My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Great Directors (2009)

ANGELA ISMAILOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2009.  Anisma Films.  Screenplay by Angela Ismailos.  Cinematography by John Pirozzi.  Produced by Patricia Romeu.  Music by Joel Douek.  Film Editing by Christina Burchard, Sabine Hoffman.   Angela Ismailos travels the … Continue reading

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Inland Empire

BBB (out of 5) David Lynch goes full-on indie with this exploration of the truly bizarre, shooting his three-hour epic drama on grainy handicam and releasing it without the help … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lost Highway

BBB.5 (out of 5) More psychedelia from the warped mind of David Lynch that isn’t as crafty as Blue Velvet or as brilliant as Mulholland Drive would be later on. … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

BB.5 (out of 5) Overlong, sometimes fascinating but often annoying prequel that ties up loose ends from the groundbreaking television series produced by David Lynch. Lynch writes and directs here, … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wild At Heart

BB.5 (out of 5) Lynch psychedelia at its most unimportant. After getting out of jail on probation, Nicolas Cage picks up his lady love (Laura Dern) and drives her across the … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Elephant Man

BBBB.5 (out of 5) David Lynch’s mainstream breakthrough film captures a nightmarish vision of Victorian London society. Filmed in dreamy black and white, it tells the story of John Merrick … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dune

B (out of 5) Frank Herbert’s immensely popular science-fiction novel (the first in a series) has been turned into an unfortunate clunker of a film, helmed quite badly by David … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blue Velvet

BBBBB (out of 5) Despite already being an Academy Award nominee (for The Elephant Man) and popular among the art-house crowd (for Eraserhead), David Lynch’s career as master of the … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Straight Story

BBBBB (out of 5) Everything is done perfectly in this heartwarming tale, based on the true story of Alvin Straight, an elderly gentleman who rode his John Deere lawnmower across … Continue reading

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June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mulholland Drive

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Atmosphere is just the first delicious part of the experience in this David Lynch film, his best since Blue Velvet. Two women are united after a … Continue reading

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June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chacun Son Cinema, ou Ce Petit Coup Au Coeur Quand La Lumiere S’Eteint et Que Le Film Commence (To Each His Own Cinema) (2007)

Theodoros Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August, Jane Campion, Youssef Chahine, Kaige Chen, Michael Cimino, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Manoel de Oliveira, Raymond Depardon, Atom Egoyan, … Continue reading

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May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment