My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Twelve Chairs (1970)

MEL BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1970.  Crossbow Productions, The Twelve Chairs Company, Twelve Chairs Company.  Screenplay by Mel Brooks, based on the novel by Ilya Ilf, Yevgeni Petrov and the translation Diamonds … Continue reading

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September 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Other Woman (2014)

NICK CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  Twentieth Century Fox, LBI Productions.  Screenplay by Melissa Stack.  Cinematography by Robert Fraisse.  Produced by Julie Yorn.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Dan Davis.  Costume Design by … Continue reading

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May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Last Mimzy

BB.5 (out of 5) Two little children playing on the beach near their family’s vacation home are delighted when a mysterious box appears in the sand and turns out to … Continue reading

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January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bless The Child (2000)

CHUCK RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Paramount Pictures, Icon Entertainment International, Munich Film Partners & Company, BTC Productions.  Screenplay by Thomas Rickman, Clifford Green, Ellen Green, based on the novel by Cathy … Continue reading

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January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

American History X

BBBB (out of 5) Powerful film tackles racism in America without flinching for a second. Edward Norton plays a young man being released from prison after having murdered two men while … Continue reading

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November 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Star 80

BBBB (out of 5) The tragic story of Playboy centerfold Dorothy Stratton is told through fictional interviews and dramatic recreations in this film by Bob Fosse. Mariel Hemingway is compelling … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

All That Jazz

BBBB (out of 5) Bob Fosse takes the cinematic spectacle of big-budget musicals and uses them to look inward, creating his own 8 1/2 in which Roy Scheider, as a fictionalized … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lenny

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Bob Fosse’s third film and first non-musical is a fascinating, unflinching look at the life and career of controversial comedian Lenny Bruce.  Dustin Hoffman is effective … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Valmont

BBB (out of 5) Coming out one year after Stephen Frears’ successful Dangerous Liaisons, which was an adaptation of the same Choderlos de Laclos novel as this period piece, comparisons … Continue reading

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July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hair

BBBB (out of 5) The energy is tangible in this exciting adaptation of the groundbreaking, taboo-smashing Broadway musical. Sadly, the film took so long to get to the screen that … Continue reading

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July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Network

BBBBB (out of 5) Riveting look at television news media, starring Peter Finch as an anchorman whose waning ratings prompt his bosses to fire him. His reaction is to have a … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dennis The Menace

BBB (out of 5) The rambunctious little tyke of the famous comic strip makes his way to the big screen in this very funny comedy. Mason Gamble is perfectly cast as … Continue reading

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June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment