My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Sons And Lovers (1960)

JACK CARDIFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Gavin Lambert, T.E.B. Clarke, based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by … Continue reading

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May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

C.O.G. (2013)

KYLE PATRICK ALVAREZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2013.  Forty Second Productions, Rhino Films.  Screenplay by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, based on the essay by David Sedaris.  Cinematography by Jas Shelton.  Produced by Kyle … Continue reading

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June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Secret Garden (1949)

FRED M. WILCOX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Robert Ardrey, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Clarence Brown.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Cedric … Continue reading

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February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beverly Hills Cop II

BB.5 (out of 5) Eddie Murphy‘s hit character Axel Foley returns in this less successful sequel. He is once again the wisecracking Los Angeles police detective who is hot on … Continue reading

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September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chasers

BB (out of 5) In this loose remake of The Last Detail, Navy boys William McNamara and Tom Berenger are assigned to escort Barbie-doll prisoner Erika Eleniak across the country to her … Continue reading

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September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Air Force One

BBBB (out of 5) Exciting, edge-of-your-seat thriller has President of the United States Harrison Ford  defending himself and his family when terrorist Gary Oldman and his scary bad guys take over … Continue reading

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September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gentleman’s Agreement

BBB (out of 5) Gregory Peck decides to research anti-Semitism for his newspaper by taking up residence under a Jewish name and seeing how he is treated by others in his … Continue reading

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August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Anchors Aweigh

BBB.5 (out of 5) Lightweight musical that isn’t as memorable as Gene Kelly‘s later navy-themed On The Town. He and Frank Sinatra (who co-starred with Kelly in the aforementioned Stanley Donen … Continue reading

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August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dune

B (out of 5) Frank Herbert’s immensely popular science-fiction novel (the first in a series) has been turned into an unfortunate clunker of a film, helmed quite badly by David … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blue Velvet

BBBBB (out of 5) Despite already being an Academy Award nominee (for The Elephant Man) and popular among the art-house crowd (for Eraserhead), David Lynch’s career as master of the … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

CQ

BBBB (out of 5) It’s 1969, and an American film editor (Jeremy Davies) living in Paris is working on the troubled set of a Barbarella-like science-fiction film. The director (Gerard … Continue reading

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June 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Rainmaker (1997)

BB (out of 5) Matt Damon preceded his Good Will Hunting Oscar win with this unbalanced John Grisham adaptation about a young lawyer newly out of school.  He takes on a … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · 1 Comment