My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The French Minister (Quai D’Orsay) (2013)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 2013.  Little Bear, Pathé, France 2 Cinéma, CN2 Productions, Alvy Développement, Canal+, Ciné+, Site 4 View Productions.  Screenplay by Abel Lanzac, Christophe Blain, Bertrand Tavernier, … Continue reading

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April 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Around A Small Mountain (36 vues du Pic Saint Loup) (2009)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/Italy, 2009.  Pierre Grise Productions, France 2 Cinema, Cinemaundici, Rai Cinema, Alien Produzioni, Canal+, France 2 (FR2), Centre National De La Cinematographie, Région Languedoc-Roussillon, MEDIA … Continue reading

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June 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Swimming Pool (La Piscine) (1969)

JACQUES DERAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Italy/France, 1969.  Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie, Tritone Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Jacques Deray, from a story by Alain Page.  Cinematography by Jean-Jacques Tarbes.  Produced by Gerard … Continue reading

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June 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wonderwall (1968)

JOE MASSOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1968.  Alan Clore Films, Compton Films.  Story by Gerard Brach, Screenplay by Guillermo Cabrera Infante.  Cinematography by Harry Waxman.  Produced by Andrew Braunsberg.  Music by George Harrison.  Production Design … Continue reading

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May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Twice Born (2012)

SERGIO CASTELLITTO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Italy/Spain, 2012.  Medusa Film, Alien Produzioni, Mod Producciones, Picomedia, Telecinco Cinema, Sky Cinema, Mediaset, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, … Continue reading

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April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Merci Dr Rey! (Merci Docteur Rey)

BBBB (out of 5) Despite the fact that his mother is the most famous opera diva in the entire world, young Thomas (Stanislas Merhar) has been avoiding telling her that … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Death On The Nile

BBBB (out of 5) Like Murder On The Orient Express before it, this is an energetic and enjoyable adaptation of an Agatha Christie murder mystery. A group of strangers, old … Continue reading

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September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Daddy Nostalgia (Daddy Nostalgie) (These Foolish Things) (1990)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1990.  Cléa Productions, Eurisma, Little Bear, Solyfic.  Directed by Bertrand Tavernier.  Story by Colo Tavernier, Dialogue by Colo Tavernier, Bertrand Tavernier.  Cinematography by Denis Lenoir.  Produced by … Continue reading

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August 14, 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

Blow-Up (1966)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/Italy/USA, 1966.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Michelangelo Antonioni, Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, English dialogue by Edward Bond, based on the short story … Continue reading

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May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment