My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

A Matter of Time (1976)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  Italy, 1976.  American International Pictures, Coralta Cinematografica, Deux Femmes Service Company, General International Film Company.  Screenplay by John Gay, based on the novel by Maurice Druon.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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August 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Falstaff (Chimes At Midnight) (1965)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Spain/Switzerland, 1965.  Internacional Films, Alpine Films.  Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the book by Raphael Holinshed, and the plays of William Shakespeare. Cinematography … Continue reading

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June 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Monsignor

B.5 (out of 5) Failed attempt to get inside the world of the Catholic Church. Christopher Reeve is flat as a priest who does so well in organizing business affairs for … Continue reading

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September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Moon Over Parador

BB.5 (out of 5) This movie isn’t in any way difficult to watch, and the performances are all quite good, but for a comedy I can’t say it’s very funny. … Continue reading

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August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

1492: Conquest Of Paradise (1992)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/Spain, 1992.  Gaumont, Légende Films, France 3 Cinéma, Due West, Cyrkfilms, Ministère de la Culture, Spanish Ministry of Culture.  Screenplay by Rose Bosch.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The French Connection

BBBBB (out of 5) Superb example of a top-notch police thriller, one of the most exciting movies of the seventies.  Gene Hackman is brilliant as ‘Popeye’ Doyle, a hard-edged New York … Continue reading

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July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hit (1984)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1984.  Zenith Entertainment, Recorded Picture Company, Central Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Peter Prince.  Cinematography by Mike Molloy.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Paco de Lucía.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

That Obscure Object Of Desire (Cet Obscur Object Du Desir) (1977)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  France/Spain, 1977.  Greenwich Film Productions, Les Films Galaxie, In-Cine Compañía Industrial Cinematográfica.  Scenario by Luis Bunuel, collaboration with Jean-Claude Carriere, inspired by the book … Continue reading

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June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (La Charme Discret De La Bourgeoisie)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  France/Italy/Spain, 1972.  Greenwich Film Productions.  Scenario by Luis Bunuel, in collaboration with Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume … Continue reading

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June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tristana (1970)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/Italy/Spain, 1970.  Época Films, Talía Films, Selenia Cinematografica, Les Films Corona.  Screen story by Luis Bunuel, Screenplay by Julio Alejandro, based on the novel … Continue reading

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June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Viridiana

BBBBB (out of 5) Luis Bunuel made so many five-star films that it’s hard to just say which is his masterpiece, but this one definitely comes closer than most. Viridiana … Continue reading

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June 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Quintet (1979)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1979.  Lion’s Gate Films.  Story by Robert Altman, Patricia Resnick, Lionel Chetwynd, Screenplay by Frank Barhydt, Robert Altman, Patricia Resnick.  Cinematography by Jean Boffety.  Produced … Continue reading

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May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment