My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Poster Boy (2004)

ZAK TUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2004.  Shallow Pictures LLC.  Screenplay by Ryan Shiraki, Lecia Rosenthal.  Cinematography by Wolfgang Held.  Produced by Stanley F. Buchthal, Jeffrey H. … Continue reading

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November 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

All The Pretty Horses

BBBB (out of 5) Hauntingly beautiful adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s celebrated novel. Finding himself without a home after his Hollywood-bound mother sells the family’s Texas ranch, Matt Damon travels down to … Continue reading

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January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Walk To Remember

BB.5 (out of 5) Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, this treacle centres on the inevitable love affair between a Christian girl (Mandy Moore) who suffers for her faith at … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

American History X

BBBB (out of 5) Powerful film tackles racism in America without flinching for a second. Edward Norton plays a young man being released from prison after having murdered two men while … Continue reading

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November 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Apostle

BBBB (out of 5) Powerful film about religious fanaticism that focuses on Robert Duvall (who also wrote and directed) as a rousing Southern Baptist preacher who avoids bettering his own life … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Crazy Heart

BBBB (out of 5) Tender Mercies, Hedwig And The Angry Inch and The Wrestler have been combined in this indie vehicle for Jeff Bridges, and though that description sounds like … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Conversations With Other Women

BBBBB (out of 5) At first glance this two-character study, presented entirely in a split-screen format, might seem a tiresome exercise in style over substance, but give it a few … Continue reading

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June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sling Blade

BBBBB (out of 5) Billy Bob Thornton‘s superb directorial film debut, an adaptation of his own short film Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade. It tells the story of a … Continue reading

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May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment