My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

St. Vincent (2014)

THEODORE MELFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Chernin Entertainment, Crescendo Productions, Goldenlight Films, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Theodore Melfi.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Theodore Melfi, Fred Roos, … Continue reading

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October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wet Hot American Summer

BBB.5 (out of 5) Frequently humorous spoof of eighties comedies that takes place on the last day of summer camp, with the kids being put through hell by their older … Continue reading

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February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

For Love Or Money

BBB.5 (out of 5) Michael J. Fox is irresistible as a world-class hotel concierge who does all manner of favours for the wealthy clients who live in his establishment. He happily … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Party Girl

BBB.5 (out of 5) Parker Posey is a riot in this independent comedy about an aimless Manhattan party animal who decides to take life seriously and get a job. She ends … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Less Than Zero

B (out of 5) Bret Easton Ellis’ novel about rich kids living in the fast lane is given an atrocious screen treatment.  Andrew McCarthy comes back to his hometown of Los … Continue reading

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October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBB.5 (out of 5) Ed Harris gives his most powerful and fascinating performance in this fantastic film biography of the great Jackson Pollock. Doing double duty as star and director … Continue reading

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September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Exorcist (1973)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1973.  Warner Bros., Hoya Productions.  Screenplay by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by William Peter Blatty.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Ice Storm

BBBBB (out of 5) America’s coming-of-age in the seventies is represented by the dramatic events in an average suburban family, who find themselves unable to deal with the lifestyle changes … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mona Lisa Smile

BB.5 (out of 5) It is 1953 and Julia Roberts is a liberated California university fine arts professor who gets a coveted position teaching students at a snooty, all-female college on … Continue reading

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June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment


BB.5 (out of 5) Stephen Gaghan, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Traffic, wants so much to make a film worthy of Steven Soderbergh’s drug-trade classic that he simply photocopies its cinematography … Continue reading

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June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment