My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Green Room (La Chambre Verte) (1978)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France, 1978.  Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associes.  Screenplay by Jean Gruault, Francois Truffaut, based on the short stories The Altar of the … Continue reading

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September 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

What Maisie Knew (2012)

SCOTT McGEHEE, DAVID SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2012.  Red Crown Productions, Weinstock Productions, 10th Hole Productions, KODA Entertainment, 120dB Films, Dreambridge Films, , Image Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nancy Doyne, Carroll … Continue reading

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May 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Washington Square

BBB.5 (out of 5) Marvelously costumed, faithful adaptation of Henry James’ 19th-century novel is not as powerful as The Heiress thanks mainly to an overly-awkward performance by Jennifer Jason Leigh as … Continue reading

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October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Truly, Madly, Deeply

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Wonderful film that comes off as the British answer to Ghost, only with more intelligence and warmth. Juliet Stevenson is marvelous as a woman who loses the … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Celine And Julie Go Boating (Celine et Julie Vont En Bateau) (1974)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France, 1974.  Action Films, Les Films 7, Les Films Christian Fechner, Les Films du Losange, Renn Productions, Saga, Simar Productions, V.M. Productions.  Scenario by Juliet … Continue reading

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September 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Heiress

BBBBB (out of 5) Much of the narrative and dialogue from Henry James’ novel Washington Square, upon which the play by Augustus and Ruth Goetz and this film were based, … Continue reading

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August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Golden Bowl

BB (out of 5) The least intelligent adaptation of a Henry James novel made so far is this latest piece by the team of Merchant Ivory (Howards End, The Remains … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Europeans

BB.5 (out of 5) Dry adaptation of the novel by Henry James, about two European visitors, a brother and sister, who show up unexpectedly on the doorstep of their uncle’s … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bostonians

BBBB (out of 5) Henry James’s novel is given first-class treatment by the team of Merchant Ivory. Vanessa Redgrave plays the leader of a group of nineteenth-century Americans dedicated to … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Innocents

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Spellbinding horror film that is based on the play of the same name, which was itself adapted from the novel The Turn of The Screw by … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Daisy Miller

B (out of 5) The reign of Peter Bogdanovich as a notable seventies filmmaker was pretty much over when he released this wooden adaptation of Henry James’s novel. Cybill Shepherd makes … Continue reading

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June 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Portrait Of A Lady

BBBB.5 (out of 5) One of the richest and most rewarding adaptations of a Henry James novel. Nicole Kidman is at her peak as a young woman from America who travels … Continue reading

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May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment