My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Sleeping Beauty (2011)

JULIA LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Australia, 2011.  Screen Australia, Magic Films, Screen NSW, Deluxe Australia, Spectrum Films, Big Ears Productions, Fulcrum Media Finance.  Screenplay by Julia Leigh, … Continue reading

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August 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Under The Tuscan Sun

BBBB (out of 5) After barely surviving a nasty and devastating divorce, a literary critic (Diane Lane) goes on an Italian vacation on the suggestion of her best friend (Sandra … Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey

BBBB (out of 5) Startling, unique science-fiction film has a terrific story and excellent direction by Vincent Ward. A community in fourteenth-century Scotland is the only village in the country to … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Last Holiday

BBB (out of 5) Queen Latifah‘s charms can be blamed for the enjoyment here, for while this feelgood comedy by Wayne Wang has most of its cliches telegraphed to the … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Sessions

BB.5 (out of 5) Inspired by the true story of Mark O’Brien, particularly the Academy Award-winning short documentary Breathing Lessons by Jessica Yu.  O’Brien was a scholar and writer who … Continue reading

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January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Center Stage (2000)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Laurence Mark Productions.  Screenplay by Carol Heikkinen.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume … Continue reading

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October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shine

BBBB (out of 5) Exciting film biography of concert pianist David Helfgott, who suffered under enormous personal pressures (mostly from an overbearing father) and had a complete nervous breakdown while … Continue reading

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September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Green Card (1990)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia/France/USA, 1990.  Touchstone Pictures, Australian Film Finance Corporation.  Screenplay by Peter Weir.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Peter Weir.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Wendy Stites.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Life (1999)

BB.5 (out of 5) Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence play two bootleggers who stumble across a dead body in a barn one fine evening and end up being convicted of the victim’s … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Glitter

BBB (out of 5) Fifth version of A Star Is Born (if you don’t include Funny Girl) has Mariah Carey doing a fine acting job in her leading role debut, … Continue reading

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July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fried Green Tomatoes

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This marvelous journey had its inception in Fannie Flagg’s deliciously Southern novel Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe. From there it made the transition … Continue reading

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May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oscar And Lucinda

BBBB (out of 5) Those enchanted by the increasingly impressive Cate Blanchett will want to take a look at this touching drama that convinced Shekhar Kapur to cast her in his … Continue reading

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May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment