My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Hanussen (1988)

ISTVAN SZABO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Hungary/West Germany/Austria, 1988.  Central Cinema Company Film, Hungarofilm, Mafilm, Mokép, Objektív Filmstúdió Vállalat, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Peter Dobai, Istvan Szabo, dialogue by Gabriella Prekop, additional … Continue reading

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October 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Malena

BBBB (out of 5) Monica Bellucci stars as the title character, the most beautiful woman in a small Italian village who is also the object of affection for a burgeoning young … Continue reading

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February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Being Julia (2004)

ISTVAN SZABO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Canada/USA/Hungary/United Kingdom, 2004.  Serendipity Point Films, First Choice Films, Hogarth Productions, Myriad Pictures.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, based on the novel Theatre by W. Somerset … Continue reading

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January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meeting Venus (1991)

ISTVAN SZABO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. United Kingdom/Japan/USA, 1991.  Warner Bros., Fujisankei Communications International, British Sky Broadcasting, County Natwest Ventures, Enigma Productions, Bountiful Film Partners.  Screenplay by Istvan Szabo, Michael Hirst.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

When A Man Loves A Woman

BB (out of 5) Alcoholism is given the shallow Ross Hunter treatment in this silly soap opera.  Meg Ryan is happily married to Andy Garcia but can’t seem to shake her addiction … Continue reading

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November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Born Yesterday (1993)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Excellent remake of the 1950 George Cukor classic is a perfect example of Melanie Griffith‘s admirable talent. She plays a Vegas showgirl who hangs off the … Continue reading

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November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gaby: A True Story

BBB.5 (out of 5) Soapy but still touching story of a physically challenged young woman who does everything she can to live a perfectly confident life. Rachel Chagall is excellent in … Continue reading

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November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

White Palace

BBB.5 (out of 5) Rich, young advertising executive James Spader stops at a local diner and orders food from a forty-something waitress (Susan Sarandon). Somehow, these people from completely different spheres … Continue reading

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November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Evening

BB.5 (out of 5) Vanessa Redgrave lies in palliative care awaiting the end, her mind a sea of emotions and memories that neither she nor her two devoted daughters (Natasha … Continue reading

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October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Emperor’s Club

BB (out of 5) Oh dear, Mr. Holland has written an essay about Dead Poets and said Goodbye to Mr. Chips before signing it To Sir With Love. There is … Continue reading

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October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Time Stands Still (Megáll az idö)

BBB (out of 5) Two teenagers growing up in Hungary in the sixties have to deal with adolescent angst and burgeoning sexuality while being confronted with the frustrations of a … Continue reading

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August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Just Cause

BB.5 (out of 5) Sean Connery is a long-in-the-tooth law professor who decides to help out a death row inmate (Blair Underwood) on trial for murder because something tells him that … Continue reading

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August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment