My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom/West Germany, 1988.  British Film Institute, Channel Four Films, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Terence Davies.  Cinematography by William Diver, Patrick Duval.  Produced by Jennifer Howarth.  Production Design … Continue reading

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October 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hamlet (1990)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 1990.  Canal+, Carolco Pictures, Icon Productions, Marquis, Nelson Entertainment, Sovereign Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher De Vore, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the play by William … Continue reading

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February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Usual Suspects (1995)

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA/Germany, 1995.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Spelling Films International, Blue Parrot, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Rosco Film GmbH.  Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

In The Name Of The Father

BBBB (out of 5) True story of Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis), a young man who moved to London from Ireland in his youth and ended up being blamed for an … Continue reading

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January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

James And The Giant Peach

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent film that uses the combination of traditional and computer animation that was featured in Henry Selick’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Based on the novel by … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Inception (2010)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2010.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Kanjiro Sakura, Yoshikuni Taki, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans … Continue reading

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November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Omen (2006)

B (out of 5) What made thriller/horror movies of the sixties and seventies (The Exorcist, Rosemary’s Baby, even Marathon Man) so effective was that they always took place in the … Continue reading

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November 23, 2013 · 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

The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1992.  Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Screenplay by Michael Mann, Christopher Crowe, based on the 1936 screenplay by Philip Dunne, adaptation by John L. … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet

BB.5 (out of 5) Baz Luhrmann applies MTV music-video editing techniques to a classic play and comes out with an over-directed bore that is perked up by its few musical … Continue reading

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November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Clash Of The Titans (2010)

0.5 (out of 5) The gods of Olympus created humans, but the love and adoration of humankind is what fuels their existence; ancient Greece is in trouble, then, when mortals … Continue reading

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November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Aeon Flux

BB.5 (out of 5) Visually impressive but narratively anaemic science-fiction film about a futuristic society populated by survivors of an apocalyptic virus that wiped out ninety percent of humanity. Those … Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment