My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Face/Off (1997)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Permut Presentations, Touchstone Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Douglas/Reuther Productions, WCG Entertainment Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Werb, Michael Colleary.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Terence Chang, Christopher Godsick, … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Con Air (1997)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Kouf/Bigelow Productions, Runway Pictures, Hiett Designs of Las Vegas.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Mark … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Character (Karakter) (1997)

MIKE VAN DIEM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  The Netherlands/Belgium, 1997.  First Floor Features, Almerica Film.  Screenplay by Mike Van Diem, Laurens Geels, Ruud van Megen, based on the short story Dreverhaven … Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Men In Black

BBB.5 (out of 5) Illegal aliens are living in the United States, but not the kind you’d assume. Will Smith is recruited by top-secret agency official Tommy Lee Jones to … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Afterglow

BBB.5 (out of 5) Julie Christie  is luminous in this enjoyable character study as a lonely wife to a philandering husband (Nick Nolte) who is having an affair with a … Continue reading

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January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

In & Out

BBBB (out of 5) Pointedly funny comedy by Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey, Addams Family Values) about a shy, mild-mannered high school teacher (Kevin Kline) whose life is thrown into a frenzy … Continue reading

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December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mrs. Brown (1997)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Ireland/USA, 1997.  BBC Scotland, Ecosse Films, Irish Screen, WGBH.  Screenplay by Jeremy Brock.  Cinematography by Richard Greatrex.  Produced by Sarah Curtis.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beyond Silence (Jenseits Der Stille)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Touching drama about a young girl born to deaf parents, who causes an emotional rift between herself and her father when she finds her calling in … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1997.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Gerald R. Molen, Colin … Continue reading

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September 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Amistad (1997)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1997.  DreamWorks, Home Box Office.  Screenplay by David Franzoni.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Debbie Allen, Steven Spielberg, Colin Wilson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Long Way Home

BBBB (out of 5) In this excellent documentary, Mark Jonathan Harris tells the story of what happened to holocaust survivors when World War II ended and the camps were liberated. … Continue reading

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September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Air Force One

BBBB (out of 5) Exciting, edge-of-your-seat thriller has President of the United States Harrison Ford  defending himself and his family when terrorist Gary Oldman and his scary bad guys take over … Continue reading

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September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment