My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Drifting Clouds (Kauas Pilvet Karkaavat) (1996)

AKI KAURISMAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Finland, 1996.  Sputnik.  Screenplay by Aki Kaurismaki.  Cinematography by Timo Salminen.  Produced by Aki Kaurismaki.  Music by Shelley Fisher.  Production Design by Markku Peltola, Jukka Salmi.  Costume Design by Tuula … Continue reading

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August 24, 2015 · Leave a comment


BBB (out of 5) French take on Dangerous Liaisons that isn’t nearly as pointed or compelling. Charles Berling plays a newcomer to 18th-century France’s royal court who has no idea how … Continue reading

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November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Crash (1996)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/United Kingdom, 1996.  Alliance Communications Corporation, The Movie Network, Recorded Picture Company, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by David Cronenberg, based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.  … Continue reading

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July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Sex Life…Or How I Got Into An Argument (Comment Je Me Suis Dispute…Ma Vie Sexuelle) (1996)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 1996.  France 2 Cinema, La Sept Cinema, Why Not Productions.  Screenplay by Emmanuel Bourdieu, Arnaud Desplechin.  Cinematography by Stephane Fontaine, Eric Gautier, Dominique … Continue reading

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June 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stealing Beauty (1996)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/France/United Kingdom, 1996.  Fiction Films, France 2 Cinéma, Jeremy Thomas Productions, Recorded Picture Company, Union Générale Cinématographique.  Story by Bernardo Bertolucci, Screenplay by Susan … Continue reading

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June 2, 2013 · 1 Comment


BBBBB (out of 5) The Coen Brothers achieve perfection for the first time in their career with this incredible classic that combines crime drama and comedy. Two low lives (Steve … Continue reading

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May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Breaking The Waves (1996)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Denmark/Sweden/France/ The Netherlands/Norway/Iceland, 1996.  Argus Film Produktie, ARTE, Canal+, CoBo Fonds, Coproduction Office, Det Danske Filminstitut, Eurimages, European Script Fund, Finnish Film Foundation, Icelandic Film, … Continue reading

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May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Secrets And Lies

BBBBB (out of 5) Working from a script Mike Leigh wrote based on his performers’ improvisational work in rehearsals, actors Brenda Blethyn and Marianne Jean-Baptiste come as close to true-to-life acting as … Continue reading

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May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kansas City (1996)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/USA, 1996.  CiBy 2000, Sandcastle 5 Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, Frank Barhydt.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment