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Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Irishman (2019)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2019.  Fábrica de Cine, STX Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Charles Brandt.  … Continue reading

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November 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rocketman (2019)

DEXTER FLETCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/Canada, 2019.  Marv Films, Marv Studios, New Republic Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Pixoloid Studios, Rocket Pictures.  Screenplay by Lee Hall.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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June 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool (2017)

PAUL McGUIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2017.  Eon Productions, Synchronistic Pictures.  Screenplay by Matt Greenhalgh, based on the memoir by Peter Turner.  Cinematography by Urszula Pontikos.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Colin … Continue reading

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February 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) (2017)

JOACHIM RONNING, ESPEN SANDBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Infinitum Nihil.  Story by Jeff Nathanson,Terry Rossio, Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on characters created … Continue reading

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May 29, 2017 · Leave a comment


BB.5 (out of 5) It seems that there are people among us who possess a special power we don’t know about: their reading books out loud makes the characters on … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Good Night

B (out of 5) Abysmal attempt at ensemble drama, starring Martin Freeman as a former pop star now writing jingles who is caught between two women: his devotion to his bitter … Continue reading

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December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Filth And Wisdom

BB (out of 5) Life, according to Madonna, is a combination of opposite truths; there can be no light without darkness, there can be no filth without wisdom, and vice … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  Walt Disney Presents, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Moving Picture Company.  Screen story and Screenplay by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, based on characters created … Continue reading

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September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gangs Of New York

BBBB (out of 5) Martin Scorsese’s dream project of the last thirty years has finally made it to the big screen with mostly successful results. The story is GoodFellas but … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blow Dry (2001)

PADDY BREATHNACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2001.  IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. Produktions KG, Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises, West Eleven Films.  Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy.  Cinematography by Cian … Continue reading

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June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

TOMAS ALFREDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/United Kingdom/Germany, 2011.  StudioCanal, Karla Films, Paradis Films, Kinowelt Filmproduktion, Working Title Films, Canal+, CinéCinéma.  Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan, based on the … Continue reading

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May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment