My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Comedian (2016)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Cinelou Films, Linson Entertainment, Anvil Films, Mad Riot Entertainment.  Story by Art Linson, Screenplay by Art Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Richard LaGravenese, Lewis Friedman.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Parental Guidance

B.5 (out of 5) Bette Midler and Billy Crystal play a middle-aged couple, she trying to find the fabulous in life post-50 and he dealing with having been fired from his job … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

City Slickers

BBB.5 (out of 5) Three stressed out city company men and age-old friends (Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern) decide that the perfect way to ease up their workload is … Continue reading

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February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

America’s Sweethearts

B (out of 5) Flat, boring and completely unsympathetic romantic comedy that wastes the talent of everyone involved. Billy Crystal (who wrote and produced) plays a publicity director at a … Continue reading

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December 27, 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

Analyze This

BBB.5 (out of 5) Strong comedy directed by Harold Ramis about a mobster (Robert De Niro) who decides that the best way to overcome his overwhelming feelings of anxiety when … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Howl’s Moving Castle (Hauru No Ugoku Shiro) (2004)

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Japan, 2004.  Buena Vista Home Entertainment, DENTSU Music And Entertainment, Mitsubishi, Nippon Television Network, Studio Ghibli, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Tokuma Shoten, d-rights.  Screenplay by Hayao … Continue reading

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November 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Get Bruce

BBB.5 (out of 5) Fun documentary that chronicles the career of one of the most successful comedy writers in show business today, Bruce Vilanch. After an auspicious debut as a … Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

PETE DOCTER, DAVID SILVERMAN, LEE UNKRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2001.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Pete Docter, Jill Culton,  Jeff Pidgeon, Ralph Eggleston, Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Daniel … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Throw Momma From The Train

BBB.5 (out of 5) This enjoyable comedy takes Hitchcock’s Strangers On A Train and adds humour. Danny DeVito plays a put-upon mama’s boy who is so desperate to be free of … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

This Is Spinal Tap

BBBB (out of 5) The hilarious ‘mockumentary’ that started it all, and one of the most popular cult films of all time. This incredibly funny exercise in madness, directed by … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Princess Bride

BBBB (out of 5) This magical film is a rare charmer, one that actually lives inside of a storybook.   A young boy (Fred Savage) is home from school with … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment