My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

BHARAT NALLURI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Ireland/Canada, 2017.  Mazur/Kaplan Company, The Mob Film Company, Parallel Films, Rhombus Media.  Screenplay by Susan Coyne, based on the book by Les Standiford.  Cinematography by Ben Smithard.  Produced … Continue reading

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December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Australia/Spain/United Kingdom/Canada, 2015.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Cott Productions, Enelmar Productions AIE, Roth Films, Spring Creek Productions, Imagine Entertainment, K. JAM Media.  Story … Continue reading

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December 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

BB (out of 5) Tom Stoppard’s delightful play has lost much of its wit and energy in its transformation to the big screen. It centers around Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor … Continue reading

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January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Constant Gardener

BBBB (out of 5) Ralph Fiennes is excellent as a placid British diplomat living in Kenya and grieving over the accidental death of his beautiful wife (Rachel Weisz). Knowing that her … Continue reading

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November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Richard III (1995)

BB.5 (out of 5) So much effort has been put into the design of this stylish adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most violent plays that the original material is sunken … Continue reading

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November 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Eastern Promises (2007)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 2007.  Kudos Film and Television, BBC Films, Serendipity Point Films, Corus Entertainment, Scion Films, Shine Pictures, Astral Media, Telefilm Canada, Focus Features.  Screenplay … Continue reading

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July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Sweden/United Kingdom/Germany, 2011.  Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Scott Rudin Productions, Yellow Bird, Film Rites, Ground Control.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the novel Man som Hatar Kvinnor … Continue reading

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June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

BBBB (out of 5) Glenda Jackson and Peter Finch have nothing in common except two things in this British drama: they both use the same answering service and they’re both sleeping with … Continue reading

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June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

KATHRYN BIGELOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany/USA/Canada, 2002.  First Light Production, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Intermedia Films, K-19 Film Production, National Geographic Society, … Continue reading

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June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Enigma

BB.5 (out of 5) Dougray Scott plays a British code breaker during World War II who, after completing his assignment deciphering the messages of the German encryption device Enigma years … Continue reading

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May 21, 2013 · Leave a comment