My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Deceivers

BBB (out of 5) This exotic adventure takes place during the days of British-controlled India, with Pierce Brosnan¬†as a high-ranking British officer in charge of a fair area of land. … Continue reading

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November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Proprietor

BB (out of 5) There are about six or seven different stories interwoven together in this Merchant Ivory disaster, and separately they might have made for six or seven good … Continue reading

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November 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

In Custody

BB (out of 5) A columnist and teacher of Hindi (Om Puri), lamenting the dying of the Urdu language in India, convinces his magazine editor to let him spend time … Continue reading

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November 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

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

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

Quartet (1981)

BB (out of 5) As in all Merchant Ivory films, the physical qualities of this production are top notch: the sets and costumes are gorgeous, the music beautifully scored, and … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment