My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Ceremony (Gishiki) (1971)

NAGISA OSHIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Japan, 1971.  Art Theatre Guild, Daiei Studios, Sozosha.  Screenplay by Mamoru Sasaki, Tsutomu Tamura, Nagisa Oshima.  Cinematography by Toichiro Narushima.  Produced by … Continue reading

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November 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Onibaba

BBBB (out of 5) Thrilling ghost story with some sexy mayhem in between. A woman and her daughter-in-law live in abject poverty in feudal Japan, subsisting by killing the stray … Continue reading

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January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Harakiri (Seppuku) (1962)

MASAKI KOBAYASHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Japan, 1962.  Shôchiku Eiga.  Screenplay by Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi, based on the novel Ibun Ronin Ki by Yasuhiko Takiguchi.  Cinematography by Yoshio Miyajima.  Produced by Tatsuo … Continue reading

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October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kwaidan (Kaidan)

BBBBB (out of 5) This haunting film is a collection of ghost stories written by Lafcadio Hearn, a Greek-Irish journalist who moved to Japan and wrote under the name Koizumi … Continue reading

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October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Sword Of Doom (Dai-Bosatsu Toge)

BBBB (out of 5) Exciting samurai tale that stars Japanese cinema legend Tatsuya Nakadai and features the awe-inspiring Toshirô Mifune in a brief supporting role. Nakadai plays a devoted warrior who follows … Continue reading

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October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment