My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

LYNNE RAMSAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/France/USA, 2017.  Why Not Productions, Film4, British Film Institute Production Board.  Screenplay by Lynne Ramsay, based on the book by Jonathan Ames.  Cinematography by Thomas Townend.  Produced … Continue reading

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April 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Most Violent Year (2014)

J.C. CHANDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2014.  Before The Door Pictures, Washington Square Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Old Bull Pictures.  Screenplay by J.C. Chandor.   Cinematography … Continue reading

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February 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Selma (2014)

AVA DuVERNAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2014.  Cloud Eight Films, Celador Films, Harpo Films, Pathe, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Webb.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy … Continue reading

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February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

American Hustle (2013)

DAVID O. RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Columbia Pictures, Annapurna Pictures, Atlas Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Charles … Continue reading

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January 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mansfield Park

BBBB (out of 5) Patricia Rozema directs this adaptation of Jane Austen’s dark novel, which also features plot elements taken from Austen’s letters and diaries.  Frances O’Connor makes a star of … Continue reading

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December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBB (out of 5) Embeth Davidtz and Alessandro Nivola meet in her art gallery and after two weeks are married and visiting his home state of North Carolina. She needs to see … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jurassic Park III

BB.5 (out of 5) Weak entry in the dinosaur saga has some scenes so scary they surpass the work done by Steven Spielberg in his previous two films (Jurassic Park, … Continue reading

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Coco Avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel)

BBBB (out of 5) The name that is now synonymous with the classiest of haute couture had to start somewhere, as we learn from this entertaining biopic by Anne Fontaine. Gabrielle … Continue reading

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July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment


BB.5 (out of 5) Director Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas) sends out four video cameras on a Los Angeles afternoon to film various actors improvising to a pre-arranged story, interacting … Continue reading

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July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment


BB (out of 5) The creation of the four-part poem that gained Allen Ginsberg the notoriety and fame that lasted the rest of his life is the subject of this … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Laurel Canyon

BBBB (out of 5) Lisa Cholodenko’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed High Art is another probing examination of relationships in modern day Los Angeles.  Christian Bale is a straight-laced med student … Continue reading

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June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment