My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

A Civil Action (1998)

STEVEN ZAILLIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Jonathan Harr.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

City Of Angels

BBB.5 (out of 5) Stylish and poetic remake of Wim Wenders’ classic Wings of Desire, featuring Nicolas Cage as the wandering angel in search of his own humanity, and Meg Ryan as … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Patch Adams

BB (out of 5) This shamelessly maudlin comedy/drama that is “based on a true story”.  Robin Williams gives a performance that basically copies his own formula from such hits as Dead … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Affliction (1997)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1997.  JVC Entertainment Networks, Kingsgate Films, Largo Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader, based on the novel by Russell Banks.  Cinematography by Paul Sarossy.  Produced … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Opposite Of Sex

BBBB (out of 5) Don Roos’ excellent directorial debut, a healthy mix of searing comedy, strong drama and even some genuinely touching moments. Christina Ricci rips into her role of … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Simple Plan

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Superb thriller that takes an examination of human greed to its most terrifying extreme.  Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton are brothers who, along with pal Brent Briscoe, … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Horse Whisperer

BBBBB (out of 5) Absorbing, superior adaptation of Nicholas Evans’ novel features Kristin Scott Thomas in top form as a frightened mother who is losing her daughter (Scarlett Johansson) to grief … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Little Voice

BBB (out of 5) Cute musical film about a super-talented mimic (Jane Horrocks, in a role that was written for her) living in a dull northern England town who is … Continue reading

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October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1998.  DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Mutual Film Company.  Screenplay by Robert Rodat.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn, Steven … Continue reading

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September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hilary And Jackie

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Hilary DuPre (Rachel Griffiths) is a brilliant flautist who chooses the life of wife and mother over fame and fortune. Jacqueline DuPre (Emily Watson) is a … Continue reading

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September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBB (out of 5) Beautifully photographed dance film about a director who is having difficulty keeping his troubled personal life out of his latest project, a film about the Argentinian … Continue reading

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August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment


BB.5 (out of 5) According to director Brian Gilbert, Oscar Wilde never had a normal moment in his life–everything he says or does in this film is always perfectly spoken, … Continue reading

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August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment