My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Field

BBBB (out of 5) Exceptional drama based on the play by John B. Keane, and Jim Sheridan’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning My Left Foot. Richard Harris is superb as “Bull” McCabe, … Continue reading

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January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Left Foot

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Growing up in dire circumstances in a poor Irish neighbourhood, Christy Brown (played superbly by both Daniel Day-Lewis and Hugh O’Conor) is spurred on by his … Continue reading

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January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Veronica Guerin (2003)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 2003.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Persevere Productions Ltd., World 2000 Entertainment, Irish Film Industry, Merrion Film Productions.  Story by Carol Doyle, … Continue reading

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January 10, 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

So I Married An Axe Murderer

BB.5 (out of 5) Lightweight but sporadically funny comedy about a Beat-inspired poet (Mike Myers) who falls in love with the perfect woman (Nancy Travis), then discovers she could be … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Man Of No Importance

BB.5 (out of 5) Forgettable drama about a London busman (Albert Finney) in the 1960s whose shyness keeps him from finding any personal or sexual expression in his life. His … Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Swann

BB (out of 5) Dull adaptation of the novel by Carol Shields. Miranda Richardson plays a famous novelist who has decided to write a book about Saskatchewan poet Mary Swann, a … Continue reading

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September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Albert Nobbs

BB.5 (out of 5) Albert Nobbs is the perfect servant: as head waiter of Morrison’s Hotel in late 19th century Dublin, he knows his duties to perfection, saves his pennies … Continue reading

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August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Moll Flanders

BBB (out of 5) Writer-director Pen Densham has taken Daniel Defoe’s literary heroine and fashioned his own original story based on her character.  It’s not as disrespectful to the classic … Continue reading

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July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

CHRIS COLUMBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Twentieth Century Fox, Hughes Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Hughes, based on his characters.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by John Hughes.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Closing The Ring (2007)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 2007.  CTR, Closing The Ring Ltd., Premiere Picture, Prospero Pictures,Scion Films, Spinster.  Screenplay by Peter Woodward.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Richard Attenborough, Jo … Continue reading

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May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment