My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Blissfully Yours (Sud sanaeha) (2002)

APICHATPONG WERRASETHAKUL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Thailand/France, 2002.  Anna Sanders Films, Kick the Machine, La-ong Dao.  Screenplay by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.  Cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom.  Produced by Eric Chan, … Continue reading

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November 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Kedma (2002)

AMOS GITAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Italy/Israel/France, 2002.  Agav Hafakot, Arte France Cinema, BIM Distribuzione, MK2 Productions, MP Productions, R&C Produzioni.  Screenplay by Amos Gitai, Mordechai Goldhecht, Marie-Jose Sanselme, based … Continue reading

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November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sweet Sixteen (2002)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Germany/Spain, 2002.  Alta Films, British Broadcasting Corporation, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Scottish Screen, Sixteen Films, Tornasol Films.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by … Continue reading

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March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Heaven

BB.5 (out of 5) When celebrated filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski passed away in 1995, he left behind him a proposed trilogy that began with the screenplay for this film. Tom Tykwer … Continue reading

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February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jet Lag (Decalage Horaire)

BBB (out of 5) The characters are what makes this one really zing, especially since the story is nothing new: two strangers meet in an airport, spend a day together … Continue reading

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February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Frida (2002)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Canada/Mexico, 2002.  Handprint Entertainment, Lions Gate Films, Miramax, Ventanarosa Productions.  Screenplay by Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas, based on the … Continue reading

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February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Raising Victor Vargas

BBBB (out of 5) Peter Sollett’s debut feature, based on his short film Five Feet High and Rising, is a heartfelt examination of the life of an inner-city youth and … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Russian Ark (Russky Kovcheg) (2002)

ALEXANDER SOKUROV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Russia/Germany, 2002.  The State Hermitage Museum, The Hermitage Bridge Studio, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Guys

BBB (out of 5) Anthony LaPaglia is called upon to give a eulogy at the funeral of his fellow firefighters who died in the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Moonlight Mile

BB (out of 5) After a middle-aged couple (Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon) lose their daughter to murder, they find their lives are at a standstill while they look for something … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Secretary

BBB (out of 5) Maggie Gyllenhaal is an intensely self-destructive masochist who is released from a mental institution with a certificate of health that might be a bit too premature for … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Phone Booth (2002)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Zucker/Netter Productions.  Screenplay by Larry Cohen.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Gil Netter, David Zucker.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment