My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Lucky Them (2013)

MEGAN GRIFFITHS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Mymy Productions, Tangerine Entertainment.  Screenplay by Huck Botko, Emily Wachtel, based on an idea by Caroline Sherman.  Cinematography by Ben Kutchins. Produced by Adam Gibbs, Amy … Continue reading

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November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Role Models

BBB.5 (out of 5) Enjoyable exercise in the highly familiar that works thanks to great chemistry between the two leads.  Paul Rudd (who also co-wrote) plays a miserable employee of an … Continue reading

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February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wet Hot American Summer

BBB.5 (out of 5) Frequently humorous spoof of eighties comedies that takes place on the last day of summer camp, with the kids being put through hell by their older … Continue reading

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February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

School Of Rock

BBBB (out of 5) An immature, overgrown rocker (Jack Black) gets a wake-up call when his failing rock band fires him and he is need of quick cash to pay … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Roger Dodger

BBB.5 (out of 5) Campbell Scott plays a heartless business executive who gets a bit of a surprise when his teen nephew (Jesse Eisenberg) shows up at his Manhattan office and … Continue reading

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October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

P.S.

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Dylan Kidd follows up his enjoyable Roger Dodger with this unforgettable drama that is punctuated by moments of humour. Laura Linney is exceptional as an art professor … Continue reading

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October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wanderlust

BB.5 (out of 5) Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd pour all their money into a Manhattan ‘microloft’ (which is New York speak for shoebox) and then lose everything when he is let … Continue reading

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October 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

I Love You, Man

BBBB (out of 5) Paul Rudd is amiable as a rising-star realtor who has just proposed to his girlfriend (Rashida Jones) and she has accepted. All should be perfect except … Continue reading

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September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Velvet Goldmine (1998)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  Channel Four Films, Goldwyn Films, Killer Films, Miramax, Newmarket Capital Group, Single Cell Pictures, Zenith Entertainment.  Story by James Lyons, Todd Haynes, Screenplay … Continue reading

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August 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Laurel Canyon

BBBB (out of 5) Lisa Cholodenko’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed High Art is another probing examination of relationships in modern day Los Angeles.  Christian Bale is a straight-laced med student … Continue reading

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June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

High Art

BBB (out of 5) An intoxicating performance by Ally Sheedy makes this a very captivating film. Radha Mitchell (also excellent) plays a young, apologetic assistant editor at a swanky art … Continue reading

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June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment