My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

LUCA GUADAGNINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Italy/France/Brazil/USA, 2017.  Frenesy Film Company, La Cinéfacture, RT Features, Water’s End Productions, M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Lombardia Film Commission.  Screenplay … Continue reading

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January 10, 2018 · 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

A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries

BBBBB (out of 5) Engrossing drama is Merchant Ivory’s best film since The Remains of the Day. Based on the autobiographical novel by Kaylie Jones, it encapsulates her teenage life … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jane Austen In Manhattan

B.5 (out of 5) Pointlessly driven drama by the team of Merchant Ivory stands with The Proprietor and Jefferson In Paris as among their worst. After a manuscript of Sir … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Surviving Picasso

BBBB (out of 5) Anthony Hopkins is excellent as the famous Spanish painter who wooed countless women during his career. Natascha McElhone plays Francoise Gilot, the woman who spent many years with … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment