My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Charlie: The Life and Art Of Charles Chaplin

BBBB (out of 5) Those disappointed in Richard Attenborough’s film Chaplin should definitely take a look at this excellent documentary, as it features information on his colourful personal life but … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Keeping The Faith

BBB.5 (out of 5) Colourful romantic comedy about the stylish woman (Jenna Elfman) who causes a rift between a rabbi (Ben Stiller) and his Catholic priest best friend (Edward Norton), … Continue reading

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November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Goya’s Ghosts

B (out of 5) The Spanish Inquisition gets itself in full swing under the direction of feverishly devoted priest Javier Bardem. Among the many goals of this conservative administration are … Continue reading

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July 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Man On The Moon

BBB (out of 5) Shallow biopic of controversial comedian Andy Kaufman, most famous for his role as Latka on Taxi. Jim Carrey is brilliant as Kaufman (and all his alter … Continue reading

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July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Valmont

BBB (out of 5) Coming out one year after Stephen Frears’ successful Dangerous Liaisons, which was an adaptation of the same Choderlos de Laclos novel as this period piece, comparisons … Continue reading

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July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Amadeus

BBBB (out of 5) The difficult, jealous relationship between genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and little-known composer Antonio Salieri is the basis of this fascinating costume drama by Milos Forman. Tom … Continue reading

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July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ragtime

BBBB (out of 5) This Milos Forman film adaptation of the E.L. Doctorow novel will be of particular interest to those who enjoyed the recent Broadway musical version (this one’s … Continue reading

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July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hair

BBBB (out of 5) The energy is tangible in this exciting adaptation of the groundbreaking, taboo-smashing Broadway musical. Sadly, the film took so long to get to the screen that … Continue reading

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July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

BBBB (out of 5) After being sentenced to jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Jack Nicholson convinces the authorities that he is crazy enough to serve his … Continue reading

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July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Visions Of Eight (1973)

MILOS FORMAN, KON ICHIKAWA, CLAUDE LELOUCH, YURI OZEROV, ARTHUR PENN, MICHAEL PFLEGHAR, JOHN SCHLESINGER, MAI ZETTERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/West Germany, 1973.  Bavaria Atelier, Wolper Productions.  Screenplay by David Hughes, … Continue reading

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July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Firemen’s Ball (Hori, Ma Panenko)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Small-town Czech firemen decide to host a ball in honour of their eighty-five year-old chairman, one in which they expect to pull off a lottery and … Continue reading

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July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Loves Of A Blonde (Lasky Jedne Plavovlasky)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Deceptively simple charmer that takes place in a Czech factory town, where the women outnumber the men sixteen to one. The army has even placed a … Continue reading

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July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment