My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Live By Night (2016)

BEN AFFLECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Appian Way, Pearl Street Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros., iMint Media.  Screenplay by Ben Affleck, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.  Cinematography by Robert … Continue reading

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January 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mighty Joe Young (1998)

RON UNDERWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1998.  RKO Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner, based on a story by Merian C. Cooper and a screenplay by Ruth Rose. … Continue reading

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February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Apollo 13 (1995)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Broyles Jr., Al Reinert, based on the book Lost Moon by Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Fisher King

BBB.5 (out of 5) Jeff Bridges plays a talk radio host who is devastated when a listener misinterprets his advice and commits a heinous crime in a New York City restaurant. … Continue reading

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August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBB.5 (out of 5) A mesmerizing performance by Meryl Streep is the life force of this moderately successful comedy-drama, one of many times that she was to be directed by … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Big Lebowski (1998)

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1998.  Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Ethan Coen.  Music by Carter … Continue reading

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June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

J. Edgar (2011)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Imagine Entertainment, Malpaso Productions, Wintergreen Productions.  Screenplay by Dustin Lance Black.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer, Robert Lorenz.  Music by Clint … Continue reading

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June 23, 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

United 93

BBBBB (out of 5) The very best historically-based dramas are the ones that manage to captivate your attention regardless of how well you know the events they portray. Paul Greengrass, … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment


BB (out of 5) When a giant asteroid heading straight towards Earth is discovered by scientists, the American government quickly puts together a drilling team to go up into outer … Continue reading

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May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1986.  Orion Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume … Continue reading

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May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment