My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

American Dreamer (1984)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1984.  CBS Theatrical Films.  Story by Ann Biderman, Screenplay by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont, Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Doug Chapin.  Music by Lewis … Continue reading

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January 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Disappearance Of Garcia Lorca (Death In Granada) (1997)

MARCO ZURINAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Spain/France/USA/Puerto Rico, 1997.  Antena 3 Televisión, Canal+, Enrique Cerezo Producciones Cinematográficas S.A., Esparza / Katz Productions, Kanzaman, Miramar Films.  Screenplay by Marco Zurinaga, Juan … Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Elective Affinities (La Affinita Elettive)

BB.5 (out of 5) Unable to get funding from Italian movie studios, the Taviani brothers sought support from French production companies for this adaptation of Goethe’s novel and were thus … Continue reading

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February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Once Upon A Crime…

BB (out of 5) Inspired by Mario Camerini’s 1960 film Crimen, this mildly amusing comedy of errors never manages to inspire any kind of involvement from its audience. Sean Young … Continue reading

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November 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Secret Of Santa Vittoria

BB.5 (out of 5) The Italian hamlet of Santa Vittoria decides, in the early forties, to oust their current leadership in favour of placing a drunken lout of a wine … Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Man On Fire

BB (out of 5) This film operates under the grave misapprehension that, once taken, anyone would want Dakota Fanning back. Somehow, Radha Mitchell has given birth to the whitest child on … Continue reading

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September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Drama Of Jealousy (Pizza Triangle) (Jealousy–Italian Style) (Dramma Della Gelosia–Tutti I Particolari In Cronaca)

BBBB (out of 5) It’s screwball hilarity all around when passionate flower seller Monica Vitti (at her sexiest) falls madly in love with married stonemason Marcello Mastroianni.  After their torrid love … Continue reading

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September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hannibal (2001)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Universal Pictures, Dino De Laurentiis Company, Scott Free Productions.  Screenplay by David Mamet, Steven Zaillian, based on the novel by Thomas Harris.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quantum Of Solace (2008)

MARC FORSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Columbia Pictures, Eon Productions, B22, Danjaq, United Artists. Screenplay by Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, based on characters created … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mimic (1997)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  Dimension Films, Miramax.  Screen story and Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins, based on the short story by Donald A. Wollheim.   Cinematography … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

CQ

BBBB (out of 5) It’s 1969, and an American film editor (Jeremy Davies) living in Paris is working on the troubled set of a Barbarella-like science-fiction film. The director (Gerard … Continue reading

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June 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Casino Royale (2006)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) After four excruciating years and a series of lawsuits that tied up the production rights to present our favourite martini-slinging, girl-banging, quip-throwing British spy, Agent James … Continue reading

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June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment