My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

El Amor Brujo

BB (out of 5) Carlos Saura closes his flamenco-themed trilogy of films with this dull story of thwarted love. Taking place, like Blood Wedding and Carmen, on forcefully artificially sets, … Continue reading

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August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Carmen

BBBB (out of 5) Carlos Saura’s fascination with Latin dance gets an excellent showcase in this beautiful film adaptation of Prosper Merimee’s novel and Bizet’s opera.   Antonio Gades, who … Continue reading

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August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Things Of Love (Las Cosas Del Querer)

BB.5 (out of 5) Spanish Civil War-era drama features a love triangle between three performers. Ángela Molina has an instant connection with Ángel de Andrés López and they begin to … Continue reading

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June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tristana (1970)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/Italy/Spain, 1970.  Época Films, Talía Films, Selenia Cinematografica, Les Films Corona.  Screen story by Luis Bunuel, Screenplay by Julio Alejandro, based on the novel … Continue reading

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June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Viridiana

BBBBB (out of 5) Luis Bunuel made so many five-star films that it’s hard to just say which is his masterpiece, but this one definitely comes closer than most. Viridiana … Continue reading

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June 10, 2013 · 1 Comment