My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Irishman (2019)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2019.  Fábrica de Cine, STX Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Charles Brandt.  … Continue reading

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November 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Life As A House (2001)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Winkler Films.  Screenplay by Mark Andrus.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Molly … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The River (1984)

BBBB (out of 5) The life of a rural family and their trials and tribulations are captured in this wonderful film that rises above soap opera trappings through steady performances … Continue reading

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January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Rose

BBBB (out of 5) Thinly veiled biography of Janis Joplin is also the screen debut of the marvelous Bette Midler. She plays a tough-talking, fast-living rock singer whose combination of … Continue reading

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January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

American Hustle (2013)

DAVID O. RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Columbia Pictures, Annapurna Pictures, Atlas Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Charles … Continue reading

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January 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Grudge Match

BBBB (out of 5) It’s not all that surprising to see two Hollywood old-timers poking fun at their own mythologies, but the sportsmanship with which it is done here makes … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Down And Out In Beverly Hills

BBB.5 (out of 5) This hilarious comedy is a remake by Paul Mazursky of Jean Renoir’s Boudu Saved From Drowning.  It stars Nick Nolte as a homeless man who tries to … Continue reading

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August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Absence Of Malice

BBBBB (out of 5) Excellent drama about the world of journalism. Sally Field gives her best performance after Norma Rae as a green reporter who goes after the son of … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

New York, New York (1977)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1977.  Chartoff-Winkler Productions.  Story by Earl Mac Rauch, Screenplay by Earl Mac Rauch, Mardik Martin.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler.  Music … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Big Business

BB.5 (out of 5) Despite terrific performances and some clever camera tricks, this film is never really more than a collection of hammy situations around a one-joke premise. Two sets … Continue reading

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May 11, 2013 · Leave a comment