My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA/Germany, 1997.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Kopelson Entertainment, Taurus Film, Monarchy Enterprises B.V..  Screenplay by Jonathan Lemkin, Tony Gilroy, based on the novel by Andrew … Continue reading

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January 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

American Pie 2

B (out of 5) While the charm and appeal of the original is debatable (some find it brilliant, others too crass), there’s no denying the failure of its sequel to … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wildcats (1986)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1986.  Hawn / Sylbert Movie Company, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ezra Sacks.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin. Produced by Anthea Sylbert.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design … Continue reading

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December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bad News Bears (1976)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Bill Lancaster.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Stanley R. Jaffe.  Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

All The President’s Men (1976)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1976.  Warner Bros., Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the book by Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by … Continue reading

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August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

To Be Or Not To Be (1983)

BBBBB (out of 5) In a deft and beautiful revision of the 1942 classic starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard, Mel Brooks and real-life wife Anne Bancroft (beautifully cast) play … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Not Another Teen Movie

BBB.5 (out of 5) Hilarious spoof that takes on the recent spate of cloying teen-oriented films and makes a decided improvement on the Wayans brothers’ Scary Movie franchise, thanks mostly to a … Continue reading

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August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lady Sings The Blues

BBB.5 (out of 5) This film pays righteous tribute to pioneer jazz singer Billie Holiday, though not necessarily in ways that you would expect. While the screenplay does a trivial … Continue reading

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August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spaceballs (1987)

MEL BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Brooksfilms, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham.  Cinematography by Nick McLean.  Produced by Mel Brooks.  Music by John Morris.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by … Continue reading

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June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Favourite Year (1982)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1982.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Brooksfilms.  Story by Dennis Palumbo, Screenplay by Dennis Palumbo, Norman Steinberg.  Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Michael Gruskoff.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume … Continue reading

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May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Serious Man

BBB (out of 5) Larry Gopnik’s quiet life as a physics professor is going perfectly until things begin to unravel in record time. His gambling-addicted, unemployable brother (Richard Kind) has … Continue reading

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May 28, 2013 · 2 Comments