My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Secret Ceremony (1968)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1968.  Universal Pictures, World Film Services.  Screenplay by George Tabori, based on the short story Ceremonia Secreta by Marco Denevi.  Cinematography by Gerry … Continue reading

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December 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Far From The Madding Crowd (1967)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Vic Films Productions.  Screenplay by Frederic Raphael, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.  Cinematography by Nicolas Roeg. Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music … Continue reading

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June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nicholas And Alexandra

B.5 (out of 5) If the real Romanovs were this boring it’s no wonder they were all shot. Michael Jayston and Janet Suzman play the famed Czar and Czarina of Russia, the … Continue reading

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October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Billy Liar (1963)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Vic Films Productions, Waterfall Productions.  Screenplay by Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall, based on the play by Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall, from the novel … Continue reading

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September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yanks (1979)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/West Germany/United Kingdom, 1979.  CIP Filmproduktion GmbH.  Story by Colin Welland, Screenplay by Colin Welland, Walter Bernstein.  Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Joseph Janni, Lester Persky.  Music … Continue reading

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September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Swann

BB (out of 5) Dull adaptation of the novel by Carol Shields. Miranda Richardson plays a famous novelist who has decided to write a book about Saskatchewan poet Mary Swann, a … Continue reading

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September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Equus

BBB.5 (out of 5) A socially dysfunctional stable boy (Peter Firth) blinds six horses in a fit of rage and is sent to a psychiatric institute after his arrest. There, … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Murder On The Orient Express (1974)

BBBB (out of 5) The seventies saw a few Agatha Christie murder mysteries made into films, and this is the most celebrated of them all. While riding a train through … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Indiscreet

BBBB (out of 5) Beautiful little charmer adapted by Norman Krasna from his play Kind Sir that feels as soft as the satin on Ingrid Bergman‘s dresses; it’s another great … Continue reading

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July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Four Weddings And A Funeral

BBBBB (out of 5) Hysterical comedy hit from England that launched the careers of most performers involved. Goofy Hugh Grant and his many wacky friends experience the titular events while … Continue reading

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June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Enchanted April

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This film may at first seem to be a run-of-the-mill, harmless period piece, but in actuality it’s the best harmless period piece of the year. Four … Continue reading

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June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment