My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Buddy

BBBB (out of 5) Gertrude Davies Lintz (Rene Russo), upon whose autobiography Animals Are My Hobby this beautiful family film is based, is a rich east coast socialite who has … Continue reading

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February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beautiful Joe

BBB (out of 5) Don’t be fooled by the slick heist-film-like appearance of the video cover: this one’s all heart. Billy Connolly stars as a terminally ill man who decides his … Continue reading

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November 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Don Juan DeMarco

BB.5 (out of 5) Johnny Depp stars as a young man who insists he is the famed lover who woos women and makes their dreams come true. Marlon Brando plays the psychiatrist … Continue reading

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November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Third Miracle

BBBB (out of 5) Agnieszka Holland’s tale is of a jaded priest (Ed Harris) looking into the so-called miracles performed by a now-deceased cleaning lady (Barbara Sukowa) to see if … Continue reading

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October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Secret Garden (1993)

BBBB (out of 5) Lush, sensual adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel is almost on par with the excellent version of A Little Princess that came out two years later. … Continue reading

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October 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Rainmaker (1997)

BB (out of 5) Matt Damon preceded his Good Will Hunting Oscar win with this unbalanced John Grisham adaptation about a young lawyer newly out of school.  He takes on a … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  American Zoetrope, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Osiris Films.  Screenplay by James V. Hart, based on the novel by Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus. … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tucker: The Man And His Dream (1988)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1988.  Lucasfilm.  Screenplay by Arnold Schulman, David Seidler.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Fred Fuchs, Fred Roos.  Music by Jeo Jackson.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

New York Stories (1989)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, MARTIN SCORSESE, WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1989.  Touchstone Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Price, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment