My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Pirates (1986)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  France/Tunisia, 1986.  Carthago Films S.a.r.l., Accent Films, Cominco.  Screenplay by Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, from a screenplay by John Brownjohn.  Cinematography by Witold Sobocinski.  Produced by … Continue reading

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September 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hoosiers (1986)

DAVID ANSPAUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1986.  De Haven Productions, Hemdale.  Screenplay by Angelo Pizzo.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Carter DeHaven, Angelo Pizzo.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by David … Continue reading

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July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Round Midnight (1986)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1986.  Little Bear, PECF.  Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, French translation by Colo Tavernier.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.  Produced by Irwin Winkler.  Music by … Continue reading

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October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Little Shop Of Horrors

BBBB (out of 5) The tremendously popular Broadway musical, based on the Roger Corman horror film of the same name, reaches the screen with fantastic results. Rick Moranis is heroically geeky … Continue reading

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December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Fantastic continuation of the equally enjoyable predecessor, this time with an environmentally-minded message at its centre. On their way home from saving Spock, the crew of the … Continue reading

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November 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mona Lisa

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Bob Hoskins is released from prison and goes back to work for his gangster boss (Michael Caine). Immediately assigned as a driver to a high-class call girl … Continue reading

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October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Top Gun

BB.5 (out of 5) Tom Cruise is a pilot school student who lives under the shadow of his father’s accidental death and the weight of his own smug self-confidence. Constantly at … Continue reading

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September 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Children Of A Lesser God

BBBB (out of 5) William Hurt goes to work at a school for deaf children and befriends a young janitor (Marlee Matlin) who was once a pupil there. Getting to … Continue reading

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September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

’38 (Vienna Before The Fall)

WOLFGANG GLUCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Austria/West Germany, 1986.  Almaro Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Satel Film, Osterreichischer Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Wolfgang Gluck, Lida Winiewicz, based on the novel Auch Das War Wien … Continue reading

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August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Legend (1985)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Legend Production Company, Embassy International Pictures.  Screenplay by William Hjortsberg.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.  Produced by Arnon Milchan.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith, Tangerine Dream.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Mission

BBB.5 (out of 5) Roland Joffe followed The Killing Fields with this good but less impressive film set in the remote jungles of Brazil.  Jeremy Irons plays a priest who travels … Continue reading

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August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Platoon

BBBBB (out of 5) Outstanding film about the Vietnam war that is right up there with The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now and stands on its own merit for being the … Continue reading

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July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment