My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo) (2009)

JULIAN HERNANDEZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Mexico, 2009.  Mil Nubes-Cine, Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos.  Screenplay by … Continue reading

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November 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Battle In Heaven (Batalla En El Cielo) (2005)

CARLOS REYGADAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Mexico/Belgium/France/Germany/Netherlands, 2005.  Coproduction Office, No Dream Cinema, Mantarraya Producciones, Tarantula, Arte France Cinema, Universidad de Guadalajara, ZDF/Arte, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Mackey Co., Hubert … Continue reading

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April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lucia, Lucia (La Hija Del Canibal)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Confusing but enjoyable fairy tale about a daydreaming housewife (the exciting Cecilia Roth) whose desire to have a more interesting life has her telling lies to the … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Silent Light (Stellet Licht) (2007)

CARLOS REYGADAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Mexico/France/The Netherlands/Germany, 2007.  Mantarraya Producciones, No Dream Cinema, Bac Films, ARTE, Arte France Cinema, Estudios Churubusco Azteca S.A., Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBB.5 (out of 5) A bored Mexico City telephone operator gets to experience her only respite from her dull, daily existence by going once a week to a dance hall … Continue reading

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December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thousand Clouds Of Peace, A (Mil Nubes De Paz Cercan El Cielo, Amor, Jamas Acabaras De Ser Amor)

BB.5 (out of 5) Gerardo wanders around Mexico City mooning over his ex-lover Bruno, the one happiness he seems to have ever had in life until Bruno abandoned him. Having … Continue reading

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October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Duck Season (Temporada De Patos)

BBB (out of 5) Two pre-teen boys settle in for a fun afternoon of video games when the one boy’s mother leaves them alone on a Sunday. Their proposed idyll … Continue reading

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July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cronos (1993)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Mexico, 1993.  CNCAIMC, Fondo de Fomento a la Calidad Cinematográfica, Grupo Del Toro, Guillermo Springall, Iguana Producciones, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, Servicos Filmicos ANC, … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Love In The Time Of Hysteria (Solo Con Tu Pareja)

BB (out of 5) Don Juan-ish Daniel Giménez Cacho enjoys a myriad of ladies in his bedroom, never for a moment considering a relationship (or even safe sex) with any … Continue reading

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July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Crime Of Father Amaro (El Crimen Del Padre Amaro)

BBBB (out of 5) A young priest prepares for his studies in Rome by presiding over a parish in a tiny Mexican town. He arrives with all sorts of lofty … Continue reading

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June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Like Water For Chocolate (Como Agua Para Chocolate)

BBBB (out of 5) Food movie lovers will definitely not want to miss this romantic classic, nor will those with a penchant for Latin American literature. Tita (Lumi Cavazos) is … Continue reading

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May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Strawberry And Chocolate (Fresa Y Chocolate)

BBB (out of 5) A Cuban artist is madly in love with his best friend, a Communist university student with ideals that transcend base humanity. Between them arrives a zesty … Continue reading

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May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment