My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Spider-Man 2

BBBB.5 (out of 5) It’s been two years since Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) was bitten by a radioactive spider and turned into the Manhattan superhero Spider-Man, and he’s still spinning webs … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Simple Plan

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Superb thriller that takes an examination of human greed to its most terrifying extreme.  Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton are brothers who, along with pal Brent Briscoe, … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA/United Kingdom, 2012.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, DC Entertainment, Syncopy, DC Comics.  Story by David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, … Continue reading

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November 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Driven

BBB (out of 5) Rollicking good fun that finds Sylvester Stallone back on top of the action game in this drama about the carnivalesque world of race car driving. Sly also … Continue reading

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September 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

In The Valley Of Elah

BBB.5 (out of 5) Ex-army sergeant Tommy Lee Jones gets a phone call informing him that his son, just returned from service in Iraq, has disappeared from his army base and … Continue reading

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September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Double Take

BBB (out of 5) Pretty funny, but everything in this comedy of errors seems like it’s all been done before.  Orlando Jones is a wealthy Wall Street businessman who gets caught … Continue reading

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August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Man On The Moon

BBB (out of 5) Shallow biopic of controversial comedian Andy Kaufman, most famous for his role as Latka on Taxi. Jim Carrey is brilliant as Kaufman (and all his alter … Continue reading

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July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beautiful

BB.5 (out of 5)Field makes a middling directorial debut with this distracting comedy about an obsessive beauty pageant contestant (Minnie Driver) who wants to be Miss Universe badly enough to … Continue reading

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July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Green Mile

BBB (out of 5) Beautifully filmed story that never really achieves what it’s going after. Tom Hanks gives a kindly and powerful performance as a prison warden in the death-row cellblock … Continue reading

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July 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Another Day In Paradise

BB (out of 5) Self-indulgent mess from Larry Clark about two nihilistic teenagers (Vincent Kartheiser, Natasha Gregson Wagner) who team up with a pair of adult crooks (James Woods, Melanie … Continue reading

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June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mulholland Drive

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Atmosphere is just the first delicious part of the experience in this David Lynch film, his best since Blue Velvet. Two women are united after a … Continue reading

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June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Crazy In Alabama

BBB.5 (out of 5) Melanie Griffith is absolutely wonderful in this offbeat comedy directed by first-timer Antonio Banderas. She plays a free-spirited woman who rids herself from her abusive husband by … Continue reading

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May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment