My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Ceremony (Gishiki) (1971)

NAGISA OSHIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Japan, 1971.  Art Theatre Guild, Daiei Studios, Sozosha.  Screenplay by Mamoru Sasaki, Tsutomu Tamura, Nagisa Oshima.  Cinematography by Toichiro Narushima.  Produced by … Continue reading

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November 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Empire Of Passion (Ai No Borei) (1978)

NAGISA OSHIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Japan/France, 1978.  Argos Films, Oshima Productions, Toho-Towa.  Story by Itoko Nakamura,Screenplay by Nagisa Oshima.  Cinematography by Yoshio Miyajima.  Produced by Anatole Dauman.  Music by Toru Takemitsu.  Production … Continue reading

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July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Boy (Shonen) (1969)

NAGISA OSHIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Japan, 1969.  Art Theatre Guild, Sozosha.  Screenplay by Tsutomu Tamura.  Cinematography by Seizo Sengen, Yasuhiro Yoshioka.  Produced by Masayuki Nakajima, Takuji Yamaguchi.  Music by Hikaru Hayashi.  Production Design by Shigemasa … Continue reading

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June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

BBB.5 (out of 5) There’s so much worth taking from this haunting adaptation of the novel by Laurens Van Der Post that you should ignore its weaknesses and watch it. … Continue reading

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December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

In The Realm Of The Senses (Ai No Korida)

BB.5 (out of 5) Sex is ripened to the point of banality in this endlessly carnal melodrama by Nagisa Oshima. It’s based on a true story about a married man … Continue reading

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December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Catch (Shiiku)

BBB (out of 5) A black American pilot is downed in his airplane and captured by Japanese villagers in this odd, sometimes captivating drama. Military police officials instruct the village … Continue reading

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December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment