My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Love & Friendship (2016)

WHIT STILLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Ireland/Netherlands/France/USA, 2016.  Westerly Films, Blinder Films, Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée, Chic Films, Protagonist Pictures, Revolver Amsterdam.  Screenplay by Whit … Continue reading

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June 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2005.  Focus Features, Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Deborah Moggach, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Roman Osin.  Produced by … Continue reading

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February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mansfield Park

BBBB (out of 5) Patricia Rozema directs this adaptation of Jane Austen’s dark novel, which also features plot elements taken from Austen’s letters and diaries.  Frances O’Connor makes a star of … Continue reading

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December 31, 2013 · 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

Pride And Prejudice (1940)

BBBBB (out of 5) Devastatingly good adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, a surprise considering how very condensed the story is from its original source. Greer Garson makes a wonderful Elizabeth in … Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Becoming Jane

BB (out of 5) Passable if unnecessary examination of the events that led to Jane Austen’s abandoning any hopes of marriage and living by her writing. Anne Hathaway plays the young … Continue reading

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October 16, 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

Bride & Prejudice

BBBB (out of 5) Jane Austen has never looked lovelier than when draped in the rich colours and delicacies of exotic India in this delightful adaptation of Pride And Prejudice … Continue reading

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June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sense And Sensibility

BBBBB (out of 5) Best-ever adaptation of a Jane Austen novel stars Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet as two radically different sisters, one reserved and private, the other boisterous and lively, together … Continue reading

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May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment