored or (mistakenly?) attributed to a male … Continue reading

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December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Going Places (Les Valseuses)

BB (out of 5) This cinematic exercise in youthful debauchery is both fascinating and frustrating at the same time. Gerard Depardieu (in one of his earliest film performances) and best pal … Continue reading

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June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Manon Of The Spring (Manon Des Sources)

BBBBB (out of 5) A fantastic sequel to Jean De Florette that ties up all the story’s loose ends and has a few delights of its own. Emmanuelle Béart stars as … Continue reading

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June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jean De Florette

BBBBB (out of 5) First part of two films that is completed by its even better sequel Manon Of The Spring. Gerard Depardieu plays a humpbacked farmer who buys a … Continue reading

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June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment