My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Esther Kahn (2000)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/United Kingdom, 2000.  Arts Council of England, British Screen Productions, British Sky Broadcasting, France 2 Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Les Films Alain Sarde, Why Not … Continue reading

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April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hysteria (2011)

TANYA WEXLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France/Germany/Luxembourg, 2011.  Informant Media, Forthcoming Productions, Beachfront Films, Chimera Films LLC, by alternative pictures, Delux Productions, Arte France Cinéma, Tatfilm, Silver Reel, … Continue reading

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April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Dreams May Come (1998)

VINCENT WARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/New Zealand, 1998.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Interscope Communications, Metafilmics.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Richard Matheson. Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Barnet Bain.  Music … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The History Boys (2006)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2006.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films, BBC Two Films, UK Film Council, National Theatre.  Screenplay by Alan Bennett, based on his play.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Angela’s Ashes (1999)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Ireland, 1999.  David Brown Productions, Dirty Hands Productions, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Laura Jones, Alan Parker, based on the book by Frank McCourt.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hilary And Jackie

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Hilary DuPre (Rachel Griffiths) is a brilliant flautist who chooses the life of wife and mother over fame and fortune. Jacqueline DuPre (Emily Watson) is a … Continue reading

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September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Attack The Block

BBB (out of 5) A young woman fresh out of nursing school is in the middle of being mugged in her own neighbourhood when that most convenient of distractions, an … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Calendar Girls

BBBB (out of 5) Immediate comparisons to the other Brits-strip-for-a-good-cause film, The Full Monty, are inevitable, but up close it’s an equally delightful but very different story and experience. Helen … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Merry War (Keep The Aspidistra Flying)

BBB.5 (out of 5) George Orwell’s classic novel Keep The Aspidistra Flying has been transformed into this enjoyable period romp, one that stars Richard E. Grant as an advertising copywriter who … Continue reading

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June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cassandra’s Dream (2007)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 2007.  Iberville Productions, Virtual Studios, Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Gareth Wiley.  Music by Philip Glass.  Production … Continue reading

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May 13, 2013 · 1 Comment