My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Woman In Red (1984)

GENE WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Gene Wilder, based on the screenplay Un Elephant Ca Trompe Enormement by Jean-Loup Dabadie, Yves Robert.  … Continue reading

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June 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Marlene

BBBB (out of 5) The life, career, myth and mystery of the great Marlene Dietrich are examined in this cinematic fan letter by Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell.  Schell puts together a … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The River (1984)

BBBB (out of 5) The life of a rural family and their trials and tribulations are captured in this wonderful film that rises above soap opera trappings through steady performances … Continue reading

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January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Pope Of Greenwich Village

BBB.5 (out of 5) Great character study whose shoddy plotting and weak direction is overcome by two sterling performances. Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts are terrific as New York City … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ghostbusters (Ghost Busters) (1984)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Producers Sales Organization, Delphi Films, Black Rhino Productions.  Screenplay by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Ivan Reitman.  Music … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Muppets Take Manhattan

BBBB (out of 5) The Muppets are back, and this adventure is just as delightful as the previous ones. The cute and adorable puppet-marionettes have decided to stage their own … Continue reading

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December 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

El Norte

BBBB (out of 5) Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa must flee Guatemala after their father is killed for taking part in anti-capitalist politics and their mother is hauled off … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Purple Rain

BB.5 (out of 5) Prince makes his big screen debut in this poorly scripted fable about a rock musician who longs to become famous. Working at a popular nightclub, The … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

2010 (1984)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Peter Hyams, based on the novel by Arthur C. Clarke.  Cinematography by Peter Hyams.  Produced by Peter Hyams.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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November 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Passage To India (1984)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1984.  EMI Films, Home Box Office, Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, New Gold Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Lean, based on the novel by … Continue reading

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September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Splash (1984)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Touchstone Pictures.  Story by Brian Grazer, Screen story by Bruce Jay Friedman, Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Bruce Jay Friedman.  Cinematography by Donald … Continue reading

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September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Footloose (1984)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  Paramount Pictures, IndieProd Company Productions.  Screenplay by Dean Pitchford.  Cinematography by Ric Waite.  Produced by Lewis J. Rachmil, Craig Zadan.  Music by Becky Mancuso-Winding, Miles Goodman.  Production Design … Continue reading

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August 31, 2013 · Leave a comment