My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Boy Erased (2018)

JOEL EDGERTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/Australia, 2018.  Anonymous Content, Blue-Tongue Films, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Joel Edgerton, based on the memoir by Garrard Conley.  Cinematography by Eduard Grau.  Produced … Continue reading

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December 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hidden Figures (2016)

THEODORE MELFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Levantine Films, Chernin Entertainment, Fox 2000 Pictures.  Screenplay by Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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January 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

28 Days (2000)

BETTY THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Tall Trees Productions.  Screenplay by Susannah Grant.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Jenno Topping.  Music by Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by Marcia Hinds.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

The River (1984)

BBBB (out of 5) The life of a rural family and their trials and tribulations are captured in this wonderful film that rises above soap opera trappings through steady performances … Continue reading

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January 6, 2014 · 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

Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions, Mosaic Media Group, GH One.  Screenplay by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

October Sky

BBBB (out of 5) Jake Gyllenhaal‘s impressive starring debut was in this excellent family drama. It’s the true story of Homer Hickam (you know a writer wouldn’t make up that … Continue reading

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ghosts Of Mississippi

B.5 (out of 5) Usually a terrible drama distinguishes itself from the good ones by being boring; not so with this empty-headed film from Rob Reiner. The proceedings are very … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBB.5 (out of 5) One of John Sayles’s most impressive achievements as a filmmaker is this excellent document of the 1920 coal miner’s strike of Matewan, West Virginia. Chris Cooper plays … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Big Fish

BBB.5 (out of 5) Billy Crudup goes three years without speaking to his boastful, tall tale-telling father (Albert Finney) before returning to him when he learns that he is terminally … Continue reading

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May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment


BB.5 (out of 5) American remake of The Return of Martin Guerre follows the original plot closely but fails to recreate any kind of energy or momentum, marred further by … Continue reading

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May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment