My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou


RALPH NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1968.  ABC Pictures, Robertson and Associates, Selmur Productions.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the novel Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes.  Cinematography by Arthur … Continue reading

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October 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Escape From L.A. (1996)

JOHN CARPENTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures, Rysher Entertainment.  Story by John Carpenter, Nick Castle, Screenplay by John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Kurt Russell.  Cinematography by Gary B. Kibbe.  Produced by Debra Hill, Kurt … Continue reading

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March 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Obsession (1976)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Yellowbird Productions.  Story by Brian De Palma, Paul Schrader, Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Harry … Continue reading

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January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Spider-Man 2

BBBB.5 (out of 5) It’s been two years since Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) was bitten by a radioactive spider and turned into the Manhattan superhero Spider-Man, and he’s still spinning webs … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spider-Man 3

BB.5 (out of 5) After the enjoyable opening and the superb second act, it’s a shame that the third installment of the popular franchise would land with such a thud. … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBB.5 (out of 5) Another comic book superhero finds his way to the big screen in this amiable high-flying adventure. Perpetually adorable Tobey Maguire plays Peter Parker, a geeky high-school student … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Renaissance Man

B (out of 5) Dead Poets Society goes to the army when Danny DeVito loses his position at a swanky advertising firm and is forced to take a job teaching English … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBB (out of 5) The sexual subtext of this adaptation of William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play has tamed considerably over the years, but an enjoyable, character-driven drama still remains. William … Continue reading

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August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Three Days Of The Condor

BB.5 (out of 5) Robert Redford plays a CIA operative whose entire team is wiped out while he’s out for coffee, forcing him into hiding while also trying to figure out … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Star 80

BBBB (out of 5) The tragic story of Playboy centerfold Dorothy Stratton is told through fictional interviews and dramatic recreations in this film by Bob Fosse. Mariel Hemingway is compelling … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Class (1983)

LEWIS JOHN CARLINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA, 1983.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt.  Cinematography by Ric Waite.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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June 15, 2013 · Leave a comment


BB.5 (out of 5) Matthew Modine plays a boy so obsessed with sailing that his dedication to it costs him his relationship with his longtime aeronautics engineer girlfriend (Jennifer Grey). After … Continue reading

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May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment