My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Bye Bye Brazil (Bye Bye Brasil) (1980)

CARLOS DIEGUES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Brazil/Argentina, 1980.  Luiz Carlos Barreto Produções Cinematográficas.  Screenplay by Carlos Diegues, Leopoldo Serran.  Cinematography by Lauro Escorel.  Produced by Lucy Barreto, Luiz Carlos Barreto.  Music by Chico … Continue reading

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April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mon Oncle D’Amerique (1980)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France, 1980.  F Comme Film, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinema, Alamode Film, Christmas In July, Canal+, Cine@, France Televisions, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ministere … Continue reading

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December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Slow Motion (Every Man For Himself) (Sauve Qui Peut La Vie)

BBB (out of 5) Jean-Luc Godard called this his “second first film”, as it marks the latter half of his career when his style became even more introverted and incomprehensible … Continue reading

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August 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Kagemusha (Kagemusha: The Shadow Warrior)

BBBB (out of 5) Beautiful war epic by Akira Kurosawa that runs a bit too long in the last third but is still up there among his finest works. After … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

All That Jazz

BBBB (out of 5) Bob Fosse takes the cinematic spectacle of big-budget musicals and uses them to look inward, creating his own 8 1/2 in which Roy Scheider, as a fictionalized … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Breaker Morant

BBBBB (out of 5) Riveting drama based on the play by Kenneth Ross, about three Australian soldiers on trial in a military court for the execution of Boer prisoners. The … Continue reading

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May 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Loulou (1980)

MAURICE PIALAT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1980.  Action Films, Gaumont.  Scenario by Arlette Langmann, adaptation and dialogue by Arlette Langmann, Maurice Pialat.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn, Jacques Loiseleux.  Produced … Continue reading

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May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Being There

BB.5 (out of 5) Peter Sellers gave his last performance (at least until Blake Edwards magically edited him into a Pink Panther movie two years later) as a mentally challenged gardener … Continue reading

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May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment