My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Downton Abbey (2019)

MICHAEL ENGLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/China, 2019.  Carnival Film & Television, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Julian Fellowes, based on his characters.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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October 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

MIKE NEWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/France/USA, 2018.  Amazon Prime Video, Blueprint Pictures, Canal+, Cine@, Mazur/Kaplan Company, StudioCanal.  Screenplay by Don Roos, Kevin Hood, Thomas Bezucha, based on the novel … Continue reading

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October 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Joseph Andrews (1977)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1977.  Woodfall Film Productions.  Screen story by Tony Richardson, Screenplay by Allan Scott, Chris Bryant, based on the novel by Henry Fielding.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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October 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

The BFG (2016)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 2016.  Walt Disney Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Walden Media, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, DreamWorks, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Melissa Mathison, based on … Continue reading

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July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cry Freedom (1987)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1987.  Universal Pictures, Marble Arch Productions.  Screenplay by John Briley, based on the books Biko and Asking For Trouble by Donald Woods.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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October 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  Babieka, Blueprint Pictures.  Screenplay by Ol Parker.  Cinematography by Ben Smithard.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume Design by Riyaz … Continue reading

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March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2005.  Focus Features, Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Deborah Moggach, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Roman Osin.  Produced by … Continue reading

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February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shaun Of The Dead (2004)

EDGAR WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 2004.  StudioCanal, Working Title Films, WT2 Productions, Big Talk Productions, Inside Track 2, FilmFour.  Screenplay by Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright.  Cinematography by David M. Dunlap.  Produced by Nira Park.  Music … Continue reading

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February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The French Lieutenant’s Woman

BBBB (out of 5) Two stories are woven into one in this intelligent adaptation of John Fowles’s novel, one about contemporary actors and the other the film that they are … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2011.  Blueprint Pictures.  Screenplay by Ol Parker, based on the novel These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The History Boys (2006)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2006.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films, BBC Two Films, UK Film Council, National Theatre.  Screenplay by Alan Bennett, based on his play.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBB (out of 5) Christopher Hampton writes and directs this examination of the lifelong friendship between painter Dora Carrington (Emma Thompson) and writer Lytton Strachey (Jonathan Pryce), the only man … Continue reading

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September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment