My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Flightplan

BBB (out of 5) Jodie Foster stars as an airplane engine designer living in Berlin whose bereavement over the loss of her husband (to suicide) convinces her to take her little … Continue reading

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January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Emma (1996)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Haft Entertainment.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Ian Wilson.  Produced by Patrick Cassavetti, Steven Haft.  Music by Rachel … Continue reading

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November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cosi

BBB (out of 5) Shy, sweet Australian comedy about a group of psychiatric ward inmates who put on a production of Cosi Fan Tutti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Ben Mendelsohn gives … Continue reading

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cotton Mary

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Wonderful period piece from the team of Merchant Ivory. Directed by Ismail Merchant, the fascinating story tells of an Anglo-Indian nurse named Cotton Mary (Madhur Jaffrey) … Continue reading

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October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Festival In Cannes

B (out of 5) Henry Jaglom strikes a pitifully wrong note with this talky and boring drama that takes place during the film festival in Cannes.  Anouk Aimee (still gorgeous as … Continue reading

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October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brideshead Revisited

BBB.5 (out of 5) Nostalgia for the innocent days of youth tinges every frame of this sumptuous period piece adapted from the novel by Evelyn Waugh. Previously filmed as a … Continue reading

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October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Presumed Innocent (1990)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros., Mirage Enterprises.  Screenplay by Frank Pierson, Alan J. Pakula, based on the novel by Scott Turow.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced … Continue reading

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August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Red Violin (Le Violon Rouge)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Four stories of various eras and cultures surround the solitary figure of a violin steeped in its own turbulent history. Samuel L. Jackson plays an art collector … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Heat And Dust

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Not only is it intoxicating in its locales, it also provides you with two stories for the price of one:  Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s fascinating double narrative … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jefferson In Paris

B (out of 5) Low point for Merchant Ivory, this completely brainless period epic examines the years when Thomas Jefferson (Nick Nolte) was American minister to France, entertaining a romance with … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hidden Love (L’amore nascosto)

BB.5 (out of 5) One gets the impression that the word “harrowing” was invented simply to make sure we’d never run out of ways to describe Isabelle Huppert. In this … Continue reading

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June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Player (1992)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Avenue Pictures, Spelling Entertainment, Addis Wechsler Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Tolkin, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by David Brown, Michael … Continue reading

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May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment