My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

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

The Walker (2007)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  Kintop Pictures, Ingenious Film Partners, Isle of Man Film, Paul Schrader Productions, The Walk.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Chris Seager.  Produced by … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

A World Apart

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Like A Dry White Season, this film illuminates the Anti-Apartheid struggle in South Africa, though unlike Euzhan Palcy’s film it is not a conventional thriller. Jodhi … Continue reading

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November 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nanny McPhee

BB.5 (out of 5) Adaptation of the children’s book that sees a new kind of Mary Poppins appearing to help raise spoiled brats everywhere. In a household turned upside-down by … Continue reading

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October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Me And Orson Welles

BBBB (out of 5) Memorably enjoyable comedy about a “never the same again after that summer” loss of innocence. Zac Efron is terrific as a young man in the 1930s … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment


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

Not Without My Daughter

BB (out of 5) This terrifying drama would be a lot more effective if the overall attitude wasn’t so TV-Movie maudlin. Sally Field plays Betty Mahmoody (whose autobiography was this film’s … Continue reading

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August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bright Young Things

BBB (out of 5) Delightful adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies, and a promising directorial debut by actor Stephen Fry. Stephen Campbell Moore is wonderful as a London journalist and impoverished … Continue reading

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August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Tempest (1979)

BB.5 (out of 5) Confusing and unenjoyable adaptation of Shakespeare’s play by experimental filmmaker Derek Jarman. The plot virtually stays the same, that of an exiled King and his enemy … Continue reading

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July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment