Bil Antoniou

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 MyOldAddiction.com.


Articles by Bil Antoniou:


  • May 27, 2022

    The Criterion Shelf: Directed by Juzo Itami

    Tampopo is a perfect summation of Juzo Itami’s vibe for its dark, almost cruel humour surrounding a sweet central relationship. “Japan is a culture where if you want something to eat, or you want to have sex, or whatever, you just do it,” the director once said.

  • The Criterion Shelf Starring Delphine Seyrig
    May 1, 2022

    The Criterion Shelf: Starring Delphine Seyrig

    That Shelf takes a look at Criterion’s tribute to Delphine Seyrig, celebrating the ninetieth anniversary of her birth and marking the thirtieth anniversary of her death.

  • March 26, 2022

    The Criterion Shelf: Pre-Code Paramount

    From Morocco to Kiss and Make-Up, Criterion Channel’s Pre-Code Paramount collection features some surprising violence and hanky panky with Marlene Dietrich and Mae West at their best.

  • December 18, 2021

    The Criterion Shelf: Read All About It!

    Ranking the films in Criterion Channel’s Read All About It series devoted to films about journalism like His Girl Friday and The Front Page.

  • November 27, 2021

    The Criterion Shelf: Fox Noir

    Surveying the film’s in Criterion Channel’s collection of Fox Noirs, including Laura, Nightmare Alley, Panic in the Streets, and Niagara.

  • November 6, 2021

    The Criterion Shelf: 8 Films By Jia Zhangke

    To hear Jia Zhangke’s cinema described is to brace yourself for dry, dull lectures on the state of the world today, but to watch his work is to discover worlds as fascinating as anything the George Lucases of the industry can imagine.

  • August 28, 2021

    The Criterion Shelf: Directed by John Huston

    Surveying the films of one of Hollywood’s greatest directors, John Huston, in Criterion Channel’s collection devoted to his work, including The Dead, Moby Dick, The African Queen, and Key Largo.

  • August 7, 2021

    The Criterion Shelf: Neonoir

    Surveying Criterion Channel’s neonoir collection, which includes genre-spinning films like Cotton Comes to Harlem, Night Moves, and Blow Out.