My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

A Special Day (Una Giornata Particolare) (1977)

ETTORE SCOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Italy/Canada, 1977.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Canafox Films.  Screenplay by Ruggero Maccari, Ettore Scola, collaboration with Maurizio Costanzo.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis.   Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music … Continue reading

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November 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

What? (Che?) (1972)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Italy/France/West Germany, 1972.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Les Films Concordia, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski.  Cinematography by Marcello Gatti, Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by … Continue reading

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September 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Passenger (Professione: Reporter) (1975)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/Spain/France, 1975.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Les Films Concordia, CIPI Cinematografica S.A..  Story by Mark Peploe, Screenplay by Mark Peploe, Peter Wollen, Michelangelo Antonioni.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blood For Dracula (Andy Warhol’s Dracula) (Dracula Cerca Sangue Di Vergine…E Mori Di Sete!!!)

BBB (out of 5) Of the two horror films that Paul Morrissey made on a shoestring budget in Italy in 1974 (the other being Flesh For Frankenstein), this one is … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Le Doulos

BBBB (out of 5) Terrific French detective story by Jean-Pierre Melville. Jean-Paul Belmondo plays a hood who gets out of jail and decides to go in for one more score. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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November 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ugly, Dirty And Bad (Down And Dirty) (Brutti, Sporchi E Cattivi)

BBB (out of 5) The head of a large extended family living in a Roman slum guards his money from his greedy relatives until his tyrannical ways inspire them to … Continue reading

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September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Tenth Victim (La Decima Vittima)

BBBB (out of 5) Hilarious science-fiction spoof by politically controversial filmmaker Elio Petri. Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress are participants in a futuristic cat-and-mouse game where players sign up to … Continue reading

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September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Contempt (Le Mepris) (1963)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Italy, 1963.  Rome Paris Films, Les Films Concordia, Compagnia Cinematografica Champion.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard, based on the novel Il Disprezzo by Alberto Moravia.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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August 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Thief Of Paris (Le Voleur) (1967)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Italy, 1967.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Les Productions Artistes Associes, Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Louis Malle, dialogue by Daniel Boulanger,based on the … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sunflower (I Girasoli)

BB.5 (out of 5) Following the wonders of Yesterday Today and Tomorrow and Marriage Italian Style, the reunion of Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren with director Vittorio de Sica should provide for … Continue reading

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July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Marriage Italian Style (Matrimonio All’Italiana)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) It’s impossible to believe there was anyone ever more impressive than Sophia Loren at the height of her powers. This movie shows her off to excellent effect, … Continue reading

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July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (Ieri, Oggi, Domani)

BBBBB (out of 5) You’d think that having one of the fathers of Italian neorealism giving into the popularity of the Italian sex comedy would be a reason to mourn, … Continue reading

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July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment