My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

JULIAN SCHNABEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Switzerland/United Kingdom/France/USA, 2018.  Iconoclast, Riverstone Pictures, SPK Pictures.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Jon Kilik.  Music by Tatiana Lisovkaia.  Production … Continue reading

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December 10, 2018 · 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

The Artist And The Model (El Artista Y La Modelo) (2012)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Spain/France, 2012.  Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Televisión Española, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto de Crédito Oficial, Audiovisual Aval … Continue reading

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November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chinese Box (1997)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Japan/USA, 1997.  Canal+, NDF International, Pony Canyon, WW Productions Inc..  Story by Jean-Claude Carriere, Paul Theroux, Wayne Wang, Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Larry Gross.  Cinematography by Vilko Filac.  Produced by … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Associate

BBB (out of 5) Whoopi Goldberg is her usual winning self as a frustrated financial stock broker who decides to start her own company after realizing she has hit the … Continue reading

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December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Speaking Of Bunuel (Regarding Bunuel) (A Proposito De Bunuel)

BBBB (out of 5) Wonderful documentary that captures both the fascinating personality and the superb work of the greatest filmmaker of all time, Luis Bunuel.  Touching on aspects of his … Continue reading

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November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cyrano De Bergerac (1990)

BBBB (out of 5) Gerard Depardieu is a compelling Cyrano, a nobleman with a laughably big nose who falls in love with the beautiful Roxane (Anne Brochet) but instantly assumes he … Continue reading

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October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Horseman On The Roof (Le Hussard Sur Le Toit)

BBB (out of 5) Enjoyable costume drama from France is as empty-headed as a low-rent romance novel. An epidemic has broken out in a peaceful region in France during the … Continue reading

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October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel)

BBBB (out of 5) Nobel Prize-winning author Gunter Grass’s novel becomes a fascinating, explosively cinematic epic in the hands of director Volker Schlondorff. Oskar is born to a German family … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Swann In Love (Un Amour De Swann)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Sometimes flat but often engrossing adaptation of Marcel Proust’s novel, directed by Academy Award-winner Volker Schlondorff (The Tin Drum). Jeremy Irons plays an aristocrat in 19th-century Paris … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Birth (2004)

JONATHAN GLAZER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2004.  New Line Cinema, Fine Line Features, Lou Yi Inc., Academy Films, March Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Milo Addica, Jonathan Glazer. Cinematography by … Continue reading

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August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Thief Of Paris (Le Voleur) (1967)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Italy, 1967.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Les Productions Artistes Associes, Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Louis Malle, dialogue by Daniel Boulanger,based on the … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment