My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Snowman (2017)

TOMAS ALFREDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  United Kingdom/USA/China/Sweden, 2017.  Universal Pictures, Another Park Film, Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Peter Straughan, Hossein Amini, Søren Sveistrup, … Continue reading

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May 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Gold (2016)

STEPHEN GAGHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Black Bear Pictures, Boies / Schiller Film Group, Hwy61, Living Films.  Screenplay by Patrick Massett, John Zinman.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Patrick Massett, Matthew … Continue reading

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February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Bigger Splash (2015)

LUCA GUADAGNINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Italy/France, 2015.  Frenesy Film Company, Cota Film, StudioCanal, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Regione Siciliana, Sicilia Film Commission, Sensi Contemporanei Cinema … Continue reading

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May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Imitation Game (2014)

MORTEN TYLDUM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2014.  Black Bear Pictures, Bristol Automotive. Screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book by Andrew Hodges.  Cinematography by Oscar Faura.  Produced by Nora Grossman, Ido … Continue reading

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October 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Young Poisoner’s Handbook

BB (out of 5) True story of a young man obsessed with poisoning the innocent people who share his everyday life. The film starts off brilliant and quick-witted, detailing every … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Invisible Woman

BBBB (out of 5) Ralph Fiennes stars and directs in this superb adaptation of the novel by Claire Tomalin, about the relationship between Charles Dickens and Nell Ternan that may have … Continue reading

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November 29, 2013 · 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

Mamma Mia!

BB.5 (out of 5) The stage show that took audiences by storm around the world now hits the big screen as a musical vehicle for the marvelous Meryl Streep. She … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sylvia

BB.5 (out of 5) A sad waste of a great opportunity: Gwyneth Paltrow‘s beautiful work as Sylvia Plath, the poet who inspired a half-century of writers to express themselves in … Continue reading

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October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sliding Doors

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Gwyneth Paltrow is excellent in this first-rate romantic comedy that turns hypothesis into master storytelling.  She plays a London businesswoman who gets fired from her boys-club-only job … Continue reading

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October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wilde

BB.5 (out of 5) According to director Brian Gilbert, Oscar Wilde never had a normal moment in his life–everything he says or does in this film is always perfectly spoken, … Continue reading

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August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Billy Elliot

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Those who are expecting the hilarious comedy in the vein of Four Weddings and a Funeral that is promised on the posters for this film will … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment