My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Downton Abbey (2019)

MICHAEL ENGLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/China, 2019.  Carnival Film & Television, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Julian Fellowes, based on his characters.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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October 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jane Eyre (1996)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Italy/United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Cineritino S.r.L., Flach Film, Mediaset, Miramax, RCS Editori S.p.A., Rochester.  Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Young Victoria (2009)

JEAN-MARC VALLEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2009.  GK Films.  Screenplay by Julian Fellowes.  Cinematography by Hagen Bogdanski.  Produced by Sarah Ferguson, Tim Headington, Graham King, Martin Scorsese.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tomorrow Never Dies

BBBBB (out of 5) The second Bond installment to feature the dapper Pierce Brosnan as the womanizing, gun-toting hero. Part of the fun involves the fact that director Roger Spottiswoode doesn’t … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vanity Fair

BBB (out of 5) Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon), the orphan child of artists who has no name or fortune, leaves the boarding school where she has worked for her education … Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Damage (Fatale) (1992)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 1992.  Nouvelles Editions de Films, Skreba Films, StudioCanal, European Co-production Fund, Channel Four Films, Canal+.  Screenplay by David Hare, based on the novel … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gosford Park (2001)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Italy, 2001.  USA Films, Capitol Films,  Film Council, Sandcastle 5 Productions, Chicagofilms, Medusa Film.  Idea by Robert Altman, Bob Balaban, Screenplay by Julian Fellowes.  Cinematography by Andrew … Continue reading

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June 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Tourist (2010)

FLORIAN HENCKEL VON DONNERSMARCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA/France, 2010.  GK Films, Spyglass Entertainment, Birnbaum/Barber, StudioCanal, Cineroma SRL, Peninsula Films, Italian Tax Credit, French Tax Credit.  Screenplay by Florian Henckel … Continue reading

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May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shadowlands

BBBB.5 (out of 5) After years of writing letters to author C.S. Lewis (Anthony Hopkins), American writer Joy Gresham (Debra Winger) finally makes the trip out to England to meet … Continue reading

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May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Two Brothers (Deux Freres)

BBBB (out of 5) After Chris Noonan’s wonderful Babe ushered in a decade of bad talking animal movies, it was uplifting to find out that director Jean-Jacques Annaud, who previously … Continue reading

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May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment