My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Loving Vincent (2017)

DOROTA KOBIELA, HUGH WELCHMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Poland/United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  BreakThru Productions, Trademark Films, Silver Reel, Odra Film, Centrum Technologii Audiowizualnych, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, RBF Productions, Sevenex Capital Partners.  Screenplay by … Continue reading

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February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 2016.  Qwerty Films, Pathe Pictures International, BBC Films.  Screenplay by Nicholas Martin.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Michael Kuhn, Tracey Seaward.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mr. Holmes (2015)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  Miramax, Roadside Attractions, BBC Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Archer Gray, See-Saw Films, Twenty First City.  Screen story by Mitch Cullin, Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher, based … Continue reading

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August 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Merchant Of Venice

BBBB (out of 5) In sixteenth century Venice, the city’s rampant anti-Semitism has its own racism bite back when a Jewish moneylender (Al Pacino) looks to be repaid for the … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cousin Bette

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Critics and audiences unfortunately ignored this delightful though admittedly loose adaptation of Honore de Balzac’s searing novel. Jessica Lange is excellent as Bette, the passed-over old-maid relation … Continue reading

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November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Iron Lady

BBB (out of 5) A slightly disoriented eighty year-old woman buys milk at a local supermarket and comes home to tell her husband, over breakfast, that the price has gone … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

B.5 (out of 5) Uneven adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic fantasy play that will seem choppy and badly edited even to those completely unfamiliar with the original. Director Michael Lehmann has … Continue reading

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October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Last Station

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Nearing the end of his life, Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) is the most famous writer in the world and the pride of Russia, he and his … Continue reading

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October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bounty (1984)

ROGER DONALDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1984.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Bounty Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, based on the book Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian by Richard … Continue reading

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July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Good Shepherd

BB (out of 5) Talky, boring, ridiculously long political drama, director Robert De Niro’s three hour epic on the creation of the CIA labours under the monotony of quiet conversations. … Continue reading

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July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gangs Of New York

BBBB (out of 5) Martin Scorsese’s dream project of the last thirty years has finally made it to the big screen with mostly successful results. The story is GoodFellas but … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Midwinter’s Tale (In The Bleak Midwinter) (1995)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Midwinter Films.  United Kingdom, 1995.  Screenplay by Kenneth Branagh.  Cinematography by Roger Lanser.  Produced by David Barron.  Music by Jimmy Yuill.  Production Design by Tim Harvey.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment