My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

God Loves Caviar

B (out of 5) A biopic about eighteenth century pirate-turned-business mogul Ioannis Varvakis sounds like a terrific idea, but this one falls flat almost from the very beginning. Director Yannis … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

El Greco

BBB (out of 5) The life of Domenicos Theotokopoulos, the sixteenth century painter better known as El Greco, is examined in this wholly respectful but often clunky biopic.  Nick Ashdon stars … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Anything You Want (Todo Lo Que Tu Quieras)

BB (out of 5) Juan Diego Botto‘s wife dies without warning and leaves him alone with their four year-old daughter, who is unable to understand the fact that her mother … Continue reading

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November 18, 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

1492: Conquest Of Paradise (1992)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/Spain, 1992.  Gaumont, Légende Films, France 3 Cinéma, Due West, Cyrkfilms, Ministère de la Culture, Spanish Ministry of Culture.  Screenplay by Rose Bosch.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Obaba

BB.5 (out of 5) Montxo Armendariz adapts Bernardo Atxaga’s short story collection Obabakoak with less than stellar results. A young woman decides to do her university video project on a … Continue reading

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May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment