My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Jawbreaker

BB.5 (out of 5) Meanspirited teen flick tries for the horror-comic atmosphere of Carrie but is really just depressingly negative. Rose McGowan and two of her gals decide to give their … Continue reading

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January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Joe Versus The Volcano

BB.5 (out of 5) Oscar-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck) makes an ill-conceived directorial debut with this forgettable comedy.  Tom Hanks plays a corporate drone who finds out from his … Continue reading

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January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Pallbearer (1996)

MATT REEVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  Miramax, The Chess Club.  Screenplay by Jason Katims, Matt Reeves.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Paul Webster.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by Robin … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ishtar

B (out of 5) Those expecting this movie to have unfairly garnered its reputation should be warned: it truly is as bad as you’ve heard, if not worse. Dustin Hoffman and … Continue reading

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November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Addams Family Values

BBBB (out of 5) In this superior sequel to the 1991 comedy, the kooky, creepy Addams family find themselves welcoming a new addition to their family: a baby boy! Now … Continue reading

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October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hester Street

BBBB (out of 5) Filmed in black and white and taking place in turn-of-the-century New York City, this independent charmer stars a wonderful Steven Keats as an immigrant from Russia whose … Continue reading

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October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Muppet Movie

BBBB (out of 5) The first of many big screen adventures that would bring Jim Henson’s loveably furry creations to the big screen, and possibly still the best of them. … Continue reading

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July 30, 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

Dog Day Afternoon

BBBBB (out of 5) Brilliant film version of the real-life events surrounding Brooklyn resident Sonny Wortzik, who tries with his pals to rob a bank to pay for his boyfriend’s … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scrooged (1988)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1988.  Paramount Pictures, Mirage Productions.  Screenplay by Mitch Glazer, Michael O’Donoghue, based on the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by … Continue reading

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July 15, 2013 · Leave a 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

Carnal Knowledge

BBB.5 (out of 5) The male sexual psyche is given a critical, depressing going over in this brilliantly acted drama by Mike Nichols. Determined not to be too generous to … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment