My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

SAM TAYLOR-JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2015.  Focus Features, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions.  Screenplay by Kelly Marcel, based on the novel by E.L. James.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by … Continue reading

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June 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lady Jane (1986)

TREVOR NUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1986.  Capital Equipment Leasing, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Chris Bryant, Screenplay by David Edgar.  Cinematography by Derek V. Browne, Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Peter … Continue reading

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December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sweet November

BBB (out of 5) Charlize Theron gives an excellent performance as a free-spirited young woman who unlocks the guarded heart of a cold and selfish advertising executive (Reeves), getting him to … Continue reading

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December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

What About Bob?

BBB.5 (out of 5) A psychiatrist will be criticized by his family for not being able to leave his work at the office, but what if his work follows him … Continue reading

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December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Horse’s Mouth

BBBB (out of 5) Alec Guinness is a riot as an independently-spirited painter whose search for the great masterpiece that he knows is inside him takes him to various extremes of … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tunes Of Glory

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Fantastic British film featuring a squaring off between two pristine actors, in this case a showcase for the marvelous talents of Alec Guinness and John Mills. … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Unfaithful (2002)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany/France, 2002.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Unfaithful Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, William Broyles Jr., based on the … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Congo

BB (out of 5) Michael Crichton’s horror novel has reached the big screen with exceptionally unimpressive results. A team composed of army brass and scientists are sent to the jungles … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Pirates Of Penzance

BBB (out of 5) Gilbert and Sullivan’s best-known operetta comes to the big screen with its score almost virtually intact and most the stars of its Broadway revival reprising their … Continue reading

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November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Golden Compass

BBB.5 (out of 5) The first book in Philip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy is an exciting, highly imaginative romp with Dakota Blue Richards giving a wonderful performance in the lead.  She plays the centre … Continue reading

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November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson, based on the writings of T.E. Lawrence.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Maurice … Continue reading

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September 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

In The Line Of Fire

BBBB (out of 5) Trust Wolfgang Petersen to come up with a cop thriller that’s a good cut above the genre average. Clint Eastwood plays a near-retired agent who never … Continue reading

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September 20, 2013 · 1 Comment