My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Evolution (2001)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, DreamWorks, The Montecito Picture Company.  Story by Don Jakoby, Screenplay by David Diamond, David Weissman, Don Jakoby. Cinematography by Michael … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Assassination Of Richard Nixon

BB (out of 5) It’s 1974, and Samuel Bicke (Sean Penn) is sick and tired of not being respected. His ex-wife (Naomi Watts) treats him like he’s invisible, his boss … Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Witches Of Eastwick (1987)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Warner Bros., The Guber-Peters Company, Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer, based on the novel by John Updike.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Forever Young (1992)

STEVE MINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1992.  Warner Bros., Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions.  Screenplay by J.J. Abrams.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Bruce Davey.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Gregg Fonseca.  Costume … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mr. Holland’s Opus

BB (out of 5) Pure schmaltz.  Richard Dreyfuss devotes his life to being the best possible music teacher he can be at the high school he teaches at, while ignoring his … Continue reading

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September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rock Star

BBB.5 (out of 5) Delightfully committed performances make this comedy work, even when the uneven screenplay is at its weakest. Mark Wahlberg plays a die-hard heavy metal fan whose obsession … Continue reading

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September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Life Or Something Like It

BB (out of 5) Angelina Jolie plays a Marilyn-blonde television reporter who is informed by an uncannily accurate, homeless soothsayer (Tony Shalhoub) that she is going to die before the week … Continue reading

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September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Color Purple

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Whoopi Goldberg makes a beautiful film acting debut as a mistreated woman in Georgia in the early teens and twenties, whose own sad story is surrounded by … Continue reading

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September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi

BBBB (out of 5) The weakest of the first three Star Wars movies, this one’s content was obviously influenced by the huge toy market that had been opened up by … Continue reading

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September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Something To Talk About

BBB.5 (out of 5) Writer Callie Khouri goes from the seriousness of Thelma and Louise to a lighter touch in dealing with the issues that southern women face in their … Continue reading

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September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cocoon

BBBB (out of 5) Lovely science-fiction story that also works as a charming family film, providing great roles for some of Hollywood’s veteran actors, including Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon and Don … Continue reading

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September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

American Graffiti

BBBB (out of 5) This nostalgic look back at the glory days of carhops and jukeboxes was the basis for a whole retro wave in the seventies, even inspiring the … Continue reading

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August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment