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

Mansfield Park

BBBB (out of 5) Patricia Rozema directs this adaptation of Jane Austen’s dark novel, which also features plot elements taken from Austen’s letters and diaries.  Frances O’Connor makes a star of … Continue reading

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December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBB (out of 5) Embeth Davidtz and Alessandro Nivola meet in her art gallery and after two weeks are married and visiting his home state of North Carolina. She needs to see … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Feast Of July

BBB (out of 5) Monumentally depressing Merchant Ivory drama about a mysterious stranger (Embeth Davidtz) who wanders into a small English village nine months pregnant and not a shade of … Continue reading

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November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bridget Jones’s Diary

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Brilliant adaptation of Helen Fielding’s acerbic novel about the day-to-day life of the titular boozing, smoking and somewhat graceless little lass, played with career-topping zeal by … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Emperor’s Club

BB (out of 5) Oh dear, Mr. Holland has written an essay about Dead Poets and said Goodbye to Mr. Chips before signing it To Sir With Love. There is … Continue reading

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October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment


BB (out of 5) Selling your soul for cash is not without consequences, as Ryan Gosling learns in this tepid thriller.  It’s a film mainly designed to give Gosling another opportunity … Continue reading

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October 6, 2013 · Leave a comment