My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Life Is A Bed Of Roses (La vie est un roman) (1983)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  France, 1983.  Fideline Films, Films A2, Filmédis, Les Films Ariane, Soprofilms.  Screenplay by Jean Gruault.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Philippe … Continue reading

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November 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

War And Peace (1956)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Italy, 1956.  Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Bridget Boland, Robert Westerby, King Vidor, Mario Camerini, Ennio De Concini, Ivo Perilli, based on … Continue reading

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July 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rhapsody (1954)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin, adaptation by Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz, based on the novel by Henry Handel Richardson.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Il Sorpasso (1962)

DINO RISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy, 1962.  Incei Film, Sancro Film, Fair Film.  Story and Screenplay by Dino Risi, Ettore Scola, Ruggero Maccari, dialogue by Ettore Scola, Ruggero … Continue reading

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June 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Big Deal On Madonna Street (The Usual Unidentified Thieves) (I Soliti Ignoti)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Highly influential, wonderfully funny heist film that’s sort of the goofy cousin of Dassin’s Rififi. After taking the fall for a fellow thief and ending up … Continue reading

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November 23, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBB (out of 5) Four young boys go to juvenile detention for a street prank that gets way out of hand, then suffer through years of sexual abuse from their … Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Family (La Famiglia)

BBB.5 (out of 5) This richly detailed saga of multi-generational family life in Italy begins at the turn of the century, where an old man (Vittorio Gassman) is celebrating his … Continue reading

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September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment