My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Hanussen (1988)

ISTVAN SZABO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Hungary/West Germany/Austria, 1988.  Central Cinema Company Film, Hungarofilm, Mafilm, Mokép, Objektív Filmstúdió Vállalat, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Peter Dobai, Istvan Szabo, dialogue by Gabriella Prekop, additional … Continue reading

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October 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pelle The Conqueror (Pelle Erobreren) (1987)

BILLE AUGUST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Denmark/Sweden, 1987.  Per Holst Filmproduktion, Svensk Filmindustri, Odyssey Entertainment.  Screenplay by Bille August, Per Olov Enquist, Bjarne Reuter, based on the novel by Martin Andersen Nexo.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Crossing Delancey

BBBB (out of 5) Intimate little romance sparkles thanks to heartfelt performances by Peter Riegert and the always riveting Amy Irving. She plays a single New Yorker whose grandmother keeps bothering her … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bull Durham

BBBB.5 (out of 5) One of the most enjoyable sports movies ever made is this classic comedy by Ron Shelton.  Susan Sarandon is lethally sexy as a boy-crazy baseball fan … Continue reading

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January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Cry In The Dark (Evil Angels)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Meryl Streep is astounding as real-life murder suspect Lindy Chamberlain, a woman accused of murdering her baby girl after she claims to have seen a dingo (Australian … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Milagro Beanfield War

BBB (out of 5) A tiny town in New Mexico which has been perfectly quiet for centuries is suddenly the centre of action when a land developer threatens to turn … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

BBBB (out of 5) Comedic romp through the world of con artists is the lighter sibling to The Grifters.  Michael Caine plays a world class con man who swindles royals out … Continue reading

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December 2, 2013 · 1 Comment


BBB.5 (out of 5) A thirteen year-old kid is tired of being bossed around by his parents, told he’s too short to go on rides and constantly given chores to … Continue reading

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November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Accused (1988)

JONATHAN KAPLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Canada, 1988.  Paramount Pictures, Jaffe-Lansing, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Tom Topor.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Sherry Lansing, Stanley R. Jaffe.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Richard … Continue reading

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October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Madame Sousatzka (1988)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1988.  Cineplex-Odeon Films.  Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, John Schlesinger, additional material by Peter Morgan, Mark Wadlow, based on the novel by Bernice … Continue reading

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September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mississippi Burning (1988)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Chris Gerolmo.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Robert F. Colesberry, Frederick Zollo.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Philip Harrison, … Continue reading

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September 18, 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