My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Humbling (2014)

BARRY LEVINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2014.  Ambi Pictures, Hammerton Productions, Stonelock Pictures.  Screenplay by Buck Henry, Michal Zebede, based on the novel by Philip Roth.  Cinematography by Adam Jandrup.  Produced by Barry Levinson, … Continue reading

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January 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Get Smart

BB.5 (out of 5) The classic Mel Brooks/Buck Henry television series makes it to the big screen brimming with big laughs that make up for its few surprises. Basically a … Continue reading

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January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Breakfast Of Champions

B.5 (out of 5) Raucously noisy adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s popular novel that has Bruce Willis giving an excellent performance in what is otherwise a really brutal mess. He plays a … Continue reading

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January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Grumpy Old Men

BBB.5 (out of 5) It’s nice to see the odd couple back in action in front of the cameras. Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon are wonderful as two old buddies … Continue reading

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December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Last Shot

BBB (out of 5) Hilarious spoof, reportedly based on a true story, brims with vigour and wit and then ends without a satisfying third act. Alec Baldwin plays an FBI agent … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Man Who Fell To Earth

BBB.5 (out of 5) Watch this excellent science-fiction film, but don’t expect to be let off easy. David Bowie plays an alien (hardly any makeup required, ha ha) who finds himself … Continue reading

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September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Protocol (1984)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1984.  Hawn/Sylbert Movie Company, Warner Bros..  Story by Charles Shyer, Nancy Meyers, Harvey Miller, Screenplay by Buck Henry.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Anthea … Continue reading

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August 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Real Blonde

BBBB (out of 5) Adults sabotaging perfectly good relationships with stubborn hangups is the focus of Tom DiCillo’s heartfelt romantic comedy/drama. A struggling actor (Matthew Modine) pounds the New York … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Day Of The Dolphin

BB.5 (out of 5) This film starts out whimsically entertaining but boils down to such a cheesy outcome that it ends up being a bit embarrassing for all involved. George … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Graduate

BBBBB (out of 5) The classic coming-of-age film that is still just as fun and insightful after more than thirty years. Dustin Hoffman is the pinnacle of youthful angst as a … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

To Die For

BBBB (out of 5) Nicole Kidman couldn’t be more electrifying in this excellent adaptation of the Joyce Maynard novel, with a screenplay written by Buck Henry. She plays a raucously … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

B (out of 5) Incomprehensible adaptation of the Tom Robbins novel is Gus Van Sant’s worst film. Uma Thurman stars as a cowgirl with unusually large thumbs who treks across the country … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment