My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Juha (1999)

AKI KAURISMAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Finland, 1999.  Sputnik.  Screenplay by Aki Kaurismaki, based on the novel by Juhani Aho.  Cinematography by Timo Salminen.  Produced by Aki Kaurismaki.  Music by Anssi Tikanmäki.  Production Design by Markku Pätilä.  Costume … Continue reading

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March 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (1999)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Germany/USA/Japan, 1999.  Pandora Filmproduktion, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Degeto Film, Plywood Productions, Bac Films, Canal+, JVC Entertainment Networks.  Screenplay by Jim … Continue reading

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May 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Show Me Love (Fucking Amal) (1998)

LUKAS MOODYSSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Sweden/Denmark, 1998.  Memfis Film, Det Danske Filminstitut, Film i Väst, SVT Drama, Göteborg, Svenska Filminstitutet, Sveriges Television, Trollywood AB, Zentropa Entertainments. Screenplay by Lukas … Continue reading

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April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shower (Xi zao) (1999)

YANG ZHANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  China, 1999.  Imar Film, Xi’an Film Studio.  Screenplay by Shangjun Cai, Yi’nan Diao, Xin Huo, Fendou Liu, Yang Zhang.  Cinematography by Jian Zhang.  Produced by Peter Loehr.  Music by Xiaogang … Continue reading

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March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Simpatico (1999)

MATTHEW WARCHUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France/USA, 1999.  Emotion Pictures, Canal+, Zeal Pictures, Kingsgate Films.  Screenplay by Matthew Warchus, David Nicholls, based on the play by Sam Shepard.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Himalaya (Himalaya–L’Enfance D’Un Chef) (Caravan)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Gorgeously photographed triptych of the beautiful mountainsides of Tibet, centering on the story of nomadic saltmen who brave harsh weather, a devastating climate and feuds between … Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crane World (Mundo Grua)

BB (out of 5) Grainy, black and white slice of social realism in which director Pablo Trapero himself appears as a construction worker dealing with the realities of aging. He hangs … Continue reading

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February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Black And White

BB (out of 5) Exploitative and depressingly awful film by James Toback about rich white kids and their identity-seeking obsession with all things black. Toback proudly stated that most of … Continue reading

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February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Guts (Lef)

BB.5 (out of 5) Tepid three-way romance about a struggling actor/writer (Viggo Waas) trying to get his Marlowe-style film noir movie made in the face of oppression from the director’s … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Anywhere But Here (1999)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the book by Mona Simpson.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Danny … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dogma

BB.5 (out of 5) Kevin Smith stepped into unnecessary controversy when he released this spoof on Catholicism, one which isn’t in any way offensive to anybody smart enough to view … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

American Movie

BBBB (out of 5) Give pretty much anyone a home movie camera and they’ll think themselves a filmmaker, but in the case of Mark Borchardt, a Minnesota resident who lives with … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment