My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Bugsy Malone (1976)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1976.  The Rank Organisation, Goodtimes Enterprises, Bugsy Malone Productions, National Film Finance Consortium.  Screenplay by Alan Parker.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou, Michael Seresin.  Produced by … Continue reading

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September 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

BB (out of 5) Tom Stoppard’s delightful play has lost much of its wit and energy in its transformation to the big screen. It centers around Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor … Continue reading

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January 27, 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

A World Apart

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Like A Dry White Season, this film illuminates the Anti-Apartheid struggle in South Africa, though unlike Euzhan Palcy’s film it is not a conventional thriller. Jodhi … Continue reading

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November 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nine 1/2 Weeks (9 1/2 Weeks) (1986)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1986.  Producers Sales Organization, Jonesfilm, Galactic Films, Triple Ajaxxx.  Screenplay by Sarah Kernochan, Zalman King, Patricia Louisianna Knop, based on the novel by Elizabeth McNeill.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Unfaithful (2002)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany/France, 2002.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Unfaithful Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, William Broyles Jr., based on the … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Richard III (1995)

BB.5 (out of 5) So much effort has been put into the design of this stylish adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most violent plays that the original material is sunken … Continue reading

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November 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Another Country

BBB.5 (out of 5) Absorbing drama that looks into a fictionalized account of the life of Guy Bennett, an upper crust Brit who became a spy for communist Russia. As … Continue reading

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October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Life Of Brian

BBBB (out of 5) Monty Python’s best film is this delightfully irreverent poke at religious obsession and, in particular, the bloated Bible movies that audiences have always found so irresistible. … Continue reading

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October 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mississippi Burning (1988)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Chris Gerolmo.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Robert F. Colesberry, Frederick Zollo.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Philip Harrison, … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Road To Wellville (1994)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1994.  Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Dirty Hands Productions, Per-Fo Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Parker, based on the novel by T. … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Derailed

BB.5 (out of 5) As fun as it is to see Jennifer Aniston in a sexy, serious role, it’s just about the only thing that isn’t fully predictable about Derailed.  Clive … Continue reading

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September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment