My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

SIMON WINCER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Paramount Pictures, World Film Services.  Screenplay by David Ambrose, Allan Scott, Jeffrey Ellis.  Cinematography by Frank Watts.  Produced by John Heyman.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lolita (1997)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1997.  Guild, Lolita Productions, Pathé.  Screenplay by Stephen Schiff, based on the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Mario Kassar, Joel B. … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Handmaid’s Tale

BB.5 (out of 5) Margaret Atwood’s famous science-fiction novel arrives on the screen with very little energy. Natasha Richardson plays a woman in a futuristic world where religious tyranny has taken … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Consenting Adults (1992)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 1992.  Hollywood Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners, Permut Presentations.  Screenplay by Matthew Chapman.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Alan J. Pakula, David Permut.  Music by … Continue reading

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August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Not Without My Daughter

BB (out of 5) This terrifying drama would be a lot more effective if the overall attitude wasn’t so TV-Movie maudlin. Sally Field plays Betty Mahmoody (whose autobiography was this film’s … Continue reading

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August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Notebook (2004)

NICK CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2004.  New Line Cinema, Gran Via.  Screenplay by Jeremy Leven, adaptation by Jan Sardi, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.  Cinematography by Robert Fraisse.  Produced … Continue reading

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June 15, 2013 · Leave a comment