My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Girlfriends (1978)

CLAUDIA WEILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Cyclops.  Story by Claudia Weill, Vicki Polon, Screenplay by Vicki Polon.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Claudia Weill.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design … Continue reading

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March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inside Moves (1980)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1980.  Goodmark Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson, based on the novel by Todd Walton.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by R.W. Goodwin, Mark … Continue reading

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September 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wise Blood (1979)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1979.  Anthea Film, Ithaca.  Screenplay by Benedict Fitzgerald, Michael Fitzgerald, based on the novel by Flannery O’Connor.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Kathy Fitzgerald, Michael Fitzgerald.  Music by Alex … Continue reading

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January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Crossing Delancey

BBBB (out of 5) Intimate little romance sparkles thanks to heartfelt performances by Peter Riegert and the always riveting Amy Irving. She plays a single New Yorker whose grandmother keeps bothering her … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Miss Firecracker

BBBB (out of 5) Holly Hunter makes you care deeply about her success in a local beauty pageant when watching this adaptation of Beth Henley’s play, even if you’re someone for … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Amityville Horror (1979)

B (out of 5) Ridiculous horror film that tries to cash in on the success of films like Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist and The Omen but with very poor results. … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Namesake

BBB.5 (out of 5) Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel is brought to the big screen by director Mira Nair with wonderfully sentimental results. A Bengali man who has been … Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

CHARLIE KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2008.  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Likely Story, Projective Testing Service, Russia.  Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sidney … Continue reading

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October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Please Give

BBBB (out of 5) Nicole Holocener returns with yet another compelling examination of complicated women. Rebecca Hall is excellent as a health care worker who takes care of her mean, cantankerous … Continue reading

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October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment


BB.5 (out of 5) Goldie Hawn made a great decision in opting to momentarily leave her bubbly blonde persona behind and indulge in some Hitchcockian thrills for this murder mystery. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Breaking Away (1979)

PETER YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1979.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Steve Tesich.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Peter Yates.  Music by Patrick Williams. Production Design by Patrizia von … Continue reading

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August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Scarlet Letter

BB.5 (out of 5) Demi Moore‘s Harlequin version of the famous Nathaniel Hawthorne novel (which, in all fairness, the film never claims to be directly based on) is well acted … Continue reading

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August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment