Bil Antoniou

Criterion Maestro
Bil Antoniou is a Toronto-based actor and playwright who co-hosts the podcast BGM: Bad Gay Movies/Bitchy Gay Men and his own personal memory project podcast My Criterions. The rest of the time, he's usually watching movies and blogging about them at

Articles by Bil Antoniou:

  • June 9, 2024

    The Classics Shelf: Anjelica Huston

    That Shelf salutes the career of Anjelica Huston by surveying her films like The Dead, The Grifters, Prizzi’s Honor, The Addams Family, and Enemies, A Love Story.

  • May 7, 2024

    The Classics Shelf: The Films Of Jan Hrebejk

    He has an Oscar nomination for Divided We Fall and his films screen at prominent festivals worldwide, so why isn’t Czech filmmaker Jan Hrebejk a household name in the arthouse circuit?

  • March 16, 2024

    The Classics Shelf: Cannes ’82

    Revisiting the 1982 Cannes Film Festival where Missing and Yol shared the Palme d’Or, but only one of them has stood the test of time.

  • December 2, 2023

    The Criterion Shelf: Pre-Code Divas

    Surveying the films in Criterion Channel’s Pre-Code Divas collection, including The Divorcee, She Done Him Wrong, Dishonored, and The Cheat.

  • August 18, 2023

    The Criterion Shelf: AI

    Surveying the films in Criterion Channel’s collection devoted to artificial intelligence in films like A.I., 2046, and Ghost in the Shell.

  • July 4, 2023

    The Criterion Shelf: LGBTQ+ Favourites

    Surveying the films in Criterion Channels collections Pride Favourites and Masc, devoted to a diverse selection of landmark LGBTQ+ cinema.

  • March 26, 2023

    The Criterion Shelf: Starring Isabelle Huppert

    A film lover herself, Isabelle Huppert has often been drawn to roles because of directors, seeking out masters with impressive filmographies while also initiating collaborations with newcomers in whom she recognizes a spark.

  • December 27, 2022

    The Criterion Shelf: A Tribute To Sony Pictures Classics

    The latest edition of the Criterion Shelf surveys 30 years of Sony Pictures Classics streaming in Criterion Channel’s anniversary salute, including Volver, The Lives of Others, and that bomb City of Lost Children.

  • October 23, 2022

    The Criterion Shelf: ’80s Horror

    Dig into Criterion’s ’80s horror collection! A natural continuation of the shift that began with 1978’s Halloween, the new decade brought audiences ordinary humans from ordinary places who had an extraordinary ability to stick around until the next sequel.