My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Cry Freedom (1987)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1987.  Universal Pictures, Marble Arch Productions.  Screenplay by John Briley, based on the books Biko and Asking For Trouble by Donald Woods.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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October 15, 2015 · 1 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

Tom Jones

BBBB (out of 5) Deliciously bawdy adaptation of Henry Fielding’s popular 19th-century novel about a handsome rogue (Albert Finney) who runs amok seducing women and infuriating jealous husbands. Along the … Continue reading

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December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1980.  Lucasfilm.  Story by George Lucas, Screenplay by Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Gary Kurtz.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume … Continue reading

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October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nicholas And Alexandra

B.5 (out of 5) If the real Romanovs were this boring it’s no wonder they were all shot. Michael Jayston and Janet Suzman play the famed Czar and Czarina of Russia, the … Continue reading

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October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

BBBB (out of 5) Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) indulges a very willing audience in an old-fashioned adventure that is full of mystery, exoticism and full-throttle excitement. He is commissioned by … Continue reading

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September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment


BB (out of 5) How to stretch a segment of a Greek epic to three hours of cinematic junk: avoid the dramatic character development that, say, Euripides brought to ancient … Continue reading

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September 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

For Your Eyes Only

BBBB (out of 5) The team behind the Bond films definitely made up for Moonraker with this excellent entry in the series, a stylish and understated action film that sticks … Continue reading

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August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment


BB.5 (out of 5) Roland Joffe produces a visually stunning but shallow period piece involving an eighteenth century French prince (Julian Glover) who puts on a lavish spectacle when the … Continue reading

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August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

BBBB.5 (out of 5) It’s Year Two for your favourite little wizard, and the new term isn’t bring anything but trouble.  Initially warned against returning to the Hogwarts school of … Continue reading

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June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Heat And Dust

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Not only is it intoxicating in its locales, it also provides you with two stories for the price of one:  Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s fascinating double narrative … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scoop (2006)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  BBC Films, Ingenious Film Partners, Phoenix Wiley, Jelly Roll Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Gareth Wiley.  Production Design … Continue reading

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May 13, 2013 · 1 Comment