My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

La Ronde

BBB (out of 5) Max Ophuls adapts Arthur Schnitzler’s play to delightful effect in this beautiful film. It begins with Anton Walbrook playing host to the audience, setting the scene … Continue reading

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December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Le Plaisir

BBB (out of 5) Max Ophuls adapts three Guy De Maupassant stories for an aesthetically pleasing film that whiles away the time with its beauty and delicacy. All set in … Continue reading

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December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Murmur Of The Heart (Le Souffle Au Coeur) (1971)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Italy/West Germany, 1971.  Nouvelles Editions de Films, Marianne Productions, Vides Cinematografica, Franz Seitz Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Louis Malle.  Cinematography by Ricardo Aronovich.  Produced by Vincent Malle, Claude Nedjar.  Music … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Alfred Hitchcock remade his own earlier version of this film, and though it’s technically better achieved, it isn’t as exciting as the original. James Stewart and Doris … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Testament Of Orpheus (Le Testament D’Orphee)

BBB (out of 5) Jean Cocteau completes his Orphic trilogy and closes his film career with this little meditation on inspiration and art. He stars as a medieval poet who … Continue reading

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June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment