My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Speed Racer (2008)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Australia/Germany, 2008.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Anarchos Productions, Velocity Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, based … Continue reading

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June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Con Air (1997)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Kouf/Bigelow Productions, Runway Pictures, Hiett Designs of Las Vegas.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Mark … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Die Another Day

BBBB (out of 5) Ridiculously loud Bond adventure is still a top-notch thrill even in its weakest moments. This time a darker side of Bond is attempted as our hero … Continue reading

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January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Radioland Murders

BB (out of 5) Painfully boring comedy from the usually more imaginative George Lucas tries to pay tribute to the “good old days” of moviemaking but falls flat on its … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Matador

B.5 (out of 5) Great characters and strong performances are wasted by lame direction in this gross misfire. While visiting Mexico to secure an important business deal and get his … Continue reading

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January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith

BB.5 (out of 5) Following their rescue of Chancellor Palpatine from the separatist Droid army, headstrong Annakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) finds himself wavering between his devotion to the Jedi and … Continue reading

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August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack Of The Clones

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Vast improvement on Episode One of the Star Wars series’ adventures continues the story from The Phantom Menace ten years later with a grown up Anakin … Continue reading

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August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

BBBB (out of 5) Solid good fun from George Lucas’ fertile imagination that precedes the events in his 1977 blockbuster Star Wars.  In this episode, the story suffers from a … Continue reading

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August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

B (out of 5) Disappointing remake of the science-fiction classic by Robert Wise.  Jennifer Connelly plays a biology professor whose home life is difficult thanks to the death of her husband … Continue reading

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July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Moll Flanders

BBB (out of 5) Writer-director Pen Densham has taken Daniel Defoe’s literary heroine and fashioned his own original story based on her character.  It’s not as disrespectful to the classic … Continue reading

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July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life

BBBB (out of 5) It’s not that difficult a task to make a sequel that would outdo the very disappointing Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, but this terrific action film manages … Continue reading

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July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Green Mile

BBB (out of 5) Beautifully filmed story that never really achieves what it’s going after. Tom Hanks gives a kindly and powerful performance as a prison warden in the death-row cellblock … Continue reading

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July 6, 2013 · 1 Comment