My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Little Darlings (1980)

RON MAXWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1980.  Stephen Friedman/Kings Road Productions.  Story by Kimi Peck, Screenplay by Kimi Peck, Dalene Young.  Cinematography by Bedrich Batka.  Produced by Stephen J. Friedman.  Music by Charles … Continue reading

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August 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Marrying Man

B.5 (out of 5) A 1940s playboy (Alec Baldwin) is all set to marry his pure hearted lady love (Elisabeth Shue) when disaster strikes: he meets a gorgeous nightclub singer … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dead Man Down

BB.5 (out of 5) Colin Farrell is a hit man for a mob boss (Terrence Howard) who strikes up a friendship with the beautician (Noomi Rapace) whose balcony is visible from … Continue reading

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September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Trial By Jury

BB.5 (out of 5) A year after this film was released, Demi Moore starred in its carbon copy The Juror, and neither of them are particularly memorable. Joanne Whalley plays a … Continue reading

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August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Mambo Kings

BBBB (out of 5) Sturdy, enjoyable adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is best remembered for its introducing sexy Spanish heartthrob Antonio Banderas to English-speaking cinema. He and Armand Assante play … Continue reading

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August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Private Benjamin

BBBBB (out of 5) My favourite Goldie Hawn movie. All her life, Judy Benjamin (Hawn) has been pegged into the role of spoiled Jewish princess, and thus far she’s accepted it. … Continue reading

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August 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

American Gangster (2007)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2007.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Relativity Media, Scott Free Productions, WR Universal Group.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the article The Return Of Superfly … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

1492: Conquest Of Paradise (1992)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/Spain, 1992.  Gaumont, Légende Films, France 3 Cinéma, Due West, Cyrkfilms, Ministère de la Culture, Spanish Ministry of Culture.  Screenplay by Rose Bosch.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hoffa

BBB.5 (out of 5) The sordid life and rise to power of Teamster Union president James R. Hoffa is the subject of this charismatic biopic. Jack Nicholson, under heavy makeup … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Striptease

BB.5 (out of 5) Demi Moore took an unfair beating for this comedic dud:  she’s no natural at humour, but the film fails because of a bad screenplay and confused … Continue reading

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June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Road To El Dorado

BB.5 (out of 5) Uninspiring animated feature will distract the kids but doesn’t qualify among the greats. Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh, both doing excellent voice work, play a couple … Continue reading

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June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment