My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Climates (Iklimler) (2006)

NURI BILGE CEYLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Turkey/France, 2006.  Pyramide Films, Co Production, Imaj, NBC Film.  Screenplay by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.  Cinematography by Gokhan Tiryaki.  Produced by Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan.  Film Editing by Nuri … Continue reading

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Lights In The Dusk (Laitakaupungin valot) (2006)

AKI KAURISMAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Finland/Germany/France, 2006.  Sputnik.  Screenplay by Aki Kaurismaki.  Cinematography by Timo Salminen.  Produced by Aki Kaurismaki.  Music by Melrose.  Production Design by Markku Pätilä.  Costume Design by Outi Harjupatana.  Film Editing by Aki Kaurismaki.  Cannes … Continue reading

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April 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Summer Palace (Yihe Yuan)

BBBB (out of 5) A powerful epic so explosive at its Cannes debut that the government yanked it from competition for the Palme D’Or and placed a five-year ban on … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fast Food Nation (2006)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Participant Media, HanWay Films, BBC Films, Recorded Picture Company.  Screenplay by Eric Schlosser, Richard Linklater, based on the book … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Southland Tales

BB (out of 5) Following a nuclear attack on Texas in the mid-2000s, America has become a completely militarized war state, run by super-paranoid corporations and ultra-conservative politicians. At the … Continue reading

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October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBB (out of 5) It sure is a tough day when being American catches up with you. A random, careless act of violence has repercussions that span the globe when … Continue reading

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October 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

Chronicle Of An Escape (Cronica De Una Fuga)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Rodrigo De la Serna (The Motorcycle Diaries) is fantastic as a student who is kidnapped and brought in for questioning under suspicion of ‘terrorism’ by the … Continue reading

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June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Days of Glory (Indigenes) (2006)

RACHID BOUCHAREB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Algeria/France/Morocco/Belgium, 2006.  Tessalit Productions, Kiss Films, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, StudioCanal, Taza Productions, Tassili Films, La Petite Reine, Versus Production, Royaume du Maroc, … Continue reading

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June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/Germany/Italy/Spain/France/Belgium/Switzerland, 2006.  Sixteen Films, Matador Pictures, Regent Capital, UK Film Council, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Element Films, BIM Distribuzione, EMC Produktion, Tornasol Films, … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Red Road (2006)

ANDREA ARNOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Denmark, 2006.  Advanced Party Scheme, BBC Films, Glasgow Film Office, Scottish Screen, Sigma Films, UK Film Council, Verve Pictures, Zentropa Entertainments, Zoma … Continue reading

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May 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Marie Antoinette (2006)

SOFIA COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/France/Japan, 2006.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Pricel, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, American Zoetrope, Commission du Film France, Commission du Film Ile-De-France.  Screenplay by Sofia Coppola.  Cinematography by Lance Acord.  Produced … Continue reading

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May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment