My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Pain And Glory (Dolor y Gloria) (2019)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Spain, 2019.  Canal+, Cine@, El Deseo, El Primer Deseo, Gobierno de España, Radio Televisión Española.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Jose … Continue reading

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November 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Everybody Knows (Todos lo Saben) (2018)

ASGHAR FARHADI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Spain/France/Italy, 2018.  Memento Films Production, Morena Films, Lucky Red.  Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Álvaro Longoria, Alexandre Mallet-Guy.  Music by Javier Limón.  Production … Continue reading

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February 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2016)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  Spain, 2016.  Atresmedia Cine, Atresmedia, Crea SGR, Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Movistar+, The Queen Picture.  Screenplay … Continue reading

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November 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Two Much (1996)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Spain/USA, 1996.  Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Interscope Communications, Lolafilms, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Sociedad General de Televisión, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Fernando Trueba, David Trueba, … Continue reading

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February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Blast From The Past

BBBB (out of 5) Brendan Fraser stars as a man raised for thirty-five years in a bomb shelter with his Communist-paranoid parents (Sissy Spacek, Christopher Walken) who mistakenly took an airplane … Continue reading

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February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Belle Epoque (1992)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Spain/Portugal/France, 1992.  Animatógrafo, Eurimages, Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Lolafilms, Sogepaq.  Story by Rafael Azcona, Jose Luis Garcia Sanchez, Fernando Trueba, Screenplay by Rafael Azcona.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Life In Ruins

BB.5 (out of 5) Seven years after her big, fat Greek wedding changed the face of ethnic comedies forever, Nia Vardalos is back and this time, she’s heading for the … Continue reading

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December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jamon Jamon

BB (out of 5) Boring sex comedy from Spain, about a local rich boy who falls in love with a prostitute’s daughter. It’s essentially a starring vehicle for its Iberian … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Golden Balls (Huevos de Oro)

BB.5 (out of 5) The insurmountable problems of the male ego are the main focus of this pedestrian comedy, starring Javier Bardem as a poor young man who is determined to … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Dancer Upstairs

BB.5 (out of 5) For all its passionate photography, score, convoluted political story and rich cast, this is a surprisingly unaffecting movie. Directed by John Malkovich, it stars Javier Bardem as … Continue reading

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November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Portrait Of Carlos Saura (Retrato De Carlos Saura)

BBBB (out of 5) This documentary triptych through the life and career of Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura is often more entertaining than many of his films. It details, in one … Continue reading

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November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ay, Carmela!

BBB (out of 5) The Spanish Civil War is in full swing and two travelling theatrical performers (Carmen Maura, Andrés Pajares) have to constantly play their cards right to survive … Continue reading

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August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment