My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Paterson (2016)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France/Germany, 2016.  K5 International, Amazon Studios, Inkjet Productions, Le Pacte, Animal Kingdom.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Joshua Astrachan, Carter Logan.  Music … Continue reading

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February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Storytelling (2001)

TODD SOLONDZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2001.  New Line Cinema, Killer Films, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Todd Solondz.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Ted Hope, Christine Vachon.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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April 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brothers

BB (out of 5) Remake of the Danish film by Susanne Bier is hampered by a dull script and painfully inappropriate casting. Siblings Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire are complete opposites in … Continue reading

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January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Namesake

BBB.5 (out of 5) Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel is brought to the big screen by director Mira Nair with wonderfully sentimental results. A Bengali man who has been … Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Trapped

BB (out of 5) It’s Kidnap By Numbers in this humdrum thriller that never has a single scary moment. Charlize Theron plays Alpha Mother Victim, a woman whose sickeningly sweet daughter … Continue reading

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November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

CHARLIE KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2008.  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Likely Story, Projective Testing Service, Russia.  Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sidney … Continue reading

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October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

River’s Edge

BB.5 (out of 5) After a disturbed teenager murders his girlfriend and leaves her body by a river, he tells his friends about it. They all decide to keep it … Continue reading

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October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Broken Rainbow

BBBB (out of 5) America’s devastating history of strife between European and native citizens is examined in this haunting, heartbreaking documentary. It concerns the controversy that arose in 1974 when … Continue reading

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September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Trial By Jury

BB.5 (out of 5) A year after this film was released, Demi Moore starred in its carbon copy The Juror, and neither of them are particularly memorable. Joanne Whalley plays a … Continue reading

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August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Visions Of Light

BBBB (out of 5) Movies about movies are always entertaining, and this beautiful film about the art of cinematography is no exception. The filmmakers have interviewed a group of cinematographers … Continue reading

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August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Broken Flowers (2005)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA/France, 2005.  Focus Features, Five Roses, Bac Films.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch, inspired by an idea from Bill Raden, Sara Driver.  Cinematography by Frederick … Continue reading

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July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Coffee And Cigarettes (2003)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2003.  Asmik Ace Entertainment, BIM Distribuzione, Smokescreen Inc..  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Tom DiCillo, Frederick Elmes, Ellen Kuras, Robby Muller.  Produced by Jason … Continue reading

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July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment