My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Edge (1997)

LEE TAMAHORI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Art Linson Productions. Screenplay by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Art Linson.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production … Continue reading

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September 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

House of Games (1987)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Filmhaus.  Story by Jonathan Katz, David Mamet, Screenplay by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by Michael Hausman.  Music by Alaric Jans.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spartan (2004)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2004. Franchise Pictures, ApolloMedia Distribution, ApolloProMedia GmbH & Co. 1. Filmproduktion KG, QI Quality International GmbH & Co. KG, Signature Pictures.  Screenplay … Continue reading

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November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oleanna

BBBB (out of 5) Fascinating adaptation of David Mamet’s popular and undeservedly controversial play. When a university student (Debra Eisenstadt) consults her professor (William H. Macy) about a course she … Continue reading

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November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

State And Main

BB (out of 5) Ridiculously smug comedy from David Mamet, who apparently thinks that he is the only clean soul in all of Hollywood. An independent film company comes to … Continue reading

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November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

BB (out of 5) Dreary update of the 1946 classic adapted from the novel by James M. Cain isn’t as entertaining.  Jack Nicholson plays the shady drifter who takes a … Continue reading

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September 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Vanya On 42nd Street

BBBB.5 (out of 5) A very simple concept makes for the most compelling viewing. Louis Malle stages and directs a filmed dress rehearsal of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in an abandoned … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hannibal (2001)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Universal Pictures, Dino De Laurentiis Company, Scott Free Productions.  Screenplay by David Mamet, Steven Zaillian, based on the novel by Thomas Harris.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ronin (1998)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  FGM Entertainment, United Artists.  Story by J.D. Zeik, Screenplay by J.D. Zeik, David Mamet.  Cinematography by Robert Fraisse.  Produced by Frank Mancuso Jr..  Music by Elia … Continue reading

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July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Verdict

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Watching one man go against conspiratorial corruption hasn’t been this intense since Alfred Hitchcock sent a crop duster after Cary Grant.  In this case it’s a … Continue reading

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July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hoffa

BBB.5 (out of 5) The sordid life and rise to power of Teamster Union president James R. Hoffa is the subject of this charismatic biopic. Jack Nicholson, under heavy makeup … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Untouchables (1987)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by David Mamet, suggested by the book by Oscar Fraley, Eliot Ness.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by … Continue reading

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July 9, 2013 · 2 Comments