My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Isle of Dogs (2018)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/Germany, 2018.  American Empirical Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Story by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Kunichi Nomura, Screenplay by Wes … Continue reading

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April 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

MARTIN McDONAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Blueprint Pictures.  Screenplay by Martin McDonagh.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Martin McDonagh. Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Inbal Weinberg.  Costume … Continue reading

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December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hidden Agenda (1990)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1990.  Hemdale, Initial.  Screenplay by Jim Allen.  Cinematography by Clive Tickner.  Produced by Eric Fellner.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by Martin Johnson.  Costume Design by Daphne … Continue reading

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May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Universal Pictures, Working Title Films, Mike Zoss Productions, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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February 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

This Must Be The Place (2011)

PAOLO SORRENTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Italy/France/Ireland, 2011.  Indigo Film, Lucky Red, Medusa Film, ARP Sélection, France 2 Cinéma, Element Pictures, Bord Scannan na hEireann / Irish Film Board, MEDIA … Continue reading

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May 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (2008)

BHARAT NALLURI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  Focus Features, Kudos Productions Ltd., Keylight Productions, Twins Financing, Shine Pictures.  Screenplay by David Magee, Simon Beaufoy, based on the novel by Winifred … Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

NANCY MEYERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Warner Bros., Waverly Films.  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Bruce A. Block.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBB (out of 5) Spirited big-screen version of Ludwig van Bemmelmans’ charming books is perfectly directed by Daisy Von Scherler Mayer until the disappointing conclusion. Pretty much all of the … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Aeon Flux

BB.5 (out of 5) Visually impressive but narratively anaemic science-fiction film about a futuristic society populated by survivors of an apocalyptic virus that wiped out ninety percent of humanity. Those … Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Butcher’s Wife

BB.5 (out of 5) Demi Moore attempts to lighten up a bit in this quirky comedy, but she is painfully miscast in the lead role. She plays a clairvoyant New Englander … Continue reading

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October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Friends With Money

BBBB (out of 5) Nicole Holofcener has created another fascinating look at women who are both challenging and challenged in this too-short but wholly engrossing character piece. Four women, three … Continue reading

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October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Primal Fear

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent courtroom thriller will have you on the edge of your seat. When a prominent Chicago priest is murdered, a young Kentucky boy (Edward Norton) from … Continue reading

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October 6, 2013 · 1 Comment