My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Life Is A Bed Of Roses (La vie est un roman) (1983)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  France, 1983.  Fideline Films, Films A2, Filmédis, Les Films Ariane, Soprofilms.  Screenplay by Jean Gruault.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Philippe … Continue reading

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November 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Marguerite & Julien (Marguerite et Julien) (2015)

VALERIE DONZELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  France, 2015.  Rectangle Productions, Wild Bunch, Orange Studio, France 2 Cinema, Scope Pictures, Framboise Productions, Cofinova 11, Cinémage 9, SofiTVciné 2, Palatine … Continue reading

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August 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

J.A. BAYONA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2018.  Amblin Entertainment, Legendary Entertainment, Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, based on characters created by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Oscar … Continue reading

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August 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Noroît (1976)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1976.  Sunchild Productions, Les Productions Jacques Roitfeld, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel.  Screenplay by Eduardo de Gregorio, Marilù Parolini, Jacques Rivette, dialogue by Eduardo de … Continue reading

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August 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Countess From Hong Kong (1967)

CHARLES CHAPLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Chaplin Film Productions Ltd., Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Chaplin.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Jerome Epstein.  Music by Charles Chaplin.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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February 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Monk (Le Moine) (2011)

DOMINIK MOLL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Spain/France, 2011.  Diaphana Films, Morena Films, El Monje La Pelicula AIE, Estrategia Audiovisual, France 3 Cinéma, Canal+, France Télévision, CinéCinéma, Televisio de Catalunya, Coficup, … Continue reading

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March 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jane Eyre (1996)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Italy/United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Cineritino S.r.L., Flach Film, Mediaset, Miramax, RCS Editori S.p.A., Rochester.  Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Charlie: The Life and Art Of Charles Chaplin

BBBB (out of 5) Those disappointed in Richard Attenborough’s film Chaplin should definitely take a look at this excellent documentary, as it features information on his colourful personal life but … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Moderns

BB (out of 5) This meandering drama features characters who constantly threaten to be memorable but never quite manage it. Keith Carradine plays an American expatriate living as an artist in … Continue reading

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January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cousin Bette

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Critics and audiences unfortunately ignored this delightful though admittedly loose adaptation of Honore de Balzac’s searing novel. Jessica Lange is excellent as Bette, the passed-over old-maid relation … Continue reading

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November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Portrait Of Carlos Saura (Retrato De Carlos Saura)

BBBB (out of 5) This documentary triptych through the life and career of Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura is often more entertaining than many of his films. It details, in one … Continue reading

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November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Wolfman

BBB (out of 5) Remake of the 1941 classic starring Lon Chaney has Benicio Del Toro filling in the lead as a famous actor who returns to his ancestral home in … Continue reading

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October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment