My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

JACK SHOLDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1985.  New Line Cinema, Heron Communications, Smart Egg Pictures, Second Elm Street Venture.  Screenplay by David Chaskin, based on characters created by Wes Craven.  Cinematography by Jacques … Continue reading

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May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Calamari Union (1985)

AKI KAURISMAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Finland, 1985.  Villealfa Filmproduction Oy.  Screenplay by Aki Kaurismaki.  Cinematography by Timo Salminen.  Produced by Aki Kaurismaki.  Music by Aki Kaurismaki, Mikko Mattila, Jone Takamaki, Casablanca Vox.  Costume Design by … Continue reading

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March 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wuthering Heights (Hurlevent) (1985)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1985.  La Cecilia, Renn Productions, Ministere de la Culture.  Screenplay by Pascal Bonitzer, Suzanne Schiffman, Jacques Rivette, dialogue by Pascal Bonitzer, based on the opening chapters … Continue reading

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April 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

SIMON WINCER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Paramount Pictures, World Film Services.  Screenplay by David Ambrose, Allan Scott, Jeffrey Ellis.  Cinematography by Frank Watts.  Produced by John Heyman.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oriane (Oriana)

BBBB (out of 5) Fina Torres makes a notable debut with this deeply felt and passion-saturated film. Maria (Daniela Silverio) learns that her aunt Oriane has died and willed her … Continue reading

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February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Jewel Of The Nile

BB (out of 5) One of the worst sequels ever made to an excellent film, this messy adventure’s shaggy plot defies all description. Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner reunite as the adventurous … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rocky IV (1985)

SYLVESTER STALLONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1985.  United Artists, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, based on his characters.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Vince DiCola.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Desperately Seeking Susan

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Rosanna Arquette plays a bored New Jersey housewife who gets a little excitement in her life when she gets amnesia and accidentally falls into the personality and … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1985.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi IV Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Schumacher, Carl Kurlander. Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner.  Music by David Foster.  Production … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Plenty (1985)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Pressman Productions, RKO Pictures.  Screenplay by David Hare, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Joseph Papp, Edward R. Pressman.  Music by Bruce Smeaton.  Production … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment


BBB (out of 5) Poignantly written and directed film about the abandoning of youthful pleasures in the face of adult responsibility. A group of college friends in the early seventies … Continue reading

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December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sweet Dreams

BBBB (out of 5) This is a wonderful, captivating film biography of the greatest country singer of all time, Patsy Cline. Obviously made to cash in on the success of … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment