My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Three Hearts (3 Coeurs) (2014)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 2014.  Rectangle Productions, Wild Bunch, Pandora Filmproduktion, Scope Pictures, Arte France Cinéma, WDR / Arte, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Canal+, Ciné+, Arte France, Soficinéma … Continue reading

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October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lines Of Wellington

BBB (out of 5) Raoul Ruiz was in pre-production of this epic examination of Napoleon’s invasion of Portugal in 1810 when he passed away at the age of 70, prompting … Continue reading

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January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bastards (Les Salauds) (2013)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Germany, 2013.  Alcatraz Films, Wild Bunch, Arte France Cinéma, Pandora Filmproduktion, Palatine Étoile 10, Soficinéma 9, Indéfilms, Canal+, Ciné+, ZDF/Arte, Centre National du … Continue reading

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October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Love Songs (Les Chansons D’Amour)

BBBB (out of 5) Christophe Honore follows up more disturbing films like Ma Mere with this delightful musical that isn’t without some dark tones of its own.  Clotilde Hesme, Ludivine … Continue reading

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October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Man At Bath (Homme Au Bain)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Sexy, erotic drama features gay-porn star François Sagat giving a heartfelt performance as half of an estranged couple. When Omar (Omar Ben Sellem) travels to New York … Continue reading

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October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chicken With Plums (Poulet Aux Prunes)

BB (out of 5) Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s adaptation of their graphic novel Persepolis was such an important and moving human record that they are forgiven any future missteps, … Continue reading

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October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Carnage (Carnages)

BB.5 (out of 5) A large ensemble cast of characters are tied by a tenuous thread in this French/Spanish take on Magnolia. The connection here is the carcass of a … Continue reading

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August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Favorite Season (Ma Saison Preferee) (1993)

ANDRE TECHINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France, 1993.  D.A. Films, Les Films Alain Sarde, TF1 Films Production.  Screenplay by Pascal Bonitzer, Andre Techine. Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Alain Sarde.  Music by … Continue reading

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June 26, 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

A Christmas Tale (Un Conte De Noel) (2008)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France, 2008.  Why Not Productions, France 2 Cinema, Wild Bunch, Bac Films, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre National De La Cinematographie, C.R.R.A.V. Nord Pas de Calais, Région … Continue reading

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June 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Time Regained (Le temps retrouvé, d’après l’oeuvre de Marcel Proust) (1999)

RAOUL RUIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Italy/Portugal, 1999.  Gemini Films, France 2 Cinéma, Les Films du Lendemain, Blu Cinematografica, Madragoa Filmes, Eurimages, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Procirep.  Screenplay by Raoul Ruiz, … Continue reading

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June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Persepolis

BBBBB (out of 5) Marjane Satrapi’s popular graphic novel is translated to the big screen with her gorgeous art work intact.  It recounts growing up on the cusp of one … Continue reading

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May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment