My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Mummy (2017)

ALEX KURTZMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2017.  Universal Pictures, Dark Universe, Dentsu, Perfect World Pictures (Beijing), Sean Daniel Company, Secret Hideout.  Screen story by Jon Spaihts, Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, Screenplay … Continue reading

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June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Sixth Sense

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Surprisingly creepy thriller about a young boy (Haley Joel Osment) who is terrorized by his ability to see dead people walking around just as well as … Continue reading

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January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wide Awake

BB (out of 5) M. Night Shyamalan preceded his mega-successful thriller The Sixth Sense with this tender little tale about a precocious young school boy who cannot get over the loss … Continue reading

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January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Desperately Seeking Susan

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Rosanna Arquette plays a bored New Jersey housewife who gets a little excitement in her life when she gets amnesia and accidentally falls into the personality and … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Return To Paradise

BBB.5 (out of 5) Remake of Force Majeure, about two friends (Vince Vaughn, David Conrad) approached by a lawyer (Anne Heche) who beseeches them to return to Thailand where they recently … Continue reading

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December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Analyze That

BB.5 (out of 5) Mob boss Robert De Niro has faked his way out of prison by tricking his former analyst (Billy Crystal) into declaring him insane. Now he’s been released … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Idiot Brother

BBB.5 (out of 5) Paul Rudd plays a good-hearted, almost simple-minded hippie whose pure faith in human nature finds him selling weed to a cop and getting himself thrown into prison … Continue reading

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December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar

BBB (out of 5) When a novice drag queen (John Leguizamo) fails miserably in a local pageant, grand prize co-winners Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes decide to take the young lady under … Continue reading

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October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

An Unfinished Life

BB.5 (out of 5) Nothing you haven’t seen a million times before; estranged family members who have been thrown apart by tragedy are reunited by circumstances and learn to become … Continue reading

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September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Shipping News

BBB (out of 5) Disappointing adaptation of E. Annie Proulx’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Kevin Spacey is riveting as a Poughkeepsie newspaper ink-setter whose life does a complete reversal when his estranged aunt … Continue reading

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September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chocolat (2000)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) What threatens to be a predictable, half-baked Miramax experience turns out to be a delightful surprise as enjoyable as its titular treat. Juliette Binoche is so … Continue reading

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September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

BBB.5 (out of 5) Touching family drama about the young man of the title (an excellently subdued Johnny Depp) growing up in his strange family in a strange small town. … Continue reading

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September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment