My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

MARC WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.  Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Story by James Vanderbilt, Screenplay by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, based on the … Continue reading

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January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wide Awake

BB (out of 5) M. Night Shyamalan preceded his mega-successful thriller The Sixth Sense with this tender little tale about a precocious young school boy who cannot get over the loss … Continue reading

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January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ice Age: The Meltdown

BBB.5 (out of 5) Your favourite prehistoric pals Manny, Sid and Diego are back at it again in this beautifully animated, slightly superior sequel to the 2001 hit film. Mammoth … Continue reading

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January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ice Age

BB.5 (out of 5) Twentieth Century-Fox has once again made an attempt to break into the major animation racket with this winsome comedy, following in the footsteps of two commercial … Continue reading

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January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Secret Lives Of Dentists

BBBB (out of 5) Campbell Scott and Hope Davis are great as a married couple who are both dentists. Scott starts suspecting his wife of infidelity, and the mental breakdown that comes with … Continue reading

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January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Matchmaker (1997)

BBB (out of 5) Janeane Garofalo sparkles in this so-so comedy about a congressman’s aide who travels to Ireland to find her boss’s long-lost relatives but ends up finding a few … Continue reading

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

BBBBB (out of 5) Superior remake of Norman Jewison’s 1968 cheesefest, notable for featuring the female performance of the year from its star Rene Russo: displaying strength, vulnerability and everything … Continue reading

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July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Real Blonde

BBBB (out of 5) Adults sabotaging perfectly good relationships with stubborn hangups is the focus of Tom DiCillo’s heartfelt romantic comedy/drama. A struggling actor (Matthew Modine) pounds the New York … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blow

BB.5 (out of 5) For anyone who can’t afford to rent all of GoodFellas, Boogie Nights, Casino and Traffic, this film liberally steals from all of them and combines them … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Ref

BBBB (out of 5) Hysterical comedy that features excellent performances from a great cast. Directed by Ted Demme (Jonathan’s nephew), it stars Denis Leary as a house burglar who breaks … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

True Crime (1999)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Warner Bros., The Zanuck Company, Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by Larry Gross, Paul Brickman, Stephen Schiff, based on the novel by Andrew Klavan.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Neon Bible (1995)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1995.  Academy, Channel Four Films, Iberoamerica Films, Mayfair Films, Scala Productions, Screen Partners Ltd., Three Rivers Production.  Screenplay by Terence Davies, based on the … Continue reading

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June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment