My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The First Wives Club

BBBB (out of 5) Serious alterations have been made to Olivia Goldsmith’s original novel, but it’s possible that even devoted readers will still enjoy it. Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996)

BBB (out of 5) Beautifully animated but overly serious Disney film loosely based on the classic Victor Hugo novel. The Hunchback (voiced by Tom Hulce) is now a lovable, cuddly … Continue reading

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February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Mirror Has Two Faces

BBB (out of 5) Barbra Streisand spends two and a half hours trying to get Jeff Bridges to tell her she’s pretty. Should we care?  Actually, it’s a passable movie, easily enjoyable … Continue reading

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January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Nutty Professor (1996)

BBBB (out of 5) Eddie Murphy  is brilliant in this hilarious remake of the Jerry Lewis classic. He plays a pleasingly plump university science professor who develops a potion that turns … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

James And The Giant Peach

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent film that uses the combination of traditional and computer animation that was featured in Henry Selick’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Based on the novel by … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Eraser (1996)

CHUCK RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Kopelson Entertainment, Warner Bros..  Story by Tony Puryear, Walon Green, Michael S. Chernuchin, Screenplay by Tony Puryear, Walon Green.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Anne Kopelson, Arnold … Continue reading

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January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Emma (1996)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Haft Entertainment.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Ian Wilson.  Produced by Patrick Cassavetti, Steven Haft.  Music by Rachel … Continue reading

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November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Preacher’s Wife

BBB.5 (out of 5) Though lazily directed by Penny Marshall, this modern update of The Bishop’s Wife is well worth watching.  Courtney B. Vance plays a severely depressed preacher who is … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet

BB.5 (out of 5) Baz Luhrmann applies MTV music-video editing techniques to a classic play and comes out with an over-directed bore that is perked up by its few musical … Continue reading

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November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ridicule

BBB (out of 5) French take on Dangerous Liaisons that isn’t nearly as pointed or compelling. Charles Berling plays a newcomer to 18th-century France’s royal court who has no idea how … Continue reading

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November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sleepers

BBBB (out of 5) Four young boys go to juvenile detention for a street prank that gets way out of hand, then suffer through years of sexual abuse from their … Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Michael Collins

BBB.5 (out of 5) Beautifully photographed biopic by Neil Jordan about the Irish hero who led fellow IRA members to a harsh battle against his country’s enemies, before being assassinated … Continue reading

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October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment