My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Glory (1989)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1989.  TriStar Pictures, Freddie Fields Productions.  Screenplay by Kevin Jarre, based on the letters of Robert Gould Shaw, the book Lay This Laurel by … Continue reading

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February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cinema Paradiso

BBBB (out of 5) A successful, aging filmmaker looks back on his youth and remembers his life and the influence that movies have had on him throughout. He recalls his … Continue reading

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February 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

My Left Foot

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Growing up in dire circumstances in a poor Irish neighbourhood, Christy Brown (played superbly by both Daniel Day-Lewis and Hugh O’Conor) is spurred on by his … Continue reading

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January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

She-Devil

BB.5 (out of 5) This silly comedy is adapted from the novel by Fay Weldon and remade from the 1986 British miniseries. Roseanne Barr is terrific as a mistreated housewife whose … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Desperately Seeking Susan

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Rosanna Arquette plays a bored New Jersey housewife who gets a little excitement in her life when she gets amnesia and accidentally falls into the personality and … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Camille Claudel

BBBB (out of 5) Like many female classical artists of yesteryear, Camille Claudel was a talented, gifted sculptor whose work has long been ignored or (mistakenly?) attributed to a male … Continue reading

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December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Dry White Season

BBB.5 (out of 5) Donald Sutherland plays a schoolteacher in South Africa who is completely oblivious to the turbulence in his own country until it is pushed into his face: his … Continue reading

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October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Fabulous Baker Boys

BBBB (out of 5) Wonderful character-driven drama has very little plot but is laden with atmosphere. Beau and Jeff Bridges play fraternal piano players whose gigs are growing slim in number and … Continue reading

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October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

BBBB (out of 5) Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) indulges a very willing audience in an old-fashioned adventure that is full of mystery, exoticism and full-throttle excitement. He is commissioned by … Continue reading

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September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Parenthood (1989)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1989.  Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Story by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Ron Howard, Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by … Continue reading

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September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Steel Magnolias (1989)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1989.  TriStar Pictures, Rastar Films.  Screenplay by Robert Harling, based on his play.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design … Continue reading

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August 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shirley Valentine

BBBB (out of 5) Shirley Valentine (Pauline Collins) is a bored British housewife whose husband has the excitement level of an evening breeze. Instead of waiting for him to recognize … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment