My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Flashdance (1983)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1983.  Paramount Pictures, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by Thomas Hedley Jr., Screenplay by Thomas Hedley Jr., Joe Eszterhas.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced … Continue reading

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March 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Inside Moves (1980)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1980.  Goodmark Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson, based on the novel by Todd Walton.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by R.W. Goodwin, Mark … Continue reading

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September 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!

B (out of 5) Sylvester Stallone badly wants to break into a comedy career after a decade of Rockys and Rambos, and though he doesn’t have less talent for it than … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The River (1984)

BBBB (out of 5) The life of a rural family and their trials and tribulations are captured in this wonderful film that rises above soap opera trappings through steady performances … Continue reading

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January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Butcher’s Wife

BB.5 (out of 5) Demi Moore attempts to lighten up a bit in this quirky comedy, but she is painfully miscast in the lead role. She plays a clairvoyant New Englander … Continue reading

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October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This remake of the 1956 classic is a superb revisiting of a wonderfully creepy story. San Francisco Health department officials Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams see their dull … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Taxi Driver (1976)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1976.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Columbia Pictures, Bill/Phillips, Italo/Judeo Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Producers (1967)

BBBB (out of 5) Zero Mostel plays a failing Broadway producer who has no idea where his next meal is coming from. Together with his fellow producer (Gene Wilder), Mostel … Continue reading

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June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Broadcast News

BBBB (out of 5) A picture-perfect but intellectually slight anchorman (William Hurt), a brilliant but awkward colleague (Albert Brooks) and a sharp news producer (Holly Hunter) are the three main … Continue reading

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June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mother (1996)

BBBB (out of 5) Debbie Reynolds is incredibly funny in Albert Brooks’ best film since Lost In America.  Brooks plays a blocked writer who decides to move back in with … Continue reading

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June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Stepmother Is An Alien (1988)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1988.  Weintraub Entertainment Group, The Catalina Production Group.  Screenplay by Jerico, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris, Jonathan Reynolds.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Franklin … Continue reading

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May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Favourite Year (1982)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1982.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Brooksfilms.  Story by Dennis Palumbo, Screenplay by Dennis Palumbo, Norman Steinberg.  Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Michael Gruskoff.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume … Continue reading

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May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment