My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood (2019)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/China, 2019.  Bona Film Group, Heyday Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Visiona Romantica.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced … Continue reading

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August 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Speed Racer (2008)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Australia/Germany, 2008.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Anarchos Productions, Velocity Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, based … Continue reading

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June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Twice Born (2012)

SERGIO CASTELLITTO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Italy/Spain, 2012.  Medusa Film, Alien Produzioni, Mod Producciones, Picomedia, Telecinco Cinema, Sky Cinema, Mediaset, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, … Continue reading

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April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lone Survivor (2013)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2013.  Film 44, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Spikings Entertainment, Herrick Entertainment, Envision Entertainment, Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Management, Knightsbridge Entertainment.  Screenplay by Peter Berg, … Continue reading

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February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Into The Wild

BBBB (out of 5) Heartbreaking examination of the true story of Chris McCandless, a college graduate from a well-to-do family who decides to drop it all and head for the … Continue reading

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December 6, 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

Killer Joe

BBBB (out of 5) William Friedkin follows Bug with another Tracy Letts play that lays the white-trash aesthetic on a bit too thick but is compelling nonetheless. When Emile Hirsch tells … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Taking Woodstock

BB.5 (out of 5) We’ve all heard about the eternally famous, historically canonized concert(s) that took place in upstate New York in the summer of 1969, but did you know … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Milk

BBBB.5 (out of 5) New York businessman Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) finds love with James Franco and decides he can live the closeted life no longer. The two of them pack … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alpha Dog

BBB.5 (out of 5) Issues of peer pressure and the desire to fit in are applied to young people involved in organized crime in this absorbing , fact-based drama. Los … Continue reading

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June 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Dangerous Lives Of Altar Boys

BBB.5 (out of 5) Original and affecting film about adolescent angst benefits from a biting, sarcastic tone and excellent performances by all the young people depicted. Kieran Culkin and Emile … Continue reading

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June 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Which Way Home

BBBBB (out of 5) There are all sorts of amazing accomplishments in this superb documentary: its narrative focus, the great interviews and perfect editing, but what really impresses is the … Continue reading

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June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment