My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

American Animals (2018)

BART LAYTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Film4, New Amsterdam Film Company, RAW.  Screenplay by Bart Layton.  Cinematography by Ole Bratt Birkeland.  Produced by Katherine Butler, Dimitri Doganis, Derrin Schlesinger, Mary … Continue reading

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January 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Charlotte’s Web (2006)

GARY WINICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Walden Media, Kerner Entertainment Company, Nickelodeon Movies, Film Victoria, KMP Film Invest, Sandman Studios.  Story by Earl Hamner Jr., Screenplay by … Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle

BBBB (out of 5) Alan Rudolph, the mini-Robert Altman, comes up with a formless foray into the world of Dorothy Parker (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and the Algonquin set of New … Continue reading

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January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sweet Dreams

BBBB (out of 5) This is a wonderful, captivating film biography of the greatest country singer of all time, Patsy Cline. Obviously made to cash in on the success of … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Unfaithful (2002)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany/France, 2002.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Unfaithful Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, William Broyles Jr., based on the … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Taking Of Pelham 123

BBBB (out of 5) Tony Scott remakes Robert Aldrich’s 1974 thriller with Denzel Washington and John Travolta filling in for Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw, and somehow the hack director who … Continue reading

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September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Smurfs

BB.5 (out of 5) Peyo’s comic strip creations, which hit the pop culture mill when they became a Saturday morning cartoon in the eighties, have finally made their way to … Continue reading

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August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Who’s That Girl

B.5 (out of 5) Madonna‘s surprisingly good comedic timing can do little for a flat attempt to revive the screwball comedies of the 1930s. Liberally lifting plot elements from Bringing … Continue reading

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June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1988.  Universal Pictures, Cineplex Odeon Films.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader, based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Barbara De … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

One Magic Christmas

BBB.5 (out of 5) Sweet, family-friendly fantasy about an angel (Harry Dean Stanton) who comes down to earth to teach an overworked, working-class mother (Mary Steenburgen) the meaning of Christmas. … Continue reading

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June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Striptease

BB.5 (out of 5) Demi Moore took an unfair beating for this comedic dud:  she’s no natural at humour, but the film fails because of a bad screenplay and confused … Continue reading

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June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

No Mercy

BB.5 (out of 5) The first of two times that Richard Gere and Kim Basinger were united on screen was in this brainless drama (the second was in the brainless thriller Final … Continue reading

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May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment