My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The World of Jacques Demy (L’univers de Jacques Demy) (1995)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/Belgium/Spain, 1995.  Canal+ Espana, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ciné Tamaris, DocStar, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, La Sept-Arte, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et … Continue reading

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September 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Insult (L’Insulte) (2017)

ZIAD DOUEIRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Lebanon/Belgium/Cyprus/France/USA, 2017.  Rouge International, Tessalit Productions, Ezekiel Films, Scope Pictures, Douri Films, Cohen Media Group, Canal+, Cine+, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Centre National De … Continue reading

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February 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Zama (2017)

LUCRECIA MARTEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Argentina/Spain/France/Netherlands/USA/Brazil/Mexico/Portugal/Lebanon/Switzerland, 2017.  Bananeira Filmes, CNC, Canana, El Deseo, Institut Francais, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes … Continue reading

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September 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Neruda (2016)

PABLO LARRAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Chile/Argentina/France/Spain/USA, 2016. AZ Films, Ad hoc studios, Casting del Sur, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Elipsis Capital, Fabula, Fondo Audiovisual Corfo, … Continue reading

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December 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Lobster (2015)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Italy/United Kingdom/Greece/France/Netherlands/USA, 2015.  Film4, Irish Film Board, Eurimages, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Greek Film Center, British Film Institute, Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et … Continue reading

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January 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Post Tenebras Lux (2012)

CARLOS REYGADAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Mexico/France/Netherlands/Germany, 2012.  No Dream Cinema, Mantarraya Producciones, Le Pacte, Arte France Cinema, Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad, The Match Factory, Ticoman, … Continue reading

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January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Return To Ithaca (Retour A Ithaque) (2014)

LAURENT CANTET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 2014.  Full House, Orange Studio, Haut et Court, Funny Balloons, Panache Productions, La Compagnie Cinématographique, Backup Media, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de … Continue reading

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September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chat) (2010)

APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Thailand/United Kingdom/France/Germany/Spain/The Netherlands, 2010.  Kick the Machine, Illuminations Films, Anna Sanders Films, The Match Factory, Geißendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion, Eddie Saeta S.A., Fonds Sud … Continue reading

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February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Summer Palace (Yihe Yuan)

BBBB (out of 5) A powerful epic so explosive at its Cannes debut that the government yanked it from competition for the Palme D’Or and placed a five-year ban on … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBB.5 (out of 5) A woman in a Muslim village in Africa takes in four young girls who have escaped their circumcision ceremonies and offers them spiritual protection. Her village … Continue reading

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June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shanghai Triad (Yao a Yao Yao Dao Waipo Qiao)

BBBB (out of 5) Gorgeous period piece by Hong Kong master filmmaker Zhang Yimou. A young boy is brought from the rural Chinese countryside to live with a gangster relative … Continue reading

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May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Central Station (Central do Brasil)

BBBBB (out of 5) Gorgeous Brazilian version of Gloria with a standout Fernanda Montenegro as a hard-bitten retired schoolteacher who makes extra cash writing letters for illiterate citizens of Rio De … Continue reading

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May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment