My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Dressmaker (2015)

JOCELYN MOORHOUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia, 2015.  Screen Australia, Film Art Media, White Hot Productions.  Screenplay by Jocelyn Moorhouse, P.J. Hogan, based on the novel by Rosalie Ham.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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March 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The New Age

BB.5 (out of 5) Disappointing comedy that reunites Peter Weller and Judy Davis, who previously performed together in David Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch. They play a middle-aging couple in California who, … Continue reading

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February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Eye Of The Storm

BB.5 (out of 5) Geoffrey Rush is an aging actor still playing the bed-hopping cad, and his sister Judy Davis is an impoverished princess abandoned by her prince husband. Their mother Charlotte … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Break-Up

BBB.5 (out of 5) Surprisingly effective comedy that introduces us to the instant romance between an art gallery employee (Jennifer Aniston) and a Chicago tour bus guide (Vince Vaughn), then … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Georgia (1988)

BB.5 (out of 5) Judy Davis is excellent in a double role as a straight-laced attorney investigating the years-old accidental drowning of her wilder, photographer mother (also Davis). Her snooping around … Continue reading

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November 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Impromptu

BBBB (out of 5) For some, the idea of making up a story that involves great historical figures of the art world might seem like total sacrilege, but in James … Continue reading

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November 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Where Angels Fear To Tread

BBB (out of 5) This film is far from being the best of the adaptations made from E.M. Forster’s novels. After a widowed Englishwoman (Helen Mirren) moves to Italy and … Continue reading

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October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Passage To India (1984)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1984.  EMI Films, Home Box Office, Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, New Gold Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Lean, based on the novel by … Continue reading

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September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blood And Wine

BB.5 So-so emotional thriller stars Jack Nicholson and Judy Davis as a Florida wine merchant and his unsuspecting wife who has no idea that her husband and a small-time hood (Michael Caine) … Continue reading

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September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Children Of The Revolution

BB.5 (out of 5) Judy Davis‘s surefire performance will reel in the viewers, but don’t expect to be overly pleased. Despite boasting a great cast of Australia’s finest talents (Davis, … Continue reading

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July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Ref

BBBB (out of 5) Hysterical comedy that features excellent performances from a great cast. Directed by Ted Demme (Jonathan’s nephew), it stars Denis Leary as a house burglar who breaks … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Naked Lunch (1991)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/United Kingdom/Japan, 1991.  Recorded Picture Company, Téléfilm Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation, Film Trustees Ltd., Pierson, Heldring & Pierson N.V., Nippon Film Development and … Continue reading

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July 2, 2013 · 3 Comments