My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Bel Ami (2012)

DECLAN DONNELLAN, NICK ORMEROD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom/Italy, 2012.  Redwave Films, 19 Entertainment, Protagonist Pictures, Rai Cinema.  Screenplay by Rachel Bennette, based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

High-Rise (High Rise) (2015)

BEN WHEATLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Belgium, 2015.  HanWay Films, Film4, British Film Institute, Recorded Picture Company, Northern Ireland Screen, Ingenious Media, Scope Pictures, S Films, Backwell Productions.  Screenplay by Amy Jump, based on the novel by … Continue reading

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May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brooklyn (2015)

JOHN CROWLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Ireland/United Kingdom/Canada, 2015.  Wildgaze Films, BBC Films, Parallel Film Productions, BAI, BFI Film Fund, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Bun and Ham Productions, Crédit … Continue reading

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December 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Quartet (2012)

DUSTIN HOFFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2012.  Headline Pictures, BBC Films, DCM Productions, Finola Dwyer Productions, Wildgaze Films.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, based on his play.  Cinematography by John de … Continue reading

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June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Constant Gardener

BBBB (out of 5) Ralph Fiennes is excellent as a placid British diplomat living in Kenya and grieving over the accidental death of his beautiful wife (Rachel Weisz). Knowing that her … Continue reading

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November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment


BB.5 (out of 5) Julia Ormond is a do-gooder dentist who volunteers her time to provide care for inmates at a British prison. Her wits are no match for her … Continue reading

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September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bank Job

BBBB (out of 5) Roger Donaldson’s marvelously entertaining heist film never feels like you’ve seen it all before, despite the familiarity of its trappings. Based (loosely) on a true story, … Continue reading

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July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2002.  BBC Films, Celador Films, Jonescompany Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Knight.  Cinematography by Chris Menges.  Produced by Robert Jones, Tracey Seaward.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

An Education (2009)

LONE SCHERFIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2009.  BBC Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Wildgaze Films, Endgame Entertainment, An Education Distribution.  Screenplay by Nick Hornby, based on the memoir by Lynn Barber.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment