My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Pain And Glory (Dolor y Gloria) (2019)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Spain, 2019.  Canal+, Cine@, El Deseo, El Primer Deseo, Gobierno de España, Radio Televisión Española.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Jose … Continue reading

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November 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Second Skin (Segunda Piel)

BB (out of 5) Ariadna Gil discovers a hotel bill in her husband’s pocket that she knows means he’s having an affair with another woman. Burn on her: he (Jordi Mollà) … Continue reading

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February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lucia, Lucia (La Hija Del Canibal)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Confusing but enjoyable fairy tale about a daydreaming housewife (the exciting Cecilia Roth) whose desire to have a more interesting life has her telling lies to the … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kamchatka

BBBB (out of 5) The world of political upheaval is seen through the eyes of a child in this moving, thoroughly engaging drama. Ricardo Darín and Cecilia Roth are excellent as politically … Continue reading

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December 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

I’m So Excited (Los Amantes Pasajeros) (2013)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Spain, 2013.  El Deseo.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Antxon … Continue reading

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July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Place In The World (Un Lugar En El Mundo)

BBB.5 (out of 5) The modern world gradually invades the idyllic landscape of rural Argentina in this heartfelt movie by Adolfo Aristarain. Cecilia Roth and Federico Luppi are excellent as former … Continue reading

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May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

All About My Mother (Todo Sobre Mi Madre)

BBBBB (out of 5) Pedro Almodovar offers us his best work yet with this touching and emotionally lyrical film about a nurse (Cecilia Roth in a world class performance) who leaves … Continue reading

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May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Have I Done To Deserve This (Que He Hecho Yo Para Merecer Esto)

BBBB (out of 5) After the promising but not quite super films that Pedro Almodovar had started with (Pepi Luci Bom, Labyrinth Of Passion, Dark Habits), he showed his first … Continue reading

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May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dark Habits (Entre Tieneblas)

BB (out of 5) Among the least memorable of the films in the great Pedro Almodovar’s canon. A nightclub singer goes on the run when her junkie boyfriend overdoses on … Continue reading

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May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Labyrinth Of Passion (Laberinto De Pasiones)

BB (out of 5) This campy comedy by Pedro Almodovar isn’t as boring as Dark Habits would be a year later, but is still a far cry from the much … Continue reading

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May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pepi, Luci, Bom And Other Girls (Pepi, Luci, Bom…Y Otras Chicas Del Monton)

BBB (out of 5) Pedro Almodovar’s film debut as feature director must be seen by his fans; it is a testament to the talents of a man who could be … Continue reading

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May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment