My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Witches (Le streghe) (1967)

MAURO BOLOGNINI, VITTORIO DE SICA, PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, FRANCO ROSSI, LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Italy/France, 1967.  Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, Les Productions Artistes Associes.  Story and screenplay “La Strega … Continue reading

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February 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Decameron (Il Decameron) (1971)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Italy/France/West Germany, 1971.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés, Artemis Film.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on the novel by Giovanni Boccaccio.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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May 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Once Upon A Time In The West (C’Era Una Volta Il West)

BBBBB (out of 5) Sergio Leone wasn’t interested in another western after his Man With No Name Trilogy concluded on a high note with The Good, The Bad, And The … Continue reading

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September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo)

BBBB (out of 5) Clint Eastwood returns for his third film as the Man With No Name (who, oddly, has a name this time) in a film that isn’t a … Continue reading

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September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Salo, or The 120 Days Of Sodom (Salo o Le 120 Giornate Di Sodoma) (1975)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  Italy/France, 1975.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, collaboration with Sergio Citti, based on the novel Les … Continue reading

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September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Arabian Nights (Flower Of The Arabian Nights) (Il Fiore Delle Mille E Una Notte) (1974)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Italy/France, 1974.  Les Productions Artistes Associés, Produzioni Europee Associate.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, collaboration with Dacia Maraini.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by Alberto … Continue reading

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September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Medea

BBBB (out of 5) Pier Paolo Pasolini’s last film in his cycle of myth-based films is possibly his strongest, featuring a stunning performance by Maria Callas in the lead. Pasolini … Continue reading

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September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pigpen (Pigsty) (Porcile)

BB (out of 5) Pier Paolo Pasolini at his most experimental, and ultimately most difficult. The film runs two story lines side by side: in one, Pierre Clémenti is a soldier … Continue reading

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September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oedipus Rex (Edipo Re)

BBB (out of 5) Extremely strange and shallow but also visually impressive adaptation of Sophocles’ drama. Beginning in a pre-World War I setting, a happy couple give birth to their … Continue reading

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September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Teorema

BBB (out of 5) If an Italian movie that spends most of its time focusing on a young Terence Stamp‘s tightly-panted crotch is your idea of a good time, and … Continue reading

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September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hawks And Sparrows (The Hawks And The Sparrows) (Uccellacci e Uccellini)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Pasolini lightens up a little in this charming comedy that takes Catholicism on with humour instead of trauma. Its picaresque narrative has father and son Totò … Continue reading

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September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Gospel According To Saint Matthew (Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo)

BBBBB (out of 5) Hands down the best Jesus movie ever made; Pier Paolo Pasolini’s testament to the wonder of Christ’s tale is a startlingly beautiful work. The gorgeous cinematography … Continue reading

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September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment