My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Frozen II (2019)

CHRIS BUCK, JENNIFER LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck, Marc Smith, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, … Continue reading

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November 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Running With Scissors

BBBB (out of 5) The Addamses are Kooky, the Tenenbaums are Quirky, but these people are just plain Fucked Up. Augusten Burroughs’ heartbreaking memoir has been turned into a savagely … Continue reading

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November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Across The Universe

B (out of 5) Julie Taymor follows her brilliant biography of Frida Kahlo with this completely soulless exercise in style, an exploration of the birth of 1960s counter-culture using songs … Continue reading

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October 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thirteen

BB.5 (out of 5) Evan Rachel Wood plays a thirteen year-old who insinuates herself into the life of a popular girl (Nikki Reed) and the two become best friends. Wood … Continue reading

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September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Missing

BBB (out of 5) At the beginning of Ron Howard’s western, Cate Blanchett plays a “healer” (unlicensed doctor) and rancher whose long-absent father (Tommy Lee Jones) visits her years after having … Continue reading

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September 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Practical Magic

BB.5 (out of 5) Here’s an unfortunate waste: gifted actors, a great germ of an idea for a story (New England witches and their personal problems), all undone by a … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Ides Of March (2011)

GEORGE CLOONEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  Columbia Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media Group, Crystal City Entertainment, Smokehouse Pictures, Appian Way.  Screenplay by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, based … Continue reading

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June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Upside Of Anger

BB.5 (out of 5) Imagine if All That Heaven Allows was remade as a contemporary story, with the wealthy housewife being a divorcee instead of a widow and turning to an … Continue reading

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June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

S1m0ne

BB.5 (out of 5) Filmmaker Al Pacino has just lost the star (Winona Ryder in a hilarious, unbilled cameo) of his troubled project to her moods and tantrums, then gets … Continue reading

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May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Love, Marilyn

BBBBB (out of 5) She became a superstar in 1952 and a decade later was no more. The short life of Marilyn Monroe has had one of the greatest impacts on … Continue reading

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May 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Wrestler (2008)

DARREN ARONOFSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/France, 2008.  Wild Bunch, Protozoa Pictures, Saturn Films, Top Rope.  Screenplay by Robert D. Siegel.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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May 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Whatever Works

BBB.5 (out of 5) Southern Christian conservatism meets New York Jewish cynicism in this sweet, winsome comedy by Woody Allen. Hypochondriac misanthrope Larry David, in a role that Allen usually … Continue reading

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May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment