My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Grey Water Park Productions, Sikelia Productions.  Cinematography by Howard Alk, Paul Goldsmith, Ellen Kuras, David Myers.  Produced by Margaret Bodde, … Continue reading

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November 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bamboozled (2000)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2000.  New Line Cinema, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Spike Lee.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike Lee.  Music by Terence … Continue reading

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February 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Little Chaos (2014)

ALAN RICKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2014.  BBC Films, The Bureau, K. JAM Media, Lionsgate, Lipsync Productions, Potboiler Productions.  Screenplay by Jeremy Brock, Alison Deegan, Alan Rickman.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Mod Squad (1999)

BB (out of 5) So-so action thriller that purports to be based on the original television show but is more along the lines of recent Levi’s jeans advertisements. Omar Epps, Claire … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Analyze That

BB.5 (out of 5) Mob boss Robert De Niro has faked his way out of prison by tricking his former analyst (Billy Crystal) into declaring him insane. Now he’s been released … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Personal Velocity: Three Portraits

BB.5 (out of 5) Rebecca Miller adapts two of her short stories into three character studies shot on digital video.  Kyra Sedgwick stars as a poor mother who leaves her abusive … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Ballad Of Jack And Rose

BB (out of 5) Years after the dissolution of his commune on an eastern seaboard island, Daniel Day-Lewis raises his completely isolated daughter (Camilla Belle) without much interference from the outside … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Betrayal–Nerakhoon

BBBB (out of 5) Cinematographer Ellen Kuras makes her directorial debut with this affecting documentary. She assembles decades of footage that centre on the life of her co-director Thavisouk Phrasavath, … Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Unzipped

BBB.5 (out of 5) Everything that Robert Altman’s Ready To Wear/Pret-A-Porter missed out on in its insider’s look at the fashion industry is made up for in this documentary that … Continue reading

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October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Swoon

BBB (out of 5) The tale of Leopold and Loeb, two Depression-era serial killers who rampaged across America for months before they were finally caught, has been told many times … Continue reading

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October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

I Shot Andy Warhol

BB (out of 5) Lili Taylor‘s performance as Valerie Solanas starts out riveting and soon grows tiresome, as does this film.  It chronicles Solanas’ unstable life up until her date … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Be Kind Rewind (2008)

MICHEL GONDRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  New Line Cinema, Partizan Films, Partizan, Focus Features.  Screenplay by Michel Gondry.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Georges Bermann, Julie Fong, Michel Gondry.  Music by Jean-Michel … Continue reading

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August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment