My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Pain And Glory (Dolor y Gloria) (2019)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Spain, 2019.  Canal+, Cine@, El Deseo, El Primer Deseo, Gobierno de España, Radio Televisión Española.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Jose … Continue reading

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November 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Everybody Knows (Todos lo Saben) (2018)

ASGHAR FARHADI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Spain/France/Italy, 2018.  Memento Films Production, Morena Films, Lucky Red.  Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Álvaro Longoria, Alexandre Mallet-Guy.  Music by Javier Limón.  Production … Continue reading

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February 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2016)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  Spain, 2016.  Atresmedia Cine, Atresmedia, Crea SGR, Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Movistar+, The Queen Picture.  Screenplay … Continue reading

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November 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Twentieth Century Fox, Genre Films, Kinberg Genre, The Mark Gordon Company, Scott Free Productions, Latina Pictures, The Estate of Agatha Christie.  Malta/USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Michael Green, based … Continue reading

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November 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Twice Born (2012)

SERGIO CASTELLITTO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Italy/Spain, 2012.  Medusa Film, Alien Produzioni, Mod Producciones, Picomedia, Telecinco Cinema, Sky Cinema, Mediaset, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, … Continue reading

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April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Woman On Top

BBB.5 (out of 5) Whimsical romantic comedy that, even at its worst, is leagues ahead of director Fina Torres’ last faltering attempt at capturing the colourful culture of her native … Continue reading

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February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Belle Epoque (1992)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Spain/Portugal/France, 1992.  Animatógrafo, Eurimages, Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Lolafilms, Sogepaq.  Story by Rafael Azcona, Jose Luis Garcia Sanchez, Fernando Trueba, Screenplay by Rafael Azcona.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

All The Pretty Horses

BBBB (out of 5) Hauntingly beautiful adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s celebrated novel. Finding himself without a home after his Hollywood-bound mother sells the family’s Texas ranch, Matt Damon travels down to … Continue reading

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January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment


B (out of 5) Chazz Palminteri directs an abysmally manipulative and forgettable ensemble comedy about lonely people looking for love on Christmas. Susan Sarandon has been left alone by tragic circumstances … Continue reading

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December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Good Night

B (out of 5) Abysmal attempt at ensemble drama, starring Martin Freeman as a former pop star now writing jingles who is caught between two women: his devotion to his bitter … Continue reading

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December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Manolete (Blood & Passion) (A Matador’s Mistress) (The Passion Within)

BB.5 (out of 5) Weak attempt at a film biopic of famous bullfighter Manuel Sanchez, starring a miscast Adrien Brody as the torero and Penelope Cruz as the woman blamed for his … Continue reading

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November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jamon Jamon

BB (out of 5) Boring sex comedy from Spain, about a local rich boy who falls in love with a prostitute’s daughter. It’s essentially a starring vehicle for its Iberian … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment