My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Full Moon In Paris (Les Nuits De La Pleine Lune) (1984)

ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 1984.  Les Films du Losange, Les Films Ariane.  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer.  Cinematography by Renato Berta.  Produced by Margaret Menegoz.  Music by Jacno, Elli Medeiros.  Production Design … Continue reading

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September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kiss Of The Dragon

BBBB (out of 5) Exciting action adventure that brings Hong Kong superstar Jet Li over to mainstream American audiences.  Set in Paris, this tale of warring thugs, thieves and crooked … Continue reading

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November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Way

BBB (out of 5) Martin Sheen is a strait-laced ophthalmologist who has always been at odds with his less conventional son (Emilio Estevez, also director and writer).  Driving him to the … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Good Thief

BBBB (out of 5) Nick Nolte plays an aging gambler and ex-con whose quiet life in the south of France seems perfectly idyllic. When an opportunity comes to make a great … Continue reading

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October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Life So Far

BBB (out of 5) Sweet little film about a young Scottish boy growing up in his family castle with an assortment of wacky relatives. From his straight-laced inventor father (Colin Firth), … Continue reading

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August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Return Of Martin Guerre (Le Retour De Martin Guerre)

BBBBB (out of 5) Every once in a while you get a film whose various elements are so beautifully in tune with each other that watching it is akin to … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

1492: Conquest Of Paradise (1992)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/Spain, 1992.  Gaumont, Légende Films, France 3 Cinéma, Due West, Cyrkfilms, Ministère de la Culture, Spanish Ministry of Culture.  Screenplay by Rose Bosch.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Patriot

B.5 (out of 5) It seems Mel Gibson is hell bent on making the most socially irresponsible films out there: after offending women (with What Women Want) and gays and lesbians … Continue reading

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July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Addicted To Love

BBB (out of 5) Passable romantic comedy that is a perfect exercise in silliness for Meg Ryan’s diehard fans. Brokenhearted geek Matthew Broderick follows the woman who dumped him (Kelly Preston) … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

The King Is Dancing (Le Roi Danse)

BB (out of 5) During the reign of Louis XIV the “Sun King” (Benoît Magimel), the Parisian court’s primary musician Lally (Boris Terral) is a hotheaded Italian genius who is … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Saving Grace

BB.5 (out of 5) One-joke comedy that benefits from the brilliant performance by its beautiful star Brenda Blethyn.  She plays the widow of a seemingly rich man who after death … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Taking Lives

BBBB (out of 5) Fresh and full of fun surprises, this involving thriller begins in rural Quebec in the seventies when a teenager causes another boy to die in an … Continue reading

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June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment