My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Tomb Raider (2018)

ROAR UTHAUG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  GK Films, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Square Enix, Warner Bros..  Story by Evan Daugherty, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Alastair Siddons.  Cinematography by George Richmond.  Produced by … Continue reading

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March 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Twentieth Century Fox, Genre Films, Kinberg Genre, The Mark Gordon Company, Scott Free Productions, Latina Pictures, The Estate of Agatha Christie.  Malta/USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Michael Green, based … Continue reading

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November 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Effie Gray (2014)

RICHARD LAXTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 2014.  Sovereign Films.  Screenplay by Emma Thompson.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Andreas Roald, Donald Rosenfeld.  Music by Paul Cantelon.  Production Design by James Merifield.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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September 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Endgame (2009)

PETE TRAVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 2009.  Daybreak Pictures, Film Afrika Worldwide.  Screenplay by Paula Milne, based on the book The Fall Of Apartheid: The Inside Story From Smuts … Continue reading

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June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Grace Of Monaco (Princess Grace) (2014)

OLIVIER DAHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/USA/Belgium/Italy/Switzerland, 2014.  Stone Angels, YRF Entertainment, Umedia, Lucky Red, TF1 Films Production, Canal+, Gaumont, Od Shots, Silver Reel, uFilm.  Screenplay by Arash Amel.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by … Continue reading

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June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cinderella (2015)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Allison Shearmur Productions, Beagle Pug Films, Genre Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  USA, 2015.  Screenplay by Chris Weitz.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg, Allison Shearmur.  Music by … Continue reading

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March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Anonymous (2011)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/Germany/USA, 2011.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, Centropolis Entertainment, Studio Babelsberg, Anonymous Pictures, Vierzehnte Babelsberg Film, Siebente Babelsberg Film, Achte Babelsberg Film.  Screenplay … Continue reading

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January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Body

BBB.5 (out of 5) Clever, involving thriller that raises many questions and deals with them a bit too patly, but not overly so.  Antonio Banderas plays an El Salvadorean Catholic priest … Continue reading

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November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Love Is The Devil: Study For A Portrait Of Francis Bacon

BBB.5 (out of 5) Absorbing and sometimes shocking look at the love affair between sixties painter Francis Bacon (Derek Jacobi) and petty thief George Dyer (Daniel Craig).  John Maybury, previously … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Golden Compass

BBB.5 (out of 5) The first book in Philip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy is an exciting, highly imaginative romp with Dakota Blue Richards giving a wonderful performance in the lead.  She plays the centre … Continue reading

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November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nanny McPhee

BB.5 (out of 5) Adaptation of the children’s book that sees a new kind of Mary Poppins appearing to help raise spoiled brats everywhere. In a household turned upside-down by … Continue reading

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October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Up At The Villa

BBB (out of 5) Not the liveliest film around, this is a handsome and elegant adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s novel. It stars Kristin Scott Thomas as a woman caught in … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment