My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Frankie (2019)

IRA SACHS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  France/Portugal, 2019.  SBS Productions, O Som e a Furia, Beluga Tree, Proximus, ICA Minority Portuguese Co-Production Fund, Centre National De La Cinematographie, … Continue reading

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November 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Belle Toujours (2006)

MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Portugal/France, 2006.  Filbox Produções, Les Films d’Ici, Instituto do Cinema, Audiovisual e Multimédia, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa.  Screenplay by Manoel de … Continue reading

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September 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ashes and Blood (Cendres Et Sang) (2009)

FANNY ARDANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Romania/Portugal, 2009.  Alfama Films, Arte France Cinema, Hirsch, DD Productions, Libra Film, Clap Filmes, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Romanian National Center for … Continue reading

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July 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Zama (2017)

LUCRECIA MARTEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Argentina/Spain/France/Netherlands/USA/Brazil/Mexico/Portugal/Lebanon/Switzerland, 2017.  Bananeira Filmes, CNC, Canana, El Deseo, Institut Francais, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes … Continue reading

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September 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Historic Centre (Centro Historico) (2012)

PEDRO COSTA, MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA, VICTOR ERICE, AKI KAURISMAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Portugal, 2012.  Globalstone RV Films, Nautilus Films, Sociedade Óptica Técnica.  Screenplay by Pedro Costa, Manoel de Oliveira, Victor Erice, Aki … Continue reading

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March 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

3X3D (2013)

JEAN-LUC GODARD, PETER GREENAWAY, EDGAR PERA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Portugal, 2013.  Fundação Cidade de Guimarães.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Greenaway, Edgar Pera.  Cinematography by Luis Branquinho, Reinier van rummelen.  Produced … Continue reading

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January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mysteries of Lisbon (Misterios de Lisboa) (2010)

RAOUL RUIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Portugal/France, 2010.  Clap Filmes, Alfama Films, Arte France, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Cofinova Développement, Câmara Municipal de Oeiras, Camara Municipal de Sintra, Câmara Municipal de … Continue reading

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December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Paris (Dans Paris) (2006)

CHRISTOPHE HONORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/Portugal, 2006.  Gemini Films, Clap Filmes, Centre National de la Cinématographie, CinéCinéma, Canal+, Cofinova 2.  Screenplay by Christophe Honore.  Cinematography by Jean-Louis Vialard.  Produced by Paulo Branco.  Music by … Continue reading

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September 16, 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

Lines Of Wellington

BBB (out of 5) Raoul Ruiz was in pre-production of this epic examination of Napoleon’s invasion of Portugal in 1810 when he passed away at the age of 70, prompting … Continue reading

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January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

O Fantasma

B (out of 5) Listless film that explores the sexual life of a garbage collector in modern day Portugal. A young, unexpressive teenager has one random sexual encounter after another … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Facing Windows (La Finestra Di Fronte)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Another lovely melodrama from Ferzan Ospetek follows the equally affecting Ignorant Fairies.  Giovanna Mezzogiorno is excellent as an overworked wife and mother who works a full-time accounting … Continue reading

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December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment