My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Selma (2014)

AVA DuVERNAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2014.  Cloud Eight Films, Celador Films, Harpo Films, Pathe, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Webb.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy … Continue reading

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February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rat Race (2001)

JERRY ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Canada/USA, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Alphaville Films, Fireworks Pictures, Zucker Productions.  Screenplay by Andy Breckman.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Sean Daniel, Janet Zucker, Jerry Zucker.  Music by John Powell.  Production … Continue reading

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March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Dreams May Come (1998)

VINCENT WARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/New Zealand, 1998.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Interscope Communications, Metafilmics.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Richard Matheson. Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Barnet Bain.  Music … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Men Of Honor

BBBB (out of 5) Exceptionally well-made movie about Carl Brashear, the very first African-American Navy diver. Cuba Gooding Jr. gives a sturdy and unsentimental performance as the man who overcame … Continue reading

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February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment


BBB (out of 5) Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson couldn’t be funnier in this one-joke film that will guarantee some worthwhile chuckles. They play dimwitted male supermodels who are being brainwashed, Manchurian … Continue reading

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January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Boyz N The Hood

BBBBB (out of 5) Director John Singleton knocked the socks off the movie industry when he directed this poignant, intelligent and unforgettable drama at the age of 23. It stars … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment


0 (out of 5) Eddie Murphy has had a few dogs in his highly successful career, but it’s still surprising to think that this piece of garbage could involve him. Teaming … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Boat Trip

B.5 (out of 5) And the Please Give Back Your Oscar Award goes to: Cuba Gooding Jr.! Okay, I’ll be fair: Are things more difficult in Hollywood for an African-American … Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Fighting Temptations

BB (out of 5) Years after he and his mother were kicked out of their small community in Georgia because she sang ‘the devil’s music’, a flailing New York executive … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBB (out of 5) When an adorable simian is brought to America from Africa illegally on a barge, it spreads a terrible virus in a small American town that kills … Continue reading

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September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Coming To America (1988)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1988.  Paramount Pictures, Eddie Murphy Productions.  Directed by John Landis.  Story by Eddie Murphy, Screenplay by David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein.  Cinematography by Sol Negrin, Woody … Continue reading

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September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Losing Isaiah

BB.5 (out of 5) Somehow these made-for-television movies make it to the big screen. Jessica Lange plays a hospital staffer who takes a baby home after she finds it abandoned in … Continue reading

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September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment