My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019)

MARIELLE HELLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  China/USA, 2019.  Big Beach Films, Tencent Pictures, TriStar Pictures.  Screenplay by Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster.  Cinematography by Jody Lee Lipes.  Produced by … Continue reading

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November 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Leaving Normal (1992)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Mirage Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Ed Solomon.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Lindsay Doran.  Music by W.G. Snuffy Walden.  Production Design by Patricia Norris.  Costume Design by … Continue reading

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March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Miss Firecracker

BBBB (out of 5) Holly Hunter makes you care deeply about her success in a local beauty pageant when watching this adaptation of Beth Henley’s play, even if you’re someone for … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Smart People

BB (out of 5) Dennis Quaid, fattened out and shaggy, plays a curmudgeony English professor who fails to communicate with either his students or his family. A widower of some … Continue reading

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November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment


BB.5 (out of 5) Following a near-death experience in a car accident, Jeff Goldblum finds himself psychically linked to a disturbed Satan-worshipping teenager (Jeremy Sisto) with a similar episode in his … Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pie In The Sky

BBB (out of 5) Cute romantic comedy starring Josh Charles as a man who since childhood has been obsessed with traffic, watching cars going back and forth on the freeway near … Continue reading

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August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBB (out of 5) Another unassuming comedy-drama by Bill Forsyth. Two teenaged girls (excellent performances by Sara Walker and Andrea Burchill) are left without a home when they lose both their … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Running On Empty

BBBB.5 (out of 5) One of the most emotionally heartfelt films of the decade, this excellent drama never succumbs to manipulation to rope you in. Judd Hirsch and Christine Lahti play a … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

…And Justice For All (1979)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1979.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Patrick J. Palmer. Music by Dave Grusin.  Production … Continue reading

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July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Swing Shift (1984)

JONATHAN DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Warner Bros., Lantana, Hawn / Sylbert Movie Company, Jerry Bick Productions.  Screenplay by Nancy Dowd.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Jerry Bick.  Music by … Continue reading

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June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment