My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Hurricane (1979)

JAN TROELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA/Netherlands, 1979.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Famous Films.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the novel by James Norman Hall, Charles Nordhoff.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced … Continue reading

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January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Starting Over (1979)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1979.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by James L. Brooks, based on the novel by Dan Wakefield.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by James L. Brooks, … Continue reading

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August 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pretty Baby (1978)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Polly Platt, Louis Malle, Screenplay by Polly Platt.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Louis Malle.  Production Design by Trevor Williams.  Film Editing by … Continue reading

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May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Tenant (1976)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France, 1976.  Marianne Productions.  Screenplay by Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, based on the novel by Roland Topor.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Andrew Braunsberg.  Music by … Continue reading

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April 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukallan) (1960)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Sweden, 1960.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Ulla Isaksson.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Ingmar Bergman, Allan Ekelund.  Music by Erik Nordgren. Production Design by P.A. Lundgren.  Costume Design by … Continue reading

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January 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Black Moon

BBB (out of 5) A young woman (Cathryn Harrison, granddaughter to Rex) escapes a post-apocalyptic battleground in her car and finds herself in an abandoned mansion in the middle of nowhere, … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

With Honours

BB (out of 5) College melodrama where students are taught to break the rules by an unorthodox guru. This time the mastermind in question is a free-spirited homeless man (Joe … Continue reading

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October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shame (Skammen)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) One of the most exciting of the many curious and wonderful chamber pieces that Bergman filmed on his home island of Faro in the late sixties, with … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

BB (out of 5) Dreary update of the 1946 classic adapted from the novel by James M. Cain isn’t as entertaining.  Jack Nicholson plays the shady drifter who takes a … Continue reading

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September 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Something To Talk About

BBB.5 (out of 5) Writer Callie Khouri goes from the seriousness of Thelma and Louise to a lighter touch in dealing with the issues that southern women face in their … Continue reading

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September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

BBB.5 (out of 5) Touching family drama about the young man of the title (an excellently subdued Johnny Depp) growing up in his strange family in a strange small town. … Continue reading

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September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Swann In Love (Un Amour De Swann)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Sometimes flat but often engrossing adaptation of Marcel Proust’s novel, directed by Academy Award-winner Volker Schlondorff (The Tin Drum). Jeremy Irons plays an aristocrat in 19th-century Paris … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment