My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Where The Heart Is (2000)

MATT WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Twentieth Century Fox, Wind Dancer Productions.  Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, based on the novel by Billie Letts.  Cinematography by Richard Greatrex. Produced by Susan … Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

De-Lovely (2004)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jay Cocks.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Charles Winkler, Irwin Winkler.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Janty Yates.  Film Editing … Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Frida (2002)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Canada/Mexico, 2002.  Handprint Entertainment, Lions Gate Films, Miramax, Ventanarosa Productions.  Screenplay by Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas, based on the … Continue reading

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February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Time To Kill (1996)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by John Grisham. Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by John Grisham, Hunt … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Heat (1995)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Forward Pass, Art Linson Productions, Monarchy Enterprises B.V..  Screenplay by Michael Mann.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Art Linson, Michael … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood

BBB (out of 5) Academy Award-winning screenwriter Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise, Something To Talk About) once again explores the inner geography of Southern women in her adaptation of the … Continue reading

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October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Simon Birch

BBBB (out of 5) Sweet adolescent tearjerker about a young boy (Joseph Mazzello) growing up with a warm hearted single mother (a perfectly cast Ashley Judd) and an iron-willed grandmother … Continue reading

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Someone Like You…

BBB (out of 5) Ashley Judd plays an assistant to a go-getter television host (Ellen Barkin) who falls in love with a new co-worker (Greg Kinnear) and embarks upon the … Continue reading

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August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Twisted

B (out of 5) It’s rather nice to see that so many Hollywood thrillers have been made lately with tough, uppity females in the leads (Gothika, High Crimes, Trapped); what … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bug

BB.5 (out of 5) A lonely Oklahoma woman (Ashley Judd) spends her nights working in a bar and her days hiding out in the motel room where she lives. After … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

High Crimes

BB.5 (out of 5) Disappointing courtroom thriller has an excellent Ashley Judd capitalizing on her success two years earlier in Double Jeopardy.  She plays a successful attorney married to a really … Continue reading

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July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kiss The Girls

BB.5 (out of 5) Routine thriller has Ashley Judd escape the clutches of a serial killer and help a detective (a stalwart Morgan Freeman), who is himself investigating the disappearance of … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment